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  • Specializes in extremely lightweight, aluminum bike racks
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  • Why a Wheel Mounted Platform Bike Rack is Preferred to a Frame Mount
  • Generally speaking wheel mount only bike racks are preferred. Especially for people with carbon fiber bike frames since frame mounts aren't recommended at all with them otherwise damage could occur. For other frame designs people still prefer them because there is no frame contact. People with suspension also prefer wheel mount as well. Loading is also easier because when the wheel mount is lowered you just set the bike in the tray, raise the wheel mount and then secure it to the wheel....
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  • What's the Difference Between the Kuat NV 2.0 2-Bike Rack and the Kuat NV 2.0 Base Bike Rake
  • The Kuat NV 2.0 2 Bike Platform Rack, # NV22G, and the Kuat NV 2.0 Base 2-Bike Platform rack, # BA22B. are both very similar bike racks. Both racks can be expanded to a 4-bike rack, # NA22G add-on for the NV 2.0 and # BA02B for the NV 2.0 Base, and both racks have very similar specs. The NV 2.0 # NV22G does include,as you stated, the bike repair stand. The # NV22G, when installed in the hitch, will sit closer to your vehicle when folded down then the NV 2.0 Base bike rack. Both racks...
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  • Comparing the Yakima HoldUp, Kuat NV 2.0 and Thule T2 Classic Platform-Style Bike Racks
  • I've linked you to product demonstration videos of all three bike racks. The best of the three racks will depend on the features you're interested in and which features you find most important. First some similarities. All three racks are capable of folding up against the rear of the vehicle when the bikes are removed, and all three can tilt rearward with the bikes in place, allowing easier access to the rear trunk or liftgate of the vehicle. All three racks include hitch locks of some...
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  • Differences Between Kuat NV 2.0 Base and Non-Base Model
  • The Kuat NV 2.0 2 Bike Platform Rack, # NV22G, and the Kuat NV 2.0 Base 2-Bike Platform rack, # BA22B. are both very similar bike racks. Both racks can be expanded to a 4-bike rack, # NA22G add-on for the NV 2.0 and # BA02B for the NV 2.0 Base, and both racks have very similar specs. The NV 2.0 # NV22G does include the bike repair stand mounted on the end. The # NV22G, when installed in the hitch, will sit closer to your vehicle when folded down then the NV 2.0 Base bike rack. Basically...
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  • Platform Bike Rack Options for a 2018 Honda CR-V
  • Since we have quite a variety of platform mount bike racks to choose from to use with your 2018 Honda CR-V I will give you a couple of recommendations. A good entry-level platform bike rack is the Let's Go Aero BikeWing # B01311. This is a lightweight bike rack that can hold up to two 40 lb bikes by securing their wheels to the cradles. This means that it can accommodate a wide variety of bikes as long as they do not have a fender or basket. For access to your rear cargo area, the BikeWing...
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  • What is the Difference Between the Kuat NV 2.0 and the Older Version of the Rack
  • There were quite a bit of updates for the new NV which Kuat spent three years working on. One of the biggest differences the new Kuat NV 2.0 part # NV22G has over the previous version is that the wheel cradles can now accommodate tires up to 4.8 inches in width. The hitch pin design allows you to install the rack without any tools instead of needing a wrench for the anti-rattle bolt. The foot release lever can now allow the rack to tilt down for more access to the rear cargo area....
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  • Dimension/Clearance Dimensions Between Kuat NV and NV Base Bike Racks
  • The big difference is the bike stand that the NV 2.0 part # NV22G comes with and the lack of it on the # BA22B which is the base model of this rack. For the NV 2.0 here are the dimensions: Closest part of rack when folded down: 10-1/2" Closest part of rack when folded up: 7" Farthest part of rack when folded down: 33" Farthest part of rack when folded up: 18-1/2" For the base model here are the dimensions: Closest part of rack when folded down: 11-3/4" Closest part of rack...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation for Beach Cruiser on 2017 GMC Sierra
  • To carry your beach cruiser, a men's 3G Newport, with your 2017 GMC Sierra 1500, I highly recommend checking out the Yakima HoldUp EVO # Y02479. The HoldUp EVO fits 2" hitches and can carry bikes with tires that are up to 5" wide with wheel diameters between 20" and 29" and up to 50 lbs. This is a wheel-mount rack that has many of what I like to call quality-of-life features, including simple installation in your hitch with the turn of the anti-rattle knob. It includes a foot lever that...
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  • How To Use Optional # PTSCLK12 Cable Lock Kit for Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Rack
  • The cable lock kit for the Kuat Transfer Bike Rack, part # PTSCLK12 includes locks for two bikes. The cable locks would install in the end of the bars that secure the bikes to the rack, as shown in the diagram I've provided from the instructions.
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  • Recommended Swing Away for Swagman 2+2 Quad Bike Rack on 4Runner with Aftermarket Spare Tire Rack
  • The Swagman Quad 2+2 2-Bike and 4-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches # S64692 has a measurement of 17-1/4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest wheel tray. The shank raises at the 10 inch point. To get your swing away, I recommend the Kuat Pivot Swing Away # PV20B over the Yakima BackSwing # Y02483 because the handle is off to the side. The Yakima will be 14-1/2 inches from pin to pin and the Kuat is 11 inches from pin to pin so you will not have as much extension,...
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  • Differences Between Kuat Sherpa 2.0 and Older Sherpa, Comparison to Thule T2 Classic
  • Kuat makes some of the nicest bike racks around the new Kuat Sherpa 2.0 part # SH22G is basically an updated version of the Sherpa # S101 which was highly reviewed by our customers. The new Sherpa is lighter (by 8 lbs for a total weight of 32 lbs), has updated wheel cradles and updated wheel hooks as well. This rack would work well for you on your 2015 BMW X5 as long as you have hitch like the part # 75600 installed on it. The hitches for your vehicle sit quite a bit lower than the bottom...
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  • Bike Rack that Will Let Tailgate Swing Open on 2017 Jeep Wrangler
  • When we were doing our demo on the Kuat Pivot # PV20B we found that the longer Draw-Tite trailer hitch, # 76104, was necessary for the Pivot to clear the stock spare tire on the Jeep in the video. With any of the shorter hitches it would not have worked. Using the Kuat NV 2.0 # BA22B with the Pivot or even a Thule T2, # TH9044, is a great way to allow you to open the rear tailgate on your 2017 Jeep Wrangler while still being able to keep the bike rack in place and either one of those...
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  • 2+2 Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for 2014 Honda Odyssey with Class III Hitch Receiver
  • When it comes to purchasing a 2+2 style platform bike rack for your 2014 Honda Odyssey, my top recommendation would be for the Kuat NV 2.0 # NV22G-NA22G. The versatile design of this racks allows you to carry most bikes regardless of their size or frame design and it's aluminum construction makes it durable, lightweight, and corrosion resistant. As for the concern of the 2+2 style not being as sturdy as a 4 bike carrier, Kuat uses bolts to secure the 2 bike extension. By using bolts...
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  • 4 Bike Platform Rack for 2014 Honda Odyssey Thats Convertible From a 4 Bike to a 2 Bike Capacity
  • It sounds like you're interested in a Kuat bike rack that can carry 4 bikes, but has a removable 2-bike add-on for when you're wanting to carry only 2, is that correct? If that's the case, the Kuat NV 2.0, part # NV22G-NA22G would be an outstanding choice. The rack is constructed of aluminum for light weight and corrosion resistance. The rack features a shank with a built-in rise for additional ground clearance, which is important for vans like your Odyssey. An anti-rattle hitch lock...
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  • Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack Adapter for 1-1/4
  • I have the perfect solution for you if you have a Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack, like part # NV12G, with a 1-1/4 inch shank to fit the Draw-Tite Max-Frame 2 inch Receiver # 75699 on your 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The people at Kuat thought these kind of scenarios through and have made an Adapter # D101 for situations just like yours. This will allow you to carry your Kuat bike rack with a 1-1/4 inch shank in your 2 inch trailer hitch receiver. If you don't have the 2.0 version of the NV then...
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  • Using the Kuat Pivot on a 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 with a Step Bumper
  • You will need to take a quick measurement to make sure that the Kuat Pivot, part # PV20B will clear your step bumper. Simply measure from the center of the hitch pin hole to the furthest point of the step bumper away from the hitch. This will give you your required clearance in order to be able to use the Kuat Pivot. The Kuat Pivot has a minimum clearance of 4-3/4 inches to its nearest part, and your minimum clearance will need to be less than this to be able to use the Kuat Pivot.
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  • Recommended Hitch and Bike Rack for 2017 Nissan Rogue
  • I can see where the confusion may set and I will be happy to clear it up for you. The weight of the hitch itself does NOT count as part of the tongue weight limit; what will matter is the weight of the rack and the bikes. I took a look at the owner's manual for your 2017 Nissan Rogue and it does specify that the maximum tongue weight for your vehicle is 110 lbs, so that is the weight your bike rack and bikes cannot exceed. A bike rack that can hold three bikes would not necessarily...
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  • Kuat Sherpa # S101 vs Saris Freedom SuperClamp 2 Bike Rack # SA4025
  • When it comes to a battle of build quality and features between the Kuat Sherpa, # SH22G, and the Saris Freedom SuperClamp 2 Bike Rack EX2, # SA4025F, the winner in my opinion is Kuat. Although the Saris Freedom SuperClamp 2 Bike Rack EX, # SA4025F, is a great bike bike, the Kuat Sherpa, # S101, just seems to be built to higher quality standards. Since you also mention that you will be removing the rack after each trip, the tool free installation would be a plus. In order to make...
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  • Hitch Lock Options for Kuat Transfer Bike Rack TS02G
  • For the Kuat Transfer # TS02G there are 4 different hitch lock options. The # HLT-014, # HLT-013, # HLT-012, and # HLT-011. They are all the exact same lock setup but the different number means it's a different key number. So the 013 gives you the 013 key, 012 gives you the 012 etc. If you had a different Kuat bike rack this would give you the ability to order a lock set with a matching key to what you already have.
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  • Will the Front Wheel Hook on the Kuat Sherpa Interfere With the Front Brake Caliper
  • If your bike has the front brake caliper in front of the bike frame, then the arm of the Kuat Sherpa 2.0, # SH12G, and other platform style racks will be placed directly in front of the caliper. The arm should not be touching the caliper. If the arm is touching the brake caliper, then it needs to be moved forward, away from the caliper until it is no longer touching. I have attached an installation video of our installer explaining where to place the front arm. I have also attached...
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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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  • Can the Kuat NV # BA22B Be Used on Bikes With Front Fenders
  • As long as the fender is tightly installed on the bike and the hook is attached to the fender as close as possible to the top tube of the bike, the # BA22B should carry the town bike you mentioned with no problem whatsoever. I spoke with one of my contacts at Kuat, who uses the very same rack to carry his wife's bike that has fenders, and he says it works very well. The inside of the hooks are padded, but you can place a towel or other piece of cloth between the hook and the fender if...
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  • Using the Kuat Pivot on a 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
  • The Kuat Pivot, part # PV20B is usable on the rear of a cargo van like a 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter.
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  • Will Add-on for Kuat NV Fit the Kuat NV 2.0
  • The add-on from the original Kuat NV will not fit on the new NV 2.0 # NV22G. The add-on for the NV 2.0 is # NA22G. Or they can be purchased together with # NV22G-NA22G. Another model is the Kuat NV 2.0 Base # BA22B. It's very similar to the NV 2.0 except it extends slightly further from the vehicle when installed and does not include the bike repair stand. It also has an available add-on to 4 bikes using # BA02B or to purchase both together use # BA22B-BA02B.
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  • Differences Between Kuat NV2.0 Bike Racks BA22B and NV22B
  • The Kuat NV 2.0 part # BA22B is basically the stripped down version of the # NV22B. The differences are that the BA22B has a matte black finish whereas the other rack has a metallic black finish and a stand to work on bikes in the event you needed to while out on the trail.
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  • Lightweight Platform Bike Rack Recommendation Kuat Sherpa 2.0 vs. Saris Freedom SuperClamp
  • The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 part # SH22B is a great lightweight bike rack. Due to it's lightweight construction, wheel clamps that allow for securing bikes without touching the frame, and integrated cable lock it's pretty hard to beat this rack. Typically the only down side to a platform bike rack is the weight. Since this rack is actually pretty light you get the best of both world's. I would highly recommend this rack for you. And I wouldn't let the 40 lb per bike capacity scare you in any way....
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  • Will the Kuat Transfer Bike Rack Hold Up Against Corrosion if Left Out in Rain Frequently
  • The Kuat Transfer is steel which means that it is susceptible to corrosion but only if the powder coating gets scraped off. If that happens then spraying some paint on it will help stop corrosion from starting. The Hollywood Racks TRS # HR3000 is made with both aluminum and steel parts. Aluminum is naturally corrosion resistant and the steel is powder coated so it is a good option around the same price as the Transfer. If you want a rack that is mostly aluminum I recommend the Kuat...
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  • Does Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack Have Fat Tire And Thin Tire Options
  • The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack, Item # SH12B, does not have a fat tire and a thin tire version. You can add a Phat Bike Adapter Kit, Item # APBK, that only adds a tire strap extender and a secondary strap to the rack to carry 1 fat bike with tires up to 4-3/4 inches wide. The Sherpa will carry 2 bikes that are 40-lbs or less and works with wheel sizes from 25 inches to 29 inches. It also has a cable and hitch lock with 3 keys included. A similar platform rack that works with...
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  • Using Hitch Extender with Kuat NV Bike Rack to Clear Spare Tire on 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • When an extender is used, we typically advise that the tongue weight capacity of the receiver is decreased by 50 percent. In many cases, 50 percent of the original tongue weight capacity will be sufficient to carry the rack and the bikes placed on it. Due the the relatively heavy weight and long length of the Kuat # NV22G-NA22G, Kuat states that using an extender is not recommended. When you use an extender, not only are you increasing the distance between the load and the receiver...
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  • Recommendation to Tow Outback T@B Tear Camper and Carry Bike Rack
  • The Curt Dual Ball Mount part # D210 is a great option to allow you to carry a bike rack while towing a trailer. I checked out pictures of your T@B trear camper Outback S and it appears to have a low sitting trailer jack and enough clearance for a bike rack to clear the front of the trailer. The Kuat Beta part # B202-2 would then work well too as it has a shorter shank which would work great with the bike rack too. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without...
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