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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

  • Platform Rack
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • Kuat
  • Carbon Fiber Bikes
  • 2 Bikes
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class 3
  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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"
    • Farthest edge of carrier when folded up: 18"
  • 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

Item # SH22G

Installation Details SH22G Installation instructions

Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (188 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.

- SH22G

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

Kuat offered to send a complete tray due to the lock problem. I just had them send a lock and the special tool to replace it. It came within a week. Still love this rack. It is very rigid and very quick to load.
Doug - 04/24/2020


- SH22G

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

- SH22G

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

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


- SH22G

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

- SH22G

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

- SH22G

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

- SH22G

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

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


- SH22G

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

- SH22G

Comments here are about the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 (2 inch hitch) mounted on a 2019 VW Tiguan SE fitted with a Drawtite 76192 trailer hitch (also purchased from etrailer). Positives: This is a great bike rack! It's super light, easy to use, very well built, and it works just as it should. Negatives: Security is weak, just as with most other racks. (But security is easily improved.) Details: etrailer delivered the rack with lightning speed, of course. (Thanks!) Assembly was a breeze, and learning to mount and secure bikes was equally simple. The hitch cam works much better than I had expected --- no need for a wrench to get a steady-riding rack. And with two bikes mounted, there's no sway, no wobble, no noise, no worries. A great rack, really. One concern (pre-purchase) was about ground clearance. Photo #1 shows 2 bikes mounted. The vertical distance from the ground to the bottom of the rack is exactly 12 inches. That's more than adequate for negotiating my driveway, as well as all for the roads I've travelled so far. Another concern (pre-purchase) was about interference with the backup camera, mainly when the rack is folded up. Photo #2 shows the hitch in that position. The camera is located near the center of that yellow rectangle, so there's some clearance both above and below the outer (upper) tray. Photo #3 shows the Tiguan's camera display as I back into a parking space. So, yes, there is some interference but it's really not bad at all. If you're adept at using your backup camera, the folded up Sherpa 2.0 won't cause major difficulties. Negatives about the Sherpa 2.0 have to do with security. I've got little confidence in the Kuat hitch pin lock, and the cable for locking bikes to the rack is, per the cliche, best at keeping honest people honest. But, a lot of shopping around uncovered few (if any) competing racks that are much better about security. Therefore: Choose your rack based on other criteria, and plan to spend extra money to deal with security. Given that view, the Sherpa 2.0 is an easy winner. 5 stars! On security: I leave a bike rack on my car for 9 months of the year; hence my concern about the backup camera. Photo #4 shows a closeup of the Sherpa 2.0 on my Tiguan. That's a Big Brand high security chain looped around the inner (lower) tray. The padlock passes over the Kuat hitch pin lock (protecting it a little) and then passes through the chain ring of the Drawtite hitch. It will take some effort to steal my Sherpa 2.0. The chain is 100 cm long --- just enough that the rack can fold down to carry bikes. But it's too short to allow the rack to tilt downward fully, so tailgate access is impacted. Photo #5 shows the situation with two trail bikes mounted. That's actually more than enough room to get at the cargo area, and with road bikes mounted the tailgate opens fully. So it's a very minor problem; a slightly longer chain would avoid it but look sloppy most of the time. Typically, I don't need to lock the bikes to the rack, but for those times when I do, I've got two more Big Brand chains each 160 cm long. Each chain can lock one bike's frame and the other bike's front wheel to the chain that protects the rack. This is not ideal, I know. But it's a big improvement over the security of any well-known rack. And the cost of those three chains is tiny compared to replacing a Sherpa 2.0 plus two bikes. 778374

- SH22G

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

- SH22G

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

- SH22G

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

- SH22G

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

- SH22G

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

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


- SH22G

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

- SH22G

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

- SH22G

Great rack. Quality, functionality, style. etrailer was excellent. Highly recommended. 871399

- SH22G

Excellent product. Assembly was well documented and if you pay CLOSE attention to the instructions it is fairly easy and straightforward. etrailer kept me informed of the progress of the shipment and I am a happy customer. 861640

- SH22G

This is a great rack for our mountain bikes- very study, easy to use (both putting bikes on and off and tilting to access vehicle with bikes on or off), light enough to take off or install easily, lots of great features. It works well on both our Subaru and with our truck mounted camper, travels well on highways and rough roads. We looked at many racks and this one is great. Only 2 small problems- we have to adjust the bike seats down to carry them on the rack and one piece fell off over the tilt but still works without it. 857924

- SH22G
by: 08/04/2020

This is a great bike rack however I would not recommend it if you have a 2019 Subaru Forester. When there isn’t a bike on it and it’s folded up a part of the rack sits right in front of the cars exhaust and it melted. I called etrailer and they sent me replacement parts and an extension piece to avoid this from happening again however if I knew about this issue before hand I’d probably get a different bike rack. Most other cars probably wouldn’t have this issue. 855539

- SH22G

Rack works very well would recommend it. 854377

- SH22G

Love this Sherpa Had the heavier NV (2-bike) model for years, but with my new smaller car I wanted something lighter and more compact and I really trust Kuat after 10 years of using their products. Enter the Sherpa and honestly I don't feel like I lost anything. It is lighter to work with (big plus for my wife), it was cheaper, and smaller to store. And works just as well as the NV predecessor. Delighted with my purchase. And the sale was so easy with etrailers; all the information I needed to make a decision was on their site and I will buy my next product from these folks. 830409

- SH22G

Absolutely love it! This bike rack will mainly be used on the back of our RV to transport our bikes from camp ground to camp ground! 820086

- SH22G

Very nice product, solid construction without being heavy, nice finish, color exactly as advertised, and packaged very well, and shipping box is handy to use as "base" for assembling most of the way. The arms are very solid, fold smoothly and extend cleanly-- very sturdy feel. Even the back wheel straps are substantial and not cheap feeling, working smoothly into the holders. I also lubricated the locks with a little graphite oil, and they turn smoothly and without any problems. I had some difficulty getting the long rods to line up and "catch" the receiving end they bolt into; had to have help from my wife to hold it and line it up since I struggled handling both ends simultaneously. The assembly is pretty straightforward and intuitive, but the instructions could be a bit clearer on some of the issues I encountered. Still, it's a solid piece I look forward to using for a long time, and it definitely seems worth the money and isn't flimsy in any way. 818521

- SH22G

Beautiful hitch mounted bike rack. Easy to put together. 806059

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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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  • Can the 2" Version of the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Be Converted to a 1-1/4"
    What you will want to do to convert the 2" shank you have on your Kuat Sherpa 2.0 part # SH22G to a 1-1/4" shank like the one one the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 part # SH12G is replace the lower end with center beam. We do not carry this part but you can contact Kuat directly and ask for part 016-007. Once you replace the 2" shank with the 1-1/4" shank, you can then use an adapter like part # D101 which will allow you to use the rack in both 1-1/4" and 2" receiver tube openings. If you can let...
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  • Recommended Locking Pin for Kuat Sherpa 2.0
    The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 bike rack part # SH22G that you referenced comes with a locking hitch pin as well as an anti-rattle device built into the rack. The replacement part would be the Kuat Hitch Pin Lock part # HL1. Check out the review video I attached for this rack that details how the anti-rattle device works.
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  • Recommended Hitch Adapter for Class I Hitch Compatibility of Kuat Sherpa 2.0 for 2 Inch Receiver
    All of the 2013 Honda Civic trailer hitch receivers are a Class I so that will be limiting and the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost part of the bumper is about 4 inches. That means the # MT70355 adapter will not be compatible as it only has a 3 inch ability and is also only confirmed to fit Class II hitches. You can use the Hitch Adapter 1-1/4" to 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver # HTAD to make your Kuat Sherpa 2.0 # SH22G compatible with your Class I hitch. This hitch expander...
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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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  • Does Trailer Hitch Bike Rack Affect Affect Gas Mileage
    Hitch bike racks do not affect fuel mileage of a vehicle like your 2017 Audi Q5. If you had a hitch bike rack mounted in a front hitch that would be a different story, but at the rear of a vehicle they do not add any wind resistance so there is no reduction in mileage. If you were needing a hitch for your 2017 Audi Q5 you'd want the part # 75940 by Draw Tite which is a confirmed fit and would work great with the Kuat Sherpa # SH22G.
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  • Compatibility of Kuat Sherpa Hitch Bike Rack SH22G & Draw-Tite Hitch 75876 on 2015 Subaru Forester
    Thank you for your recent purchase of Draw-Tite 2-Inch Class III Hitch # 75876. I am glad your installation went well. The dimension to keep in mind as you consider your preferred hitch-mount bike carrier is the distance from the hitch pin hole to the rear edge of the bumper cover. This hitch installed on the 2015 Subaru Forester is positioned such that the hitch pin hole is 5-inches forward of the rear edge of the car. So, this means you'll want to choose a hitch rack that offers at...
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  • Is Adapter Available to Carry Childrens 16 Inch Bike with Kuat Sherpa
    Even with Wheel Adapter, # PN2024, the smallest bike that can be carried on the Kuat Sherpa, # SH22G or the Kuat NV, # NV22G, is a 20 inch bike so this rack would not work for the 16 inch kid's bike. Good news is I do have a solution. Take a look at the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider 2, # HR1000Z. You would just need to use the Kids Bike Wheel Hoop Adapters, # HRSW-ADP-2, and you will be ready to go. Another option would be to go with a hanging rack like the Saris Bones # SA882 and use...
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  • Differences Between Kuat Sherpa 2.0 and Older Sherpa, Comparison to Thule T2 Classic
    Kuat makes some of the nicest bike racks around the new Kuat Sherpa 2.0 part # SH22G is basically an updated version of the Sherpa # S101 which was highly reviewed by our customers. The new Sherpa is lighter (by 8 lbs for a total weight of 32 lbs), has updated wheel cradles and updated wheel hooks as well. This rack would work well for you on your 2015 BMW X5 as long as you have hitch like the part # 75600 installed on it. The hitches for your vehicle sit quite a bit lower than the bottom...
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  • Kuat Serpa Bike Rack Compatibility with Cruiser Style Bikes with Fenders
    The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack # SH22G is designed to hold the bike in place by clamping down on the front tire. This compresses the tire slightly for the best fit and security. Although it can be clamped over a fender, that is not ideal as it can bend the fender and won't hold the bike as securely. I reached out to my contact at Kuat and he said you can clamp over the fender, but they recommend putting an old tire tube or a piece of pool noodle between the fender and the tire...
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  • Is Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Compatible with Bike Wheelbase of 47.28 inch
    Being within .28 inches of the wheelbase range for the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 # SH22G would be close enough for the rack to work. This rack would work well for you.
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  • Will Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Bike Carrier Clear Back Of Rear Mounted Spare Tire On 2010 Toyota FJ Cruiser
    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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  • Will Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Bike Rack Fit On a 2010 Toyota RAV4
    The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2 Bike Rack, part # SH22G, will fit a 2-inch hitch, so it will fit the hitch on your 2010 Toyota RAV4 as long as you have a 2 inch trailer hitch installed. If you have a Class II, 1-1/4 inch hitch, then you will need part # SH12G. If you have the rear spare tire on your RAV4 you will need to take a measurement to determine if the Sherpa bike rack will clear the rear spare tire. Measure from the hitch pin hole in the receiver back until you clear the rear spare tire....
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  • Comparing the Saris Freedom 2 EX With the Kuat Sherpa on a 2017 Subaru Forester
    For your 2017 Subaru Forester, the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - Gray # SH22G or Black # SH22B are great options for a wheel mounted carrier. The center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the carrier is 7-1/2 inches when folded up for storage. Your Curt trailer hitch receiver sits 4-1/2 inches back from the edge of your bumper, so this will give you 3 inches of clearance when folded. It does have a tilting function, so you will have access to your rear cargo area,...
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  • Measuring Clearance For Bike Carrier At Back Of 2000 Jeep Wrangler With Rear Mounted Spare
    I have attached a helpful article that explains how you can measure to make sure any hitch-mounted accessory will clear the spare tire on your 2000 Wrangler. Once you get the measurement for your Jeep you can check out the distance the Sherpa, part # SH22G needs for clearance. That distance is 7-1/2 inches form the center of the hitch pin when the bike carrier is folded up. When it is folded down the distance form the center of the hitch pin to the carrier is 11 inches.
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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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