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Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 1-1/4" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Metallic Black

Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 1-1/4" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Metallic Black

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This premium 2-bike rack is perfect for the serious cyclist who cares as much about style as performance. It holds 2 e-bikes, it's safe for carbon frames, and it includes a work stand that lets you perform on-the-go repairs. 1-833-496-1390 to order Kuat hitch bike racks part number NV12B or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Kuat products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 1-1/4" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Metallic Black. Hitch Bike Racks reviews from real customers.
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Kuat Hitch Bike Racks

  • Platform Rack
  • 2 Bikes
  • Fits 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Carbon Fiber Bikes
  • Electric Bikes
  • Heavy Bikes
  • Wheel Mount
  • Kuat
  • Class 1
  • Class 2
  • Bike and Hitch Lock

This premium 2-bike rack is perfect for the serious cyclist who cares as much about style as performance. It holds 2 e-bikes, it's safe for carbon frames, and it includes a work stand that lets you perform on-the-go repairs.


Features:

  • Platform bike rack carries 2 bikes using your vehicle's hitch receiver
  • Ratcheting hooks hold your bikes securely by the front wheels - no frame contact
  • Large front-wheel cradles and sliding rear wheel straps let you carry bikes with different wheelbases
    • Included Adapter lets you carry 1 fat tire bike
  • Foot pedal lets you use 2 hands to tilt and fold the rack
    • Tilts with bikes loaded to access cargo area
  • Built-in bike repair stand lets you perform on-the-go maintenance
  • Tool-free installation with hand-tightening cam system
  • Keyed-alike locks deter theft of your bikes and the rack
  • Lightweight aluminum with black powder coat finish is rust resistant


Specs:

  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" (Class I and II) trailer hitch receivers
  • Carrying capacity: 2 bicycles
  • Weight capacity: 60 lbs per bike
  • Wheel size: 25" - 29"
    • Fits wheels 20" - 24" with adapter (sold separately)
  • Maximum tire width:
    • With standard wheel straps: 3.0"
    • With fat bike straps: 5.0"
  • Maximum bike wheelbase: 50"
  • Distance between bicycles: 13"
  • Shank rise: 3-1/2"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to:
    • Closest part of rack when folded down: 10-1/2"
    • Closest part of rack when folded up: 7-7/8"
    • Farthest part of rack when folded down: 33"
    • Farthest part of rack when folded up: 18-1/2"
  • Repair stand bike tube diameter: 3/4" - 2-1/2"
  • Weight: 52 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


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

Note: May interfere with bikes with front fenders.


Rotating Arms with Ratcheting Wheel Hooks

Kuat NV22G ratcheeting wheel hooks

The NV 2.0 has ratcheting hooks that grab your bikes firmly by the front wheel - not the frame. It's perfect for carrying carbon bikes or bikes with a custom paint job. To load a bike, simply place your front wheel in the cradle, rotate the arm up and over the wheel, and press down firmly on the ratcheting hook.


Large Front Wheel Cradles

Kuat NV22G sliding wheel cradles with ratcheting strapsKuat NV22G sliding wheel cradles with ratcheting straps

The front wheel cradles will easily accommodate fat bike wheels. They can also be adjusted to perfectly fit each bike's wheelbase. Use the included Allen key stored in the compartment at the back of the rack to adjust.


Sliding Wheel Cradles with Ratcheting Straps

Kuat NV22G sliding wheel cradles with ratcheting straps

Ratcheting rear-wheel straps slide along the wheel trays to accommodate bikes with a variety of wheelbases. Press the quick-release button on the strap buckle to remove your bikes. An extender strap is included for use with 1 fat bike. Additional extender straps (sold separately) are available if you have more than 1 fat bike.


Foot Lever for Easy Tilting and Folding

Kuat NV22G hitch tightening adjustment knob

The spring-loaded foot lever is easily accessible even with your bikes loaded. No more crawling through your bikes or squeezing between the rack and the vehicle to hit the tilt release lever.


Kuat NV 2.0 tilting rackKuat NV 2.0 folding rack

The foot lever lets you tilt the rack down with bikes loaded for cargo area access. It leaves both hands free so that you can lower the rack in a controlled manner. When the rack is unloaded you can fold it up for storage.


Built-In Repair Stand

Kuat NV22B built-in repair stand

The Trail Doc is a handy repair stand that attaches to the front of the rack. It lets you position your bike as needed for adjustments, cleaning, and on-the-go repairs. It can be also be locked into place to prevent theft and includes a cap for the housing if you prefer to use the rack without it.


Kuat NV22B adjustable built-in stand

A spring-loaded clamp grabs your bike by the seat post or top tube. It has a soft, rubber coating that won't scratch your bike's paint. The rotating clamp arm lets you adjust the angle of your bike and the locking collar secures your bike at the desired height.


Tool-Free Installation with Anti-Rattle Device

Kuat NV22G anti rattle device

The knob at the front of the shank lets you quickly and easily install the rack. Just slide the shank into your hitch and turn the knob until snug. The knob deploys an anti-rattle wedge inside the shank to help take play out of the hitch connection. The locking hitch pin has an Allen tool on the end that further tightens the hand knob if you are still experiencing rattle after hand-tightening.


Complete Security for Bikes and Rack

Kuat NV22G integrated cable lock

The NV 2.0 includes integrated cable locks that lets you secure your bikes to the rack. A 1/4" thick, braided steel cable extends from each wheel tray, threads through your bike's frame, and locks back onto itself.


Kuat NV22G integrated cable lock

A locking hitch pin is also included to secure the rack to your vehicle. It's keyed alike with the cable lock so you only need 1 key for the rack.



NV12B Kuat Envy 2 Bike Carrier for 1-1/4-Inch Hitches - Tray Style - Wheel Mount - Aluminum - Metallic Black and Gray Anodize

Replaces N102

Item # NV12B

Installation Details NV12B Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 1-1/4" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Metallic Black - NV12B

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (383 Customer Reviews)

This premium 2-bike rack is perfect for the serious cyclist who cares as much about style as performance. It holds 2 e-bikes, it's safe for carbon frames, and it includes a work stand that lets you perform on-the-go repairs.

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Love this bike rack! The NV 2.0 firmly keeps my road bike and beach cruiser securely in place. The added lock is a great feature for keeping the bikes safe after a day of riding. Even on my tiny Corolla the rack looks and fits great. I never have to worry about the bikes when they're locked onto the NV 2.0




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Ok at 1 year I still remember how good customer service is with etrailer.com. This rack remains awesome as well, favorite features are the locks and the flip down capability so even with bikes loaded I can open the back hatch of my SUV with no issues. Also I think it is easy to take on and off so I don't just drive around with it on, hangs easily in the garage.




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Arrived in great shape, no dings or missing parts. Got it together with the help of my daughter and studying the assembly diagram closely. Ended up putting it together on the dining room table. Can't wait to use it!




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Review from a similar NV 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


Great service from etrailer and the rack arrived as expected. Fairly easy assembly. OK video on Kuat’s site, but didn’t cover the foot pedal. Really glad we got the 2” hitch. It tightened up and we’re impressed with the quality and the stability of the rack. We haven’t done a road test yet, but look forward to putting it to the test. We have a Ford F-150 and it works great. The bikes were fairly easy to load with the batteries out and two people. We do need the strap extenders for our RadMini Step Thru’s. The tires are too big for the ones that come with. Only one set of extenders came with the bike and one adapter for a smaller tire. It’s okay, but since it’s a two bike unit, would have been nice to have both extenders. Otherwise, we are really liking the look and stability.


Comments
awesome! We still love this bike rack. We also use zip ties to secure the front tire. It just helps to decrease any remaining shimmy during travel. An Obsidian cover works well to cover both bikes in transit.
Cheryl - 08/29/2022


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Review from a similar NV 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


This thing is built like a tank! It is of the best fit and funtion I have seen in a bike rack! Solid as can be, fits my bikes perfectly and looks awesome! Plus it folds completely out of the way to access the rear liftgate on my 2022 Rav4!




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Review from a similar NV 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


I am totally in love with this rack. It works exceptionally well--easy to load and unload my bikes and they feel stable. I replaced a 5 bike, Thule hanging style with this rack.

My absolute favorite thing about the rack is that the rear door of my 2017 MDX can open and close with the 2-bike rack in place (not loaded, folded up toward the car). This is a total game changer. I have 3 small kids and I love that I no longer have to battle a bike rack every time I need access to the back of my car.


Comments
After a year, we still love our Kuat bike rack! We are a family of 5, so our only worry is how we will someday carry 5 bikes when the smallest one wont fit in the back of the car. Kuat, please make a 5 bike version!
Kate - 07/28/2022


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Review from a similar NV 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


This bike rack has worked well for our family of 4. It allows us to safely and securely carry all 4 bikes through the mountains of Colorado with our Hallmark Milner truck camper. Strong and durable rack that barely moves when driving. etrailer's customer service was outstanding. The rack was initially delayed and after one phone call to check status a warehouse manager quickly solved a minor issue and got the rack shipped. etrailer was fantastic in managing this transaction with extremely limited staffing. etrailer is the first place I check for anything recreation as I've never had anything but stellar service.




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Excellent rack. Very easy installation. Easy to use. I absolutely love this rack. We have 4 bikes and super easy to use. Lock mechanism is very easy and slick design. I also like the look on the back of car.




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I have had my Kuat NV 2.0 4-Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Tilting - Metallic Black for a month now. Amazing engineering. Solid rack. I have four or five old (cheaper) racks and this is the best rack I have ever seen by far. Extremely happy with this. I will reserve comment on whether or not a bike rack should cost $xx.xx but it’s a great rack.

Possible improvements:

1) The rack is just too heavy. With the amazing engineers that worked on this, knocking 10 lbs off the rack would be easy. I know it is one of the lighter ones available but it is still too heavy. The center rail is all steel and the heaviest part. The outer part of the swing arms are steel (inner part is aluminum). The arms have really nice bushings on the hinges. The whole thing is amazing, well-built, and well-engineered. IDEA 1: lightweight the center rail by using U-lube instead of square tube. Or just make holes through the top and bottom of he square rail. IDEA 2) The Aluminum platforms are amazing. But use less Al and more plastic. The ones for the back tire add significant weight.
2) Someone came up with a great idea for dealing with one aspect of the weight problem. One problem is that at 54 lbs. when you put it in the receiver it’s hard to align the hitch pin hole by yourself. So I kludged up a stop using a ring clamp and some plastic tubing. I was going to tap a hole in the center rail for a stop screw but then I could not adjust the depth for different vehicles. So I went with the ring clamp. When installing it (see photo) I noticed that someone already had a great idea and tapped a hole to add a stop. I assume there is an adjustable clip that is secured by the recessed screw. But I did not receive the clip. I just have a beautifully designed tapped hole and recessed screw with no way to use it. Probably an easy answer to this one but i didn't get a clip and didn't see this referenced in the instructions at all.
3) Back tire surface. It almost doesn’t matter where you ride the mountain bike, somewhere along the trial there is sandy, gravely surface that gets on your tires. I have gone in five ‘dirt’ trails and covered my tires with smooth mud thinking that I wasn’t going to hit sand. Then when I get back to the parking lot the mud collects the sandy gravel—either in the gravel parking lot or at the edge of the asphalt lot. Then I put the bike on the beautiful smooth aluminum carrier and scratch it. There should be an improvement to resurface the area where the back tire goes. It looks like there has been some weak attempt to provide a plastic coat but it doesn’t work. I am going to buy some rubberized truck-bed liner or spray rubberized spray rust proofer to refinish this.
4) Last possible improvement. The only people that should be buying this bike rack are people with high end mountain bikes. The reason for the platform carrier is to accommodate the odd frame geometry of mountain bikes and to protect the full suspension from dangling and getting air in the cylinders. If you have a full carbon road bike then just hang it on the back of your car with a $200 bike rack. And no one is going to carry $120 steel Walmart BLO’s with a $xx.xx platform carrier. They are going to strap them to the roof of their minivan. So you could even make this carry less weight capacity to make it lighter. And just tell people to put the 60 lb bike (like ebikes) closest to vehicle and lighter bikes in the back. EVERYONE has a lighter bike… either aluminum, carbon, or just a kids bike. This rack can carry 250 lbs of bikes (4 x 60+). The market for carrying 250lbs of bikes is nearly zero.

delivery was perfect. Assembly was easy with two people; probably could do it with one.

As you can tell, it is a real stretch to find anything wrong with this. But my minor comments are above.


Comments
After one year: Bike rack is amazing. my few concerns previously were largely due to my lack of understanding. I have the four bike rack but primarily use the two bike rack. The reason for the heavy steel is for four bikes it seem overkill for the two bikes but its really nice when carrying four. The tapped hole is not for a stop at all. it would be nice to have an adjustable stop to limit how far you put it into the receiver so the pin lines up. also, when I put the rack on alone I put the two bike rack on, stand it up, and then add on the four bike extension vs. trying to put the four bike one on alone. adding the four bike rack is very easy... four minutes. This rack is just amazing. we use it every week for mountain bikes but it also carries our road bikes and cyclocross bike really easy. And the bike length can be adjusted in seconds. our road bikes have a shorter wheel base and it adjusts super easy. we beat on it pretty good and the only thing we have broke is lock user error. One of the kids unlocked the lock and did not it back into the frame all the way until the magnet clipped it in. so the lock dragged down the road. this is absolutely worth the money.
Rick F - 05/08/2021


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Review from a similar NV 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


Arrived with Damaged Trail Doc. Working on warranty claim. Will update rating based on how it's handled.


Comments
I am sorry your bike rack arrived damaged. I will reach out to the manufacturer to have them reship a new Trail Dock Upright.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 07/21/2022
I am all good, you can cancel the request, Kuat has already sent me a replacement. The box was beaten up pretty bad by UPS, soaking wet and completely surrounded in tape, so this is not your fault! but the broken part, the Doc, was actually insulated and appeared to be a manufacturing defect since the metal was cracked and a piece fell off. Anyway, KUAT made is right and [sent] me the part so we are good to go.
-- comment by: Jonathan - 07/21/2022


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Review from a similar NV 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


Sturdy, great looking, ease of operation, GREAT price all added up to a must have. Rack is great for carbon bikes.




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Review from a similar NV 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


The heavy weighted bike rack is what comes with the quality of this rack I have used a simple 4 wheel dolly from [oversupply store] to easily move and store away when not in use.




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Review from a similar NV 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


Very sturdy hitch. I installed it solo on my 2014 Mazda 3 sedan in 1-½ hours. The written instructions were accurate and complete. The crossbar is completely hidden making for an attractive installation. Ground clearance (bottom of receiver to ground) is a bit skinny at 9-½ inches; but that's because of the car's low clearance. The distance from hitch pin to the rear of the bumper is approximately 5 inches.




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Love the fit and solid quality build of this bike carrier. Can't wait to try it out.
I am using this carrier for two e-bikes and I am confident that it will hold up very nicely and will have no problem holding the weight of the 2 bikes.


Comments
It’s been working out great!
Eric L - 06/20/2021


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Review from a similar NV 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


I am very pleased with the Kuat NV 2.0 bike rack. It was tough to swallow the price tag. However, looking back after purchasing more expensive bikes, and traveling several thousand miles with no issues, I can attest to the quality and durability of this product. For you Jeepers out there, you may need to extend your receiver hitch for proper clearance, depending upon the size of your tires and bikes. Just a tip.




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About the Kuat NV 2.0: Buy a Kuat NV
2.0!!! Then, get the 2 Bike Add-On to carry 4 bikes. This is hands-down THE BEST rack on the market. I chose this rack after researching THULE, Saris, Yakima, and many, many others. The Kuat NV 2.0 has a professional car quality finish, is ROCK SOLID so the bikes do not move at all, has built in locks, a built in mechanic stand, and never touches your bikes. Do your research and you will arrive at the same conclusion: THERE IS NO BETTER RACK ON THE MARKET!!!




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Rack arrived today. I will not lie, it is heavy and therefore cumbersome to assemble. Despite that, I was able to assemble and install it in just under one hour. I did this on my own, another person would have cut this time in half. The rack checks all the boxes of wants and needs. That same weight noted before makes it rock solid. The anti-rattle feature to tighten the hitch is wonderful. Handle/pedal to change from upright position to bike holding rack to tilt away from my Subaru 2010 Forester was incredibly simple and smooth. I was all set to buy the Thule T2 Pro XT 2 and a friend told me about this Kuat NV 2.0. I am so happy. I knew it was more expensive, but free shipping and price was discounted at checkout when I purchased it from etrailer.com. Great surprise. This rack is well thought out, has superb quality features, and I am convinced that I made the best choice. All things aside, it also really looks nice.


Comments
One-year later and still just as satisfied and just as impressed. Need a bike rack, this is the one you need. I am particular and particularly impressed.
Marc - 04/19/2019


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I have had this rack 1 year and I would buy it again. My wife had a hip replacement and it is so easy to get the bikes loaded and going down the road. We have travel probably 5 thousand miles using the Kuat and it is very secure going down the highway. It’s nice to know that a company builds a product that is built like a tank and performs so nice. I have also bought two Curt trailer hitches from trailer and they are top notch as well.




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Review from a similar NV 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


I tried other racks, a lot of them over the years. None is as easy to use, stable, protect cars and bikes. Easy and quick to mount, integrated anti-theft cables. The tilt out feature is great if needed to get into the lift gate. 100% recommended.


Comments
Just excellent all around. Its been a year, and I strongly recommend this rack.
Steve B - 08/07/2022


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Review from a similar NV 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


This Rack Rocks! I go from no rack on the car to rack installed, bikes lock and loaded in about 5 min. It’s sturdy, and so far seems very resistant to the elements. I have had the NV2.0 for a year now and love it!




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Great Product. Drove from Texas to Southern California and back with four bikes on this thing. The longer the trip, the more my faith for this thing increased. I am glad I spent the money and got a good rack so worth the piece of mind.




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Assembly was not as difficult as I expected. After watching some videos, the instructions do make sense. I also used the box with some of the foam packing to support the frame because, as suggested, it easier to put together"upside down". Once it's together it seems very solid and well made. Installing on my 2017 Hyundai Tucson Eco was simple and easy to do. Putting the bike on the rack was even easier and will make impromptu bike rides no problem when I'm by myself. In the pictures the bike was on the outside rack because I was demonstrating it to my friend who thankfully assisted me with the hitch installation.


Comments
Thanks for pointing this out, Larry! Whenever you carry less bikes than the rack calls for, you should start loading your bikes closest to the vehicle and work your way out to avoid stress on the rack and your vehicle frame.
-- Etrailer Expert Laura E - 05/31/2017


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Review from a similar NV 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


I just installed one of etrailer.com's hitches on my MDX and I'm replacing a 4 year old Swagman XTC2 with the Kuat NV 2.0. The Swagman was okay but I really appreciate the build quality and features of the Kuat. The finish is beautiful and the integrated locks and tilt mechanism will come in handy when I need to access my SUV's liftgate with my bikes on the rack. etrailer.com is a great company to do business with. They had the bike rack in stock and their pricing was the best I could find.




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I am such a busy person I dont normally fill out requests for review, however I am so impressed with my Kuat NV 2.0 bike rack and with etrailer I wanted to let everyone know. Best bike rack i have ever owned and I have owned a lot of them. Great service, great product!




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Have used it on a 2015 Audi Q5 with an aftermarket Curt 2" hitch.
LOVE it! We were looking for the longest tongue that we could find so that when stored upright, it wouldn't hit the bumper.
With the advice of the etrailer phone rep...we got 4 place model which is what we ended up with..(we got the add-on)
Avid mountain bikers that love this setup. The model is very solid with 4 bikes! Also like how you can adjust the front wheel cradle so that the bars won't rub on other bars/seats. Heavy when you lower the rack "loaded" to open hatchback, but that's what you'll deal with when going with a setup that doesn't touch the frame which is what we want and need. Much nicer than the Thule/Yakima options that other friends have. A lot better looking too!! It does slightly block the tail lights so added some reflectors for those "distracted drivers" ;-)
Highly recommend and feel price is worth it.



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  • Comparing The Kuat NV 2.0 Base To the Kuat NV 2.0
    For your 2014 Prius V, the Kuat NV 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" Hitches - Tilting - Aluminum - Metallic Black # NV12B or the Kuat NV 2.0 Base 2-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" Hitches - Tilting - Aluminum - Matte Black # BA12B will allow you to open the rear gate of your Prius. The tilting functions will give you a little additional space to let you load and unload cargo. The difference between these two bike racks is that the Base model does not come with the repair stand which can...
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  • Comparing the Kuat Sherpa and NV 2.0 Bike Racks
    The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack like part # SH12P and Kuat NV 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack like part # NV12B are both excellent bike rack options. I know you will be happy with either but the NV is the nicer of the two as it has a built-in bike repair stand, will allow for wider tires (with adapter), and can be used with heavier bikes. The Sherpa is however lighter so it will be easier to get on and off the vehicle. If this is not what you were looking for please just let me know.
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  • Can Kuat NV Bike Rack be Used with 2019 Honda Accord
    Kuat actually makes a version of their Kuat NV 2.0 that fits Class I 1-1/4 inch hitches like the hitches that fit your 2019 Honda Accord such as the Draw Tite # 24972. For that you'd just need the # NV12B and you'd be set! The reason Class III hitches aren't available for your vehicle is that Class III hitches are normally only used on higher capacity vehicles like trucks and SUVs. I attached a review video for the Kuat for you to check out as well.
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  • Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack for Class I Trailer Hitch on 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT
    While you can use a version of the Kuat NV 2.0 bike rack rack on your 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT, it does require the NV 2.0 model with the 1-1/4 inch shank as opposed to the model with the 2 inch shank. The reason for that is the only trailer hitches that will fit your '19 Elantra GT (so long as it does not have a double exhaust) are Class I hitches with a 1-1/4 inch receiver, the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24970 or Curt Trailer Hitch # C11509. So what you will need are either the Kuat NV...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Compatible Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack for 2020 Mazda 6
    The hitches available for a 2020 Mazda 6 are a Class I with a 1-1/4 inch receiver tube. For a Kuat NV 2.0 that will work in that hitch, you'd want to go with either # NV12G in Gunmetal Gray or, # NV12B for Metallic Black. You cannot go wrong with any Kuat bike rack. They make a super-high quality product and their customer service and attention to detail is outstanding. The Draw-Tite # 24908 and the Curt # C11356 have identical capacities and are visually identical, but Curt does a slightly...
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  • Will Trailer Hitch Installation on 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Void Warranty
    You are actually covered by the Federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act which states that if something breaks on your vehicle and you take it in for warranty repair, the dealer must honor your warranty unless whatever modifications you have added to your vehicle actually caused the problem in question. This means that unless the Curt Trailer Hitch # C11435 that you referenced is the reason that you are needing repairs on your 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata the dealer has to honor the warranty. If you...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver and Bike Carrier for 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon
    For your 2016 Outback, I recommend starting with a 2 inch hitch receiver like the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # C13206. This will give you a great option compatible with most bike racks as well as other accessories. For your bike rack, there are a wide variety of compatible options, so I've linked the page to assist. If it were me, I'd go with a tilt away option to give you cargo access and a platform style for support. I really like the .Kuat NV 2.0...
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  • Bike Racks with Ramp for Heavy Electric Bikes
    If you've ever considered putting a hitch and a bike rack on your Camaro, we've done it before with part # 24938. We have different custom fits depending on your year and model, and if installed properly, are mostly hidden. The following recommended bike racks also work with Camaro Class I hitch receivers if you wanted that as an option. From my experience with loading bike racks, I can recommend two different racks with ramps. The first is the Kuat NV 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack Gunmetal...
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  • Is There a Fold Up Platform Rack Option with a Ramp for Loading Bikes?
    That is a great idea and there is a market for it but we haven't won the manufacturers over with that option yet and we can't add anything to their products without a warranty issue. We haven't seen a ramp for the Saris SuperClamp EX 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount # SA4025F but there is another option with the fold up platform rack you may want to consider. The Access Ramp for Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack # ANVBRB is compatible with # NV12G, # BA12B, # NV12B, and...
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver With Best Clearance For 2018 Mazda 3 Hatchback
    The trailer hitch receiver that has the best bumper and ground clearance for your 2018 Mazda 3 hatchback is going to be the option from Draw-Tite: - Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24914 When we test fit this hitch on an '18 Mazda 3 hatchback we found the distance from the hitch pin hole to bumper was a mere 2-1/2 inches and the distance from top of the receiver to the ground was 11-1/4 inches. This is a Class I hitch with a 1-1/4 inch receiver, which you can use with...
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  • Can The Kuat NV Or Kuat Sherpa Be Used On Subaru Outback 1-1/4 Receiver?
    The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 1-1/4" Hitches - Wheel Mount # SH12P and Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 1-1/4" Hitches - Wheel Mount # NV12B would both fit the 1-1/4" receiver on your Subaru. Both of these carriers secure the bike by the wheel and also tilt back for access to the trunk on most vehicles. You can certainly upgrade to a 2" receiver such as the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver Class III - 2" # e98847. However, the 1-1/4" receiver you currently have on your...
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  • Comparing Thule EasyFold XT and Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Racks for 50 lb Specialized Como 4.0 E-Bike
    Great questions! I can really tell that you've been looking into this. I will address all of your questions in order to help keep things organized, but first I'd like to throw all of the part numbers in a list to make things easier to read: Thule EasyFold XT - # TH903202 Extra-Long Loading Ramp - # TH933402 Kuat NV 2.0 Gunmetal Gray - # NV12G Kuat NV 2.0 Metallic Black - # NV12B Kuat NV 2.0 Base Matte Black - # BA12B (no integrated bike repair stand) Access Ramp - # ANVBRB I will start...
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  • Why Can't The Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE Bike Rack Be Used With A Class I Hitch
    Class 1 hitches do have the 1-1/4 inch opening but they are rated for lower weights and pressures than a class 2 or 3 hitch. At most a class 1 hitch can have a max tongue weight of 200 pounds. It is simply not safe to have much weight on them. The hitch reciever opening will also be weaker and unable to handle the stress of some accessories even if they are not "heavy" they may put more leverage and stress into it causing warping or structural failures. That is why the Hollywood Racks...
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  • Kuat Bike Rack with Ramp For Electric Bikes
    Actually, the Kuat NV 2.0 rack that you've looked at is one of the Kuat bike racks that's compatible with the # ANVBRB ramp you asked about. The rack is super-high quality with a maximum capacity of 60 lbs per bike. However, since there's only a Class I hitch available for your vehicle, you'll want to go with the Class I compatible rack, part # NV12B. I'm not sure where you'd be able to see that rack in your area. You could call around to local bike shops, I suppose but I can almost guarantee...
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