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Kuat Piston Pro X Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount

Kuat Piston Pro X Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount

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Premium rack makes loading your bikes easy. Arms with hydro-pneumatic, Kashima-coated struts deploy automatically with the tap of a lever and ratchet against your wheels - no frame contact. Built-in LEDs sync with your vehicle's tail lights. 1-800-496-5010 to order Kuat hitch bike racks part number KU98VR or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Kuat products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Kuat Piston Pro X Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Kuat Hitch Bike Racks - KU98VR

  • Platform Rack
  • 2 Bikes
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Fits 2 Inch Hitch
  • Wheel Mount
  • Kuat
  • Bike and Hitch Lock

Premium rack makes loading your bikes easy. Arms with hydro-pneumatic, Kashima-coated struts deploy automatically with the tap of a lever and ratchet against your wheels - no frame contact. Built-in LEDs sync with your vehicle's tail lights.


Features:

  • Platform bike rack carries 2 bikes using your vehicle's hitch receiver
    • Accommodates most e-bikes, mountain bikes, road bikes, and bikes with fenders (fender strap sold separately)
  • Arms with hydro-pneumatic pistons open automatically with the tap of a lever
    • Kashima-coated struts produce little friction and resist water, mud, and road grime
  • U-shaped grips hold your bikes securely by the wheels - no frame contact
    • Pinch levers let you select tire size in seconds
  • Long wheel trays accommodate bikes with different wheelbases
    • Tiered trays help prevent bike-to-bike contact
  • Spring-loaded lever lets you tilt and fold the rack
    • Tilts with bikes loaded to access cargo area
  • Aluminum ramp (sold separately) helps you load heavy e-bikes
    • Telescopes closed for easy storage in your vehicle
  • Tamper-resistant flatlock cam reduces movement of rack in hitch receiver
    • 8-mm Security wrench and stainless steel hitch lock included
  • Keyed-alike locks deter theft of your bikes and the rack
  • Integrated LED brake lights and turn signals increase safety and visibility
    • 4-Way flat trailer plug connects to vehicle
  • Gray powder coated aluminum rack and steel hitch are corrosion resistant


Specs:

  • Application: 2" x 2" trailer hitch receivers
  • Carrying capacity: 2 bicycles
  • Weight capacity: 67 lbs per bike
  • Wheel size: 18" - 29"
  • Maximum tire width: 5"
  • Maximum bike wheelbase: 53"
  • Distance from face of hitch to:
    • Closest part of rack when folded down: 10-1/8"
    • Closest part of rack when folded up: 6-3/8"
    • Farthest part of rack when folded down: 29-3/8"
  • Carrier weight: 60 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Approved for use on cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, and motorhomes - not approved for fifth wheels, towable campers, or flat-towed vehicles

Note: May interfere with bikes with front fenders.


Hydro-Pneumatic Arms with Ratcheting Wheel Grips

Kuat Piston Pro X ratcheting hooks

The premium Piston Pro X has arms with hydro-pneumatic struts that deploy automatically by simply tapping the release levers. They operate like the gas struts on your SUV that lift and support the rear hatch. The struts have a Kashima coating that keeps friction low, so they'll always open smoothly and in a controlled manner, even when exposed to water, mud, and road grime.


Kuat Piston Pro X ratcheting hooks

To load your bikes, tap the levers to deploy the hydro-pneumatic arms, set your bikes on the trays, and rotate the arms up over the wheels. Ratchets hold the arms in place, so once you squeeze the arms against the wheels there's nothing left to do. When you're ready to unload your bikes, press the levers to release the arms - it's that simple.


Kuat Piston Pro X ratcheting hooks

The U-shaped grips secure your bikes firmly by the wheels - not the frames, so they won't scratch or scuff the paint. Each grip has labelled settings for 18", 24", 26", 27.5" and 29" tires. Just pinch the spring-loaded levers on each grip and slide it to the corresponding tire size for each bike - no tools required.


Grooved Wheel Trays

Kuat Piston Pro X front wheel cradles

The wheel trays have grooves in the tracks that accommodate narrow 18c road bike tires up to 5" fat bike tires. The Piston Pro X doesn't have cradles for the wheels like most platform-style bike racks have. This allows you to position your bikes on the rack exactly where you want them, not where the cradles dictate you place them. This helps prevent your handlebars and other bike parts from bumping into each other.


Spring-Loaded Lever for Easy Tilting and Folding

Kuat Piston Pro X rear wheel cradle

The spring-loaded lever lets you tilt the rack down with bikes loaded for cargo area access. Just pull up on the lever, then you can lower the rack in a controlled manner.


Kuat Piston Pro X rear wheel cradle

When the rack is unloaded you can fold it up for storage.


LED Lights

Kuat Piston Pro X Complete Security

To keep you visible and safe, the Piston Pro X has built-in LED brake lights and turn signals. The lights are powered via the built-in wiring harness that plugs into your vehicle's existing 4-way connector. The lights are visible whether the rack is up or down.


Easy Installation

Kuat Piston Pro X Installation

The rack is easy to install. Just slide the shank into your hitch and use the included security tool to tighten the flatlock cam. An anti-rattle wedge is deployed inside the shank to help take play out of the hitch connection.


Complete Security for Bikes and Rack

Kuat Piston Pro X Complete Security

The security tool has a hollow-point hex indentation, so it can only be used with the Piston Pro X. This helps keep the rack secure on your vehicle. When you're done using it, simply lock it in place in the compartment at the front of the rack. A stainless steel hitch lock is also included for extra rack security.


Kuat Piston Pro X integrated cable lock

The Piston Pro X also includes a cable lock that secures your bikes to the rack. The 12-mm thick, braided steel cable threads through your bike's frames, and locks back into the rack. The cable has a soft rubber cover that won't scratch or scuff your bikes' paint.


Telescoping Ramp

Kuat Piston Pro X Ramp

An available aluminum ramp (sold separately) lets you roll your heavy e-bikes on and off the rack - no heavy lifting required. The ramp telescopes to create an angle small enough that you can roll your bikes up and down it with ease. To set up the ramp, rotate one of the Piston Pro X's ratcheting arms toward the ground, clamp the ramp onto the corresponding tray, and roll your bike up. With your bike on the tray, remove the ramp, and ratchet the arms over the wheels. When you're done, contract the ramp and store it in your trunk or hatch.




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