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Kuat Class 2 Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - J-Style - Fixed Arms - 1 Kayak

Kuat Class 2 Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - J-Style - Fixed Arms - 1 Kayak

Item # C2R1B
Our Price: $169.00
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Is this right for you? Product Expert Kathleen M says:

Yes, if you:

  • Kayak often and need a carrier that will last through years of frequent use, and look good while doing it
  • Get annoyed with strapping down your kayak and want to make it a little easier with the help of a strap guide
  • Pack your roof with lots of stuff, like multiple boats, a tent, or a basket, and need a rack that takes up as little space as possible

No, if you:

  • Worry about the rack getting snatched if you leave it on your roof while you’re out paddling
  • Park your car in a garage and need a rack that can clear the door
This stylish, space-saving kayak rack lets you safely transport 1 kayak on your roof. It has padded aluminum cradles that protect your hull, and it attaches to most crossbars. Integrated strap ports keep the included tie-down straps in place. Great Prices for the best watersport carriers from Kuat. Kuat Class 2 Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - J-Style - Fixed Arms - 1 Kayak part number C2R1B can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Kuat Watersport Carriers - C2R1B

  • Kayak
  • Roof Mount Carrier
  • Aero Bars
  • Factory Bars
  • Round Bars
  • Square Bars
  • Elliptical Bars
  • J-Style
  • Kuat
  • Side Loading
  • Clamp On
  • No Load Assist

This stylish, space-saving kayak rack lets you safely transport 1 kayak on your roof. It has padded aluminum cradles that protect your hull, and it attaches to most crossbars. Integrated strap ports keep the included tie-down straps in place.


  • 2 J-style cradles let you transport 1 kayak on your vehicle's roof rack crossbars
    • Works with composite and plastic hulls
  • Fixed-position cradles carry your kayak on its side
    • Frees up space on roof for additional gear
  • Wide cradle mouths make it easy to load and unload a kayak from side of vehicle
  • Thick rubber pads help protect your hull from scratches and scuffs
  • 2 Tie-down straps with padded buckles secure your kayak to your roof rack
    • Integrated ports keep straps in place during transport
  • 2 Bow/stern anchor ropes with rubber-coated cam buckles secure your kayak to your vehicle
  • Simple, clamp-on installation on most crossbar configurations
    • Hand knobs let you tighten mounting brackets around bars
    • 95-mm Bolts included for mounting on tall crossbars
  • Durable aluminum construction with black powder coat finish resists rust
  • Made in the USA


  • Application: round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars
    • Maximum crossbar dimensions: 3-1/2" wide x 2" tall
    • Minimum crossbar height: 1/2"
    • Minimum crossbar spread: 24"
  • Carrying capacity: 1 kayak
  • Maximum hull width: 36"
  • Height above crossbars: 13-1/2"
  • Carrier width (each): 5-1/2"
  • Weight capacity: 80 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


C2R1B Kuat Rooftop Kayak Rack System with Tie-Downs - Class 2 - Fixed Arms - J-Style

Installation Details C2R1B Installation instructions

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Kuat Class 2 Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs - J-Style - Fixed Arms - 1 Kayak - C2R1B

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (11 Customer Reviews)

This stylish, space-saving kayak rack lets you safely transport 1 kayak on your roof. It has padded aluminum cradles that protect your hull, and it attaches to most crossbars. Integrated strap ports keep the included tie-down straps in place.


The roof rack fit great and looks great, has an aerodynamic design. The roof rack was purchased for a tandem kayak to be mounted on a Honda Accord. Took about an hour and a half to install with directions included. Very high quality roof rack and strength to hold my 12 ft 8 inch 74 lb yak.


I love my Kuat Class 2 kayak carriers. They are easily taken on and off - no tools needed. Once they are on they are easy to use and quite secure. Also, the rubber padding is done well so as not to damage your kayak. I highly recommend these carriers.

I have to add: Greg and everyone at etrailer has been great: They identified the correct equipment for my vehicle. They helped expedite my partial order when one item was on back order. They also made my return very easy when I ordered something I didn’t need. Really great customer service. Email responses are quick and they do what they promise. Great people.


I have a 2009 Toyota Corolla. The Rola R5022 fits perfectly and the pair of Kuat Class 2 Kayak Carrier C2R1B securely cradle two 10' kayaks. I placed the order on July 22, 2020, order arrived intact on July 25, 2020 and installed easily. Now the reason I purchased my system from etrailer is because of the exceptional customer service. I called on July 23, 2020 and worked with Tammie P. She answered my questions and when she could not, she placed me on a short hold while the called the vendor to get an answer. Tammie followed up with me today to make sure the system arrived and to see if I might have any questions. Awesome! I recommend etrailer for towing and carrier needs. Ask for Tammie P when you call to place an order.


I love the style and how easy they are to use.


The carriers have worked out very well, but the tie- down material is not the easiest to work with, and l’m not sure how long it will hold up, it’s already fraying in spots. But overall I’m pleased with the product.


I was wondering if this would on my Jeep Grand Cherokee 2017. It was very easy to install on the factory roof racks. I bought a new 14’ Yak 2 person and it road great to the lake. This is very well made and the straps and bindings were heavy duty


Sturdy and works great!


Delivered as promised




See what our Experts say about this Kuat Watersport Carriers

  • What are the Weight and Dimensions of the Kuat Class 2 Kayak Carrier
    The Kuat Class 2 # C2R1B carriers are 5-1/2" wide and 13-1/2" tall. They're roughly 5-lbs per carrier and combined weigh in at roughly 10-lbs total.
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  • Does Kuat Class 2 Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs Fit Factory Crossbars of 2003 Subaru Forester
    Yes the Kuat Class 2 Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs # C2R1B is a fit for the factory crossbars of your 2003 Subaru Forester and would do a great job carrying your two kayaks. I attached a review video for this carrier for you to check out as well.
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  • Does Kuat Class 2 Kayak Carrier Fit Yakima Round Crossbars?
    Yes, the Kuat Class 2 Kayak Carrier # C2R1B that you referenced does fit round Yakima round crossbars.
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  • Lockable Kayak Carrier Similar to Kuat Class 2 Kayak Carrier
    The Kuat Class 2 kayak carrier # C2R1B that you referenced is not lockable but for a similar carrier that is we have the Thule Hull-a-Port part # TH849000 which you can lock with the One-Key system part # TH450200.
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    For a canoe, the Thule Portage Canoe Carrier w/ Tie Downs # TH819 will fit round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars. If the crossbars have top channels, might want to consider the Thule Xadapt12 Watersports Adapter for AeroBlade, AeroBlade Edge or WingBar Evo Crossbars # THXADAPT12. The carrier can clamp around the bars with the load straps with padded buckles secure your canoe to your crossbars, but the Xadapt12 will allow you to utilize a top channel system. Since...
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  • Roof Rack that Fits 2014 Subaru BRZ
    We have a great roof rack option for your 2014 Subaru BRZ but it does require some drilling of the roof ditch to install rivets with the Rhino Rack part numbers # RRVA118B-2, # RRRDM01, # RRRLKVA, and # DK290. You will need a drill and a drill stop is recommended so you don't drill too far. The channel cover is held back in with the roof rack feet installed. There are plastic caps that can be used to hold the channel in when not in use that are included. With that installed you could use...
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  • Roof Rack for 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback that Can be Used with Kayak Carrier
    We have roof rack solutions for your 2019 Toytoa Corolla Hatchback like the Thule rack # TH712400, # TH710501, and # TH145209 which can be used with kayak carriers like the part # C2R1B that you referenced but the Rola you mentioned does not fit your vehicle.
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  • What J-Style Kayak Carrier do You Recommend for My 34-Inch Wide Hobie Passport?
    Sorry to hear about your DownLoader # MPG114MD. From my research on your Hobie Passport, it is a 34-inch wide hull at its widest point. For a J-style carrier for that width, the best option is the Kuat Class 2 Kayak Carrier # C2R1B. I confirmed with my tech at Yakima that this carrier can accommodate a 34-inch wide hull. If you are concerned about the height of your kayak (from the bottom of the boat to the top surface of the boat), the cradles on the BowDown are 5-1/2 inches wide. As...
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  • Kayak Carrier Recommendation to Fit 2 x 2 Square Crossbars
    The Malone SaddleUp Pro Kayak Carrier with Tie-Downs # MPG110MD will not fit larger crossbars but we do have a solution with our Kuat kayak carriers. You can use the Class 2 # C2R1B which is a fixed arm carrier or the Class 4 # KU53VR which is a folding carrier. The Class 2 is a simple application while the Class 4 looks a bit more sleek and has the ability to fold so you don't have the arms sticking up when you aren't carrying your kayak. The mounting hardware that comes with these are...
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  • J-Style Kayak Carrier Recommendation for Thule Xsporter Pro Rack on 2022 Ram 1500
    Since you're wanting to install a J-Style carrier on the Thule Xsporter Pro # TH500XTB full-sized crossbars we need to check out the Kuat kayak carriers as they will be wide enough to fit the larger crossbars on your 2022 Ram 1500. For a standard J-Style carrier we have the Class 2 # C2R1B but if you want to upgrade to something a little nicer and that folds down we have the Class 4 which comes in Black # KU53VR or Gray # KU33VR. I prefer the Class 4 because they look nicer and have an...
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  • Roof Rack and Kayak Carrier Recommendations for 2 Hobie Kayaks on a 2020 Kia Telluride
    For your 2020 Kia Telluride I recommend going with the Yakima JetStream Crossbars # Y00425 with RidgeLine Towers # Y00145 and RidgeClip Fit Kit # Y94FR. This rack will attach directly to your Telluride's side rails. When it comes to a kayak carrier I really like the Kuat Class 2 # C2R1B which has a weight capacity of 80 lbs and can handle a max hull width of 36". It comes with tie-downs to secure your kayaks but you also might be interested in the Rhino-Rack Anchor Straps # RRRBAS-2 so...
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  • J-Style Kayak Carrier Fitment with Thule Xsporter Pro Ladder Rack
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