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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • Weight of Kuat Transfer, Thule T2 Pro and Classic and Rhino Rack Dual Trekker
  • The Kuat Transfer part # TS02G weighs 37 lbs. The Thule T2 Classic # TH9044 weighs 50 lbs. The T2 Pro part # TH9034XT weighs in at 50 lbs as well. The Rhino Rack Dual Trekker 2 Bike Platform Rack # RRRBC048 that you referenced weighs 56 lbs. The Kuat Transfer is a great bike rack. It is really selling well for us because of it's relative light weight and the fact that it only touches the bike at the tires. It's a bit more stripped down that the other racks but that's part of why it...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Kuat Pivot Weight Limit
  • The Kuat Pivot, part # PV20B is only rated to support 200 pounds, including the bike rack. If your entire set up, bikes, plus rack, is less than 200 pounds, this will work correctly at all angles when its opened up.
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  • Replacement Bike Repair Stand Part for Kuat NV 2.0 Platform Bike Rack BA22B
  • The Kuat replacement bike repair stand in black is offered as part # TDKB which fits their NV 2.0 Base platform rack # BA22B. It also works with their Tri-Doc Repair Stand models # TDSNVG (gray) and # TDSNVO (orange).
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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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  • 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 Platform Bike Rack For 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited With Rear Spare Tire
  • I have a solution for you, however the Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Tilting # TS02G will not clear your spare tire. The measurement from the center of the hitch pin to the closest part of the rack is 7-1/2 inches, which is not enough for a Jeep tire. For a similar wheel locking 2 bike platform rack, I recommend the Rhino-Rack Dual Trekker 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4", 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Tilting # RRRBC048. This rack will give...
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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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  • Will Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack Fit 2016 Toyota Tacoma and Allow Tailgate to Fold Down When Tilted
  • I attached an install video of the Kuat NV2.0 part # NV22G on a 2015 Toyota Tacoma and at the 36 second mark you can see that the tailgate can fold down when the rack is tilted with a bike loaded. It would be the same for a 2016 Tacoma since the trucks didn't' change.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Is The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Compatible With 4.8 Tires Using The Kuat Phat Bike Adapter Kit?
  • I reached out to my contact at Kuat and the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Pearl, # SH22P, will fit tires only up to 3 inches with the additional strap. The bike carriers they have that will fit the 4.8 inch tires are the Kuat NV 2.0 Base Rack # BA22B, the Kuat NV 2.0 for 2 Inch Hitches # NV22G, and the Kuat Transfer # TS02G. With these options, you would still need the Phat Bike Adapter Kit for Kuat Transfer Platform Bike Racks, # APBK.
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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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  • Is Kuat Sherpa 2.0 # SH12B Compatible with Bikes w/ 29 Inch Diameter Wheels
  • The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 you referred to, part # SH12B is compatible with bikes with wheel diameters ranging from 25-29 inches. With an optional adapter # 016-025-00-00, you can carry bikes with 20-24 inch wheels. The rack can handle two bikes weighing up to 40 lbs apiece. A hitch lock and cable lock is included. It will work just fine with your 29er. Just to be absolutely sure, I've confirmed this with Kuat.
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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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  • Comparing Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Bike Rack and Saris Freedom SuperClamp 2 Bike Rack for BMW and Volvo
  • The Saris Freedom SuperClamp 2 Bike Platform Rack EX2 # SA4025F and the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack # SH12B are both great options, but between the 2 racks, the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 is my favorite and the one that hits more of the points on your list. Both the SuperClamp and Sherpa will fit both your 2007 BMW 530 and your 2010 Volvo XC60. These bike racks can both install in either 1-1/4 inch or 2 inch bike racks, and they will both clear your vehicle's bumpers when in the carrying...
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  • Best Truck Bed Bike Carrier for Fat Bikes
  • I do have a couple of options for you but The Swagman Pick-Up Truck-Bed Mounted 2-Bike Carrier # S64702 will not fit your Trek Farley Fat Bike. The Kuat Dirtbag Phat 9 # DRT9P and the Kuat Dirtbag Phat 15 # DRT15P are going to be your two options. They are both a fork mount bike rack that bolt onto your 2012 Ram 1500. The difference between the two is going to be the size of the skewer. The Phat 9 fits the 9-mm quick-release skewer where the Phat 15 will fit the 15-mm skewer.
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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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  • Can Add-On for Kuat NV 2.0 Fit the Original NV
  • The 2-Bike Add-on, part # NA22G, fits the current Kuat NV 2.0, part # NV22G, but unfortunately does not fit the original model. If you need to upgrade to a 4-bike rack you might take a look at the RockyMounts SplitRail, part # RKY1140-4. When using only 2 bikes it has the same 60 pound per bike weight capacity however, that does drop to 40 pounds when adding the 3rd and 4th bikes. Similarly to the NV, it does include locks for the rack and the bikes, and it also holds the bikes by...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for a 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon with the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Rack
  • In order to use the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack part # SH22G for gray, part # SH22B for black, or part # SH22P for pearl on the back of your 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon, I recommend install the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 75673 which is a Class III hitch with a 2" receiver tube opening. This hitch installs perfectly on your Outback Wagon and will allow you to use the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack. The only other item I recommend is a hitch cover like...
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  • Platform Bike Rack Recommendations that Offer the Most Stability
  • Based on your description it's pretty hard to say for certain what rack you saw. I do have a way to help you though. If you check out the road course videos I attached to the right you can see how stable a bike rack will be while loaded and traveling. I attached videos for the Kuat NV # NV22G, the Swagman XTC2 part # S64670, the Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Rack # Y02443, and the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider # HR1450E. All of these racks are very similar and are very popular racks that we offer. It...
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