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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 - SH22P

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

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


Features:

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

Installation Details SH22P Installation instructions



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

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 - Pearl - SH22P

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

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

- SH22P
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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
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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
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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



- SH22P
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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
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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
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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
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Works great and looks great. Included tools we're a nice bonus 612594



- SH22P
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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



- SH22P
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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
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Item works great with smooth operation and holds the bikes securely. Looks nice on the back of my Land Rover 591540



- SH22P
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First quality bike rack. High-end materials and engineering. 560212



- SH22P
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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
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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



- 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



- 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


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

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- SH22P
by:

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
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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
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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


Comments
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

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- SH22P
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Great service and product arrived in two days no extra charge Thank you 415281



- SH22P
by:

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


Comments
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

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


Comments
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

38654

- SH22P
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Very easy to work with, and super fast service AAAA 332208



- SH22P
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excellent product very satisfied with the my choice 299848



- SH12G
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Review from a similar Kuat Sherpa 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


I have been in search of a really good hitch mounted bike rack for some time. I did a lot of research and settled on the Kuat Sherpa 2.0. But before I ordered it, I called etrailer.com. I spoke with Lori B. who answered all my questions about this rack and made my shopping experience quick and informative. This rack is so well constructed and beautifully finished, rugged and very easy to use. On our first trip out, my 12 year old son was able to quickly and easily remove his bike with no help. The rack tilts down with little effort making access to the back of our station wagon a breeze. I would recommend this rack to anyone looking for a well built easy to use 2 bike rack. My neighbor told me about etrailer.com and it was great advice. I will be ordering from etrailer.com again. Their service and selection are amazing and they actually have people answering the phone who know their products. 726336



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Review from a similar Kuat Sherpa 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


This bike rack is awesome! It does exactly as as product says in every facet! You can't go wrong with this [email protected]! I am 67 years old and it is extremely easy to install.... on in 3 mins or less! 657464


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