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

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

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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 SH22P 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 - Pearl. 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 pearl and silver 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"
  • 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 2 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

Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2 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 SH22P tilting down

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

Kuat SH22B 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

Kuat 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.

SH22P Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Aluminum - Tilting - Pearl

Item # SH22P

Installation Details SH22P Installation instructions

Customer Reviews

Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Pearl - SH22P

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.

- SH22P

Arrived ahead of schedule, packaged solid and protected. The Kuat Sherpa rack arrived in perfect shape with all components and easily assembled. I'll keep Etrailer in my bookmarks for future needs. 711217

- SH22P

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

- SH22P

Very nice bike rack. I purchased the white (pearl) one. It matches my truck. Get lots of compliments. Easy to put on and very light yet strong. I recommend this bike rack. It does not put pressure on your frame. The bike sit on it and the clamps hold the tires down. 863111

- SH22P

Great bike rack Really nice design. Easy to assembly Thanks Etrailer and Thanks Kuat 861005

- SH22P

Build quality is excellent. Very well design. Expensive and time will tell if the cost was worth it. 860718

- SH22P

EXCELLENT product!! Nothing more to sa y. 824596

- SH22P

Easy to use and well built! I really enjoy the locking hitch pin and locking cable to secure bikes to hitch 770019

- SH22P

After ordering one rack that did not work out, I had a great conversation with Tommy C who guided me to the Kuat Sherpa rack. BINGO!!! Exactly what I needed. I had a hitch installed and put the rack on. I will say it was very difficult for me to assemble. I ended up calling a friend to help me. Once it was assembled it’s been a breeze to use. I can easily put it on by myself. I would’ve given 5 stars if the assembly had been easier. 707651

- SH22P

This is a sturdy, well engineered product. The shipping box acts as the assembly platform, making the assembly a snap. The rack fits perfectly in the hitch and the bikes are easy to mount. The bikes are held snuggly in place. The rack is expensive, but worth the money. One note, when folded up, it can interfere with the rear backup camera on our Jeep, which is not a big issue with me. 669349

- SH22P

love this rack.my only complain would be that the anti theft cable is too short for two bikes.one extra foot would perfect. 656362

- SH22P

Works great and looks great. Included tools we're a nice bonus 612594

- SH22P

I usually don't write too many product reviews, BUT I compulsively read them all the time in detail before purchasing items! This time I decided to return the favor to mankind and write a review for the Kuat Sherpa 2.0. I just LOVE IT! I had a problem assembling it - spent about 15 hours trying to put it together along with lots of additional help but it was impossible. The company paid for us to take it in to our local bike shop to fix it. So I was happy. I am a petite 5'2" woman and not very strong and I am able to carry and put this rack into the hitch and load and strap my bike/bikes all by myself with relative ease!!! Which is exactly what i needed in a bike rack! I have had this rack for one year and have taken my bikes on this rack all over and they are secured extremely well. I also like that it has a bike lock/chain that is incorporated in the rack - so I didn't need to buy a separate lock! It also uses the same key that locks the bike rack to the hitch! So no juggling of two keys! I don't think there is anything else that I could have asked for in this rack that they could improve on and this says a lot coming from quite a fastidious consumer! It also looks very sleek and stylish and goes very well with my white Nissan murano! Added bonus!!! I love it! 606091

Still working great! Still love it!!
Elaine A - 02/19/2020


- SH22P

This unit is is as advertised it is simple to use and sturdy I used it on a 4.5 hour trip with no issues 598998

- SH22P

Item works great with smooth operation and holds the bikes securely. Looks nice on the back of my Land Rover 591540

- SH22P

First quality bike rack. High-end materials and engineering. 560212

- SH22P

This bike rack is great! Light weight and easy to get on and off of our car or truck and with the foot pedal we can move it out of the way with the bikes on it and still raise the door on the back of our Subaru. It is easy to load the bikes on the rack and secure them with the folding arms and straps on the rack. 557523

- SH22P

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

- SH22P

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

- SH22P

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

Its great. Works well. No Issues. Just yesterday, I recommended a neighbor but his rack from etrailer.com.
David - 05/07/2019


- SH22P

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

- SH22P

Love the bike rack. It’s held up wonderfully. Doesn’t bounce bike around and keeps it secure I’ve recommended to multiple friends. 487256

- SH22P

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

We still love this bike rack and it still works as well as when first used. Contacting me a year later to check truly conveys to me this company has a vested interest in their customers.
Joe M - 11/05/2018


- SH22P

Great service and product arrived in two days no extra charge Thank you 415281

- SH22P

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

Great product, both my wife and I like how easy it installs, and tighten into the hitch receiver nice and snug, no raddling. Holds the bikes nice and snug too. We get compliments on the pearl white color of the bike rack.
Bob M - 07/23/2018


- SH22P

Good product, great price. Rec'd quickly and was able to assemble and use with little issues. 382203

Thanks for the follow up. We have been impressed and enjoyed using both the bike rack and hitch. Great product and have been using on a regular basis.
John A - 05/18/2018

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  • Can Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Fit Subaru Outback Factory Hitch
    The very shallow hitch pin of the factory hitch on your 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon makes installing bike racks challenging as most aren't compatible. The only way you could install the Kuat Sherpa part # SH22P would be if you replaced the factory hitch of the vehicle with an aftermarket one like the # C13410. Otherwise you'll have to go with the Yakima Ridgeback # Y02457 which can be used with your Subaru hitch.
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    A bike rack installed on the rear of a toad vehicle is going to experience more side to side sway than normal. The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack part # SH22P is not rated for this excess sway but I do have one very similar option that is in the Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Rack part # Y02443. The Yakima HoldUp 2 like the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 has a one piece 2" shank, wheel hook attachments, and it comes with locks. The Yakima HoldUp 2 also has a higher 60 lb per bike weight capacity so this is...
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  • Is The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Compatible With 4.8 Tires Using The Kuat Phat Bike Adapter Kit?
    I reached out to my contact at Kuat and the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Pearl, # SH22P, will fit tires only up to 3 inches with the additional strap. I've linked the page to all their racks that come with the Fat Bike compatibility to assist. The Sherpa will not adapt for that size tire, but there are other options that will work. The bike carriers that will adapt to fit the 4.8 inch tires are the Kuat NV 2.0 Base Rack # BA22B, the Kuat NV 2.0 for...
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  • Where to Measure to Determine if Kuat Sherpa will Fit Hitch and Clear Bumper
    The Saris Freedom Superclamp EX2 part # SA4025F is still available. Just wanted to get that out of the way first! On the Kuat Sherpa part # SH22P the closest part of the rack to the hitch pin measures 7-1/2 inches. I am not sure what hitch you have and if both of the pin holes are designed for use as hitch pin holes so you would need to measure again to be sure. Some Draw Tite 2 inch hitches had a second smaller pin hole that was supposed to be used for a J-hook anti-rattle device....
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  • Would Kuat Sherpa 2.0 be Good Bike Rack for Use at Rear of 2017 Jeep Wrangler
    The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 # SH22P that you referenced would be a great option. It's a light weight platform bike rack that only touches the bikes at the tires and has the needed clearance to fit past the spare of your 2017 Jeep Wrangler. The Thule T2 that you mentioned is not going to clear the rear spare so it would not be the one to use.
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    Kuat makes both 1-1/4-inch and 2-inch versions of their Sherpa platform-style hitch-mount bike carriers. Parts # SH22P and # SH22G fit 2-inches hitches but for your 2017 Honda HRV that has a light-duty 1-1/4-inch Class I hitch you can use their version for that hitch size, part # SH12P in pearl white or part # SH12B in black. Both of these 1-1/4-inch racks are compatible with both Class I and Class II hitches and the linked article will show how to measure the hitch you have to ensure...
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    I have several great bike rack options that I think you will really like. Take a look at the Kuat Sherpas, # SH22G for gray, # SH22B for black, and # SH22P for pearl. Since you mentioned that your current rack is rusting I have purposely selected these racks because they are aluminum and are not susceptible to corrosion and they hold the bikes at the wheels only so no frame contact. And it doesn't hurt that they are well within your budget. I have also included a picture showing all the...
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    The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 part # SH22P for white, # SH22B for black, or # SH12G for gray are excellent bike racks. For a lightweight, platform bike rack that fits a 2 inch hitch this rack is very tough to beat. Kuat makes great bike racks and this one is no exception. This rack also only touches the bikes at the tires so you would not have to worry about any damage to any painted surfaces. We have not tested for ground clearance on this vehicle.
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    I have platform-style bike rack options for your 2011 Lincoln MKT, though not with Thule. Your vehicle needs more space to clear the bumper than the Thule racks can offer, so I recommend the Kuat Sherpa, # SH22P, a high-quality rack which offers 7-1/2 inches of space from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the carrier when folded (your vehicle requires at least 6 inches to clear the bumper). The Yakima HoldUp, # Y02443, is another quality option, measuring 7 inches...
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  • Compatibility Of The Swagman Bike Cover For Kuat Sherpa 2.0
    Yes! The Swagman Bike Cover # S82006 will work with your Kuat Sherpa 2.0 # SH22P. The Swagman cover is designed to slip over the shank and cover 2 bikes, so no need to buy two covers. There is a couple measurements that I want you to take note of to know if this cover will fit your bike. I've included a diagram for you to illustrate! If your bikes do not fit in the measurements in the diagram, you'll want to go with the Large Swagman Bike Cover # S24FR. Both will protect your high end...
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