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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Comparing Kuat NV 2.0 And Kuat NV 2.0 Base Hitch Mounted Bike Carriers
  • There are a few minor differences between the Kuat NV 2.0 bike carrier, part # NV22G-NA22G, and the Kuat NV 2.0 Base carrier, par # BA22B-BA02B. Both bike carriers have a 60-lb capacity per bike when carrying just 2 bikes but when the add-on is attached the weight capacity drops to 40-lbs per bike. The biggest difference is the distance from the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the carrier when folded up or down. On the NV 2.0, the distance when the rack is folded up is 7-inches...
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  • Comparison between Kuat Transfer and Swagman Chinook Bike Racks
  • Between the Kuat Transfer part TS02G and the Swagman Chinook part # S64683 I would go with the Transfer mainly because it only touches the bikes at the tires whereas the Chinook grabs the frame of the bikes when securing. Also the Transfer is 10 lbs lighter at 37 lbs when compared to the Chinook. Swagman and Kuat are both excellent brands. Typically Kuat is referred to as a higher end rack company whereas Swagman does a great job offering bike racks that perform well but maybe don't...
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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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  • 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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  • Kuat Transfer or Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Comparison
  • The Kuat Sherpa # SH22G is about 5 lbs lighter than the Kuat Transfer part # TS02G but the biggest thing that I really like about the Sherpa is what you already mentioned. It is rock solid when traveling. There is little to no movement of the rack with bikes loaded when you hit bumps as you noted in the test course videos for both which I attached as well. I've watches quite a few test course videos and nearly every rack has at least a little bit of movement. The Sherpa has almost none....
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  • Crossbar Spread on the Kuat MiniSkinny and MiniSkinny Extended Rooftop Baskets
  • The Kuat MiniSkinny, part # MSR1B and the MiniSkinny Extended, part # MSR1B-EXB have different maximum crossbar spreads. The MiniSkinny has a maximum crossbar spread of 35-7/8 inches, and the MiniSkinny Extended has a maximum crossbar spread of 49-7/8 inches. Because we use a standard vehicle for most of our installed photos (as we did in this case) the crossbar spread doesn't actually change because the vehicle's crossbar spread is in the same spot. I've included a photo of both...
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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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  • 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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  • Kuat Transfer vs Thule T2 Classic vs Saris Superclamp EX
  • For this being your first bike rack purchase you have done a fantastic job at researching to narrow it down to some great choices! Since you have done your research and watched our review videos I will avoid going over all of the features and focus on your specific questions for each bike rack. If you do end up having more questions though please let me know. The Kuat Transfer # TS02G is a great, cost-effective option that only weighs in at 37 lbs. It also has a gunmetal gray powder...
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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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  • Comparing Kuat Transfer 3 TS03G and RockyMounts SplitRail 3 RKY1140-3 Hitch Bike Carriers
  • 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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  • 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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  • Will the Kuat Dirtbag Work With the Saris Traps Fork-Block Bike Carrier Base
  • Yes, the Kuat Dirtbag Bike Rack's like part # DRT15X110 and part # DRT9P will work with the Saris Traps Fork-Block Bike Carrier Base part # SATRK33. I have attached a few photos to show the fitment for you.
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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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  • How to Lock the Kuat Hi-Lo 2 Hitch Extender to a Vehicle
  • Yes, the shank on your Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack will work on the receiver tube opening of the Kuat Hi-Lo 2" Hitch Extender part # HL20B. I called Kuat and they were not aware of a 018 lock core. If you instead have a 108 lock core then in order to lock the Kuat Hi-Lo 2" Hitch Extender to your vehicle you will want to use the threaded hitch pin that comes with the extender and then place the lock core body of the Hitch Lock for Kuat Bike Racks part # HL2-108 onto that. They don't...
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  • Which Kuat Sherpa Bike Racks Fit Class I Hitch on 2017 Honda HR-V
  • Kuat makes both 1-1/4-inch and 2-inch versions of their Sherpa platform-style hitch-mount bike carriers. Parts # SH22P and # SH22G fit 2-inches hitches but for your 2017 Honda HRV that has a light-duty 1-1/4-inch Class I hitch you can use their version for that hitch size, part # SH12P in pearl white or part # SH12B in black. Both of these 1-1/4-inch racks are compatible with both Class I and Class II hitches and the linked article will show how to measure the hitch you have to ensure...
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  • Is Bike Add On for Kuat Transfer Single Bike Designed for Easy On/Off Application
  • The install of the Kuat Add On for Transfer Bike Rack part # TSAOB on a single bike Kuat Transfer # TS01B isn't difficult at all but since it requires the use of the two included Allen wrenches I wouldn't describe it as something that's designed to be taken on and off all the time. You'd most likely install it and leave it on for while if not permanently.
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  • Easy to Load Swing Away Platform Bike Rack Recommendation for Heavier Bike
  • We have one solution that matches all of the criteria you need. The Kuat NV part # NV22G has the capacity for your heavier bike and is a platform rack that is super easy to load unload. Now to allow it to swing away you'd need to also use the hinge kit part # PV20B which will allow the rack to swing out loaded. This is the only option we have that covers all your bases and it would work really well!
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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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  • 2018 Mustang GT Trailer Hitch Recommendation
  • For your 2018 Ford Mustang Curt does list the part # C11405 as a fit for the GT models. We had a customer come back though and tell us they had to move back the clips of the sensor to attach it back to the frame.
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  • Replacement Dust Cap for Rapid Hitch Trailer Hitch Lock AM3492
  • We do offer a general-purpose hitch lock dust cap, part # 40107CAP. This may not be an exact replacement but it should work fine. We also have part # PDCAP but this does not have a retention ring.
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  • Cable Lock Recommendation for a Kuat Beta 2.0 Bike Rack
  • For your Kuat Beta bike rack # B202-2 the easiest solution to lock the bikes to the rack and to the hitch is to use a cable lock such as # CAB-10. Run the cable through the bikes and the safety chain loops on the trailer hitch to deter theft. I have linked a video review of the cable lock for you.
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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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  • Does Kuat Transfer Require Specific Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock
  • Threaded anti-rattle hitch locks are specific to certain bike racks. So if you have the Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack # TS02G then you would need to use the Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock for Kuat Transfer Bike Racks # HLT-012.
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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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  • Recommended Bike Rack and Fat Tire Adapter That Will fit 4.8" Tires
  • There are some great bike racks and racks with adapters that will work with your 4.8" tires, though the Kuat Transfer 2 # TS02G-FB will only accept tires up to 4.5" wide. I highly recommend checking out the Kuat NV 2.0 # BA22B, which comes with an adapter to carry one fat bike with 4.8" tires, though if you needed to carry a pair of fat bikes you could add the Phat Bike Adapter Kit for Kuat Bike Racks # APBK. The Kuat NV is a premium rack that uses ratcheting hooks to grasp your wheels...
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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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  • 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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