Kuat Transfer 3 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Tilting - Black

Kuat Transfer 3 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Tilting - Black

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  • Platform Rack
  • 3 Bikes
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • Kuat
  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Fits 1-1/4 and 2 Inch Hitch
  • Class 2
  • Class 3
  • Locks Not Included
  • Wheel Mount
  • Carbon Fiber Bikes
This platform-style rack lets you transport 3 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 TS03B or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Kuat products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Kuat Transfer 3 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Tilting - Black. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.


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Kuat Hitch Bike Racks - TS03B

This platform-style rack lets you transport 3 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 3 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 (PTSCLK13 - sold separately) secures bikes to rack and rack to vehicle
  • Black powder coated steel is durable and corrosion resistant


Specs:

  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" (Class II only) and 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Carrying capacity: 3 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 carrier is folded down: 46-1/2"
  • Carrier weight: 52 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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

The Transfer platform-style bike rack lets you carry 3 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

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

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

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

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

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.


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.


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

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 (PTSCLK13 - sold separately) that lets you secure your bike to the rack and the rack to your vehicle.



TS03B Kuat Transfer Tray-Style 3-Bike Rack for 1-1/4 Inch and 2 Inch Hitch Receivers - Tilting - Folding - Black



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Video of Kuat Transfer 3 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Tilting - Black


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




Video Transcript for Kuat Transfer 3 Bike Platform Rack Review

Today we will be taking a look at the Kuat transfer platform style 3 bike rack. Part number TS03G. The Kuat transfer platform style 3 bike rack is the perfect solution for carrying three bikes on the rear of your vehicle safely and securely. Your bike rests in two cradles, front and rear, while a frame hook ratchets down and puts down pressure on the front tire and there is no frame contact. A great feature of the Kuat transfer is it's ability to tilt, even with the bikes loaded. You just bring your foot up on the spring-loaded foot lever, tilt it down, allowing us access to our rear hatch. We've gone ahead and removed a few bikes just to give you a better idea of what we are looking at. The cradles themselves, front and rear, are designed to accommodate a wide variety of tires.

We've got a nice wide tire here all the way down to a more narrow tire. The wheel hooks are designed the exact same way. They are nice and wife and they also have a narrow cut out here for your smaller tires. The hooks and the cradles themselves are adjustable along the platform with the included Allen keys. It's made out of a sturdy steel construction with a nice Gunmetal gray powder coat finish so it's going to stand up to the elements. When not in use the whole bike rack folds up against your vehicle for compact storage.

Simply press in on the spring-loaded foot level, raise it up until it snaps in place and there you've got it. Now that we've gone over some of the features let's go ahead and show you how to get it installed. This can be used for either 1-1/4" or 2" hitches. We've got our adapter on here today for our 2" receiver. Let's go ahead and get it loaded up. We will push it in and line up our pin holes, then we can take our included anti-rattle bolt and clip and thread that through.

The nice thing about this anti-rattle bolt is that it's going to help reduce some of the play and the rattle within our hitch and our bake rack when it's fully tightened down. It also comes with a tool to do so. We'll just get that tightened down, we will put in our clip, and then we've got it. Now we can fold it down to the platform position. Then we can raise up the ratcheting wheel hook. We will push in our button to raise it all the way up and out of the way.

We will undo our rear wheel strap and then we can grab that first bike and set it into place. Come in with the front wheel first and our back around. Then we can raise up our wheel hook and it's going to come right in front of our break caliper or our fork, whatever comes first, and we can lower it down. Once it is making good contact we can give it one more good push. Then we can come here to the back, run our strap through, and since we've got ratchets on both sides we can pull down for a nice secure fit. Now that we've got one bike loaded up let's go ahead and load up two more and take it on our test course and see how it performs. Here on our test course let's first go into our slalom. This is going to show side to side action such as going around corners or evasive maneuvering. Then on to our alternating speed bumps. This is going to show twisting action such as going over potholes or uneven pavement. Then finally onto our solid speed bumps. This is going to show an up and down action such as pulling in and out of a driveway or out of a parking lot. That's going to complete our look of the Kuat transfer platform style three bike rack. Part number TS03G. .


Customer Reviews

Kuat Transfer 3 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Tilting - Black - TS03B

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (269 Customer Reviews)

This platform-style rack lets you transport 3 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.

- TS03B
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PLEASE do yourself a favor and DO NOT use any other company for your transporting equipment needs!!! This company has one of the BEST customer service programs I've ever experienced! And they had the knowledge to really understand and work with us on what we needed for transporting 3-4 kids BMX bikes. Seriously, I spoke with 4 different individuals during our purchasing evaluation and decision --- and every one of them were extremely profession and knowledgable!!! They have such a great system of logging everything about prior customer conversations, that I did not have to start over each time I called back to ask a more clarifying question during our decision making. Will ALWAYS use etrailer!!! 634786



- TS03B
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Super high quality. Better built than my Yakima rack. Rack was packed really well with easy to follow assembly instructions. I would definitely recommend thus rack. 571724



- TS03B
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I was considering another brand but I decided on the Kuat Transfer 3 after watching the etrailer review and I'm glad i did. Very nice and sturdy, It works as advertised. 569246



- TS03B
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this was a very fast, smooth transaction, super fast delivery I will buy again from this guy 5++++++ star for sure 564268



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I love it !! Great product!! 512239



- TS02B
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Review from a similar Kuat Transfer in Hitch Bike Racks


I'm really happy with my new kuat bike carrier. I'm impressed how well it secures the bikes so easily. (Both road & mtb) I also like the three different positions. (Up, middle, down) It has really came in handy transporting more than one bike now. (Use to put inside car) etrailer also shipped asap and followed up with me about my order! 491606


Comments

I really like the bike rack. It has been serving me well so far. Im glad I made the purchase & from etrailer at that. Thank you for the follow up. Good customer service is getting harder to get these days & this helps assure my confidence in etrailer.com

Matthew - 04/01/2019

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- TS02G
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Review from a similar Kuat Transfer in Hitch Bike Racks


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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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


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As great as it ever was. We love it.

Kevin - 03/17/2019

50632

- TS02B
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Review from a similar Kuat Transfer in Hitch Bike Racks


Rack is extremely sturdy. Fits everything from my extra long wheelbase mountain bike to my carbon road bike. 604573



- TS02B
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Rack was super easy to put together. Rack install was fairly easy. Highly recommend a helping hand or a floor Jack to hold one side of the hitch. 484330


Comments

Having owned this for a year now. It has been for the most part full time attached to my honda civic coupe 06 with no problems what so ever. Super simple to operate, even the wife can mount our bikes. Large and small transition patrol 15s. I would highly recommend this rack

Kevin S - 03/13/2019

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- TS02B
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Review from a similar Kuat Transfer in Hitch Bike Racks


This is a great hitch mount bike rack. I put it on my wife's car and it's really easy to raise and lower, which she appreciates. Fits our two medium size full suspension mountain bikes perfect and adjusts for larger or smaller sizes. 544592



- TS02B
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Review from a similar Kuat Transfer in Hitch Bike Racks


This is the second unit I have purchased. I bought one over a year ago and love it. I bought a second one for my son to use while he’s away at college. I really like way this design holds the bikes; very secure and easy to switch between road bikes and mountain bikes. I would strongly recommend the lock kit - just buy it right away. It’s so much better being able to leave the vehicle and never worry about your bikes being stolen. 603165



- TS02G
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Review from a similar Kuat Transfer in Hitch Bike Racks


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



- TS01B
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Review from a similar Kuat Transfer in Hitch Bike Racks


The carrier was a simple assembly and install. Well written instructions and all tools were included. Operates really simply and fits my 2018 Sentra SV just as it should with the Draw Tite receiver I purchased here. Had a few questions for the etrailer folks and all were answered quickly and courteously. Couldn't be happier with my new carrier! 619136



- TS02B
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Review from a similar Kuat Transfer in Hitch Bike Racks


it does the job and it very simple to work and i like the option of 1.25 or 2" sleeve. Time will tell on the quality. We have used it regularly since June 2018 long trips 3-9 hours of driving and several local 30 min drives and never has shown signs of loosening up and bikes tumbling down the road. 562794



- TS02B
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I absolutely love it. Sturdy easy to assemble, install on my vehicle, and use both my bikes. 487620



- TS03G
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I like the rack as it was affordable. I tend to leave on my car often and where i live it rains often. The other day i folded the rack all the way down and rust colored water poured out of the base supports. While affordable it was still expensive and would think for what it is, this would hold up better. 604684


Comments

The Kuat transfer bike rack is made of steel so it is susceptible to rust and corrosion if left in a moist environment. If the bike rack is left in the rain in the stowed position for extended periods of time the water will get inside of the bike rack and begin to corrode the inside. Which is why is why the rust colored water poured out when you unfolded it. It is a good idea to take the bike rack off of the vehicle sometimes and make sure there is not water inside of it. If you would like to switch to a more corrosive resistant material bike rack, Kuat does offer an aluminum bike rack part # SH22P. The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 is made of mostly aluminum parts, weighs 20 lbs less than the transfer and is considered rust proof. The only real difference between the Kuat Sherpa and Transfer is the Sherpa only allows you to carry 2 bikes.

-- Heather A - 02/13/2019

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- TS02G
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Review from a similar Kuat Transfer in Hitch Bike Racks


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



- 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


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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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- TS02B
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Review from a similar Kuat Transfer in Hitch Bike Racks


The Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack is a well-designed and functional bike carrying rack. Assembly instructions are very clear and easy to follow. The tilting rack works very well, even loaded with two bikes, and provides ample clearance when opening the rear tailgate. I am very confident that my bikes will travel safe and secure on the Kuat Transfer 2. 579422



- TS02G
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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



- TS03G
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Sturdy and secure rack for 3 bikes. Easy to load and unload, but heavy to attach to the truck. Holds 3 bikes but two or three may block tail lights of vehicle so you may need auxiliary lighting like this (https://www.etrailer.com/Tow-Bar-Wiring/Optronics/TL21RK.html). Also I put reflective tape onto the rack itself for increased visibility. 599021



- TS02G
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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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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



- TS02G
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Review from a similar Kuat Transfer in Hitch Bike Racks


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



- TS02B
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Review from a similar Kuat Transfer in Hitch Bike Racks


Install was straightforward. The rack seems very solid and you can't beat the price. I used the rack for the first time last night and the bike and rack did not move at all while driving. Hopefully the rack holds up in time. 503704



- TS02G
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Review from a similar Kuat Transfer in Hitch Bike Racks


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



- TS02G
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Review from a similar Kuat Transfer in Hitch Bike Racks


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



- TS02G
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Review from a similar Kuat Transfer in Hitch Bike Racks


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



- TS03G
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Instructions were good and it was easy to put together, my wife and I had it put together and installed in about an hour. Excellent quality, heavy duty construction, holds bikes securely, no rattling, sqeaking, or excessive movement during transport either. Folds up nicely out of the way when not in use. Looks great too. WE LOVE IT! Best rack on the market and well worth the money! 468604



- TS02B
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Easy to put together. Much better directions than Thule. My 600 mile trip is in two weeks so we'll see how secure the rack is on my trip. 555408



- TS02B
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I don’t like to review a product until I’ve used it a while. That being said it looks well enough made. Etrailer nice job ! 505736



- TS02B
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I purchased the Kuat transfer 2 bike rack for the ease of loading/unloading for my wife as we wanted a wheel mount rack. I put it together and loaded bikes up and took a test run around the neighborhood. The bikes were very stable and I believe the rack will be good for traveling. We also bought the cable lock and hitch lock kit. I wish the locking cable was long enough to go through the front wheel as well as the frame as it has the length to just go around the frame. Chedi J at etrailer was very helpful with our selection. 555242



- 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



- TS03G
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It looks like a very strong and sturdy rack, but it's too heavy. I consider myself pretty strong. But to put this on my car myself is very difficult. I'm considering looking for another one and returning this one. 264355


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I just deal with the weight. But, I love the rack. Its sturdy and tough. Im glad I kept it.

Conrad L - 08/04/2017

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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



- TS03G
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I ordered this and a trailer hitch on Tuesday and they arrived on Friday. The products are awesome, the install videos are great, their communication was great (called to make sure I didn't want to let a $3 part hold up the order) and they sent a follow up email after delivery! When I replied to the email after hours on a Friday night I got a reply within an hour. An all around good expierience. I would say the bike rack is a great value. 285777



- TS02B
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This rack works awesome for 2 bikes! It was a bit of a challenge on assembly but my husband stated the pictures in the directions were very helpful. Once assembled it is super easy to use, lightweight, folds for storage and he had 2 bikes loaded in 5 minutes! We would highly recommend this product and feel it’s well worth the price. 499536



- TS02G
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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



- TS02G-FB
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As per prior experiences with etrailer, my Kuat Transfer two bike rack with fat bike kit arrived quickly, completely and in perfect shape! And, I am VERY happy with the rack. It fits perfectly on my faithful old Subaru Baja and accommodates nicely the car (truck?) tailgate operation. Our road bikes, cruiser, 27.5 mtb and fat bikes all ride smoothly and securely - even on our local, horribly rough cobble stone streets. And, by the way, the fat bike has 26 X 4.5 tires. That tire size was a concern since some of the rack specs were contradictory as to whether 4.25 or 4.5 was the widest compatible tire. Whoever Kuat are, they've made a huge impression on me - the rack comes packaged like a Xmas present! The overall quality and design are awesome - even if I didn't own a bicycle, I would want the rack just because it improves the looks of my car so much! And finally, but don't tell anyone - it is compatible with my old screw-on, locking hitch pin! Thank you etrailer and thank you Kuat! 433271


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Im glad I went so over the top on my review, because the rack has been absolutely perfect! I keep it installed permanently for biking throughout the year including severe cold and snow. It looks and works as well as when it was new!

Donald R - 09/18/2018

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We race BMX & use this rack multiple times a week from early spring through late fall. It pretty much stays on the vehicle from March through November. The bike securing part is great. Once you secure your bikes, there's no worrying about them working loose. My only complaint is when the rack is in the upright, stowed position, it rattles a good deal as you drive. I've traced it back to the foot latch you depress to move the rack from upright, to bike hauling, to hatch access positions. In the upright position, there's just not enough tension to hold the rack still. It's fairly annoying if you pay attention to such things. i suppose such thing are to be expected when you buy the "cheap" option from kuat. 353625



- TS02G
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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



- TS02G
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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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Great rack except the 1"1/4 is extremely loose in the hitch..It would flop all over if it didn't have the screw hitch pin!!! Seems like Kuat could have done much better with the tolerance. 598795


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We do offer anti-rattle devices that will tighten up the space in between the shank of your accessory and the hitch receiver. I recommend roadmaster quiet hitch for 1 1/4 inch hitches part # RM-061-125
Roadmaster Quiet Hitch for 1-1/4" Trailer Hitches
$19.29
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-- Heather A - 01/22/2019

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- TS03G
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I assembled this rack pretty easily by myself in about an hour--easy instructions & all the hardware was clearly marked. Heads up: Getting the rack into the hitch was the tricky part--very hard to get it in with just 2 people. Not only is it very heavy & therefore very sturdy (52 lbs.), but the part that attaches to the hitch rotates up & down, so I needed my husband & our neighbor to lift it while I guided it into the hitch. With the 3 of us that part took only a couple of minutes. It folds up great--I thought it would add much more length to the car, but it is very compact when folded. The foot pedal is such a breeze to use. Taking the rack down takes a few seconds; at 1st I could not figure out how to reach the foot pedal when folding it back up. Then I realized I just had to swing the 1st two arms OUT to sides so I could walk in & depress the pedal. After I lifted the rack a few inches, I then could swing the arms all the way inward, & then finish snapping the rack into the folded position. The rack did wiggle a bit when I tested it by shaking it with my hand, but it not make any noise while driving, with or without the bikes on! I am very happy with it! 487012



- TS02G
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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



- TS02G
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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



- TS02G
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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



- TS02B
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Installed today! Went together easy! Direction where easy to follow and bike fits like a glove! Will add more in a few months! 538634



- TS02G
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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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