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2-Bike Add-On for Kuat NV 2.0 Base Bike Rack for 2" Hitches - Aluminum - Matte Black

2-Bike Add-On for Kuat NV 2.0 Base Bike Rack for 2" Hitches - Aluminum - Matte Black

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This 2-bike add-on lets you transform your Kuat NV 2.0 Base 2-bike rack (BA22B - sold separately) into a 4-bike rack. It holds 2 bikes by the wheels with adjustable hooks and sliding ratcheting straps. Integrated cable locks included. 1-800-940-8924 to order Kuat accessories and parts part number BA02B or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Kuat products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for 2-Bike Add-On for Kuat NV 2.0 Base Bike Rack for 2" Hitches - Aluminum - Matte Black. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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This 2-bike add-on lets you transform your Kuat NV 2.0 Base 2-bike rack (BA22B - sold separately) into a 4-bike rack. It holds 2 bikes by the wheels with adjustable hooks and sliding ratcheting straps. Integrated cable locks included.


Features:

  • 2-Bike add-on lets you easily convert a Kuat NV 2.0 2-bike carrier (BA22G - sold separately) into a 4-bike carrier
  • Easy installation to base rack with included hardware and Allen key
  • Sliding ratcheting straps let you carry bikes of different lengths
    • Included adapter lets you carry a bike with fat tires
  • Retractable cable locks secure bikes to the rack
  • Lightweight aluminum construction is durable and corrosion resistant
  • Black matte powder coat finish


Specs:

  • Application: Kuat NV 2.0 Base 2-bike rack for 2" hitches (BA22G - sold separately)
  • Carrying capacity: 2 bicycles
  • Weight capacity: 40 lbs per bike
  • Carrier weight: 40 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


BA02B Kuat Envy 2.0 Base 2-Bike Add-On for 2-Inch Hitches - Aluminum - Black Matte





Video of 2-Bike Add-On for Kuat NV 2.0 Base Bike Rack for 2" Hitches - Aluminum - Matte Black

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Kuat Base Bike Rack 2-Bike Add-On Review

What's going on everybody. Adam here with etrailer.com. Today, we're going to be adding on two bikes to our Kuat NV 2.0. If you have the matte black NV 2.0 base or any other color we're going to be able to add on two other bikes. So if you have a growing family or your passion for the sport is growing and you have a couple more bikes or some friends that come with you it's always nice to have your bike rack grow with your hobby as well. On the other end, we can remove this.

You have an e-bike, you can take this off just as quick as we put it on. And of course, we're going to add a little bit more length to the back of the vehicle. So from the part right there, all the way to the farthest most point now it's going to be about 24 inches longer than it was before. The two added cradles are going to come with some bike cables. So you're still going to have that feature but they aren't going to be keyed alike with the ones on our base.

So if you do want them to be keyed alike, so you don't have so many keys going around on your key fob you can go ahead and grab a locking cord kit here at each etrailer.com and that'll get them all keyed alike. So all you really need is one key. Depending on the bikes you plan on putting on these extra two cradles, if it is a kid's bike, we do have an adapter that is going to come with the two bike add-on. And if you have a fat tire bike under 40 pounds it's also going to come with a fat tire adapter kit as well. If you need more, we have some here on our website.

To help limit sway, I do recommend putting the heavier bikes closer to the vehicle. And then some of the lighter carbon frame bikes like the one you see here out towards the end, it just kind of helps limit that sway. But it's going to work exactly how the NV did before. Straps right in. And we are ready to go.

I really do think this is going to be a great solution for you if you have a growing love for the hobby or just a growing family but one thing that might not fit your situation is the fact that we're going to cut the capacity from 60 pounds down to 40 pounds. So if you do have a fat tire bike or an electric bike that exceeds that 40 pounds but you still need to get four bikes to and fro, you can grab these Saris SuperClamp EX 4. So that one is going to have 60 pounds per bike on the closest two cradles but then anything after that's going to be about 40 pounds. So if you do need to get four bikes to and fro and one of the four is gonna be a an electric bike or a fat tire bike over 40 pounds definitely check out the SuperClamp EX 4. The only other thing that is left is just to show you how to convert the 2.0 into the four bike platform style rack. Fresh out of the box, the first thing we needed to do is assemble the add-on. But after you do that, what we need to do is take this end cap off. If you just have a cap like this, if you have a NV 2.0 base just take this off. But if you have the bike stand, you can take that off just the same exact way. This is the tool that comes with the add on kit. You go ahead and just unscrew it. Lefty loosey, righty tighty. Once this big, long bolt comes out. The rest of the cap should come with it just like that. Now we can take the add-on, we've got two little studs at the end and align this up to where it goes in like that. If you have an extra set of hands, that's be great. It's not, it is possible to do it by yourself. What we're going to do is take the tool that was included with our kit. It's gonna be a little bit bigger and tighten those down and we want to make sure to tighten them down pretty evenly. If you are doing this by yourself, just kind of prop it up with your knee and then we can take the tool and I'm just going to get one side kind of just started make sure it's going in. And then once I get that one going then I'll hop over to the other one. And then I'm going to jump from bolt to bolt just to make sure that it's going to be nice and even. Now that both of our bolts are nice and tight, give it a good shake, make sure it's seated into position properly and then we can go ahead and replace the cap or the bike stand how it was before. It's exactly the same thing but just a little bit farther away from our vehicle. So line this up. And tighten it down. And just like that, we turned our two bike platform style rack into a four bike platform-style rack. Now we have more rackspace for a couple more friends or maybe just the kiddos bikes. And again, that was the NV 2.0 bike add-on..


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2-Bike Add-On for Kuat NV 2.0 Base Bike Rack for 2" Hitches - Aluminum - Matte Black - BA02B

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (15 Customer Reviews)

This 2-bike add-on lets you transform your Kuat NV 2.0 Base 2-bike rack (BA22B - sold separately) into a 4-bike rack. It holds 2 bikes by the wheels with adjustable hooks and sliding ratcheting straps. Integrated cable locks included.

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Delivered quickly. Product is as advertised. Best pricing I found anywhere. The rack took ~1 hr to assemble - a bit challenging to figure out but got easier as it progressed. It takes <5 mins to attach this to the base unit rack while mounted on car. This speed of install will make it easier to change between 2 and 4 bike arrangements as needed. Note: the integrated locks have a different key than base unit - will now need to keep a pair of keys handy. Not a huge fan of the integrated locking gizmos - they work but are awkward to engage, these could be designed better for easier use it seems.


Comments
Not great, but okay. The locking mechanisms for the cable locks are garbage - they slip out of the ‘holsters’ and drag on the ground and 2 are hence ruined. The overall ability to convert from 2 to 4 bikes with ease is nice, but the locks get zero stars. For as expensive as this rack is, these should be better designed.
Darren - 12/20/2021

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Excellent rack - rock solid, holds bike without wobbling. Fits 2021 Toyota Rav4 XLE with Toyota Hitch perfectly. Easy to tilt up and down (but it takes 2 hands to do so, which is a little annoying). At the risk of stating the obvious, it is a little annoying to leave it on all the time - I don't like leaving it horizontal for fear that a car will clip it when driving, so I keep it in the raised position.. But this means that I have to lower it every time I want to access my hatch. Lock works well also. The kids bike adapter seems to work fine (only tried once).

One downer - some of the fasteners are already rusting a little (see pic), and I've only had it on my car for 3 months (May to August in PA).


Comments
This product should not be left on the hitch all of the time. Leaving it on will cause excessive rust. Please view page 17 of the manufacturers User Guide under tips and tricks to see how to get the most life out of your bike rack: https:www.kuat.comwp-contentuploadsnv-2-user_guide.pdf
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 11/09/2021

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The rack is well made and as sturdy as you would expect from a great company like Kuat. I discovered that I actually have the standard rack instead of the Base, however, other than the finish (this extension is matte black, the standard is gloss), it bolts together perfectly and works fine. Amazing customer service from etrailer as always!



by: 08/08/2021

Super solid build. A little tricky to assemble with the bolts since it's so heavy, but with two people it's a 30 minute job.



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Kuat makes the best bike racks and their customer service is top notch. Full stop.

Oh, also, etrailer.com comes through with great prices!



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use a lot. great product!



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First off Etrailer Corp. did a fantastic job with my order. Not only did I get a very good deal. Etrailer Corp went beyond that and quick shipped my order. Carrier assembly was four bolts to install and tightened and the carrier was ready to use. This is the best carrier for anyone that wants a safe way to carry their extra bikes. This easily attaches to my Kuat base carrier to carry additional two bikes. And it is easily comes back off with the removal of two bolts and lock. No more frame scratches and the quickest way to mount or dismount in seconds. You can load and unload in under a minute! Would recommend to anyone.



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This bicycle carrier is fantastic! It takes seconds to secure the bicycle to the vehicle and it is very secure. The addition allows 4 bikes and does protrude from the back of the vechicle a bit, but overall a very secure and an easy carrier. Although a bit more expensive than others, this trailer will probably last the for years to come. Etrailer was less expensive than others with free shipping and delivery was very prompt. Will use them again.



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I love the rack! Working with E-Trailer was seamless. The best part was despite the delay in shipping from Kuat due to Covid they kept my order in active status so that when it was available I didn't have to do anything. Thank you!



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Great Product, excellent shipping and s ervice



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Fit perfect. Bikes are my girlfriend's thing and this makes my life easier.



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Product was exactly what ordered in perfect condition. Product had qualified for free shipping. Ordered on Saturday and it was delivered on Wednesday. Supper easy ordering, couldn't have asked for better experience.



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Great customer service!



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