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  • Specializes in extremely lightweight, aluminum bike racks
  • Folds flat for easy storage in trunks or behind seats
  • Durable dual-strap anti-sway cradles provide easy bike attachment
  • Anti-wobble system uses hand knobs to reduce rattle inside the hitch receiver
  • Sleek, stylish appearance complements innovative craftsmanship
  • Kuat will only release a rack if they feel it is better than anything else on the market - in terms of construction, style, and usability. So you're sure to love the look, ease of use, and durability of your Kuat Rack.




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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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. I have attached links to some articles,...
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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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  • 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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  • Comparison of Kuat Sherpa 2.0 and NV 2.0 Base Platform Bike Racks
  • The Sherpa 2.0, part # SH22G, and the NV 2.0 Base, part # BA22B, are the 2 inch models that fit a Class III hitch with no adapter. Also, they do both includes locks for the rack to the hitch and for the bikes to the rack. One difference is that the NV 2.0 Base has the option of adding a bike repair stand, part # TDKB, or the 2-bike add-on, part # BA02B. The more notable differences come down to the weight of the racks and the weight of the bikes they each carry. The NV 2.0 Base is...
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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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  • 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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  • Can the Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack Support Two 55 Pound Electric Bikes
  • The Kuat NV 2.0 Base 2-Bike Platform Rack for 1-1/4 Inch Hitches # BA12B that you referenced is indeed capable of securing 2 bikes of up to 60 pounds each. As far as your 55 pound e-bikes, the rack itself is more than up to the task. The only thing you will want to note is the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch and the vehicle it is installed on. As long as it can support the combined weight of your two 55 pound bikes, along with the weight of the carrier itself (49 pounds), you...
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  • Availability of Cable and Hitch Lock for Kuat Transfer 2-Bike Rack
  • There is indeed an add-on cable/hitch lock for the Kuat Transfer 2 bike rack, part # TS02G. You'll want part # PTSCLK12, which includes the cable lock and the locking piece that goes on the existing threaded hitch pin.
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  • Will the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Work With the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24914 on a 2017 Mazda 3
  • Yes, the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 will work very well with the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24914 on your 2017 Mazda 3. The Kuat Sherpa comes in 3 different colors: Gray - # SH12G Black - # SH12B Pearl - # SH12P If you will be carrying any children's bikes then you will want to use the Bike Adapter # 016-025-00-00 as well to safely carry the bike.
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  • Comparison of Kuat NV 2.0 and Kuat NV 2.0 Base 4-Bike Platform Bike Racks
  • The difference between the Kuat NV 2.0 # NV22G-NA22G and the Kuat NV 2.0 Base # BA22B-BA02B is the bike repair stand. The repair stand is included on the NV 2.0 but not the NV 2.0 Base. It can be added to the Base using # TDKB.
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  • Comparing Thule Helium and Kuat Beta Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Racks for a 2007 Mazda Miata
  • According to what I found on the Hard Dog site, their hitches are Class I, so you will need to find a rack that will fit a Class I hitch. The Kuat Beta, part # B202-114, and Thule Helium Aero, part # TH9042, will both fit Class I hitches. Any high quality hitch bike rack should not have a problem with speed bumps, provided you take the bump at an appropriate speed. Quality manufacturers test their bike racks on the roads and on testing machines in their engineering departments to...
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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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  • 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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  • Lock Kit Recommendation for a Kuat Transfer Bike Rack
  • Yes, the lock kit part # PTSCLK12 will replace the end caps of your Kuat Transfer part # TS02G and will give it a cable lock that will slide into the tube of the rack when not in use. I attached a picture of the lock kit for you to check out as well.
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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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  • How to Use the Cable Lock That Comes with the Kuat NV 2.0 Base # BA22B
  • The integrated cable locks that come on the Kuat NV 2.0 Base # BA22B automatically lock when you connect the 2 ends together. When you put the key in and turn it you are actually unlocking it which is why they pop out. If you skip to the 4:15 mark on the linked review video you can see how the cable lock automatically locks.
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  • Recommended Cargo Net Compatible with Kuat Vagabond X and Xtender
  • I reached out to my contact at Kuat and the Spider Cargo Net for Kuat Vagabond and Vagabond X Roof Cargo Baskets - 41" x 34" # ANET0B is only large enough for use without the extender. With the Kuat Vagabond X # VX201 along with the 21 inch Xtender # VX202 give you overall dimensions of 73" long x 41" wide x 7" tall. For this application, I recommend the Curt Stretchable Cargo Net - 38" Wide x 65" Long # C18201.
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  • Will the Kuat NV 2.0 # NV22G Fit on My 2016 Jeep Wrangler-Unlimited With a Spare Tire
  • Since a lot of Jeep owners like to use different size tires for their application, you will need to do some measuring to see if the Kuat NV 2.0, part # NV22G, will fit on your 2016 Jeep Unlimited-Wrangler with a spare tire. When the bike rack is folded down, as if you were getting ready to load bikes, the closest part to your Jeep from the center of the hitch pin hole is 10-1/2 inches. If you were to fold it up, as if you were trying to park in close quarters, the closest part from the...
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  • Tire Width Compatibility with Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Racks TS02G & TS02G-FB
  • In its stock configuration the Kuat Transfer 2 hitch-mount bike rack # TS02G will work with tire widths up to 3-inches and tire diameters from 20- to 29-inches. Kuat offers a Phat Bike Adapter Kit # APBK to convert this rack for use with tires up to 4-1/4-inches wide. Kuat also offers a dedicated fat bike version of the Transfer 2 rack, part # TS02G-FB. For either version a lock kit # PTSCLK12 is available that allows both the rack itself and your bikes to be secured. For reference,...
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  • Kuat Rack Installation When Metal Ball Doesn't Fit
  • The Kuat Bike Rack Shank Adapter - 1-1/4" to 2" # D101 will work with most Kuat Bike racks but will not work with the first generation Kuat NV bike racks. So that most likely isn't the issue. When you mention the metal ball not allowing a fit it means you need to turn the knob counter clockwise to loosen the hitch cam. This will allow for the installation and once the hitch pin is in place, you will turn that same knob to tighten the hitch cam in the receiver to engage the anti-rattle...
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  • Hitch Mounted Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2013 Toyota Prius V
  • There are many hitch mounted bike racks that will fit on your 2013 Toyota Prius V, but the bike rack that I would recommend is the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Platform Bike Rack, # SH12G. This is a quality bike rack that includes many great features. There is no contact with the bike frame, the shank has a 3-1/2 inch rise for better ground clearance and plenty of bumper clearance. Another bike rack that you may want to check out is the Swagman XTC-2 Platform Bike Rack, # S64670. This bike rack...
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  • How Much Clearance Will the Kuat Beta Part # B202-114 Have on a 2018 Hyundai Ioniq
  • You will have plenty of clearance using the Kuat Beta part # B202-114 on your 2018 Hyundai Ioniq. This rack has a distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the upright bar of 7-1/2" which means you will have around 4-1/4" of clearance between the back of the upright bar on the bike rack and your bumper. This will be plenty of clearance as you would only really need around 2" or so. If you would like to add any security to your bike rack or bike/bikes, I recommend...
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  • Recommended Bike Rack for Electra Townie with Step Through Frame and Fenders
  • The Kuat Transfer 1 Bike Platform Rack # TS01B that you referenced is an excellent carrier but I don't recommend it for your Electra Townie because of the fenders that you mentioned. The Kuat Transfer will need to clamp down right where that front fender is which would likely lead to a unsecure connection or maybe even damage to the fender. All of the 1-bike racks we have available feature a wheel mount design that would run into the same issue so your best option is going to be with...
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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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  • Recommended Hitch-Mount 4-Bike Carrier for 2010 Honda Odyssey
  • A 2-inch Class III hitch like Draw-Tite # 75270 is indeed the best way to transport 4 bikes on your 2010 Honda Odyssey. Installation of this hitch is shown in the linked video, for your reference. Hitch-mount racks put the entire weight load of the rack and bikes onto the car's frame - its strongest part - and a hitch also allows use of other accessory items like a cargo basket such as # C18153 from Curt. Once you have your hitch installed, you'll want to take one simple measurement....
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  • Will the Kuat Beta 2-Bike Rack allow Clearance for Bikes On a 2010 Prius With Curt Hitch
  • I have a few recommendations for you. My personal pick would be the Swagman XC2 Wheel Mount Bike Rack, item # S64650. This rack has a shank that rises about 2 inches for clearance and is very easy to load and unload. The ratcheting hooks are easy to use and they hold the bikes very securely. A friend of mine uses this rack on his Ford Focus and has no clearance problems, even when going over large speed bumps. We have a video review of this rack for you to check out, see link. For a...
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