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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 Bike Rack to Carry 2 Electric Bikes with Alternative Frames and Fenders
  • I do have a recommendation for you but the Kuat NV 2.0, part # NV22G, isn't going to work with your fenders. Wheel mount bike racks rarely work with bikes that have fenders. Instead take a look at the Saris Freedom, part # SA4412B. It has the same 60 pound capacity as the Kuat and hold the bikes by the frame. The cradles that grab the frame are adjustable and can be attached to the bikes at different locations and angles. I've linked a video so you can see how a bike is actually...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 # HR1450. All of these racks are very similar and are very popular racks that we offer. It...
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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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  • 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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  • Installing the Cable Locks and Hitch Lock for Kuat Transfer 3 Bike Rack
  • I can certainly walk you through the installation of the Cable Locks and Hitch Lock for Kuat Transfer 3 # PTSCLK13. These locks are specifically designed for the Transfer 3 Bike Platform Rack # TS03G. To install the cable lock, you will need to remove the black end cap on the end of the ratcheting arm. Once the end cap is removed, you will slide the cable into the ratcheting arm and the black cap will set in the end of the arm. You will then use the included hardware to secure the cap...
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  • Best Bike Rack for a 2018 Chevrolet Equinox
  • We have a wide variety of bike racks that are compatible with your 2018 Chevrolet Equinox and will do a great job of safely transporting your bike. The bike rack that I recommend using to carry your bike with your Equinox is the Kuat Sherpa 2.0. This is compatible with 1-1/4" receivers in Black # SH12B, Pearl # SH12P, and Gray # SH12G, as well as 2" receivers in Black # SH22B, Pearl # SH22P, and Gray # SH22G. Both options are identical aside from what receiver they are compatible with. The...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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