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Kuat Class 2 Kayak Roof Rack w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style - Fixed Arms - Clamp On

Kuat Class 2 Kayak Roof Rack w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style - Fixed Arms - Clamp On

Item # C2R1B
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This compact, fixed J-style kayak carrier has a smaller footprint than most carriers. It lets you transport 1 kayak on your crossbars and leaves plenty of room for other gear. Includes load straps, tie-downs, and mounting hardware. Great Prices for the best watersport carriers from Kuat. Kuat Class 2 Kayak Roof Rack w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style - Fixed Arms - Clamp On part number C2R1B can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Kuat Watersport Carriers - C2R1B

  • Kayak
  • Roof Mount Carrier
  • Aero Bars
  • Elliptical Bars
  • Factory Bars
  • Round Bars
  • Square Bars
  • J-Style
  • Kuat
  • Clamp On
  • No Load Assist
  • Side Loading
  • Fixed

This compact, fixed J-style kayak carrier has a smaller footprint than most carriers. It lets you transport 1 kayak on your crossbars and leaves plenty of room for other gear. Includes load straps, tie-downs, and mounting hardware.


  • Fixed, J-style carrier lets you transport 1 kayak on your roof rack
    • Kayak sits on its side to free up space on your roof for additional gear
  • Fixed cradles with padded arms and base stabilize your kayak during transport
  • Integrated strap ports keep tie-down straps in place while loading your kayak
  • Tie-down straps with rubber-coated cam buckles secure kayak to your roof rack
    • Durable straps made of nylon webbing have hook-and-loop fasteners for excess slack
  • Bow/stern tie-downs secure your kayak to the front and rear of your vehicle
    • Adjustable rubber sleeves cover cam buckles to protect your vehicle from scratches
    • Anchor kit (sold separately) creates temporary mounting points for bow/stern tie-downs
  • Easy clamp-on installation on most crossbars - no tools required
  • Durable aluminum construction with black powder coat finish is rust resistant


  • Application: round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars
  • Weight capacity: 80 lbs
  • Dimensions: 16-7/16" long x 5-7/8" wide x 13-1/4" tall
  • Strap length:
    • Boat strap (2): 14-1/2'
    • Bow/stern strap (2): 12-1/3'
  • Carrier weight: 12 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Crossbar Spread

Fixed Carrier with Padded Arms and Base

Kuat Class 2

The Kuat Class 2 J-style carrier is always ready to go when you are. Its fixed arms hold your kayak on its side, providing a sturdy mode of transport. The arms and bases have a thick rubber padding to protect your kayak from scratches and scuffs while loading and during transport.

If you have a taller vehicle, you may need to remove the carrier to park in your garage.

Kuat Room For More

Because of its small footprint, the carrier also takes up less space on your roof than most J-style carriers. This means you'll have plenty of room to carry another kayak, cargo basket, or whatever other gear you might need.

Load Straps and Bow/Stern Tie-Downs


With most kayak carriers, tying down your kayak can be a hassle because of shifting straps. The Class 2 simplifies that process with convenient strap ports in the arms of the carrier, to make securing your kayak easier. Once fed through the slots, the straps stay in place while securing your kayak to your vehicle.


The Class 2 comes with a total of 4 straps: 2 tie-down straps that secure your kayak to the carrier and a set of bow/stern straps to secure it to the front and back of your vehicle. The rubber-coated cam buckles on the carrier straps and the rubber sleeves on the bow/stern tie-downs help with grip and protect your vehicle from scratches. All the straps are made of a durable nylon webbing and have hook-and-loop fasteners to secure excess slack.

Kuat Class 4 V2 StrapsKuat Class 4 V2

If your vehicle doesn't have any tie-down points, you can get an anchor kit (sold separately), which will let you create anchor points in the creases of your vehicle's hood and hatch.

Tool-Free, Clamp-On Installation


The carrier clamps to most crossbars without the need for tools. Simply set the rack on your crossbars, slide the mounting brackets over the bolts, and secure them with the T-knobs.

C2R1B Kuat Rooftop Kayak Rack System with Tie-Downs - Class 2 - Fixed Arms - J-Style

Installation Details C2R1B Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Kuat Class 2 Kayak Roof Rack w/ Tie-Downs - J-Style - Fixed Arms - Clamp On - C2R1B

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (12 Customer Reviews)

This compact, fixed J-style kayak carrier has a smaller footprint than most carriers. It lets you transport 1 kayak on your crossbars and leaves plenty of room for other gear. Includes load straps, tie-downs, and mounting hardware.


The roof rack fit great and looks great, has an aerodynamic design. The roof rack was purchased for a tandem kayak to be mounted on a Honda Accord. Took about an hour and a half to install with directions included. Very high quality roof rack and strength to hold my 12 ft 8 inch 74 lb yak.


I love my Kuat Class 2 kayak carriers. They are easily taken on and off - no tools needed. Once they are on they are easy to use and quite secure. Also, the rubber padding is done well so as not to damage your kayak. I highly recommend these carriers.

I have to add: Greg and everyone at etrailer has been great: They identified the correct equipment for my vehicle. They helped expedite my partial order when one item was on back order. They also made my return very easy when I ordered something I didn’t need. Really great customer service. Email responses are quick and they do what they promise. Great people.


E trailer was recommended by several people and it didn’t disappoint. After searching forever I finally found sturdy, quality, easy to install j hooks for my kayaks. Delivery was prompt. Customer service was outstanding


I have a 2009 Toyota Corolla. The Rola R5022 fits perfectly and the pair of Kuat Class 2 Kayak Carrier C2R1B securely cradle two 10' kayaks. I placed the order on July 22, 2020, order arrived intact on July 25, 2020 and installed easily. Now the reason I purchased my system from etrailer is because of the exceptional customer service. I called on July 23, 2020 and worked with Tammie P. She answered my questions and when she could not, she placed me on a short hold while the called the vendor to get an answer. Tammie followed up with me today to make sure the system arrived and to see if I might have any questions. Awesome! I recommend etrailer for towing and carrier needs. Ask for Tammie P when you call to place an order.


I was wondering if this would on my Jeep Grand Cherokee 2017. It was very easy to install on the factory roof racks. I bought a new 14’ Yak 2 person and it road great to the lake. This is very well made and the straps and bindings were heavy duty


The carriers have worked out very well, but the tie- down material is not the easiest to work with, and l’m not sure how long it will hold up, it’s already fraying in spots. But overall I’m pleased with the product.


I love the style and how easy they are to use.


Sturdy and works great!


Delivered as promised





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  • Does Kuat Class 2 Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs Fit Factory Crossbars of 2003 Subaru Forester
    Yes the Kuat Class 2 Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs # C2R1B is a fit for the factory crossbars of your 2003 Subaru Forester and would do a great job carrying your two kayaks. I attached a review video for this carrier for you to check out as well.
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  • What are the Weight and Dimensions of the Kuat Class 2 Kayak Carrier
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  • Kayak Carrier Recommendation for 90 lb Kayaks on a 2011 Toyota Sequoia OEM Roof Rack
    For your application I recommend getting 2 of our etrailer J-Style Kayak Carrier # e98878 because this is rated for 150 lbs and will do a great job at getting your kayaks to your boating destination safely. I have attached a review video for you to check out.
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  • Does Kuat Class 2 Kayak Carrier Fit Yakima Round Crossbars?
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  • Kayak Carrier Recommendation to Fit 2" Square Ladder Rack Crossbars
    The etrailer Kayak Carrier w/ Tie-Downs # e98878 fit crossbars measuring up to 3-1/8" wide x 1-1/2" tall, so since your square crossbars are a little taller we need to go with a different solution, and for that I recommend the Class 2 from Kuat: - Kuat Class 2 Kayak Roof Rack w/ Tie-Downs # C2R1B This is a fixed rack so it can't be folded, but this is a great quality system and it comes with standard bolts as well as longer bolts that fit thicker ladder rack crossbars like what you have.
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    Since you're wanting to install a J-Style carrier on the Thule Xsporter Pro # TH500XTB full-sized crossbars we need to check out the Kuat kayak carriers as they will be wide enough to fit the larger crossbars on your 2022 Ram 1500. For a standard J-Style carrier we have the Class 2 # C2R1B but if you want to upgrade to something a little nicer and that folds down we have the Class 4 which comes in Black # KU53VR or Gray # KU33VR. I prefer the Class 4 because they look nicer and have an...
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