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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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Is this right for you? Product Expert Matthew S says:

Yes, if you:

  • Have carbon frame or custom painted bikes
  • Want the easiest bike loading option available
  • Want to be able to use both hands to lower and raise the rack

No, if you:

  • Want to use the rack on an RV or flat towed vehicle
  • Don't want to pay extra for locks and fat bike adapters
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

  • Platform Rack
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • Kuat
  • Carbon Fiber Bikes
  • 2 Bikes
  • 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
  • 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.


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: 45 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

Item # TS02G

Installation Details TS02G Installation instructions




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   (422 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.

- TS02G
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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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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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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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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


Comments
Still works great. No complains.
Doron - 09/20/2017

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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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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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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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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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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



- TS02G
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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



- TS02G
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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


Comments
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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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



- TS02G
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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



- TS02G
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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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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


Comments
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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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


Comments
Loving the Kaut Transfer 2. Have taken 2 1400 mile trips with no issues. Every time I loadunload our bikes I am impressed with the ease of use and quality of the product. I find it easy to put onoff the car ~5 min. job 2 Bikes are loaded and ready to go in another 5. Must say this purchase was a good decision. Fully satisfied.
James - 09/19/2019

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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


Comments
The bike rack it still perfect! I have a new car but I kept the rack. I had it up in the Cariboo this summer. Our road into the lake is gravel and potholes. The rack kept my bike secure and safe. Can’t say enough about it. Thanks again.
Cathy - 10/13/2019

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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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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



- TS02G
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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


Comments
Great bike rack, used it many times, keeps the bikes safe, with no swaying.
Robert - 10/23/2019

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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



- 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

Comments
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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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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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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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


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    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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  • Clearance of the Kuat Transfer 2 on a 2011 Hyundai Sonata
    The Kuat Transfer 2, part # TS02G is a good pick for the 2011 Hyundai Sonata. It will sit close to the vehicle, but not risk impact of the bikes with the vehicle's trunk. If you don't have a hitch already, I recommend the Draw-Tite Sportframe Hitch, part # 24965. This hitch will give you a trailer hitch receiver compatible with all Class I accessories and the ability to carry two bikes. I've included a video of our demo team installing this hitch on a 2011 Hyundai Sonata, so you...
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  • Comparison of Yakima Holdup, Kuat Transfer 2, and Sherpa 2.0
    If I had to pick between the three bike racks you mentioned I would go with the Kuat Sherpa part # SH22G for a few reasons. It's the lightest weight at 32 lbs, (Transfer is 37 and Holdup is 49), it's the most stable on the road (I attached a test course video for each and over the speed bumps it was the most stable). I would not worry about the wheel trays being smaller either. The straps and wheel hook are very stable and secure the bikes well. We also have quite a few reviews from our...
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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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  • Hitch, Bike and Motorcycle Carrier for a 2017 Rockwood Roo 233S Hybrid Trailer
    I have a solution for you, however the Kuat Transfer, part # TS02G, isn't approved for use on the rear of a trailer or RV. This is because of the distance between the axle and the location of the hitch causes additional stress to be put on the bike rack and the hitch, potentially damaging less sturdy racks. I recommend for your eventual goal to first verify the weight capacity of your bumper in your owner's manual or with your manufacturer to make sure that loading the motorcycle won't...
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  • Comparing Hollywood Racks E-Bike Options Available For 63-65lb Bikes
    By not installing the wheel holders you could configure this to be a single bike carrier but not how it was designed to be used. Both # HR1460Z-E or # HR1450Z-W have the same 80lb per bike capacity and 60" maximum wheelbase. The # HR1450Z-W accommodates tire widths of 3” - 5" depending on which option is selected, either 1-5" tire and 1 cargo bike or the 1-3" wide tire and 1 cargo bike. My favorite single bike carrier for ebikes is the Thule T1 1-Bike Platform Rack # TH9041 with...
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  • E-Bike Rack Recommendation for Carrying 77 lb Bike
    We only have one bike rack solution that has the capacity needed for a 77 lb bike. For that you'd want the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 2-Electric Bike Platform Rack # HR1450Z-E which has an 80 lb per bike capacity. You'd also need the fat tire adapter kit part # HRSPRWH-F-HD which can accomodate tires up to 5 inches in width. This will also carry your other mountain bike easily and will be your best overall solution.
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  • How to Determine if the Kuat Transfer # TS02G Will Clear a Spare Tire on a 2012 Toyota RAV4
    I do have a way for you to determine if the Kuat Transfer # TS02G will clear the spare on your 2012 Toyota RAV4, but since we haven't done a test fit on your specific vehicle I wouldn't be able to tell you right off the bat if it will fit or not. When the Transfer is folded down in the carry position the closest part of the carrier sits 7-1/2" away from the center of the hitch pin hole. That same measurement for when the Transfer is folded up is reduced to 5" from the center of the hitch...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack For a 2011 Mazda 3 Hatchback To Be Tilt Down With Bikes Attached
    For your 2011 Mazda 3 Hatchback, I recommend using the Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack part # TS02G which should allow you to tilt the rack down, away from the vehicle with your bikes still attached so you can access your rear cargo area which you can see in the attached photo on a similar vehicle. This is actually one of my favorite bike racks because you can walk your bike up into the carrier without having to lift them in the air as much. For a trailer hitch you will want to use...
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  • Will the Kuat Transfer Platform Rack Fit on 2017 Subaru Forester and Fold Up Without Making Contact
    We have not had the chance to test fit the Kuat Transfer # TS02G on a 2017 Subaru Forester as of yet but we have on a 2016. I've attached the video for you and you can see that it tilts enough to allow the rear hatch to open and folds up without making any contact.
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  • Hitch Lock Options for Kuat Transfer Bike Rack TS02G
    For the Kuat Transfer # TS02G there is only one hitch lock option available now. The # HLT is the only one available. We used to have other part numbers that were specific lock numbers but now we just have the general lock.
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  • Should I Choose a Hitch with a 1-1/4" or 2" Receiver for my 2009 Honda CR-V
    Whenever there is a 2" hitch available for a particular vehicle, I always recommend going with that because it provides you with a greater number of compatible accessories that can be carried. On top of being stronger and typically rated for higher tongue weight capacities, it's also a good idea to have a 2" hitch if you decide to get a different rack in the future, or want to carry a cargo tray or something else. For these reasons, I recommend going with a 2" receiver like the Draw-Tite...
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  • Hitch Pin Hole Dimensions for Kuat Transfer and Sherpa Hitch Rack on Subaru OEM Hitch
    On the Kuat Transfer hitch-mount bike racks # TS02G and # TS03G the center of the hitch pin hole on the shank is only 1-3/4-inches from the forward-facing end of the shank. This placement results in not enough shank material being inside the hitch tube on your Subaru OEM hitch. The racks will fit into the hitch but the OEM hitch design means potential instability and hitch damage from the weight of the loaded bike rack falling entirely on that fairly small length of receiver tube. No matter...
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  • Bike Rack that Will Hold a Bike with a 48 Inch Wheelbase
    A bike with a 48 inch wheelbase might be able to fit on the Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack # TS02G but it wouldn't be a good fit so I do not recommend it. But no worries because we have other bike racks that will accept a 48 inch wheelbase with no problem. The similar Swagman Escapee for 2 inch hitches only, # S64693, will accept up to a 51 inch wheelbase. I have linked a video review of this rack for you. If you do not have a 2 inch hitch then take a look at the Hollywood Racks...
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  • Adding Hitch Pin and Bike Locks to the Kuat Transfer # TS02G on a 2018 Honda CR-V
    We have exactly what you need to add locks to the Kuat Transfer # TS02G. For just a locking hitch pin you can use part # HLT, but if you are wanting to add locks for the bike(s) as well then you would want the part # PTSCLK12. Either of these options will secure the Transfer to the Draw-Tite Max-Frame # 76128 on your 2018 Honda CR-V while you are out riding around. I do recommend going with the lock kit that comes with the cables as well so that when you have to run in the store or a...
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  • Why Cant Kuat Transfer Bike Rack be Used at Back of Travel Trailer
    At the rear of a trailer or RV the ride quality is very rough when compared to the ride quality at the rear of a passenger vehicle. Reason being the suspension isn't as sophisticated and there is a longer distance between the rear axle and the rear of the trailer which exaggerates the movement of the trailer when hitting bumps. Because of that only a few bike racks were designed to be reinforced enough for that type of use. The Transfer cannot be used at the back of a travel trailer. We...
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  • Recommended Tilting Bike Rack for 2013 Honda Fit
    For your 2013 Honda Fit that is equipped with the Draw-Tite Class I Trailer Hitch # 24826, I highly recommend the Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack # TS02G. This is an excellent, platform-style rack that will hold your bikes by the wheels with no frame contact and is compatible with Class I hitches like what you have. The great thing about this particular rack is its easy-to-use, spring-loaded foot pedal that will let you tilt the rack back, with the bikes still loaded, for easy rear cargo...
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  • Kuat Transfer or Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Comparison
    The Kuat Sherpa # SH22G is about 5 lbs lighter than the Kuat Transfer part # TS02G but the biggest thing that I really like about the Sherpa is what you already mentioned. It is rock solid when traveling. There is little to no movement of the rack with bikes loaded when you hit bumps as you noted in the test course videos for both which I attached as well. I've watches quite a few test course videos and nearly every rack has at least a little bit of movement. The Sherpa has almost none....
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  • Is Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Rack Stable Enough for Long Road Trip
    The Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack # TS02G referenced in your question is a great and extremely durable bike rack that will allow you to secure up to 2 bikes at 40 pounds each. It is constructed of gunmetal gray powder coated steel that is corrosion resistant and will hold up extremely well. This rack will not have a problem securing your bikes during long road trips like you have coming up. The included anti-rattle hitch pin will also help to reduce movement and noise of the rack inside...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for 2019 Toyota Tundra with Backup Camera and Parking Sensors
    I do have an option for you, however, there isn't a hitch mounted bike rack out there that is guaranteed not to interfere with the back up camera and parking sensors on your 2019 Toyota Tundra. Your best option is to go with a truck bed bike rack like the Thule Insta-Gater Pro # TH93VR. This rack requires no drilling or bolting for installation. It uses your tailgate opening to secure the rack to your truck bed so it's compatible whether you have a cargo management system on the truck...
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  • Comparison between Kuat Transfer and Swagman Chinook Bike Racks
    Between the Kuat Transfer part TS02G and the Swagman Chinook part # S64683 I would go with the Transfer mainly because it only touches the bikes at the tires whereas the Chinook grabs the frame of the bikes when securing. Also the Transfer is 10 lbs lighter at 37 lbs when compared to the Chinook. Swagman and Kuat are both excellent brands. Typically Kuat is referred to as a higher end rack company whereas Swagman does a great job offering bike racks that perform well but maybe don't...
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  • How To Use Optional # PTSCLK12 Cable Lock Kit for Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Rack
    The cable lock kit for the Kuat Transfer Bike Rack, part # PTSCLK12 includes locks for two bikes. The cable locks would install in the end of the bars that secure the bikes to the rack, as shown in the diagram I've provided from the instructions.
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  • Best Front-Mounted Bike Rack for an Electric and Regular bike on a 1993 Roadtrek?
    I have a solution for you, but the Kuat Transfer 2, part # TS02G is not rated to carry an electric bicycle at 48lbs. The rack I recommend is the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2, part # HR1450Z-E. This rack has a minimalist design and the ratcheting hooks lock securely in place, giving it a secure hold on your bikes. It sits a little above the hitch which will keep your vertical lift distance at a minimum. Additionally, the minimalist design will keep the headlights and license plate...
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