Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Tilting - Gray

Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Tilting - Gray

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  • Platform Rack
  • 2 Bikes
  • Kuat
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class 1
  • Class 2
  • Class 3
  • Wheel Mount
  • Carbon Fiber Bikes
  • Locks Not Included
This platform-style rack lets you transport 2 bikes on the back of your vehicle. Ratcheting hooks hold your bikes by the wheels with no frame contact. A foot pedal lets you tilt rack with bikes loaded for cargo area access and fold it up for storage. Call 800-298-8924 to order Kuat hitch bike racks part number TS02G or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Kuat products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Tilting - Gray. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.


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Kuat Hitch Bike Racks - TS02G

This platform-style rack lets you transport 2 bikes on the back of your vehicle. Ratcheting hooks hold your bikes by the wheels with no frame contact. A foot pedal lets you tilt rack with bikes loaded for cargo area access and fold it up for storage.


Features:

  • Hitch-mounted, platform-style carrier transports 2 bikes on the back of your vehicle
  • Ratcheting hooks hold your bikes firmly by the front wheels - no frame contact
  • Adjustable pitch on front-wheel cradles ensure bike wheels are held at optimal angles
  • Pivoting cradles with ratcheting straps secure your bikes' rear wheels to the rack
    • Phat Bike strap kit (APBK - sold separately) lets you carry fat bikes on the rack
  • Easy-to-use, spring-loaded foot pedal lets you tilt and fold the rack
    • Tilt rack down - with bikes loaded - for cargo area access
    • Fold rack up for storage
  • Anti-rattle threaded hitch pin reduces movement and noise of the rack in your hitch
  • Removable adapter sleeve lets you convert the rack for use in 1-1/4" hitch
  • Optional lock set (PTSCLK12 - sold separately) secures bikes to rack and rack to vehicle
  • Gunmetal gray powder coated steel is durable and corrosion resistant


Specs:

  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" (Class I and II) and 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Carrying capacity: 2 bicycles
  • Weight capacity: 40 lbs per bike
  • Maximum bike wheelbase: 47"
  • Maximum tire width: 3"
  • Wheel diameter: 20" - 29"
  • Space between bikes (center of cradle to center of cradle): 11-1/4"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to:
    • Closest part of carrier when folded down: 7-1/2"
    • Closest part of carrier when folded up: 5"
    • Farthest edge of carrier when folded down: 32-5/8"
    • Farthest edge of carrier when folded up: 15-1/2"
  • Carrier weight: 37 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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

Kuat Transfer 2-Bike Rack

The Transfer platform-style bike rack lets you carry 2 bikes on the back of your vehicle. The rack holds your bikes by the wheels - not the frames - to protect your paint. The low tray height takes the strain out of mounting your bikes on the rack, and the pivoting cradles and ratcheting wheel hooks make loading your bikes quicker and easier when compared with a rack that has a center post and frame hooks. A foot pedal lets you tilt the rack with bikes loaded for access to your vehicle's rear cargo area. And the pedal lets you fold the rack up for storage, too.


Perfect Fit Adjustment System

Kuat Transfer 2-Bike Rack

The Transfer has a Perfect Fit adjustment system that lets you carry your bikes safely and securely without the fear of damaging the frames. The system includes ratcheting hooks that hold your bikes firmly by the front wheels, adjustable front wheel cradles, and pivoting rear cradles that secure your rear wheels to the rack. These hooks and adjustable cradles ensure a perfect fit for each of your bikes' body styles.


Ratcheting Hooks

Kuat Transfer Ratcheting Hooks

The ratcheting hooks secure your bikes' front wheels to the rack. Place your bikes on the cradles then simply slide the hooks down over your wheels until they click in place. The hooks hold your bikes firmly in place without contacting the frames. Press the thumb release button on each hook to slide them up and remove your bikes.


Adjustable Front-Wheel Cradles

Kuat Transfer Adjustable Front-Wheel CradlesKuat Transfer Adjustable Front-Wheel Cradles

Each of the front cradles has a bolt locator tab that allows the pitch to be adjusted. In its upright position the cradles sit at the optimal position for holding a normal-size bike. Use the included Allen key to flip the bolt locator tab upside down. This allows the cradle to sit in a position that tilts more toward the center of the rack so that the tires of a children's bike will fit snugly.


Pivoting Rear-Wheel Cradles

Kuat Transfer Bolt Locator Tab

The Transfer has pivoting cradles that adjust to your bikes' rear wheels on the rack. Rotate the cradles out to accommodate bikes with wheelbases up to 47" long or rotate them toward the center of the rack to accommodate smaller bikes. Ratcheting straps secure your wheels to the cradles. A strap extender kit (APBK - sold separately) is available to convert the cradles for use with fat bikes.


Spring-Loaded Foot Lever

Kuat Transfer Spring-loaded foot lever

The spring-loaded foot lever is easily accessible even with your bikes loaded. No more crawling through bikes or squeezing between the rack and the vehicle to hit the tilt release lever.


Kuat Transfer Spring-loaded foot lever

The foot lever lets you easily tilt the rack down to allow access to your vehicle's rear cargo area - even with the bikes loaded. It leaves both hands free so that you can lower the rack in a controlled manner.


Folds Against Vehicle

When the rack is unloaded you can fold it up for storage. This makes it easier to park in small lots at the trail head or in cramped parking garages, and it keeps the rack out of the way of other vehicles and riders.


Adapter Sleeve with Threaded Hitch Pin

Kuat Transfer Adapter Sleeve

A removable sleeve on the shank lets you convert the rack for use with 1-1/4" hitches. The rack also comes with an anti-rattle device incorporated into the shank to reduce vibration and noise in the hitch for a smooth, quiet ride. Simply tighten the hitch bolt with the included 3/4" wrench.


There is also an optional cable lock and hitch lock (PTSCLK12 - sold separately) that lets you secure your bike to the rack and the rack to your vehicle.



TS02G Kuat Transfer Tray-Style 2-Bike Rack for 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch Receivers - Tilting - Folding - Gray



TS02G Installation InstructionsInstallation Details TS02G Installation instructions



Video of Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Tilting - Gray


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




Video Transcript for Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack Review

Speaker 1: Today, we're going to be taking a look at Kuat Transfer platform style two-bike rack. Part number TS02G. That's for the color gray. It's also available in Black. TS02B.The Kuat Transfer is a platform-style bike rack with a different approach. It has no center mast.

It has a step through design so we can easily access our bikes. As you can see, there's no platform to get in our way, so it's going to make loading and unloading easy. It also has an easy to access foot petal so we can tilt the rack away, even with bikes loaded, to access our rear hatch. Again, this is easier because there no platform to get in the way.Our bikes are held in place by a wheel hook and a wheel strap. There is no frame contact.

Its a ratcheting wheel hook that puts down pressure on our front wheel into our front wheel cradle. The rear cradle uses a strap to keep the rear wheel in place. We gone ahead and removed our bikes so we can take a closer look. The front wheel cradles are going to accept road bike tires, mountain bike tires, and fat tires up to 4 1/2 inches wide. For fat bikes you will need an adapter kit sold separately with part number APBK.

The rear cradle accepts all the same tire sizes. The only difference is for fat bikes, you have to swap out the strap from your fat bike kit. Or if you prefer, you can pick up the bike rack with the fat bike kit included with part number TS02G-FB in gray, and in black part number TS02B-FB.The cradles are adjustable for bikes of different sizes. The rear one pivots within the slot. The front cradles are adjustable by loosening up the tab with the included tool, and rotating it.

This is gonna raise the bike up which can help with handlebar spacing between the two bikes. When not in use, the wheel hooks fold flat. This allows us to fold the whole bike rack up against our vehicle for compact storage. Now this is ideal for pulling into a tight parking spot or pulling your garage overnight.It has a weight capacity of 40 pounds per bike, a maximum wheelbase of 47 inches, and will accept a wheel diameter between 20 and 29 inches. The distance of the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the carrier when folded up is five inches. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the carrier when folded down is 7 1/5 inches. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the farthest edge of the carrier when folded down is 32 5/8 of an inch.The whole rack has a powder coated finish to resist rust and corrosion, and it features a limited lifetime warranty.Our customers mostly compare the Kuat Transfer to the more traditional Swagman XTC2. Compared to the Transfer, the XTC2 has a traditional platform with a center mast and hooks that contact our bikes frame. It does not tilt away, and the open wheel cradles leave your tires exposed.Now that we've gone over the features, I'll show you how to get it installed. Now, this is gonna work with inch and a quarter or two inch hitches, class one, two, and three. It includes a sleeve to work with our two inch by two inch receiver. What we'll do is feed it into our receiver tube, line up our pin holes. Once we've got it lined up, take our antiretroviral clip, and start threading that through. Once we've got it hand tightened, we can take our included tool, and finish tightening it up. Then we can just put our clip on the opposite side.Now we can get it ready to load up our bikes. The way we do that, is we take our foot, push down on the foot pedal, lower it down until it rests. Then we can raise out our wheel hooks, and undo our rear wheel straps.Now, it's recommended that you load up your heaviest bike first. So, raise it up. As you can see, that step through the design is gonna make it a lot easier to load up our bikes. W it in position, we can raise up our wheel hook, right in front of our fork or outbreak, whichever comes first. Once it makes contact, give like a push, and then it's secure. With it in position, we can then raise up our wheel hook. Now this is gonna end up in front of our fork, or our breaks, whatever comes first. I'll lower it down so it makes contact Question: our tire, and then we'll give it like a push, and then it's secure.For our rear cradle, it pivots to match or tires. Once it's seating correctly, we can run our strap through and pull it down through the other side.I've gone ahead and loaded up my second bike the same way. Now we can take it out and run our test course, and see how it performs. This is our test course. Let's start with our slalom. This shows side to side action, such as turning corners or evasive maneuvering. Then on to our alternating speed bumps. This shows twisting acton, such as hitting curves, potholes, road debris, or uneven pavement.That's gonna complete our look at Kuat Transfer platform style two bike rack, part number TS02G.


Customer Reviews

Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Tilting - Gray - TS02G

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (289 Customer Reviews)

This platform-style rack lets you transport 2 bikes on the back of your vehicle. Ratcheting hooks hold your bikes by the wheels with no frame contact. A foot pedal lets you tilt rack with bikes loaded for cargo area access and fold it up for storage.

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First, I have to say the customer service is outstanding! The rack itself works great with my little Prius C. Easy assembly and install. Carrie's both my carbon race bike as well as MT bike. Love it! 641219



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This is as nice a two bike, platform hitch rack as I've seen at any price.( Getting it through etrailer made it even less expensive than everywhere else.) Everything about this rack speaks of quality. The only negative review that I saw said if left on the vehicle for a couple of years caused it to rust out. I sprayed WD-40 liquid lithium on the inside of all the steel tubes. (I learned to do this with all my archery tree stands.) I'm hoping that my wife and I are good to go for many years. And the rack sure does look nice on our new VW Tiguan! 485892


Comments

As great as it ever was. We love it.

Kevin - 03/17/2019

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I ordered a Kuat Transfer 2 for my 2017 Subaru Outback with a 2" DrawTite hitch. Michael H cautioned me that the Transfer 2 would fit my vehicle but might not fold up when not in use due to proximity to the tailgate. I received the rack promptly and assembled it with no problems. It is a bit heavier than I would like but very sturdy. The rack will actually fold up OK on my car but as expected there is not much clearance. I will soon try it all out and report any issues. So far,very good experince with the rack and e-trailer. 295045


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This rack works great, I have used it several times and am impressed with how sturdy it is. I would recommend it highly.

Warren P - 09/15/2017

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Took less than 30min to put together and is simple to operate. Was a little nervous of how stable bike would be with only the front wheel hold down, BUT once i had it locked down I took it for a test drive over some bumpy roads and was extremely impressed with how solid the bike was held. 473089



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We love this rack. Sturdy and super easy to load. Folds up out of the way well enough that we leave it on our Accord most if the time. 569282



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Love it! Easy to use and very attractive. I like that you don't have to take the bikes off to get into the back of the vehicle. No vibration. 574411



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Absolutely the best place to buy hitches and racks. Price come out to be $50 less than advertised, because of the price pledge. Shipping was faster than expected. I received my item within 72 hours. No problems with anything. Fits and works nicely. I will buy from you guys again and will recommend you guys to all my friends. 504256



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This bike rack has been great. Got it originally because I wanted something that my wife was able to use by herself and this fit the bill. Very easy and quick to get bikes on and off. Never had any issues with stability either. We've taken 2 bikes on several cross country trips from PA to UT and back and also PA to FL. Folds conveniently and the full lowered position allows me to load and unload our recumbent trike in the SUV without removing the rack. 571297



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Kuat Carrier works fantastic; slick and quick with no required wheel removal; works well for both my 29er and 700c rigs. Kuat may consider a slight redesign relative to the lock anchor/fastener type and placement; as it is now, the lock and cable can be removed with the correct Allen/socket head wrench; a tamperproof fastener would be preferred. Thank you 465745



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Got this product within 10 days of ordering, and etrailer was very communicative about when the product would arrive. I assembled it with only a slight amount of trouble. My only issues were 1- putting on the wheel well involves a bolt with an insert that says "up" on it with an arrow; the insert is supposed to fit into a slot on the wheel well, and will only do so if things are lined up correctly, so I had to figure out that the part on the wheel well that surrounds the actual metal rack ROTATES inside the part of the wheel well that actually holds the wheel. This enables the insert with "up" to fit into the slot. Confusing, but pretty simple once I figured it out. 2- My hitch is 1 1/4" and you have to take off the factory installed 2" adapter by unscrewing a bolt. The bolt was harder to take off than I was expecting, but finally got it! The rack comes with all the tools to install - no need to have a complete tool box or anything. Make sure to follow all the instructions carefully - there are a couple details that you could miss that would make installation a little difficult. For example - make sure you're not installing things upside down, make sure everything is facing the same way as in the manual (that's not just for aesthetics!) When putting your rack into the hitch, having two people might make it a little easier. I had a small bit of trouble adjusting it so the hole for the bolt lined up between the two parts (I got it, but another person would have made it a little less frustrating). My 29" small Anthem fits perfectly! I might leave another review in a few months after I've really used this thing, but so far I'm excited 488648



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Bought the Transfer 2 for more secure transport of a pair of lovely step-through frame bicycles. The assembly process was straightforward and event-free, thanks to unusually clear step-by-step instructions and a well-designed product. All of the necessary tools were included in the package. We've done one 5-hour trip so far and the bikes were stable and very happy on the rack while doing 75+ mph on the highway, also when crossing train tracks. The rack's back-tilt feature makes it easy to put the hatchback up for rear access. Getting the bikes on and off the rack is similarly a snap. Could not be happier so far. BTW, got the locks as well; that did NOT come with instructions although a video walk-through is available on the eTrailer site. 548182



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Delivery on time as scheduled; trailer staff was very helpful in answering questions about usability at the time we ordered. Assembly was easy enough; the enclosed would have been sufficient, but the KUAT video online gave nice confirmation. This rack is to replace a Yakima we returned that was just too heavy for my wife to put up and down on her own. This one is much more user-friendly, and the foot pedal to raise and lower the rack is very easy. The only thing bringing it down to a good is that the rack appears to be a bit loose in the hitch (we have the 1.25 inch hitch). I may have to rig something up to keep it a little tighter. It's not horrible, but gives me some concern about taking bikes on a longer trip. 224722



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The 2 bike Kuat Transfer arrived in 3 days, as promised by Noah at Etrailer- great job! Directions were good, and I liked that the different nuts, bolts and hardware were packaged in sections based on their use, and that they provide all the tools, including a box wrench to bolt the carrier on to the hitch. I did have one question and got a service rep from Kuat, who explained what was unclear. The bike rack is really solid and easy to use. It folds up close to the rear of my Murano when not in use, and the foot release also lets the bike rack fold forward to open the hatchback door, even with the 2 bikes on! Etrailer has the best price, also got the hitch from them, same fast delivery- highly recommended! 576253



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What do I like about it? - Really easy to mount your bike on it. Much better than scratching your car with hooks and cables like other hitches. - Easy to install. - As long as you keep the screws tight, the rack is really steady (the rack was very steady carrying two 30lb mountain bikes). - Can carry a variety of tire sizes (I have a road bike and a mountain bike) What don't I like about it? - It wasn't easy putting on the lock at the base of the hitch. Whether it's my car or where I installed the hitch, I'm not sure, but it got ugly :) - It's big, and when folded it's visible in my rear view mirror. Again, it's related to where I installed my hitch but I can still see everything and it's not a safety issue. - It doesn't have light deflectors, which I added on my own. I would imagine that anything sticking out from the car profile should have some sort of a alarming signs. One thing, which is probably my fault since I did not read the instructions, when I first removed my mountain bike from the rack instead of releasing the back strap first, I released the front arm which caused the bike to tilt over and hit my back windshield. Big mistake on my part. Nothing serious happened, just a small scratch, but from that moment on I release the back strap FIRST and then the front arm. Sound trivial now, just don't be like me... 296488


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Still works great. No complains.

Doron - 09/20/2017

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I absolutely love this bike rack, and use it every day that the weather permits. While I usually leave it on my car, it is quite easy to remove and put back on. I have no problems lowering it to access the back hatch of my car. As a very petite woman, I was worried it would be too big or heavy to maneuver. But I have no problems getting it off or on. I can put my bike on it and have the bike secured in just seconds. Sometimes I pull up at the trailhead at the same time as other people. I am always the first one done with getting the bike loaded up. I usually ride alone, but when riding with a friend, it has been easy to load two bikes, and they both stay securely in their place, with no rubbing or scratching. I also had no problems putting it together by myself. It is perhaps the first item I’ve ever assembled that had the instructions written in correct and easy to understand English. I also want to say that the company has excellent customer service. I had called them with questions before purchasing, and they got back to me very promptly and answered all my questions. They also followed up with me one year later to check on how I liked their product. I consider them to be a first class company to do business with. 565424



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I ordered this bike rack because I wanted a decent platform rack for a fair price, and this new Küat product seemed to fit the bill. I preface all my comments with the fact that this is my first bike rack purchase. Pros: Box arrived with all necessary parts packaged in segmented bags that were clearly recognizable in conjunction with written directions. Rack went together in about 30 minutes with one person handing parts and one putting together. It seems quite sturdy. Ours holds two different sized hybrid bikes, and they fit quite nicely. No contact between bikes when on rack. Bikes had very little movement at 55 mph as long as tire hooks and straps were pulled tightly. If you can spin wheels by hand even a bit, pull tighter. On a 2013 Honda Accord the trunk opens with the bikes loaded w/o having to drop the rack, and it opens with the rack closed up. It also goes on and off the car easily. Cons: I agree with other reviewer who suggested site should indicate item is on back order rather than be given that information after purchase is made. I had to wait a month for the rack to arrive after receiving my hitch four days after placing my order. Etrailer reps did keep in contact regarding the wait and that was very helpful. I also agree with reviewer who expressed concern about how rack seems a tad bit loose in 1¼" hitch, but it did seem fine after highway driving. 226642



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Very satisfied. Assembly went pretty well, not super smooth or quick, but do theses kinds of things ever? I had to ream out a couple of holes with a drill bit because they weren't aligned properly. If memory serves me correctly, it was were the lock cap at the top of the arms. It won't be major if you have any amount of tool experience. We traveled from central Illinois to the Upper Peninsula, MI, then to central OH, back into Michigan a bit and then home to central IL. At least one road in the UP was back woods rough; it fed the logging areas, to give an idea. Both bikes rode like contented babies the entire trip. Very easy to get them on and off the rack. And I like how the rack pivots down for access to the hatch, and up to get out of the way when bikes aren't on it. 445354



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I bought the Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack a year ago and have no complaints. I love the way that it can move down to allow access to my car with the bikes on and how it can be moved up for when there are no bikes on it. It is super simple to use and seems quite durable. 566629



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Bought a hitch, rack, and locks for my ‘08 Prius and am very happy with all three. The service and fast shipping has been a highlight as well. 567352



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Solid construction, good fitment. Everything went together as instructions stated. I purchased this because I didn't want anything to contact the bike frame and this rack works as advertised. Only issue is that I have carbon fiber rims on my MTB and the rear wheel anchor strap is hard plastic and scratched the rim. I've resolved this by cleaning the anchor spot and installing a soft cloth patch under the strap (Kuat you listening?). Also, others complain about the threaded hitch pin, however, I like it. No rattling, it helps keep the rack anchored, and the bikes don't touch under any driving conditions, also, it is a theft deterrent. Otherwise, very satisfied with rack & etrailer's product info/videos and prompt delivery. 303789



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Absolutely love this rack and lock system! Easy to install and we confidently left our bikes out over night during a recent trip. Etrailer offered the best price and excellent support as I had a few questions. Highly recommend! 545398



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Ordered from Etrailer and received it here in Austin, TX in two business days. So I will say the processing and shipping was 5-STARS!!! * Assembly: Took me about 45 minutes to complete. The instructions were detailed and specific with pictures. All tools and hardware was in separate packing so you would know which bolds, nuts and screws (tools) needed to be used. * Quality: Seems that etrailer sent me this e-mail very quick to ask for me to put in a review. So I only owned it for 3 days and it is on my vehicle. I am using the 1.25" and removed to adapter to install it on my current hitch. I did install my 30# carbon fiber mountain bike and it was very easy to setup and lock down all fastening to secure a solid hold. I have yet to take a stroll down the road to see how it handles, but this is NOT my first receiver. I can tell you for the price this is a very, very nice receiver and I would not hesitate to trust it and take it even on a 2000 mile road trip! I like that it is light and remove and put away and it collapses down very nice. Warranty: One of the main reasons why I got this is because of the lifetime warranty. I hope I will never need to reach out to KUAT for any parts, but there are a lot of moving parts (straps, bolts) that may wear down or fall off. I do recommend to run little bit of maintenance on this bike rack by re-tightening bolts and nuts to make sure the hold is secure. Since you'll have to assemble this it would just be ideal, especially in the 1st 6-months of use to make sure things are secure. After that I think the maintenance part of it can be ignored. However a clean bike transporter is a happy bike transporter :) ! Overall: SOLID and no regrets on this purchase!! If anyone cares, my last bike transporter was a 1 bike / 1UP model. I sold it to get this one because this fits two bikes and the 1up I had to spend another $300 to get an add on bike plus shipping fees. So that bike rack was $500 + shipping. Other thoughts: I recommending getting the PN# PTSCLK12 to cable secure your bikes and the bike transporter itself. Its a good $40 investment especially for the lock to your vehicle to bike transporter. The dual cable locks are decent, it will not protect you from the bad bike thief's out there, but it'll keep the honest people honest! 470107



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This bike rack is amazing. My husband and i put it together and installed it in about an hour. He tightened it but other than that I might have been able to build it myself. I used it the next day on a bike trip with a friend. We loaded and unloaded the bikes 6 times, and could not believe how easy it was. The bikes travelled without jiggling around and i felt very secure with them there. I like how it tilts up so you can leave it on the car, and tilts forward so you can access the back. I have a 2016 Tiguan. I am pretty sure my friend is going to buy one now. We loved it. 573969



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This is a super sweet bike rack. Very easy to set up. Instructions are clear and simple. The ease of use is phenomenal. And it looks great when not in use also. Now it is simple to take the little ones bike along for rides. 514744



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Assembly of this rack was fairly straight forward. Instructions consisted mainly of illustrations. I had one issue during assembly where I overtightened bolts and fatigued plastic mating surfaces. The directions gave no caution or guidance regarding how tight to make things. I thought, tighter is always better (wrong). Kuat customer service was very helpful and shipped out replacement parts no questions asked. I am totally satisfied with the rack function, fit and ease of use. I have yet to take long trips but, in local use, it has performed admirably. I was also totally satisfied with etrailer's order fulfillment and customer support. 566579



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Didnt want to do the tailgate pad on my new truck due to it marring the paint and a hanging rack wasnt a good option for a carbon fiber frame. The Kuat transfer 2 fit the bill and is reasonably priced. Used it for the first trip and it works great. 576442



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Shipping was fast and arrived a day sooner than expected. The components were well packaged with all the nuts bolts etc separated into their own packages so it was easy to sort through while following the directions. Included also was a wrench and a few allen wrenches so I needed no extra tools for assembly. The directions were easy to follow and I was done with assembly in under an hour. All the components seem very sturdy and well built. 500412



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This is a great product .Simple as that .Ive been a Thule bike rack user for many years but decided to go with the kuat and im not disappointed and at a great price .I like the foot lever feature very much making it easy to fold it up against the car and also to tilt it .This is well made ....All is that i can say if you purchase the Kuat Transfer 2,you wont be disappointed .E trailer.....Keep up the great work with your superb service and with all your great products .THANK YOU!!! 415067



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Ordered a bike rack online. Easy to order, delivery was very quick. Product was packaged perfectly. Little confusing on the lock kits that i order with the rack. I ordered two because it was not clear or I did not read it properly that one kit had two locks. Now I have an extra two locks. may send it back but not sure yet. Overall excellent service. The rack itself was a Kuat, top of the line brand although I did not buy the most expensive one. I am very handy and it still took me three hours to put it together. A few holes just off and you had to work hard to get them to line up and work but in the end with a lot of patience I got it done. Nice rack and I would buy it again and I would buy it again through etrailer.com 277764



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You guys are awesome!!! I hoped on getting bike rack by a certain date and you guys delivered! I'm extremely happy with the solid feel of the rack and with ETRAILER. Delivered big time, thank you all 389816



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I am very satisfied with this bike rack it took a long time to finally choose one it was between the kuat and a thule I am glad I chose this one it is my second rack the first being a hanging rack (not so good for girl bikes or kid bikes) this one fits all the bikes in our household a traditional mountain bike a hybrid bike and a kids bike all snug down tightly not worried at all about them on the road! the rack itself needed some assembly I did it myself I did watch the video (very helpful) I had no trouble, I attached to the vehicle loaded the bikes it is stable not a lot of movement I am very pleased, fits nicely on my vehicle I have a 2013 Ford Edge with a 2in hitch nothing touches the car and the bikes do not touch each other and it is very easy to load. This is my 3rd or 4th order from etrailer and as always not problem received order in 2 days. 522472



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We saw another Kuat rack at our local train head. Theirs wasn't this one, but was their top of the line unit. The owner rode up while we were loading on our old heavy rack, so we asked about theirs. And I watched how easy theirs was to load. We looked on-line, and decided this unit would work for us. Product was packaged nicely & all parts were there. The instructions are pictorial & not always real clear (think Ikea furniture), but the assembly is pretty logical and straightforward. I'm anEngineer, so your keep that in mind when assemblying the unit. If you are mechanically inclined, it will be easy. If you are expecting exact, clear, photos of the exact unit (the phots on some steps were not this unit), then you may have to reason what is to be done at that step. I contacted Kuat with that comment about their instructions included with this kit. It's a nice rack, easy to use. 466388



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The guys (and gals) at etrailer are great. So knowledgable and helpful. Shipping was fast. Their Customer Service is some of the very best. I REALLY appreciate being able to talk a human being instead of incessant chats or emails. Keep up the great work. I strongly recommend etrailer to any potential customers. PS This is NOT a paid for endorsement. :-) 456318


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Thank you for following up re the Kuat bike rack. Unfortunately, I did not like the Kuat and sold it. There wasn’t anything wrong with the unit but a number of things didn’t work for me: the empty rack partially obstructed my back up camera the empty rack needed to be lowered before opening my trunk hatch - a royal pain the rack was a pain assembling and required a few calls to customer service the rack while well built had a number of plastic parts.

John - 12/01/2018

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I love this bike rack. I am a 55 year old women with a 14 year old daughter who does triathlons. We are both small people. Manhandling a couple of bikes above our heads make the thought of going riding intimidating. This rack solved all of those problems. You lift the bike approx. a foot and push the lever arm onto the front tire and away you go. In addition, the rack folds up and down with one push on the handle so the trunk is completely accessible if you leave the rack on the back of the car ( I drive a Subaru Forrester SUV) instead of taking it on and off after each ride. Putting it together took awhile but was not rocket science, but you only have to do it once. It is kind of heavy when you put it in the hitch, but it is heavy duty and I have no fears that it will break or get damaged. Plan to use this for a long time. 407323



- TS02G
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It's working perfectly. 407384



- TS02G
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My very first experience with etrailer was when I bought a Yakima DoubleDown bike rack and a receiver hitch for my Mazda 3 for my old school Giant Rainier mountainbike. It was a great buying experience so it was a no brainer to come back to etrailer and purchase a more bike appropriate bike rack for my Giant Trance and my wife's new Giant Lust full suspension bikes. Since the newer styles of frames do not work well with the traditional bike racks, I wanted a carrier that didn't touch my frame and allowed the bikes to sit right on the rack. After reviewing etrailer's offerings I decided on the Kuat TS02G. I was very impressed with the reviews people wrote about this carrier and now that I have used it many times taking the bikes up to the foothills, I must say it is a wonderful rack, it was easy to assemble (because I watched someone's video and heeded their recommendations before assembling it). I have the 1.25" receiver hitch and was a bit concerned about the reported "wiggle" but I never experienced this as I installed the hitch pin through the right hand side of the hitch and it is very snug! The other concern was how heavy it might be but found it very easy to walk right up the back of my car and slip the rack right in the hitch, no problem...and I'm 63. I was very impressed with the quality of the components and the ease of loading and unloading our bikes. Once again etrailer performed flawlessly with a quick delivery that arrived a day sooner than they estimated and the valuable resources on their website that assist you to make a confident purchasing decision. Thanks etrailer! 408571



- TS02G
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I bought the kuat transfer 2 bike rack. As soon as I received it I put it on my Ford Focus and haven't taken it off since. I mostly use it with my Kona Process and my Salsa Beargrease fatbike. The large trays for the tires work well for both. However, I did need to purchase a strap extension to make it over the fatbike tire. No biggy. The rack works awesome. Its easy to tilt up and down. Rarely is it in the way. It looks a little goofy on my car to be honest but its so easy to put my bikes on and off I'll probably never take it off. Summer, fall, winter, and spring. I bike all year round. The rack has held up wonderfully well so far. Heres hoping the good performance continues.. 356520



- TS02G
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Kuat two bike transfer, great bike rack, best value that I found and the lightest in in weight! Easy to assemble, holds two 33 lb bikes very secure! Easy to load and remove bikes as well as on and off vehicle. You will find the service and the product will exceed your expectations, as will you find the support from Kuat! You won't go wrong if you stay with E-Gtrailer for any of their products! Thanks E-Trailer!!! 312728


Comments

Good, hold down has slipped off a few times. I thought about trying to glue a piece of rubber on the hook to grip the tire a little better. tires are narrow. what do you think!

Dave J - 11/01/2017

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Thanks for your follow up Dave. I have reached out to my contacts at Kuat, and if you would like to place a bit or rubber, on the hook, or potentially use an old bike tire tube on the hook feel free. It sounds like the issue is more of hook placement on the tire. It is best if the hook is placed as close to the front fork of the bike as possible, and below the apex (highest) point of the tire. My representative assured me that even on narrower tires, the hook should have no problem securing the bike. If this information is not helpful please let me know and we can investigate further.

-- Rachael H - 11/1/2017

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Thanks so much for the follow up!We get a lot of comments and questions. It is a great value for the cost.I know there were three people who purchased the rack after seeing ours.Very pleased, my son is now using my Beta Rack a little small for a fat bike and a regular bike!Great company, great service!

Dave J - 11/01/2017

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Well made and easy to use. Have used to carry two bikes for hundreds of miles with no issues. Would recommend to anyone looking for this type of carrier. 674448



- TS02G
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Great rack....excellent quality and perfect fit. 672487



- TS02G
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I have a 2014 Regal GS and decided not to risk damage to my trunk with a trunk rack so I opted for a hitch bike rack. I am very pleased with the Kuat Transfer rack. The etrailer online video provides great assistance with assembly which took me a little over an hour. The rack attached to the hitch easily. The rack is super simple and quick to use and holds the bikes securely. The only thing I would recommend is purchasing the bike and hitch lock kit which are not included with the rack. 670886



- TS02G
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Quality built product . Good instructions , took about 30-45 min to put together with me in no hurry. Easy to use. Would recommend ! 669714



- TS02G
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Assembly was very straight forward. Instruction book was the best that I have seen in years. All tools are included. The ease of loading bikes is a game changer over bike rack that we had been using. 667783



- TS02G
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Assembly was very easy as the assembly design is well-thought out, requires only the included allen wrench. Fits well on my 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe with our road bikes and also easily accomodates grandkids 20" and 24" wheel bikes. My car hitch has two holes for hitch pins and the smaller one was what the Kuat hitch pin/screw fit into. Very happy that the screw holds rack tight to the hitch since my other rack sways a lot on corners and uneven roads. Rack is also easy to take on/off car as I intend to take it off between uses. Extremely pleased with purchase. 659784



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This is an easy carrier to load. It mounts very easily to the trailer hitch connection. The single screw-in pin is easy to use and offers a tight connection to the vehicle. It’s a bit heavy, but one person can get it and the bikes on without much trouble. Best carrier I have tried. Worth the price. 657971



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I am in my 60’s and finding I need to adapt at times. With it’s step-through design, I can easily handle putting this rack on my car AND lifting my bike onto the rack. It holds my bike firmly (although I’m still learning the best spot to place the hook) and a second bike just as well. I can access my hatch easily. It is compact enough that my car still fits in my garage with it folded up. My previous rack was a hang style. I required a top tube adapter, had to lift bike, wiggle onto rack cradles, attach 3 straps plus a front wheel stabilizing strap. Troublesome process. This rack: Lift and set, push hook, pull rear strap. Done! Had concerns that my concealed hitch design which puts the receiver a couple of inches higher, might not allow my hatch to clear the rack. No problem. 655750



- TS02G
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This bike carrier is a great value. It works really well with my full suspension carbon fiber 29er mountain bike. I have been on very bumpy mountain roads and at highway speeds for long trips. This rack holds the bikes very well, no damage to the bikes and they are definitely not going to fall off. 654829



- TS02G
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Pros: Holds bikes very solidly in place. Also nice secure attachment to receiver hitch. Cons: It’s heavy. Mechanism that keeps holder in vertical position is a bit fussy. 654524



- TS02G
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Works just how the videos show. Assembly was great and the components are very high quality. Even the tools they give you for assembly are nice. No complaints here, and I absolutely would recommend this. 654010



- TS02G
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Kuat rack went together with a little trouble, but nothing to difficult. I would get the same rack again and the price was better then most advertised on other sites! Haven't used the rack much as of yet but everything suggest it will be plenty secure! Ordered the locks for the rack also and they should be great. Looks sleek with the installation! Thank you! 645110


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  • Kuat Transfer vs Thule T2 Classic vs Saris Superclamp EX
  • For this being your first bike rack purchase you have done a fantastic job at researching to narrow it down to some great choices! Since you have done your research and watched our review videos I will avoid going over all of the features and focus on your specific questions for each bike rack. If you do end up having more questions though please let me know. The Kuat Transfer # TS02G is a great, cost-effective option that only weighs in at 37 lbs. It also has a gunmetal gray powder...
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  • Hitch Lock Options for Kuat Transfer Bike Rack TS02G
  • For the Kuat Transfer # TS02G there are 4 different hitch lock options. The # HLT-014, # HLT-013, # HLT-012, and # HLT-011. They are all the exact same lock setup but the different number means it's a different key number. So the 013 gives you the 013 key, 012 gives you the 012 etc. If you had a different Kuat bike rack this would give you the ability to order a lock set with a matching key to what you already have.
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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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  • Compatibility of Curt Hitch Receiver Paired with Factory Hitch Receiver on 2019 Subaru Ascent
  • That factory receiver along with the aftermarket Curt # C13400 will be a really nice combination not only for the appearance but also for the ability to do some unique things that a dual hitch receiver offers. For instance, you can use a cargo carrier like # E98872 on the bottom or standard ball mount to tow, while also using a bike rack like Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Tilting - Gray # TS02G for example on the upper receiver. Many people...
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  • Kuat Transfer 2.0 vs Swagman XTC-2 for a 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI
  • You've narrowed it down to two extremely good racks. You are right about how the distance of the bikes on the rack interacts with their stability. The closer the bikes are to the vehicle, the less sway and bounce they experience as they travel. I have not seen a Kuat Transfer, part # TS02G mounted on a 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI. I did go out to our warehouse and measure the Kuat Transfer and the Swagman XTC, part # S64670 to give you an idea of their clearances. We use a stacking...
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2018 Subaru Outback For Carrying Kuat Transfer Bike Rack
  • For a trailer hitch to fit your 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon which will allow you to also use your Kuat Transfer # TS02G the Curt Hitch # C13206 would be your best option as it allows the rack to fold up unlike the Draw Tite. This is a 2 inch trailer hitch which very easily support your bike rack when it has the 2 inch hitch adapter installed. 2 inch hitches are preferred as they have higher capacities and have more accessories made for them. The Curt hitch will allow the rack to fold up but...
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  • Hitch Mounted Bike Rack for Electra Townies on a 2011 Mercedes-Benz E350 Wagon
  • You will need both a trailer hitch receiver, if you don't already have one, and a platform-style bike rack to carry your Townie Electra step through. Townie Electras don't have a frame that is normally compatible with traditional racks, so you usually need to have a platform style rack to better support the bikes' frames. For a hitch, you'll want to pick up the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # C11404. This is a htich that will require drilling to install, but is the best fit...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for Backup Camera Use on a 2019 Toyota Highlander
  • The best folding bike rack that will obstruct the backup camera on your 2019 Toyota Highlander the least is the Kuat Transfer. This comes in Gray # TS02G and Black # TS02B and has been test fit on a 2016 Highlander (see attached video) which is the same generation as your 2019. The biggest difference between this and a Thule hanging rack is that it is a wheel mount bike rack. The great thing about wheel mount bike racks is that it can accommodate any bike frame style as long as you don't...
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  • Locking Hitch Pin for Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Rack
  • There is a solution for you, but the HitchMate Threaded Lock # HE6001 will not work with your Kuat Transfer 2 # TS02G. You'd want the Cable Locks and Hitch Lock for Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Rack # PTSCLK12, which includes a hitch lock that attaches to your existing threaded hitch pin. The kit also includes a pair of cable locks to secure your bikes. I've added a link to a video review of this lock set for you to check out as well.
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  • Platform Bike Rack Options for a 2018 Honda CR-V
  • Since we have quite a variety of platform mount bike racks to choose from to use with your 2018 Honda CR-V I will give you a couple of recommendations. A good entry-level platform bike rack is the Let's Go Aero BikeWing # B01311. This is a lightweight bike rack that can hold up to two 40 lb bikes by securing their wheels to the cradles. This means that it can accommodate a wide variety of bikes as long as they do not have a fender or basket. For access to your rear cargo area, the BikeWing...
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  • Bike Rack and Trailer Hitch Recommendations for a 2017 Subaru Forester
  • I will be happy to simplify the hitch and bike rack choices for your 2017 Subaru Forester. Since the hitch will be a permanent attachment to the vehicle it is best to start by looking at hitches and what they have to offer. For your Forester there are Class II and Class III hitches available. The difference is the size of the receiver opening, capacity, and what accessories will fit each one. The Class II hitches such as Draw-Tite hitch # 36523 have 1-1/4 inch receiver openings while...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for Carbon Fiber Bike on 2012 Mazda 3 Hatchback
  • All three bike racks you mentioned are quality racks but the best option for your 2012 Mazda 3 hatchback is the RockyMounts MonoRail Solo 2 Bike Platform Rack # RKY10003; it will give you the best combination of ease of use and compatibility with your Mazda. The MonoRail is a wheel-mount bike rack so your brand new carbon fiber bike will be totally protected from any scratches - none of the rack is going to touch the frame. It is only 37 lbs which is the same weight as the Kuat Transfer...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2017 Mazda 3 Hatchback
  • First, for your 2017 Mazda 3 hatchback, you will need a trailer hitch. I recommend Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24914 because it does not have any special requirements like the Curt option does. For a bike rack the Kuat Transfer # TS02G, is a popular option. It holds the bikes at the wheels so it is compatible with many bike styles. The U-shaped rack frame makes loading and unloading the bikes easier. I have included a link to a video review of this rack for you. If you prefer the hanging...
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  • Does Kuat Transfer Require Specific Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock
  • Threaded anti-rattle hitch locks are specific to certain bike racks. So if you have the Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack # TS02G then you would need to use the Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock for Kuat Transfer Bike Racks # HLT-012.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch And Platform Bike Carrier for 2017 Toyota Prius Prime
  • We offer one trailer hitch for your 2017 Prius Prime. It is the Curt # C11473. This is a Class l trailer hitch and it has a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. Per a note from Curt all non-trailer loads - bike racks, cargo carriers and so forth - should be supported with stabilizing straps like part # 18050. Failure to properly support these loads will void your hitch warranty from Curt. The distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the rear bumper is 7-inches so you want...
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  • Tire Width Compatibility with Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Racks TS02G & TS02G-FB
  • In its stock configuration the Kuat Transfer 2 hitch-mount bike rack # TS02G will work with tire widths up to 3-inches and tire diameters from 20- to 29-inches. Kuat offers a Phat Bike Adapter Kit # APBK to convert this rack for use with tires up to 4-1/4-inches wide. Kuat also offers a dedicated fat bike version of the Transfer 2 rack, part # TS02G-FB. For either version a lock kit # PTSCLK12 is available that allows both the rack itself and your bikes to be secured. For reference,...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Tilting Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2017 Volkswagen Jetta
  • Yes, you can put a hitch on your 2017 Volkswagen Jetta. You can use # 24926. This is a Class I hitch, which is all that is available for the Jetta, which means you are limited to a maximum of 2 bikes on a bike rack that is rated for use on a Class I hitch. The only Thule bike racks that will work with a Class I hitch and that can tilt down with bikes loaded are the T2 Pro, # TH9035XT or # TH9035XTS, or T2 Classic # TH9045. If it doesn't have to be a Thule bike rack you could use the...
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  • Can I Use An Old Style Road Bike With Fenders On A Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack
  • For bikes with fenders there really isn't a way to use a bike rack like the Kuat Transfer part # TS02G that uses wheel mounts. Instead you'd have to go with a bike rack that grabs the bike by the frame like the Thule DoubleTrack # TH990XT. This is a very nice rack that's about the same price that will work well for you. It's similar in weight too at 36 lb.
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  • Using a Kuat Transfer Bike Rack on a 2018 Chevrolet Volt
  • The Kuat Transfer 3 Bike Rack, part # TS03G is not compatible with a Class I hitch, however, its sister model, the Transfer 2 Bike Rack, part # TS02G, is. Class 1 hitches are not capable of hauling more than two bikes at a time, as the additional force generated by the third bike can damage the hitch or rack. If you'd like to add a little security to the Kuat Transfer, there is a lock kit available as part # PTSCLK12 that adds a hitch and cable lock to the system. I've included video...
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  • Best Bike Rack for a 2017 Toyota Prius Prime with Class I Trailer Hitch
  • In order to use a hitch mounted bike rack with your 2017 Toyota Prius Prime you need a trailer hitch. For this I recommend the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 24966. The Draw-Tite Sportframe is a Class I hitch with a 1-1/4" receiver tube opening. The only trailer hitch receivers they make for your Prius Prime are Class I. Therefore, you will need to use only Class I rated bike racks. In addition to the class rating you need to take into consideration the recessed receiver...
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  • Troubleshooting Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Carrier Fit on Fat Bike Front Tire
  • Thank you for your purchase of the Kuat Transfer 2 bike carrier # TS02G. This platform rack can be updated for fat bike use with accessory Strap Kit # APBK, which I see you purchased as well. We have not heard of this issue with this rack when it is equipped with this kit and used with a bike that has compatible tire width. Your 4-1/2-inch wide tires are within the specs for the Fat Bike kit. Did you have the ratcheting arm positioned so it is next to the fork tubes? If not placed...
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  • Lightweight Platform Bike Rack for a 2017 BMW 5 Series
  • You're in the right direction for the Class I hitch, as the Thule DoubleTrack Pro, part # TH9054 is a great choice for a lot of different bikes. The DoubleTrack is fairly easy to load and the unique way that the frame clamps are mounted on the bike rack allows for you to mount in a variety of ways to the frame. I also appreciate that the DoubleTrack has an integrated lock system and its anti-rattle and sway is outright impressive. Kuat makes an excellent rack with very similar...
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  • Difference Between Kuat Transfer 2 Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock Kits
  • This specific replacement lock kit # HLT-012 has the lock/key code 012. We also offer the kit for other lock/key codes like # HLT-013 for code 013, part # HLT-014 for code 014 and part # HLT-011 for code 011. The only potential difference between these locks and your original is that your original keys will only work with the replacement lock that has the same code. Functionally they are all identical except for key compatibility. Kuat Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock # HLT-012 is an exact replacement...
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  • Recommended Kuat Transfer 2-Bike Rack on 2017 Lexus NX 300H
  • The Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack # TS02G does have adjustable positioning for all the wheel trays. You are not able to adjust the distance from your vehicle or the distance between the bikes. The wheel trays simply adjust in or out to better fit the wheel base. The distances away from the vehicle when folding for storage will stay at the 5 inches from the center of the hitch pin as will the closest part of the carrier when folded down remaining at 7-1/2 inches from the center of...
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  • Anti-Rattle Device for a Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack
  • I do have an option for you but I can't confirm that the Trailer Hitch Anti-Rattle Kit part # F-315 will work with the Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack part # TS02G. They are just not simply tested for use with one another. Instead, I recommend using the Roadmaster Quiet Hitch part # RM-061-125 so long as you factory trailer hitch has a ring/collar around the receiver tube opening. The Roadmaster Quiet Hitch is going to pin the shank of the bike rack against the side of the receiver...
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  • Using a Bike Rack on a 2015 BMW X5 With Park Assist
  • I have some potential solutions for you, however with anything in the trailer hitch, there's a good chance that the sensor will pick up the hitch rise. The sensors are tuned to look in a fairly wide cone around the four broadcast points, and its difficult for them to not work. Even though this is kind of the point of the feature, its' extremely annoying when you're trying to use the utility aspect of the vehicle. You can turn the sensor off manually when you get into the vehicle,...
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  • Choosing Between 1-1/4 Inch or 2 Inch Trailer Hitch for 2018 Honda CR-V
  • For your 2018 Honda CR-V I definitely recommend going with a 2 inch hitch receiver, specifically the etrailer.com Class III Trailer Hitch # E98848 because of its concealed design and the fact that it is made right here in the USA. The primary difference between a 1-1/4 inch receiver and a 2 inch receiver is their weight capacities and Class ratings. A 2 inch receiver will have higher towing and tongue weight capacities than a smaller 1-1/4 inch model. The reason that I recommend going...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for 2 Bikes on 2019 Ford Fusion with Spoiler
  • To safely transport your 2 bikes with your 2019 Ford Fusion your best option will be with a trailer hitch and hitch-mounted bike rack. Because of the spoiler you mentioned and overall rear design of the 2019 Ford Fusion, there isn't a standard trunk-mounted rack available that is confirmed to fit. Starting with the trailer hitch I recommend the Curt Class II Hitch # C12091 if you don't have the Sport model or the Curt Class II # C12164 if you do have the Sport. Both hitches will use...
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  • What is the Maximum Bike Tire Width that Fits the Kuat Transfer Bike Racks
  • Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitch - Tilting - Item # TS02G accepts tires up to 3 inches wide right out of the box. Using the Phat Bike Adapter Kit for Kuat Bike Racks Item # APBK increases it to 4-1/2 inches. To be clear the wheel cradles as they come will hold up to a 4-1/2 inch tire but the included straps are not long enough to secure anything over 3 inches in width. If the tires are between 3 and 4-1/2 inches then you would need the adapter. I also recommend...
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