Can Kuat NV 2.0 Convert From 4-Bike to 2-Bike Carrier?

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I would like to confirm that this is a 4 bike Carrier that can be taken apart and turned into a 2 bike carrier when necessary ? I liked the features of the NV2 2.0 but I think it is overkill for what I need for weight and the bar you can use to repair your bike so I think this is the model that is like it in many ways other that those two features I dont need but the two mentioned but please confirm. FYI: I have a Honda CRV 2015 with a 2inch Curt hitch 3500 lb capacity. The bikes I am carrying are a Specialized hard rock, Trek and something from REI I cant remember the name. I also have a 12inch bike for my toddler but it doesnt appear that it can go on the rack. I have a Thule Yepp seat that I would like to keep attached to my bike when transporting if possible. The other carrier I was looking at is the Thule T2 Pro XT. Thanks for your time.

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I'd be happy to confirm for you that yes, the Kuat NV 2.0 Base 4-Bike Platform Rack # BA22B-BA02B can indeed convert from a 4-bike carrier to a 2-bike carrier. To do this, there are 4 hex head bolts that you remove with an Allen key (which is included) and slide it right out.

The only thing the NV 2.0 # NV22B-NA22B comes with that is different than the base is the bike repair stand # TDKB, so if you are not going to use it you're better off saving some money and going with the NV 2.0 Base # BA22B-BA02B.

As for your bikes fitting so long as they are between 25" and 29" they will be fine; if the wheels are between 20" and 24" you will need adapter # 016-025-00-00. The NV 2.0 Base is a wheel mount rack so you would be able to keep your Thule Yepp like # TH12020235 on your bike if you like.

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