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Kuat Vagabond X Roof Cargo Basket and 2 Bike Carrier - Steel - 52" x 41" - 160 lbs

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kuat roof basket cargo vagabond x and 2 bike carrier - steel 52 inch 41 160 lbs
kuat roof basket square bars round factory aero elliptical
kuat roof basket square bars round factory aero elliptical vx201
kuat roof basket square bars round factory aero elliptical vx201
kuat roof basket square bars round factory aero elliptical vx201
kuat roof basket cargo square bars round factory aero elliptical vagabond x and 2 bike carrier - steel 52 inch 41 160 lbs
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kuat roof basket cargo vagabond x and 2 bike carrier - steel 52 inch 41 160 lbs
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  • Kuat
  • Cargo Basket
  • Medium Capacity
  • Square Bars
  • Round Bars
  • Factory Bars
  • Aero Bars
  • Elliptical Bars
  • Medium Length
  • Steel
  • Black
This stylish cargo basket lets you haul a full load of gear and 2 bikes on your roof rack. The sturdy steel basket includes 2 built-in fork blocks for bikes, a custom fairing to reduce wind noise, and locking mounts to secure it to your crossbars. Lowest Prices for the best roof basket from Kuat. Kuat Vagabond X Roof Cargo Basket and 2 Bike Carrier - Steel - 52" x 41" - 160 lbs part number VX201 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Kuat Roof Basket - VX201

This stylish cargo basket lets you haul a full load of gear and 2 bikes on your roof rack. The sturdy steel basket includes 2 built-in fork blocks for bikes, a custom fairing to reduce wind noise, and locking mounts to secure it to your crossbars.


Features:

  • Cargo carrier with built-in bike fork blocks lets you transport gear on your vehicle's roof rack
    • Provides space for bicycles and a full load of helmets, shoes, and other accessories
  • 2 Fork mounts with stainless steel skewers secure bikes to cargo basket
    • Requires that your bikes have 9-mm, quick-release front-wheel skewers
    • Hold bikes that have standard or disc brakes
  • Custom fairing attaches to front of basket to reduce wind noise and drag
  • Universal mounting hardware clamps onto most crossbar styles
    • Hand knobs tighten over U-bolts to secure basket to roof rack
    • Rubber coating on U-bolts protects crossbars from scratches and abrasions
  • 2 Locking covers help to secure basket to crossbars
    • Deny access to the mounting hardware, preventing removal of basket
  • Undercut rear of basket provides clearance for hatches and roof spoilers
  • Xtender extension piece (VX202 - sold separately) lets you add 21" of length and 2 load bars to basket
  • Highly stylized brushed silver logos give basket a rugged yet sophisticated appearance
  • Sturdy steel tubing with gun metal gray powder coat finish ensures durability and rust resistance


Specs:

  • Application: round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars
    • Maximum crossbar dimensions: 4-1/2" wide x 1-3/4" tall
  • Crossbar spread: 15" - 25"
  • Bike carrier:
    • Carrying capacity: 2 bikes
    • Weight capacity: 50 lbs per bike
    • Fork mount hole diameter: 9 mm
    • Fork block width: 4-3/8"
  • Weight capacity: 160 lbs
  • Dimensions: 52" long x 41" wide x 7" tall
  • Inside (usable platform) dimensions: 44-1/2" long x 37-1/2" wide x 4-1/2" tall
  • Front and rear tubing diameter: 1-1/2"
  • Carrier weight: 43 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Kuat VX01 Stylish Appearance

The Kuat Vagabond X combines ultimate functionality with striking good looks to form a unique and stylish way to transport your gear. This rooftop cargo carrier features real brushed silver logos on the front and sides that - left unpolished - will collect a patina over time and actually look better with age. Add a black powder coat over solid steel tubing and you've got a basket that's built to last.


Built-In Bike Mounts

Kuat VX01 Bike Mounts

The Vagabond X has built-in fork mounts for transporting 2 bikes. The fork mounts have 9-mm-diameter, stainless steel skewers to secure your bikes in place. These fork mounts work only with bikes that have quick-release skewers on the front wheels. And they will accommodate bikes with standard or disc brakes.


Custom Fairing

Kuat VX201 Mounting Hardware

The cargo basket includes a custom fairing that reduces drag and wind noise. The fairing features a stylish brushed silver Kuat logo that's sure to grab attention. And it's easy to connect to the basket with the included clamps and screws.


Hatch Clearance

Kuat VX01-02 Mounting Hardware

The Vagabond X has an undercut rear that provides plenty of clearance for your vehicle's trunk door or hatch. This means that you don't have to go through the aggravation of removing the basket just to access gear in your rear cargo area.


Universal Mounting Hardware with Locking Covers

Kuat VX01-02 Mounting HardwareKuat VX01 Kuat Mounting hardware Locking design

This cargo basket is designed to work with just about every crossbar on the planet. The U-bolts and hand knobs secure the basket to your roof rack, and 2 of the 4 mounting assemblies include locking covers. These covers prevent would-be thieves from accessing the mounting hardware and removing the basket from your crossbars.


Versatile, Expandable Design

Kuat VX02 Extender

An extension piece (VX202 - sold separately) is available to add 21" of length to the Vagabond X cargo carrier. This extension piece includes a pair of square load bars that you can use to mount bike, snow sport, or watersport carriers and other accessories to the basket. If you don't have the extension piece - or don't want a basket longer than the Nile on your roof - you can simply attach carriers and accessories to the 1-1/2" diameter front and rear tubes of the basket itself. Note: Mounting accessories to the front tube of the basket may require temporary removal of the fairing.



VX201 Kuat Vagabond X Roof-Top Cargo Carrier Basket and 2 Bike Rack - Steel - 52" x 41" - 160 lbs

Replaces VX01



VX201 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details VX201 Installation instructions



Customer Reviews

Kuat Vagabond X Roof Cargo Basket and 2 Bike Carrier - Steel - 52" x 41" - 160 lbs - VX201

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (3 Customer Reviews)

This stylish cargo basket lets you haul a full load of gear and 2 bikes on your roof rack. The sturdy steel basket includes 2 built-in fork blocks for bikes, a custom fairing to reduce wind noise, and locking mounts to secure it to your crossbars.

- VX201

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First, I was surprised at how good this looks. I ordered my rack at a time, I suppose, Kuat changed their offering. This rack used to have a built in bike lock and the bars and decals were different colors. . I thought I was getting that now older vagabond x2, but I think I'm better off with this. I prefer the black powder coating and chromed logos. It looks awesome on our dark metallic gray Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk with black decals and wheels. The sunroof has plenty of clearance room, too. I was able to install by myself with no extra tools beside a tape measurer for placement. I didn't time myself, but assume it wouldn't take long if: a) you are indoors or otherwise shaded; b) you have a step stool or ladder; and c) you're tall and your back is strong enough to lift the rack to your roof. I mounted to Thule aeroblade edge bars with no issue. Instruction diagrams are no nonsense. The visor clamps were annoying but quick work. On the road, there was little added noise at 75 mph. With the sunroof venting, it's loud, but not more so than with crossbars only. I haven't tried mounting a bike yet, but I think it will be more difficult that I first guessed because of the height. I'm 6'3" and I foresee some frustration in lifting a bike over my head to pinpoint fork mounts. I'll probably have to step on the door jam or (like I'll tell my wife) need to get rock bars with a step rail to aid in actually reaching to tighten the included skewers or to reach gear. One concern, though: the instructions say NOT FOR OFF-ROAD USE. That bummed me out, as I had planned on some epic Big Bend Ranch State Park backcountry car camping. If anyone knows why they would warm against that, I'd be happy to know why. 264079



- VX201

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Excellent. great quality and looks gre at. 122747


Comments

Still looks great. Well made. No rust. Highly recommend this product

Alex R - 03/28/2015

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- VX01

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Review from a similar Kuat Vagabond X in Roof Basket


The Kuat Vagabond was perfect for my hunting/camping trip. We had it packed to the max! I was using the extension to create an extra large basket. The rack was pretty solid. This is a super tough rack. With using the extension I did need someone to help me put in on the roof, it would be nearly impossible by yourself. I can't wait to use it again! 103450


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