What's the Difference Between the Kuat NV 2.0 2-Bike Rack and the Kuat NV 2.0 Base Bike Rake

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From what I can see the only differences between the racks is the finish color, and the repair stand. Am I missing anything?

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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 would be excellent choices for a platform style bike rack. Of the two, I like the NV 2.0 Base model because of this bike rack's economical price over the Kuat # NV22G.

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Dan S.

I am looking for a light weight two bike rack for my truck and cars Mazda3 Vibe GTThe truck is a 1500 ram 2014 with a 2 hitch.The truck is the go to vehicle now and I dont see using the small cars for hauling the bikes.Is a swing away a better choice rack for this application and the Kuat Nv 2.0 with the bike stand for a car? 72582

Reply from Chris R.

If lowering the tailgate (without removing the rack) is a must, going with a swing-away rack is definitely the best option. If you really like the Kuat NV 2.0 # NV22G though, what you could do is simply add the Kuat Swing Adapter # PVP20B . This will essentially convert it to a swing-away design, allowing you to push the rack and bikes to the side of the truck for tailgate clearance. 59611

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