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  • Wheel Mount
  • Carbon Fiber Bikes
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

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



SH22G Installation InstructionsInstallation 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:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (64 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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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



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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'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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Hassle free ordering, super quick shipment ( I paid a couple bucks extra for 3 day). Lowest price on the internet ...I couldn't be more happy with my purchase. The KUAT Sherpa bike rack was really easy to install, well built, matches my truck (Toyota Tacoma Magnetic Grey) perfectly, securely holds my bike & ready to travel in seconds. Customer service was great, after my bike rack was delivered I received an email from George checking to make sure that everything was good with my order. I can't say enough good things about etrailer.com & my KUAT Sherpa bike rack. Will definitely order from them in the future. 526026



- SH22G

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Really glad I spent a little extra and got this rack for my bikes. At under 5' tall I am able to maneuver the rack on and off a small SUV by myself. Easy to use for small and large bicycles. The tilt feature allows access into my hatch while the bikes are installed. And easy access when not so, I almost never took the rack off the car. Worked year round. The locking system made bikes secure in non high theft environments. 1 key for locking the hitch and bike cord. Really happy with the rack and the suggestion of etrailer customer service for heading me in this direction. 502588



- SH22G

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We recently purchased this bike rack and a hitch for our Honda Odyssey. etrailer installed the hitch and shipped the bike rack to us. The prices were very good. The service and staff were excellent. We will be making an additional purchase from etrailer in the near future. Customer service was outstanding. 388731



- SH22G

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


Comments

This product is fantastic. I love it.

TJS - 07/17/2018

41072

- SH22G

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The Kurt Shera bike rack is a great product. It is well made and light (32 lbs). Pay attention to what other racks weigh. Easy to put together. Holds my two bikes perfectly and is very sturdy. I recommend this rack. 350728


Comments

This bike rack is very easy to mount and use. It is sturdy and the bikes are held firmly.

Chris R - 03/11/2018

35700

- SH22G

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We are extremely pleased with our Kuat Sherpa 2.0 rack that we have mounted on our 2017 Subaru Forester. Liked it so much we purchased a second one for our 2014 Subaru Outback! 496044



- SH22G

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It came with a dent in it. I needed it for a trip this weekend so I had to hook it up. I'm not happy spending that much money to be dented. 418651



- SH22G

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The rack was delivered promptly and is top quality. The assembly was quick and easy. I will shop etrailer.com for all my future needs. 391867



- SH22G

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High quality. Easy assembly and installation. Have yet to test it but product appears to be as advertised. 316828



- SH22G

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Great price and quick delivery! 492409



- SH22P

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Review from a similar Kuat Sherpa 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


Really impressed by the quality. Some minor assembly required but the factory has made assembly very easy. The rack is very sturdy & the hitch tightening assembly works really well. The rack positioning also works flawlessly and is solid. Yes it is an expensive rack but you get what you pay for here. Of course eTrailers shipping page keeps you abreast of where your package is located as it makes its way to you. As soon as UPS drops the package off at your door its immediately reflected on your orders shipping page. So you dont have to wait at home for it to arrive. Just check eTrailers online shipping page & you know when it has arrived. 351541



- SH22B

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Review from a similar Kuat Sherpa 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


Other than a few little snafus while attempting assembly, (put bolts in on wrong end), everything went together nicely. Directions could be a bit more precise, and parts should have identifying stickers with pointers or something to simplify trying to figure out what goes where, and in which direction. Might just be my super assembly skills. haha. Got it done, however - in about 30 minutes. Quality is great, looks good on car, and bike fits nicely. Very secure and sturdy. I'm in my 60's and I can easily get this rack onto the car, the bike on the rack, and open the back hatch with the bike loaded. Retirement-here I come! eTrailer customer service is outstanding. 277347



- SH12B

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Review from a similar Kuat Sherpa 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


Awesome product. This is the third bike rack that I have purchased from etrailer. It is the second hitch mount bike rack for me. The first hitch mount, Thule, required additional strapping to hold the bike on the rack - which was a pain. Nothing more unsettling than looking out the rearview mirror to see your bike dangling off the back of the car! However, this Kuat Sherpa is an awesome hitch. Bikes are easy to load and unload. Bikes do not touch or rub against each other. They are secure in place and I have no worries about trips down the interstate. If only I had known, this would have been my one and only bike rack purchase. 463703



- SH12G

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Review from a similar Kuat Sherpa 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


Excellent bike rack with easy operation. Nice finish. etrailer sent it quickly and it arrived in excellent condition. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because it appears that the part that connects to the hitch is the older model; however, the rest of the rack is the upgraded version. We do have the upgraded release latch. Also I should note that I got it for about $70 cheaper than the suggested price of $489. The anti-rattle knob and part that connects to the hitch is exactly like the one in the older version and the bolt didn't exactly line up to put it the part on that connects that part to the upper part of the new version. We just tapped it into place and it went fine. The anti-rattle knob is a tiny bit harder to reach but it appears to do its job. I am easily able to open my hatch door with plenty of room when I tilt the rack down and it is very easy for me to tile by myself being a weak female. Overall, I am happy and could have given it 4.5 but there is no option to do that. 435886



- SH12B

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Review from a similar Kuat Sherpa 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


Car: 2017 Honda CR-V This is a great rack! There's not a lot to the assembly, other than getting the first two long bolts in, those were tricky. Once those were in there, aligned properly, the rest of the assembly was pretty easy. Attaching the rack to the hitch receiver was the easiest part of the whole thing! The rack is really nicely portable, and will easily store in our apartment during the off season. It takes less than a minute to get it loaded into the hitch receiver. The cable lock is a little bit flimsy, but should hopefully deter casual thievery. What I would have loved to have seen were locks in the retaining arms as well, so those couldn't be messed with by strangers. Otherwise, this rack is really great, and I would highly recommend it. 433069



- SH12G

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Review from a similar Kuat Sherpa 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


Outstanding, very happy with the product and etrailer staff. I have used this company before and their great !!!! 368726



- SH12B

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Review from a similar Kuat Sherpa 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 is amazing. I’m so happy I went with an aluminum bike rack, instead of a steel one. It is so nice and lightweight. Plus, this one in particular looks great with my 2017 Volkswagen (VW) GTI SE. So easy to install and use. It is really sleek and high quality. 477017



- SH22B

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Review from a similar Kuat Sherpa 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


Ordered the SH22B Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Bike Platform Rack- 2" Hitch for my 2017 Lexus RX 350 which was received in a few days from ordering undamaged and boxed nicely. The hitch for the SUV was also previously purchased through etrailer.com, which was a cinch to install within 20 minutes. This rack tilts back with bikes on it in a downward motion to clear hatch back and tilts up when not in use. The quality in my opinion was second to none and I did look at just about all the major brands out there. This rack installs very easily, directions are clear, without rushing about 20 to 30 minutes should do it. To me the added bonus with this rack is that it Looks Great on the back of my vehicle. Time to go Bicycling.....Thank You George J., etrailer.com 418583



- SH12G

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Review from a similar Kuat Sherpa 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


etrailer was prompt to answer my questions regarding whether this rack would work with my Chevy Volt. Best price out there, quick delivery, easy assembly and installation. Love this rack! And I am on my way cycling! 389267



- SH22P

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Review from a similar Kuat Sherpa 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


The quality of the constructed parts and ease of use is excellent and justifies the cost of this bicycle carrier. Only gave 4 stars, because I had to disassemble the it some by loosing two bolts, to get the bolt I was to install to line up with the hole. This added about seven to ten minutes more to assemble time. In all there is only four bolts to be installed. The directions and on line video made it easy, except for the one bolt I had the issue with. Like the fact it is not black, but pearl white; nice on sunny 90 degree day to not burn the fingers. Excellent Made in America quality product! 409636



- SH22P

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Review from a similar Kuat Sherpa 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


The quality of this rack is outstanding. I had a Saris super clamp ex and had to take it back for other reasons not related to quality and this rack by Kuwat is a better built higher quality rack and ease of operations is much better than the Saris. The attention to quality is evident right out of the box with the assembly process. You will be highly satisfied with this purchase! 496575



- SH12G

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Review from a similar Kuat Sherpa 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


I haven’t put it together or on my vehicle yet. But all reviews were favorable so that’s one of the reasons for picking this rack. I also got feedback from riders at my local trails and they were all positive as well. I will be installing a hitch and the rack within the next week or two. Once installed I won’t need to use the old hanging style rack or shove our bikes in the back of the wife’s SUV anymore. Once installed I’ll try and remember to post pictures as well as a better review. 504560



- SH12P

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Review from a similar Kuat Sherpa 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


Very nice rack. I looked far and wide and finally settled on this one. I wanted a light weight rack that I could easily remove when not in use. I also wanted something that had a lock and a professional paint job and could handle two bikes and would not block my rear window view. I had to loosen two of the large factory tightened bolts to get everything to line up during assembly but no big deal in the end. Mounted on a Mazda CX-5. Seems to hold bikes securely. It works great. 438566



- SH22P

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Bike rack arrived promptly and undamaged. Now that it is assembled I love it. The etrailer website videos showing features and operation were much appreciated however the assembly instructions were lacking. There were unidentified parts, unlabeled parts, poor descriptions and I could not find a video to assist with assembly. It should have taken 15 minutes to assemble but took much longer because my 1st 2 attempts were unsuccessful. 520173



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My Kuat Sherpa 2.0 arrived early and was exactly as expected. Very light and easy to install. This is a picture of it mounted on a Curt 11130 hitch on a 2009 Mini Cooper S convertible. Sits a little high, but functional and stable. 494978



- SH12B

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I love it! It does exactly what I had hoped for: Easy and quick to use! It folds up and down in a second to access trunk. It takes only a minute to (un)mount two bikes. It is sturdy and takes quite a beating (I constantly use the rack to temporarily hold stuff I load into my car). And it looks stylish. I was hoping for a rack that would not stand between me and a bike ride, and it does exactly that! Highly recommended! 525185



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What a spectacular bike rack! I saw the rack in the local bike shop. I was sold. With the sales tax savings.... I caved and purchased online. The bikes are solidly cradled on the Kuat. A prior bike rake led to bike finish scrapes....not with the Kuat! The purchase and shipping were uneventful. I am happy to refer "etrailer" to my friends! Thanks. Lexus RX 350. 335094



- SH12P

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Best bike rack ever! I hesitated making this purchase because of the cost, but after having and using a Kuat rack, I will never go back. It is the highest quality and a pleasure to use. Also, Kuat customer service is great! etrailer.com had the best price and super fast shipping. I ordered it on a Sunday and received it two days later. Very impressed! 496293



- SH12B

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Love my new Sherpa rack. Light weight, attractive, and easy to load bikes on to. Very easy to assemble, read the directions and then follow them exactly, took 10 minutes to complete assembly. Like the flip up front tire holder and the built in locking system. Overall couldn't be more pleased with my purchase. 478476



- SH22P

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Very fast to mount and unmount the bike. I never remove the rack from the SUV - I can easily open the back doors by lowering the rack. Its been flawless. Never rattles. Supports the bikes by the wheels, not the frame. I have carbon frame bikes and don't worry about them even when driving over bumpy roads. 505069



- SH12B

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Quality. Well built. Easy to put together. Few parts. Tip. Read Directions first before you pull contents out of box as the box itself supports installation. Also, I would watch a You Tube Video to get an overview of the process. etrailer was prompt and offered great customer service followup. 430092



- SH12G

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Works great on my '17 Toyota Sienna. I have a hybrid bike and was a bit worried that the handlebars (kind of long) would hit my rear glass when using the rack closest to the vehicle but I had about 2 inches to spare. The rack looks great and is super light. 406870



- SH22B

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The Kuat rack was easy to assemble and has performed very well. The bikes were easy to load and unload and stable on rough roads. The rack looks good folded on the back of my Traverse and folded down allowed me to access golf clubs. I recommend this rack. 525471



- SH22P

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excellent product very satisfied with the my choice 299848



- SH22B

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Excellent design. No bar to lift over; locking bar snaps in place; platform easily folds back to open tail gate; effective wiggle prevention in hitch. We love how quickly our bikes are on and off this light-weight rack! Excellent customer service. 522961



- SH12G

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Very quick delivery and helpful service with etrailer. The Sherpa rack itself is fantastic. I looked at ratings, comparisons, and reviews to decide once this and it has not disappointed. Love the anti rattle rack feature to tighten everything down. 504228



- SH12G

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I just put it together, looks and seems solid, should work great. There was a small issue with a bracket not being threaded properly. I called Kuat and they shipped replacement right away, took a while to get it delivered across the border though. 419194



- SH22B

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The bike rack was easy to put together and only took about 30 minutes from start to finish. It holds the bikes very securely and is very easy and quick to load. Also, no chance of driving into the garage with the bikes on top! I love my new rack! 255055



- SH22B

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I know this bike rack costs a few $$ more, but it really is worth every penny. It makes carrying the bikes much easier than the others. As we are getting older, it is easier to put the bikes on and off this rack. I highly recommend this rack!!!! 249114



- SH12G

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Love love Love my new bike rack. Small amount of assembly. High quality bike rack. Easy for me to place the bikes on and lots of great features to make it that way. The color is nice too with my silver Subaru. Lightweight and user friendly. 491272



- SH22P

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Great customer service and extremely fast shipping with tracking information. etrailer beat all the other prices online and locally for the Kuat Sherpa bike carrier. I will be recommending etrailer to my cycling friends. 445192



- SH12B

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Love the bike rack. Such good instructions to assemble it. The tow hitch was easy to install. But it is a two man job and a car lift would have made installation a lot easier. 450254



- SH12B

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Fantastic Service and Speedy Delivery! Best prices too! When browsing etrailers products, be sure to add items to the cart to see the discounted price. 489959



- SH22B

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Order carrier on Saturday afternoon and it was deliver Tuesday. Very fast service. Went together easy. Haven't had a chance to take it on the road yet. 190695



- SH22P

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Love the bike rack. Good price and quick shipping. Directions to put together were not very good, but I just did a UTube video and it came together! 516278



- SH12B

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Love the new rack. Works just as advertised. etrailer customer service is awesome - I had a question and they were exceptionally responsive. Thanks! 410116



- SH12G

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Delivered quickly! Best price I’ve seen. Great online info to help me select the best rack for my two expensive bikes. Excellent product. 481584


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  • Bike Rack Recommendations for a Carbon Fiber Frame and Carbon Wheel Bike
  • There are many options for carrying a bike with a carbon fiber frame but the Thule Doubletrack Platform Bike Rack is not recommended as it uses the frame to secure the bike to the rack. Your best option would be a platform style bike rack that holds the bikes at the wheels like the Swagman Semi, # S64686. You would not have to worry about the frame or even carbon wheels at all with this bike rack. The adjustable arm that holds the front tire will also fit a wide variety of bike types...
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  • Why a Wheel Mounted Platform Bike Rack is Preferred to a Frame Mount
  • 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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  • 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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  • Recommended Hitch and Bike Rack for 2017 Nissan Rogue
  • I can see where the confusion may set and I will be happy to clear it up for you. The weight of the hitch itself does NOT count as part of the tongue weight limit; what will matter is the weight of the rack and the bikes. I took a look at the owner's manual for your 2017 Nissan Rogue and it does specify that the maximum tongue weight for your vehicle is 110 lbs, so that is the weight your bike rack and bikes cannot exceed. A bike rack that can hold three bikes would not necessarily...
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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 Kuat Transfer Bike Rack Hold Up Against Corrosion if Left Out in Rain Frequently
  • The Kuat Transfer is steel which means that it is susceptible to corrosion but only if the powder coating gets scraped off. If that happens then spraying some paint on it will help stop corrosion from starting. The Hollywood Racks TRS # HR3000 is made with both aluminum and steel parts. Aluminum is naturally corrosion resistant and the steel is powder coated so it is a good option around the same price as the Transfer. If you want a rack that is mostly aluminum I recommend the Kuat...
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  • Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for 2016 Ford Escape
  • I can help you get exactly what you need, including a rack that will allow you to open the trunk on your 2016 Ford Escape. The hitch I recommend for you is the Draw-Tite # 75782; this is a Class III, 2" hitch that is going to give you the most options for a high-quality bike rack. This hitch will still allow you to use the hands-free liftgate option on your Escape, though you may have to kick just to the side of the receiver tube. I've added a link showing this hitch being installed on...
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  • Adding Lights to a Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Bike Rack on a 2015 Land Rover Evoque
  • There isn't anything specifically designed for lighting on a bike rack so you're going to have to be a little creative here. Since the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 # SH22G is aluminum and you don't want to drill into it (Understandably so) you'll need to find a way to mount lights to it. Zip ties, like you mentioned, are going to be your best option. Tying a light like # ST45RB would be difficult to find a surface but might work. You'll also need a 3-wire connector # A45PB per light. Then you'll...
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  • Can Kuat Sherpa Bike Rack be Used on 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • 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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  • Kuat Transfer or Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Comparison
  • 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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  • 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, # HR1000. 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 Thule Vertex 2 Bike Rack, # TH9028XT...
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  • Comparing Thule T2 Pro to Kuat Sherpa 2.0 on 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
  • The Thule T2 Pro XTB 2 Bike Platform Rack # TH9034XT is a very nice rack that will tilt-away, fold-up, and will hold the bikes by their wheels. That rack will allow bikes up to 60 lbs each and with tires up to 5 inches wide. The closest part of the rack when folded is 5 inches from the center of the hitch pin and the carrier weighs 52 lbs. The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack # SH22G is also a very nice rack that will tilt-away, fold-up, and holds the bikes by their wheels. The...
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  • Hitch Mounted Bike Rack Recommendations for 2011 Honda CR-V
  • There are many hitch mounted bike racks that are compatible with the # 75547 Class III hitch installed on your 2011 Honda CR-V. If you want to avoid using an adapter bar, a platform style rack would work well. The Swagman XTC-2, part # S64670 is a very popular rack that is highly rated by our customers. The ratcheting hooks secure the bike frame, and work very well with womens bikes unless they are the step-through variety that only use a single down tube. A platform rack that hooks...
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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 # KUATLOCK. Check out the review video I attached for this rack that details how the anti-rattle device works.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2011 Subaru Forester
  • For your 2011 Subaru Forester, I recommend the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 75650. This is a Class III trailer hitch with a 2 inch receiver. Class III trailer hitches will afford you more bike rack options than lower rated hitches. I have included a link to the installation instructions and a video showing a typical installation for you to view. The Thule T2 bike rack has undergone some design changes but is still available. The newest version is # TH9044. It is important to make sure...
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  • Recommendation For Best Kuat Platform Rack That Works With 2018 Subaru Outback and Draw-Tite Hitch
  • Both the Kuat NV hitch platform bike rack, Item # NV22G, and the Sherpa hitch platform bike rack, Item # SH22G, are versatile racks that hold 2 bikes by the wheels, are durable, and are easy to use. Both will work with your Draw-Tite Hitch, Item # 75673. As you consider which is best for you, make sure to find your clearance from the hitch pin hole so that you get a rack that easily clears the back of your 2018 Subaru Outback. The Kuat NV Item # NV22G hitch bike rack offers 7-inches...
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  • Weight Capacity of Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Bike Rack Part # SH12B
  • According to Kuat, as long as you do not exceed the 80 lb weight limit, you should be fine. I would recommend placing the heavier bike so that it is closest to the vehicle. My contact at Kuat said that if the battery on the electric bike is easily removable, taking the battery out might not be a bad idea. The bicycles are secured on the top and bottom of each tire, it will work great with womens or mens bikes. The hitch pin included with the rack locks, and a locking cable is included...
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  • Kuat Sherpa 2.0 vs Thule T2 Bike Rack Comparison for a 2015 Subaru Forester
  • Because the T2 Bike Rack part # TH9044 and the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 # SH22G are so similar and the # SH22G is considerably lighter I think it would be the best choice for you. As long as you have a 2 inch hitch either of these racks would work well for you. Functionally the racks are basically the exact same and come with the same features, only advantage one has over the other is weight. That's where the # SH22G has the advantage. I attached a review video for you to check out as well. If...
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