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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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 Tailgate be Lowered on 2014 Ram Trucks with Unloaded Kuat NV 2.0 Installed
  • The Kuat NV 2.0 bike rack # NV22G measures 11-7/8 inches tall from the center of the hitch receiver opening to the top of the rack closest to the vehicle when the arms are folded down. Lower your tailgate and measure from the center of the hitch opening to the bottom of the tailgate. If that measurement is more than 11-7/8 inches then you can lower the tailgate on your 2014 Ram. I will include a picture to this page showing many of the key measurements of the bike rack.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Compatibility of Kuat Sherpa Hitch Bike Rack SH22G & Draw-Tite Hitch 75876 on 2015 Subaru Forester
  • Thank you for your recent purchase of Draw-Tite 2-Inch Class III Hitch # 75876. I am glad your installation went well. The dimension to keep in mind as you consider your preferred hitch-mount bike carrier is the distance from the hitch pin hole to the rear edge of the bumper cover. This hitch installed on the 2015 Subaru Forester is positioned such that the hitch pin hole is 5-inches forward of the rear edge of the car. So, this means you'll want to choose a hitch rack that offers at...
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  • Recommended Hitch Lock for Kuat Beta 2 Bike Rack
  • Kuat offers two different hitch locks, the # KUATLOCK for the # B202-114 Beta that's designed for the 1-1/4 inch receiver and the # H101 lock that's designed for the # B202-2 Beta rack that's designed for the 2 inch receiver. If the correct lock is used for the correct rack, no alterations of any kind will be necessary (we don't recommend altering the rack in any way, as it will compromise your warranty protection.)
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  • Clamp-On Truck Bed Bike Rack than Can Hold Bikes with Through-Axles
  • If you don't already have the bike rack I recommend going with the Swagman Patrol 2 Bike Rack for Truck Beds - Fork Mount Item # S64701. It works with 15mm through-axles and can accept 20mm through-axles by using adapter # S64715. If you already have the Saris Kool Rack Pick-Up Truck-Bed-Mounted 2 Bike Carrier - Fork Mount Item # SATRK00 then you would have to drill into it to mount the Kuat Dirtbag, # DRT15X110, since the fork mounts on the Kool Rack clamp around its bar. This will...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Using Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack NV22G in Receiver on Rear of Travel Trailer
  • The Kuat NV 2.0 bike rack you referred to, part # NV22G would work great in the hitch on your truck when you use an adapter like part # HT02. The rack is NOT recommended for use on the rear of a towed travel trailer. Bike racks installed on the rear of a towed trailer are subjected to greater shaking and bouncing forces, for two primary reasons. 1) The suspension of a trailer is usually more stiff than a comparable vehicle suspension and 2) The greater than average overhang distance...
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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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  • Will Kuat Beta 2 Bike Rack Fit Curt Hitch on a 2016 Prius 4 Touring
  • The Kuat Beta part # B202-114 would have no problem fitting the Curt hitch part # C11473. The distance the Beta has from the hitch pin hole to the upright mast of the rack would be more than needed to clear the bumper of your Prius. Curt requires the use of their stabilizer strap part # 18050 when using their hitch to carry a non-supported load like a bike rack. I attached a review video for you to check for the strap 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Why A Class I Trailer Hitch on a 2011 Toyota Prius Can Only Carry a 2 Bikes on a Bike Rack
  • The issue with a Class I trailer hitch is not how much the bikes weigh, entirely, it is the amount of torque produced by having weight further from the hitch. With more weight further from the hitch, even if it is a little weight, it can damage the hitch, the rack, and the vehicle, especially when you add in any up and down movement while traveling. You may have heard of or even used a cheater or breaker bar when changing a tire. The longer the bar the easier it is to loosen lug nuts....
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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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  • 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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