Comparing Thule T1 Bike Rack and Kuat Transfer 1 Bike Rack

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I am a small 105 pound woman with some arthritis in her hands. I am looking at the Kuat and the Thule single hitch platform bike racks for my 2014 Subaru forester. I like the Kuat because it had the step on tilt and open function. the hand release on the Thule t-2 models was hard for my hand and the I couldn’t find a Thule T-1 model to try. Since the Thule t-1 is lighter, maybe it would work? I do like that it includes the locks already integrated. how would you compare the Kuat to the Thule for my situation?

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Actually the Kuat Transfer 1 part # TS01B you mentioned is lighter than the Thule T1 part # TH9041 by 3 lbs. It weighs 26 lbs and the T1 weighs 29. It's not a huge difference but if you prefer the tilting mechanism of the Kuat and aren't a fan of the latch system on the Thule I'd say the Kuat is your overall best choice! It's a big hit with our other customers who have tried it as well so I know you'll really like it.

I attached a review video link for this rack for you to check out as well.

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