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

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

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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 TS03G 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 - Gray. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.


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Kuat Hitch Bike Racks - TS03G

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
  • Gunmetal gray 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: 4.5"
  • 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

Kuat Transfer 3-Bike Rack

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

Kuat Transfer 3-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 Bolt Locator Tab

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 Pivoting Rear 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

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.


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



TS03G Kuat Transfer Tray-Style 3-Bike Rack for 1-1/4 Inch and 2 Inch Hitch Receivers - Tilting - Folding - Gray



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Video of Kuat Transfer 3 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 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 - Gray - TS03G

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.

- 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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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



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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



- 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


Comments

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

26828

- 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



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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



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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



- TS03G
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Great design and reasonably priced. Assembly was easy. It has carried our road bikes without fail, yet I'm losing confidence in it. The issue is the substantial play in the rack folding mechanism. It's getting worse after just a year of light to moderate use. I've spoken to several other Transfer owners (one is a manager at a local bike store) and there is no way to tighten it or eliminate the up and down play. It's concerning and I'm afraid it's going to give out or break as this is the single most weight bearing point on the rack. Would be great to know what Küat is advising their dealers to recommend to customers. I called Küat and was less than pleased with the lack of knowledge about the issue, or suggested remedy. 292639



- TS03G
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Very sturdy which also means on the heavy side. Very easy to load bikes. Consider adding the lock accessory at the time you buy the rack. 402775



- TS03G
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Love it! Super easy to get the bikes off and on. One bolt secures the rack to the vehicle so putting the bike rack on the car or taking it off is also a relatively quick and easy operation. The bike rack isn't light though, so lifting it into place may not be easy for everyone. The one minor thing to consider is that since this is a 3 bike rack, my leg isn't long enough to reach the tilt lever with 3 bikes on the rack (not really a big deal since I just stand to the side, bend down and use my hand). Having said that, I love that I have a tilt option that allows access to my hatchback without having to take the bikes off. Would make this purchase again. 399276



- TS03G
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Replaced my T2 with this Tank!!!! Very well made and tough!!! Thats why its heavy but still easy to install if you know what your doing. Assembly is quick about half hour. They should have add how tight the bolts should be as most materials are hard plastic to prevent cracks or stripped. Loading is fast and well spaced for 3 bikes. The lever is easy to press, maybe too soft for my taste. And the latch that locks in the rack in to position doesnt go all the way in. Looks like because of the paint, maybe in time it will go in full as the paint gets scratched away. I definitely recommend this bike rack! Great quality and price!!! 466362



- TS03G
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Because is new on the market, this product was a back order. It took 4 weeks to be delivered. It wasn't a problem for me but I think that Etrailer should mention this detail before you make the purchase. Anyway, the purchase experience with Etrailer was excellent, I've been in contact with a couple of agents to clarify some technical details, competitor price matching, etc and were very polite, professionals and very fast in answering. Kuat Transfer 3 rack seems to be very well built and solid. I mounted it on a Honda Odyssey 2012 with a C13068 Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2". It's a perfect match. When you tilt it with the bikes loaded you can open the rear hatch without problem. The clearance between the rear hatch and the bicycle handlebar closest point (road bike - size 54 cm) is 1 inch. It's just perfect. Packing was great, no scratches at all. The instructions are like Ikea instructions, use the common sense. I didn't take any drive test except for a short one around my neighborhood but it seems to be very stable and secure. For a low budget rack, I'm very impressed. In the near future the PTSCLK13 Kuat Cable Lock and Hitch Lock kit for this particular rack is gonna be available. Overall, I gave 5 stars to Etrailer for service and 5 stars to Kuat for this model. 219218



- TS03G
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So far, I'm very pleased. It takes a little time to assemble but the instructions and tools are more than adequate. Be aware it is of heavy-duty steel construction so it is plenty hefty to move around off the vehicle. However, because it tilts down to the ground, I found it surprisingly easy to install as you don't have to support its entire weight as you insert it into the receiver. 654063



- TS03G
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I am unable to load 12 inches kids bike on this Rack.... so much disappointing as I got this rack so that I can go with my 3 year son, please help. 646712


Comments

The smallest wheel diameter this bike rack is compatible with is a 20 inch wheel, due to the span of the wheel cradles. I have checked with Kuat, and at this time they do now have an adapter that would help close the gap for bikes smaller than 12 inch wheels.

-- Rachael H - 05/28/2019

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Very sturdy build. Easy to attach, load bikes and it does not jiggle at all. Totally satisfied with it. 641529



- TS03G
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This is my 2nd purchase from etrailer.com! The experience was awesome as well as the staff! Customer service is #1!!! The bike rack is everything advertised! 571761



- TS03G
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Ecxellent product and cost compared to other comparable products on the market. Bikes go on quick and holds bikes without touching the frame. Took a 7 hour road trip and had no problems. Really love this bike platform rack. Would definitely recommend this product to others. 550693



- TS03G
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The rack does come unassembled but putting it together was not difficult. Heavy duty build quality! Holds our 27.5" mid-fat tire mountain bikes, no problem! Much easier to load then my old roof top rack! 541055



- TS03G
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It is super easy to load and unload bikes. Biggest downside is the weight, but that was expected. 518922



- TS03G
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Excellent product - well constructed using solid material. The only complaint is the shipping tape which was a pain to remove from the metal. 496552



- TS03G
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Fantastic! You guys ROCK! 478469



- TS03G
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The TS03G is a very well built yet simple product. Everything about it including the integrated locking system, which I purchased separately, has been exceptional. The only possible complaint I can mention is that it is fairly heavy but in my opinion that is also proof of the quality. 428853



- TS03G
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Really solid product. Set up was very e asy. 420496



- TS03G
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I ordered my Kuat Bike rack & it was here in 3 days. Very impressed with the service. I saved over $ 70 from my local bike shop!! 417746



- TS03G
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Works awesome. So much easier than we one we owned previously. Only downside is its a little heavy for me to handle myself. It's possible, but much easier with two. 356597



- TS03G
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We have used this carrier extensively. It has carried mainly 29" and 27.5+ mountain bikes as well as my kids 20 & 24" bikes. It does the job but is a little noisy. There is a lot of play at the hinge even when new. I will probably upgrade to a nicer carrier, but for the money this rack works well. 281714



- TS03G
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Took just a short time to put together and attach to my car and works like a dream. Held three bikes for all of two very long trips as well as many short trips around town. Love it. 277748



- TS03G
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This rack is the bomb! Fits all of our bikes on the back of the camper and holds them well. Well built, easy to use, decent price. I highly recommend! 255326



- TS02B
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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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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


Comments

As great as it ever was. We love it.

Kevin - 03/17/2019

50632

- TS02B
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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

50467

- TS02B
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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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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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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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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



- TS02G
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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



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


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



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


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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Review from a similar Kuat Transfer in Hitch Bike Racks


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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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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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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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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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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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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  • In terms of bike compatibility and capacities, the Kuat Transfer 3 # TS03G and the RockyMounts SplitRail 3 # RKY1140-3 share some common attributes. Both fit a 2-inch hitch, but the Kuat also fits a 1-1/4-inch Class II hitch. Both can carry three bikes of up to 40-lbs each; both accept tire widths up to 3-inches; maximum wheelbase lengths are almost identical at 47- and 48-inches; wheel diameter compatibility is the same, 20- to 29-inches. Overall length from the hitch pin hole is 46-1/2-inches...
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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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  • 3 Bike Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for 2007 Chrysler 300
  • For a 3-bike platform rack the Kuat Transfer part # TS03G would be a great option. We had the chance to test fit this rack on a similar 2015 Chrysler 300 and it fit and worked well. Check out the review video I attached that shows this. Platform bike racks are normally really heavy, especially ones that carry over 2 bikes like this one. The Transfer is relatively light all things considered at 52 lbs. Most similar racks are near 100 lbs. If you are in need of a hitch you'll want the...
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  • Recommended 3 Bike Carrier for 2 Adult and 1 Kids Bike for 1-1/4 Inch Hitch on 2018 Nissan Versa
  • For your 2018 Nissan Versa with 1-1/4 inch receiver, I recommend the Kuat Transfer 3 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Tilting - Black # TS03B or silver # TS03G. The only thing to double check is the distance from the hitch pin hole. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the carrier, the distance is 7-1/2 inches when down and 5 inches when folded up close to the vehicle for storage. This will fit wheels down to 20 inches. I also recommend...
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  • Will Kuat Transfer 1 Bike Platform Rack Interfere with Backup Camera on a 2014 Ford Escape
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  • How to Lock Kuat Transfer Bike Rack to 2016 Acura MDX
  • To lock your Kuat Transfer bike rack, part # TS03G, to your 2016 Acura MDX there's a locking threaded hitch pin. Use part # HLT-014. We also have a kit of cable locks and the hitch lock piece that attaches to your current threaded pin using part # PTSCLK13. It includes 3 cables locks and the hitch lock.
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  • Recommendation For Hitch 3 Bike Rack For a 2011 Toyota RAV4 With Rear Spare Tire
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  • Will the Kuat Transfer 3-Bike Rack Fit a 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack
  • You can use the Kuat Transfer 3 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Tilting Item # TS03G on your 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack if you have the right trailer hitch. Most of the hitches for the vehicle are Class I hitches and those are limited to 2 bikes maximum. But if you install EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - 2" Item # 306-X7315 then you can use a 3-bike rack. If you already have a trailer hitch it is probably a Class I hitch. In order to...
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  • What Size Hitch Does 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon Need to Carry 3 Bike Rack
  • Factory hitches typically are the size and rating that fits most uses for the hitch on the specific vehicle. So smaller vehicles typically have 1-1/4 inch hitches, mid size vehicles typically have 2 inch hitches, and heavier duty trucks will have 2-1/2 or sometimes 3 inch hitches. Some people like smaller hitches as they are somewhat less visible, but most prefer 2 inch hitches as they have the most accessories made for them and have great weight capacities. Now Subaru 1-1/4 inch hitches...
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  • Recommended Way To Carry One Adult and Two Kids Bikes on a 2014 Honda CR-V
  • The best way to transport your bikes is with a trailer hitch and hitch mounted bike rack. However, if you are only going to transport the bikes a few times a year then a trunk mounted bike rack will suffice. The advantages of a trailer hitch and hitch mounted bike rack however are that they will be easier to load the bikes onto, there won't be any adapters required most likely in order to carry the kids bikes, there is no surface contact, and the trailer hitch can serve many other purposes...
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  • Will the Kuat Transfer 3 Bike Carrier Fit a 2015 Volvo V60 with Class III Trailer Hitch Installed
  • If you take a look at the diagram I have included you will see that the receiver is recessed under the vehicle a little when hitch # 75916 is installed on a 2015 Volvo V60, maybe 6 inches from the back of the rear bumper to the center of the hitch pin hole. On the Kuat Transfer 3, # TS03G, it measures 7-1/2 inches from the center of the pin hole back to the pivot bracket when in the down position but just 5 inches to the closest part of the carrier when folded up. So it will not fit...
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  • Recommendation for Locking Hitch Pin for Kuat Transfer Bike Rack on 2015 Honda CR-V
  • In order to lock the Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack # TS02G to the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75742 you will want to use the Cable Locks and Hitch Lock for Kuat Trasfer 2 Bike Rack # PTSCLK12. If you are looking at the Kuat Transfer 3 Bike Platform Rack # TS03G, you'll want the kit for the Transfer 3 # PTSCLK13. Since the Transfer has a threaded hitch pin hole for the anti-rattle threaded hitch pin, the hitch pin that comes with the rack will need to...
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  • Recommended Hitch Mounted 3 Bike Platform Rack for 2018 Subaru Forester
  • For your 2018 Subaru Forester, the Curt hitch that meets your criteria and is a confirmed fit is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # C13144 and will work great for a 3 bike rack. For a 3 bike carrier, I recommend going with a platform rack because it supports the bikes by the wheels. The Saris 3 bike was discontinued, but the Kuat Transfer # TS03G is a similar choice that will also make loading easy due to the design where you can walk in between the rack...
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  • Trunk Mounted Bike Rack for 2017 Volvo XC60
  • There is a solution for you to haul three bikes with your 2017 Volvo XC60, but there are no trunk-mounted three-bike carriers that will fit. I recommend using a hitch-mounted rack, which you can do by first installing a hitch such as the Draw-Tite # 75671, which is a Class III hitch that is a confirmed fit for your Volvo. I've added a link to a video showing this hitch being installed for you to take a look at. With a hitch installed, the three-bike rack I recommend is the Kuat Transfer...
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  • Will a Thule Lock Fit a Kuat Transfer Bike Rack
  • I cannot guarantee that a Thule lock will fit a Kuat Transfer bike rack # TS03G. What I recommend is the Kuat lock set for the Transfer 3, # PTSCLK13, for a couple of reasons. First it adds not just a hitch lock but also cable locks for each bike and all will use the same key. And second even if the Thule lock fit you would still have to get the actual lock cores and keys separately using # TH450200 and the total cost would be more and you would get fewer locks than if you went with the...
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