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Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Gray

Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Gray

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This platform-style carrier holds 2 bikes by the wheels with ratcheting hooks and pivoting cradles - no frame contact. Foot lever tilts rack down with bikes loaded for cargo area access and folds it up for storage. Includes locks for bike and rack. Call 800-298-8924 to order Kuat hitch bike racks part number SH22G or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Kuat products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Gray. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Kuat Hitch Bike Racks - SH22G

  • Platform Rack
  • 2 Bikes
  • Kuat
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class 3
  • Carbon Fiber Bikes
  • Wheel Mount
  • Bike and Hitch Lock

This platform-style carrier holds 2 bikes by the wheels with ratcheting hooks and pivoting cradles - no frame contact. Foot lever tilts rack down with bikes loaded for cargo area access and folds it up for storage. Includes locks for bike and rack.


Features:

  • Hitch-mounted, platform-style rack lets you carry 2 bikes on the back of your vehicle
  • Versatile design - holds most bikes regardless of frame design, suspension, or brake style
  • Ratcheting hooks on adjustable arms firmly grip your bikes by the front wheels - no frame contact
  • Large front-wheel cradles make it easy to load your bikes
    • Cradles fold into rack for improved bumper clearance when rack is folded up
  • Rear-wheel cradles with ratcheting straps pivot to accommodate bikes of different lengths
  • Front-mounted foot lever lets a single person easily tilt and fold the rack
    • Tilt the rack down with bikes loaded for cargo area access
    • Fold the rack up for storage
  • Tool-free installation with hand-tightening cam system
    • Turn knob to tighten rack in hitch and help eliminate rattle in the connection
  • Keyed-alike locks included for bikes and rack
    • Hitch lock secures rack to vehicle
    • Cable lock secures bikes to rack
    • 3 Keys included
  • Aluminum construction is lightweight and rustproof
  • Glossy metallic gray and orange anodize finish


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Carrying capacity: 2 bicycles
  • Weight capacity: 40 lbs per bike
  • Wheel size: 25" - 29"
    • Fits wheels 20" - 24" with adapter (016-025-00-00 - sold separately)
  • Maximum tire width: 3"
  • Maximum wheelbase: 47"
  • Distance between bicycles: 14"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to:
    • Closest part of carrier when folded down: 11"
    • Closest part of carrier when folded up: 7-1/2"
    • Farthest edge of carrier when folded down: 34-3/8"
  • Cable lock dimensions: 6' long x 1/4" diameter
  • Weight: 32 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Approved for use on cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs - not approved for fifth wheels, motorhomes, or towable campers

Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2 bike rack

The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 platform-style rack lets you transport 2 bikes of almost any size, shape, or frame style on the back of your vehicle. Ratcheting wheel hooks and pivoting wheel cradles hold your bikes with no frame contact. The aluminum rack tilts with bikes loaded for cargo area access and folds up for storage. It installs without tools using the hand-tightening cam system, and it includes locks to secure your bikes to the rack and the rack to your vehicle.


Adjustable Arms with Ratcheting Wheel Hooks

Kuat Sherpa 2.0 ratcheting wheel hooks

The rack has ratcheting hooks that grab your bikes firmly by the front wheels - not the frames. These hooks allow you to rapidly load and unload your bikes. Each hook adjusts in 2-mm increments to ensure a snug fit over your wheel, and it releases with the push of a button.


Kuat Sherpa 2.0 ratcheting arms

The wheel hooks are mounted on arms that pivot nearly 180 degrees from left to right. This makes it easier to load when compared with a rack that has the hooks mounted on a central post. To load simply set your bike in the wheel cradles, rotate the arms up over the wheels, and press the hooks down over the wheels until snug.


Folding Front-Wheel Cradles

Kuat Sherpa 2.0 front wheel cradles

The large, folding front-wheel cradles accommodate most bike wheels. The hinged cradles flip up to hold your wheels in place and fold down so they're out of the way when the rack is folded up against your vehicle. There is a hook-and-loop strap on each cradle that wraps around the tray and through the spokes of your wheel to hold the wheel in place. You can also use the straps to secure the cradles flat so they don't flop around when the rack is in the stored position.


Pivoting Rear-Wheel Cradles with Ratcheting Straps

Sherpa 2.0 rear wheel cradles

The pivoting rear-wheel cradles self-adjust to accommodate your bike's wheelbase. Set your bike's rear wheel into the cradle and it will automatically adjust to grip your wheel at the optimal angle. Use the ratcheting strap to secure your wheel to the cradle.


Folding and Tilting Design

Kuat Sherpa 2.0 folding design

There is a front-mounted foot lever in the base of the rack that lets a single person easily tilt and fold the rack.

Kuat SH22G tilting down

The rack tilts down - with or without bikes loaded - so you can access your vehicle's rear cargo area.

Kuat SH22G 2_bike rack

You can also fold the rack up when you're not transporting bikes. This is great for parking in places where space is limited such as a parking garage.


Tool-Free Installation With Anti-Rattle Device

Sherpa 2.0 without tools installation

The knob at the front of the shank lets you quickly and easily install the rack. Just slide the shank into your hitch and turn the knob until snug. The knob deploys an anti-rattle wedge inside the shank to help take play out of the hitch connection. The locking hitch pin has an Allen tool on the end that further tightens the hand knob if you are still experiencing rattle after hand-tightening.


Complete Security for Bikes and Rack

Kuat Sherpa 2.0 locking cableKuat Sherpa 2.0 locking cable

The Sherpa 2.0 includes locks to secure your bikes to the rack and the rack to your vehicle. The 1/4" thick cable threads around your bike frames, passes through the cable's looped latch tip, and inserts into the lock on the outside bike tray. Coil up the cable and store it in your vehicle or bike bag when it's not in use.


Kuat Sherpa 2.0 locking kitch pin

To lock the rack to your hitch, simply insert the hitch pin and connect the lock to the end of the pin. The locks are keyed alike so you can use the same keys for both locks.



SH22G Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Aluminum - Tilting - Gray

Installation Details SH22G Installation instructions



Video of Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Gray

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack Review

Speaker 1: Today we'll be taking a look at the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 platform style 2-bike rack. It's available in gray, part number SH22G. It's also available in black, part number SH22B and in pearl, part number SH22P. This platform style 2-bike rack tilts down even with the bikes loaded, so you can have full access to the rear of your vehicle. This is perfect for getting any gear, groceries, or anything else you might have with you on your trip. It holds your bike in place by this front wheel hook, putting down pressure into the front wheel cradle.

There is no frame contact. Here at the rear, the strap keeps our tire in place.I've gone ahead and removed one bike so we can go over some additional features. The wheel hook retracts and folds down when not in use, and the front wheel cradle folds flat for a sleek, low profile design. Now I've gone ahead and removed our second bike. You can see that the rear wheel cradle here pivots to accommodate different bikes.

The wheel hook itself is fully adjustable. It's going to work with wheel sizes from 20 inches all the way up to 29 inches, and it's coated to prevent your bike from getting scratched up. Both the front and the rear wheel cradles will accommodate a tire width up to three inches. Another great feature is that we can fold the bike rack up against the vehicle for compact storage. We'll come over here to our lever, raise it up until it snaps in.

This would be ideal for pulling into your garage or in a close quarter parking spot.It's constructed of a light-weight aluminum with an anodized finish, so it's going to resist rust and corrosion. It has a weight capacity of 40 pounds per bike, and features a limited lifetime warranty. Now that we've gone over the features, I'll go ahead and show you how to get it installed.Now this is for two inch hitches only, so we've got our two inch receiver here. The bike rack is nice and light-weight. Let's go ahead and load it up, then we can line up our pin holes.

Now we want to be sure to get those nice and lined up, that way we can get our pin through. Then we can make our way to the back, to our anti-rattle knob. We're going to start turning that by hand, and what that's going to do is it's going to help tighten up the inside of our receiver tube, and our shank to reduce a lot of the rattle in the play to make for a nice solid ride for our two bikes.Now once we get it tight, I just like to point out that the pin that we used to lock it up into the receiver tube, doubles as the tool to get it extra tight back here. What we can do is put that in, get it extra tight, and then we can take it, put it through and put our lock on the other side. Now as you can see, with all that being done, there is literally no movement in the bike rack at all. I'm actually shaking the entire vehicle. Now to get ready to load it up, we can make our way over to the lever here. We can use our hand or our foot. We'll press down on the lever, and then we can lower it into the platform position until it locks into place.Now in preparation for loading up our bikes, let's go ahead and raise out our wheel hook. I want to be sure to press in on the button here, get it all the way out, then we'll open up our front wheel cradle, and then undo our rear wheel strap. Then we can grab our bike, we'll bring it up and set it in place. Now as you can see in the front wheel cradle here, we've got a few grooves. Just want to be sure to set our tire in the center, just like that. Then we can bring up our front wheel hook. This is going to end up right in front of our fork or our brakes, whatever comes first. In this case our brakes. We'll lower it down, and press it firmly in place. Then for our rear wheel strap, make sure that it goes between our spokes, and then down through the ratchet, and then we've got it.With our second bike loaded up, I'd just like to point out, if you run into a situation where you lower the hook in front of your fork or your brakes, and it's too loose, you can bring the hook out a little bit from there to where it'll hold it in place like so. In that instance, you'll just want to be sure to use the included safety strap for your front wheel. You also may need to use the front tire safety strap if the tires are larger than 2.35 inches, or if the wheel base is longer than 45 inches.Now with our bikes secured, let's go ahead and run our cable lock. We just want to go over both our frames, through the loop, and then we'll just plug it right here into the bike rack itself, and wait for that click. With everything all loaded up, let's go ahead and take it out on our test course and see how it performs.Here on our test course, let's first go into our slalom. This is going to show side-to-side action such as going around corners, or evasive maneuvering. Then onto our alternating speed bumps, this is going to show a twisting action such as going over potholes or uneven pavement. Then finally onto our solid speed bumps, this is going to show an up and down action such as pulling in and out of a driveway, or out of a parking lot.That's going to complete our look at the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 platform style 2-bike rack for two inch hitches.


Customer Reviews

Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Gray - SH22G

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (130 Customer Reviews)

This platform-style carrier holds 2 bikes by the wheels with ratcheting hooks and pivoting cradles - no frame contact. Foot lever tilts rack down with bikes loaded for cargo area access and folds it up for storage. Includes locks for bike and rack.

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I'm very pleased with the Kuat Sherpa 2.0. Fast delivery, and straightforward assembly. Some reviews noted having trouble inserting the bolt in step 5, but the assembly video from Kuat shows that pivoting the rack a bit makes it trivial (Search for "Sherpa 2.0 - Assembly" on YouTube). It is very well constructed and solid on the hitch. The back up camera on my 2017 VW Tiguan SEL is obscured a bit, but still usable. Even with the wide bars on my mountain bike there is plenty of clearance between the bikes, and to the back of the car, including tilting it down to open the hatch. It fits the 3" tires on my 6Fattie perfectly. The cable lock is long enough to secure both front wheels and frames of my bikes. I also use the cable to secure the rack in my garage to deter casual thieves. Highly recommended. 499477



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I am very impressed with the construction quality, appearance and how well the Sherpa rack works. It is very sturdy and stabilizes the bikes really well. I was very pleased with Etrailer’s discounted price and super quick free delivery. Highly recommend the rack and seller! 550407


Comments
Still very happy with the Sherpa rack after using it for a year. My neice is a professional cyclist who made the recommendation to us saying Kuat racks are the best. My wife can easily put the bike rack on the car which is great. Would still highly recommend.
Don P - 08/07/2019

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I feel I did my homework looking at all platform style towing hitch bike racks. I need one for two bikes and wanted something lighter in weight than the ones my friends use. The Thule and Yakima are rated well though weigh 50 pounds or more. Etrailer's site provided the best collection of racks and the ability to compare. The were also very receptive to questions and were honest when they were not sure if a rack would fit a specific vehicle. Their prices are competitive and likely the lowest. We have a 2015 X5. I have an Invisa-Hitch on the back. The new Sherpa 2 was exactly what I was looking for, though wanted to be sure it would work for this style hitch and on my vehicle. The rack arrived a few days after it was ordered. The assembly was a piece of cake and all parts and tools were provided. The hitch fit perfectly on the back of the X5. We have only transported road bikes to date, though will have haul hybrids and mountains in a week or two. The 30 pound weight makes it easy to install and easy to store on the wall in our garage. I'd recommend the Sherpa 2 to anyone who wants a lighter weight, though very sturdy bike rack that looks good on the back of your SUV. Etrailer has provided me great service. 277843



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I love this bike rack! I drove from California to Maine last summer with 2 bikes on the back of a Chevy volt. Very sturdy, and easy to get bikes on and off. Also like the way it tilts so I can get into the hatch. 636610



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The bike rack arrived on time and in great condition. The box indicates what’s inside, so if you are purchasing as a gift...you’ve been forewarned. We used the rack today for our two bikes and it was great. We love the appearance of it and it’s not unnecessarily heavy. We hope to get a lot of use out of it in the coming years. 697082



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I like the bike rack very much. I almost lost my new (expensive) bike when the old rack failed. I appreciate your quick service in my time of need! Thanks again! 612075



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Everything they described but better. Took 30 minutes to assemble!! Love it. Easy for my wife to use. 406540


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This product is fantastic. I love it.
TJS - 07/17/2018

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Outstanding quality product! Very well constructed and beautiful paint. Well worth the money, holds my bike very securely. I have no concerns while on the road. 583637



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Was extremely happy when unpacked rack and put together. Light weight, looking good and works just fine!! Seriously it’s better than I expected!! 642906



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I have been using the SH22G for 3 months and have made 4 trips at over 2 hours each way to try it out. I made a very good decision in purchasing this rack. I timed my bike loading with 2 road bikes ready to be loaded. Total time to load and secure 1 min 11 seconds. My 2 other racks take me 10 minutes to secure the bikes. This is the best looking bike carrying rack I have seen. The design is sleek, with no hanging pieces of metal. If you are into design you will love this beauty. It solved the problem with my spouse being able to easily lifting her bike on the rack and securing it when I am not available. It is so simple, sit it in the tire slots lower the hook over the front tires. The straps engage through the tires quickly. My bicycles are no longer hanging by their frames, they rest secure on their tires, The wheels don't swing or spin and the bike frames don't bang against each other. I can lower the bikes on the rack to load my vehicle. The rack comes with a built in cable lock. This rack is quiet and does not rattle or sway when driving. It rides so easy I can forget it is back there. 562344



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Installed this on my 2018 Nissan Leaf. Excellent product and extremely light weight. Makes loading and loading the bikes super easy, I can even get into the hatch with both bike loaded by tilting the rack down. Wish I would have had this years ago! 544742



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Took my time to pick out just the right platform rack. Absolutely hate to have to buy things twice. etrailer was just the place to do the research and eventually place the order. Can't find a better website with more objective information. That said, we are loving this choice. The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 is exactly the right fit for the truck (F150 4X4) and how we plan to use this unit to camp and bike. One of the critical features for us was that the platform rack, minus bikes, had to fit under the tailgate when gate was dropped fully down. Many, many of the otherwise very nice platform racks will not meet this requirement. Many of these will scrape your paint and dent your tailgate. With respect to the Kuat Sherpa, there is a full 2" clearance with the gate fully dropped, so no sweat there. Next, the unit had to be lightweight and with an easy on and off system. Heavy racks that require a ratchet to complete the install simply were not going to work for us. The Kuat is made out of tough tube aluminum, with a nice powder coat finish and weighs just over 30lbs, plus there are no tools required to install and secure it to the hitch. The rack locks in place with a simple hand-tightening cam system using a single, easy to get to, well-designed knob. Finally, carbon frame maybe in your future? Okay, again the Kuat fits the bill. This is a "no frame" contact, extremely easy bike load design. No exaggeration, the rack goes from garage to truck hitch, bikes loaded/secured, and then we're backing out of the drive in under 15 minutes. Did I mention how lightweight it is? Love the fact that I am thinking about the bike ride and not worrying about how I am getting the bikes there. 423863


Comments
Absolutely love the Kuat bike rack. My wife uses it easily by herself whenever she wants, which happens to be almost daily, and we use it all the time to take the dog and bikes to the park. Cant imagine not having it and if that were the case, wed have to buy it all over again. In sum, my guess is that the preceding dialog subtly reveals how much I think of the product.
Tim R - 08/23/2018

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This is my first Kuat, love it. Easy install and application. Looks great on my outback. Can’t beat the price from etrailer! 558697



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We are very pleased with our bike carrier. It is definitely well made. Our neighbor recommended this item and we are very impressed with the quality of this product. 729347



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I have been using this for several weeks now, and I think it works great. Easy to install and really quick to load and unload. 714775



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I love this bike rack! Everything about it is easy. It’s light enough to take on and off as needed and bikes are super easy to load and unload. Bikes are sturdy and secure and there is no bike to bike contact. Strongly recommend this rack. 695875



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I truly LOVE this bike rack and the service I got from etrailer a year ago. I'm a grandmother well into my 70s and when I called for guidance I explained that I needed a bike rack light enough so I could put it on and off the car hitch by my self (Honda CRV), and also wanted an easy setup putting the bike on and off the rack. This rack does both excellently and exceeded far beyond my expectations. I hesitated to spend quite that much at first, but it is worth every penny and I'm so glad Molly recommended this model to me. I have used it to travel over 1500 miles and almost forgot I had 2 bikes back there. I use it multiple times every week during bike season in Ohio and it is super easy for me to get my bike on and off by myself.Customer service has been fantastic, including the fact that when I called back to place the order, I was given a discount I had not expected because it was on sale. Love the rack! Love etrailer.com! 693993



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The Sherpa 2.0 fits and looks great with my JK Jeep. I do plan to install an extender to accommodate the large spare tire that is on the JEEP. The 2" receiver mount system includes a black knob that can be tightened (at the end of the Sherpa) and this snugs up a steel ball inside of your receiver hitch - so that the Sherpa SH22G is anti-rattle; and that system is very clever and appears to work great. The choice of three colors was nice - and I went with grey to match the JEEP. In the future, I may add a swing-away, but not needed right now; it is nice to have that option. Thanks to etrailer for a great price on it and free shipping and prompt delivery and good email notifications with tracking number, etc. 691424



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I love this rack!! I have taken my bike as far as Virginia as well as using it locally. It is high quality and so easy and convenient to use! It literally takes me 5 minutes to load the rack onto my vehicle and then load type bike. The tilt factor makes accessing the rear door of my SUV simple and quick. I’d you choose this Kuat rack you will not be sorry! 681319



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Arrived quickly. This is a very nice rack. It took about 15 minutes to assemble and all the assembly tools were included in the box. 671528



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This is a very well built, good looking bike carrier. Assembly instructions were very good. The shipping box was designed to facilitate assembly. The box held the base so the two platforms could be easily attached. The carrier mounted on the vehicle easily and held securely. Loading and unloading bikes was straightforward. 669194



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I had been interested in a Kuat rack for some time based on reputation, light weight, ease of use and that it just looks good. It realized it would not work on my JK wrangler with an over sized spare tire so I needed to also use the Kuat Hi Lo extension. First off when this rack was place in my etrailer.com cart the price dropped to an amount I had not seen anywhere!!! More than offset the extension and the sales tax - Sweet! The rack came quickly on the day it was stated and with free shipping, Usually large items get beat up in transit but this was packaged very well. TIP!!! Don't pull everything out of the box like I did. The way it is packaged is designed to make assembly easy - very cool! I had to put things back into to do what they recommended and it worked great. (Needed a torque wrench for the installation) For my application using the Kuat Hi Lo I needed 2 locking pins other wise the rack and bikes were not a secure as I would like them to be. Since the Kuat Hi Lo extension did not come with a lock I used the rack pin lock on the Hi Lo and bought another after market lock to use on the rack itself. It is incredible easy to use and even looks good on the Jeep. 664164



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Took a while, but we finally unpacked and set up the bike rack...it was pretty easy to install (READ INSTRUCTIONS FIRST). ...and easy for me to operate myself...attaching and removing rack from vehicle, and adding and removing bikes from rack. I was a bit concerned about the weight, but manageable for a beyond middle aged woman! Bikes stay put while driving! 662707



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Light weight, very easy to use and very stable. It's my first tray type carrier and will get rid of my old hanging carrier now. Easier to assemble than some say. (insert the 4" bolt BEFORE torqueing the two long bolts) Now for the bad. On second use, the tumbler pulled out of the cable lock. Will call them today. Overall, though, a very good rack. 634080



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Best bike rack I’ve ever owned. 576624


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    In order to use the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack part # SH22G for gray, part # SH22B for black, or part # SH22P for pearl on the back of your 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon, I recommend install the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 75673 which is a Class III hitch with a 2" receiver tube opening. This hitch installs perfectly on your Outback Wagon and will allow you to use the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack. The only other item I recommend is a hitch cover like...
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    For a standard 2019 Toyota Prius, I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I # C11473. If you are looking for a different model year, this will fit 2016-2019 models. Then you can add a bike rack like the Kuat Sherpa you asked this from, but you need one compatible with the 1-1/4 inch class 1 receiver so you'd want # SH12G for the similar model compatible with a Prius hitch. This is a really nice bike rack that will fit bikes up to 40 lbs each and includes the...
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  • Best Bike Rack for a 2018 Chevrolet Equinox
    We have a wide variety of bike racks that are compatible with your 2018 Chevrolet Equinox and will do a great job of safely transporting your bike. The bike rack that I recommend using to carry your bike with your Equinox is the Kuat Sherpa 2.0. This is compatible with 1-1/4" receivers in Black # SH12B, Pearl # SH12P, and Gray # SH12G, as well as 2" receivers in Black # SH22B, Pearl # SH22P, and Gray # SH22G. Both options are identical aside from what receiver they are compatible with. The...
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    The best trailer hitch for your 2019 Subaru Outback Limited is the Curt # C13206 because it has the best bumper clearance among hitches that fit your car; this hitch is a fit for both the 2.5i Limited and 3.6R Limited. This Class III, 2" trailer hitch has a black powder coat finish which helps protect it from corrosion and also has a 4,000 lb towing capacity and a 600 lb tongue weight capacity, allowing you to carry even the heaviest bikes and bike racks. The Curt # C13206 is made in...
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    The Kuat Sherpa # SH22G is about 5 lbs lighter than the Kuat Transfer part # TS02G but the biggest thing that I really like about the Sherpa is what you already mentioned. It is rock solid when traveling. There is little to no movement of the rack with bikes loaded when you hit bumps as you noted in the test course videos for both which I attached as well. I've watches quite a few test course videos and nearly every rack has at least a little bit of movement. The Sherpa has almost none....
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  • Can the Kuat Sherpa be Used on a Motorhome/RV
    I do have a solution for you, but Kuat doesn't rate any of their bike racks, including the Sherpa 2.0 # SH22G, for use on a motorhome. When I spoke with my contact he said that about the biggest vehicle they will still cover warranty claims on is a Sprinter. Some bikes racks cannot handle the extra stress of movement on a motorhome/RV because the trailer hitch sits much further back from the rear axle. This causes much more motion which can damage bike racks if they haven't been tested...
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    The easiest way to find out if any hitch accessory will work with your rear-mounted spare on your FJ Cruiser is to take a quick measurement. You will need a tape measure and a straight edge like a yardstick or a dowel. Place the straight edge vertically against the back of the bumper or spare tire, letting it extend below the trailer hitch receiver opening. Then measure from the center of the hitch pin to the straight edge. This will give you the distance you need to clear the bumper...
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    Generally speaking wheel mount only bike racks are preferred. Especially for people with carbon fiber bike frames since frame mounts aren't recommended at all with them otherwise damage could occur. For other frame designs people still prefer them because there is no frame contact. People with suspension also prefer wheel mount as well. Loading is also easier because when the wheel mount is lowered you just set the bike in the tray, raise the wheel mount and then secure it to the wheel....
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    The Kuat Sherpa part # SH22G has 11 inches from the center of it's hitch pin hole to the nearest portion of the bike rack. That would be more than enough clearance to to clear the bumper with a hitch installed. My favorite hitch to recommend will be the Draw Tite part # 76227 for your 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon. This hitch only has the hitch opening visible from behind the vehicle, is a 2 inch hitch which is the preferred size, and unlike the Curt equivalent it does not require the use...
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    There is a potential way for you to stabilize your Kuat Sherpa if you are having issues with an adapter to fit it in your 1-1/4 inch hitch. While the best option would be to install a 2 inch hitch on your vehicle (if one is available) what you can do to help stabilize a Sherpa with a 2 inch shank like # SH22G is use the Cam Buckle Stabilizing Strap for Hitch-Mounted Accessories # 18050. If you take a look at the accompanying photo a customer sent in you can get an idea of how the strap...
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  • Will a Trailer Hitch Interfere with the Foot Tailgate Activation on a 2018 Mercedes GLA 250
    Installing a trailer hitch, like the Curt # C13197 that you referenced, on a vehicle like your 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-250 with the foot activated tailgate will slightly interfere with the activation. Typically you will wave your foot right where the hitch receiver sits. When you install a trailer hitch you will simply need to kick straight out to the left or right of the receiver openening to activate your tailgate. Installation instructions have been attached for you to reference,...
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    The trailer hitch I recommend using for carrying a bike rack and bikes with your 2017 Toyota Prius v is the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7192. This is the only Class III trailer hitch available so it will be stronger than the other options. The EcoHitch has a 2" receiver as well which gives you many more options when it comes to other accessories. Another great thing about this trailer hitch is that the only visible part is the receiver so it has a clean look (see attached...
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  • Kuat Sherpa # S101 vs Saris Freedom SuperClamp 2 Bike Rack # SA4025
    When it comes to a battle of build quality and features between the Kuat Sherpa, # SH22G, and the Saris Freedom SuperClamp 2 Bike Rack EX2, # SA4025F, the winner in my opinion is Kuat. Although the Saris Freedom SuperClamp 2 Bike Rack EX, # SA4025F, is a great bike bike, the Kuat Sherpa, # S101, just seems to be built to higher quality standards. Since you also mention that you will be removing the rack after each trip, the tool free installation would be a plus. In order to make...
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  • Will the Folded Up Kuat Transfer Bike Rack Clear the Back of a 2018 Subaru Legacy
    The hitch you have is actually a Draw-Tite hitch # 75673 for your 2018 Subaru Legacy. It looks like in your picture the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to clear the rear bumper is about 6 inches. That is consistent with what we have found when installing the hitch (see video link). When folded up the Kuat Transfer # TS02B measures 5 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the nearest part of the rack so it will not extend out far enough to clear the rear bumper...
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  • Will Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Bike Rack Fit 2018 Subaru WRX with EcoHitch Trailer Hitch Installed
    Yes, the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack # SH22G that you referenced will work perfectly with the EcoHitch Trailer Hitch Receiver # 306-X7257 on your 2018 Subaru WRX. The Sherpa 2.0 features a length of 1-5/8 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the end of the shank, well under the max 2-1/2 inches that the EcoHitch will allow with a hitch-mounted accessory. This is an excellent platform-style carrier that uses ratcheting hooks to firmly grip the front wheels on your...
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