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Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 1-1/4" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Pearl

Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 1-1/4" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Pearl

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This premium 2-bike rack is perfect for the serious cyclist who cares as much about style as performance. It's safe for carbon frames and the front-mounted foot pedal makes it easy to access your cargo area without removing your bikes. 1-636-306-4830 to order Kuat hitch bike racks part number SH12P or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Kuat products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 1-1/4" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Pearl. 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
  • Tilt-Away Rack
  • Fold-Up Rack
  • Carbon Fiber 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's safe for carbon frames and the front-mounted foot pedal makes it easy to access your cargo area without removing your bikes.


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
  • Folding front-wheel cradles and sliding rear wheel straps let you carry bikes with different wheelbases
    • Cradles fold into rack for improved bumper clearance when rack is folded up
  • Foot pedal lets you use 2 hands to tilt and fold the rack
    • Tilts with bikes loaded to access cargo area
  • Tool-free installation with hand-tightening cam system
  • Keyed-alike locks deter theft of your bikes and the rack
  • Lightweight aluminum with pearl metallic powder coat finish is rust resistant


Specs:

  • Application: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" (Class I and Class II) trailer hitch receivers
  • Carrying capacity: 2 bicycles
  • Weight capacity: 40 lbs per bike
  • Wheel size: 25" - 29"
    • Fits wheels 20" - 24" with adapter (sold separately)
  • Maximum tire width: 3.0"
  • Maximum wheelbase: 47"
  • Distance between bicycles: 14"
  • Distance from center of hitch pin hole to:
    • Closest part of carrier when folded down: 11"
    • Closest part of carrier when folded up: 7-1/2"
    • Farthest edge of carrier when folded down: 34-3/8"
  • Cable lock dimensions: 6' long x 1/4" diameter
  • Weight: 32 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 Sherpa 2.0 ratcheting wheel hooks

The Sherpa 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.


Folding Front-Wheel Cradles

Kuat Sherpa 2.0 front wheel cradles

The large, folding front-wheel cradles accommodate most bike wheels. The hinged cradles flip up to hold your wheels in place and fold down so they're out of the way when the rack is folded up against your vehicle. There is a hook-and-loop strap on each cradle that wraps around the tray and through the spokes of your wheel to hold the wheel in place. You can also use the straps to secure the cradles flat so they don't flop around when the rack is in the stored position.


Pivoting Rear-Wheel Cradles with Ratcheting Straps

Kuat Sherpa 2.0 front wheel cradles

The pivoting rear-wheel cradles self-adjust to accommodate your bike's wheelbase. Set your bike's rear wheel into the cradle and it will automatically adjust to grip your wheel at the optimal angle. Use the ratcheting strap to secure your wheel to the cradle.


Foot Lever for Easy Tilting and Folding

Kuat Sherpa 2.0 front wheel cradles

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 Sherpa tilting rackKuat Sherpa 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.


Tool-Free Installation With Anti-Rattle Device

Kuat Sherpa 2.0 front wheel cradles

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 Sherpa 2.0 front wheel cradles

The Sherpa 2.0 includes locks to secure your bikes to the rack and the rack to your vehicle. The 1/4" thick cable threads around your bike frames, passes through the cable's looped latch tip, and inserts into the lock on the outside bike tray. Coil up the cable and store it in your vehicle or bike bag when it's not in use.


Kuat Sherpa 2.0 front wheel cradles

To lock the rack to your hitch, simply insert the hitch pin and connect the lock to the end of the pin. The locks are keyed alike so you can use the same keys for both locks.



SH12P Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" Hitches - Aluminum - Tilting - Pearl

Item # SH12P

Installation Details SH12P Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Bike Rack for 2 Bikes - 1-1/4" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Pearl - SH12P

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (496 Customer Reviews)

This premium 2-bike rack is perfect for the serious cyclist who cares as much about style as performance. It's safe for carbon frames and the front-mounted foot pedal makes it easy to access your cargo area without removing your bikes.

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I am very happy with my purchase!!! It all began with a pleasant experience contacting Etrailer to confirm that the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 would work with my Class 1 1-1/4" hitch on my 2011 Honda CRV. Roger answered my questions and assisted me with placing my order. I ordered on a Monday and I received it on Thursday in California! It did take me about 2 hours to assemble because I initially tried to follow the written instructions that were in the box. I remembered that several reviewers said that they recommend that you follow the You Tube videos for the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 assembly instructions. Once I followed the videos the assembly was a snap! The bike rack is very sturdy despite weighing in at 35 lbs. I am a 60 year old relatively athletic female and have no problem attaching the bike rack to my hitch! Here's hoping the bike rack holds up for years to come!




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I love m Kuat Sherpa 2.0 bike rack for 2 and I love etrailer! I had ordered this rack originally through a different company only to be told 3 mos later that it would not be coming at all. Then I found etrailer a few months later and not only did they have it and send it out right away, but they had the perfect color that matched my car exactly! I get comments about how great it seems from strangers and fellow cyclists all the time.It is easy to use. I did need my son in law to put it together for me and my cousin to mount it on my car. I highly recommend this product and etrailer!




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It came dissembled and I’m not great with instructions manuals... when I got stuck I [watched] a video on installation of the rack and this made it much better. I love the rack and it was delivered next day! The company is close to home, which I did not even realize, and it felt good to support a local business in the middle of pandemic (and always).




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Love this bike rack!! Easy to use! Easy to take on an d off the hitch! etrailer has been great with this order and I purchased my hitch from them also!




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Best bike rack ever! I hesitated making this purchase because of the cost, but after having and using a Kuat rack, I will never go back. It is the highest quality and a pleasure to use. Also, Kuat customer service is great!

etrailer.com had the best price and super fast shipping. I ordered it on a Sunday and received it two days later. Very impressed!


Comments
Still love this bike rack after one year however, a note of caution is warranted. Kuat advises to place the front tire holder as close to the fork as possible. I placed a very expensive bike with fenders on the rack and put the front tire holder just in front of fender because I didn’t want to bend the fender against the tire. As I was going down the road the bike rocked and the front of bike fell off. The bike was damaged as it was dragged along the pavement for several feet. Just remember to put the front holder as close to the fork as possible and you will love this rack.
Larry - 04/14/2019



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Perfect for my coupe! Love the flexibility to drop the rack further while leaving the bikes on to open/close the convertible hard top is a dream! Comes with everything you need to put it together…no additional tools required.




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Easy to assemble box as a assembly stand great idea liked the anti rattle feature




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I love this bike rack. It is very attractive and functional. I get complements all the time with it being white and how easy it is to use.

Thank you etrailer! I highly recommend this bicycle rack for 2 bikes. It’s with the extra $!




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Very nice rack. I looked far and wide and finally settled on this one. I wanted a light weight rack that I could easily remove when not in use. I also wanted something that had a lock and a professional paint job and could handle two bikes and would not block my rear window view.
I had to loosen two of the large factory tightened bolts to get everything to line up during assembly but no big deal in the end. Mounted on a Mazda CX-5. Seems to hold bikes securely. It works great.




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Fabulous bike rack, almost too pretty to use!!! The pearl white goes great with our new pearl white Crosstrek, very cool!!! Took me about 15 minutes to assemble and hook it up to the car. Very well engineered and extremely stable. As you can tell, I love this bike rack. Far superior to other racks on the market.




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I love my bike rack. I have been pleased with the way it functions. The only complaint I have is that it sits loosely in the hitch and rocks a lot when I'm driving. I wouldn't really give a 5, but a 4 is unfair. I would say a 4.5




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Perfect rack for what I needed! Easy to install and load bikes on. Very sturdy.




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I really like the product. Thank you




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Easy to use. Holds bikes very securely. Works so good I bought another one.




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Review from a similar Sherpa 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


OMG!! I have been researching and pricing bike racks for a month. Every time I thought I was ready to pull the trigger, I have a question or review that through me off the trail. I was ready to purchase the rack from outdoor retail store and drive 2 hours to pick it up from store to save the $75 shipping, when I thought about etrailer that I had used when I had a travel trailer. Checked them out, they had the exact rack I decided to buy, with $[XX] discount and free shipping. Life doesn’t get any better. It was delivered right on time and in great shape. BTW etrailers website description and videos were better than the racks manufacturer site. You are Rock Stars in my book. Overall, start to finish was above and beyond expectations.




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Review from a similar Sherpa 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


I would have given 10 stars to Kuat for this product if possible! The included assembly instructions were not the best but I watched a couple online videos and was able to assemble and install on my Outback in 45 minutes or less! Ingenious how they used the box for easy assembly and the tools were awesome (not cheap metal cutouts that I've gotten before). I am amazed how light yet how solid the rack is. I did a test drive with our 2 Beach Cruisers on it and they barely budged. GREAT product and one of the best purchases I've made in a long time. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND.


Comments
Since purchasing our Kuat bike rack from etrailer a year ago my lovely wife and I have made several trips from the NC mountains to the coast with our Beach Crusiers in tow. At 68 I’m no spring chicken anymore and the Kuat rack never fails to amaze me at how easy it is to load our bikes on and off. And I’m so relieved when I look in my rear view mirror and see our bikes barley moving as we wind down the road! And the rack still looks like the day I got it! Thanks etrailer & Kuat!
Bill - 11/05/2021


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Review from a similar Sherpa 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


always qualify products from etrailer! love this bike carrier


Comments
great product, still like new holding up great
jamie m - 01/23/2022


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Review from a similar Sherpa 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


Well packed for shipment. Was on time when the shipment arrived. Above average quality. Directions were a bit confusing but I figured it out. Tools to assemble were included. That's usual. My wife and I are over 65 and want to start biking. Our bikes are nice so we wanted a quality rack. This Serpa fits the bill. I recommend it. A little pricey, but I waited until a holiday sale to save a few bucks. etrailer had a good price compared to others. The website said it would arrive in three days. Got it in two days. That might have been because I live in the same state as they do business in.




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Review from a similar Sherpa 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


Got the KUAT Sherpa2 from etrailer website, got excellent service from them, got my bike rack in time as they promised. I have been ordering from them because of the quality products they carry.




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Review from a similar Sherpa 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


All in all pretty good. The arms that grab the front wheel have loosened a little bit and move side to side. They have never failed, just feel a little wobbly. The hitch receptacle is also hard to tighten but might be due to the receptacle it self. Used rack on a long trip and the bikes moved slightly side to side, but nothing serious.




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Review from a similar Sherpa 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


No buyer’s remorse here! After quite a bit of reading and comparing, I have no regrets about purchasing the Kuat Sherpa 2.0. Excellent product, great quality. I would purchase all over again. It is a solid rack that is esthetically impressive to boot.




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Review from a similar Sherpa 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


Recently installed this to our 2 inch hitch on a Subaru Legacy and did a 500 roundtrip with no issues. Rack is super sturdy. Love the "hitch tightening" ball design so you don't have to buy a separate device to keep things steady. I also like that one key locks the hitch as well as the bikes. It is light enough that one person can attach and detach; very quick and easy. Prior to buying, I watched the videos for different racks and appreciate etrailer's input on each one's feature so I could pick out what would work best for us. WELL DONE. Also, found that with two 8 inch hooks screwed into studs, it hangs in our garage making it easily accessible (and we don't have to lift it over our heads.)




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Review from a similar Sherpa 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


I absolutely love my Kuat bike rack. I love the security lock for both the rack and bike and love the tilt to allow access to my car SUVs rear storage area.
I utilize a strap to further steady my bike and am very happy with how steady the bike rides.
I take the bike off after every ride and reinstall it for the next ride. It only takes a few minutes to do this and allows me to know my Kuat is safe inside my home.


Comments
My Kuat is still perfect for me. I ride in a very large club and often get inquiries on the rack. I purchased and installed a hitch for our hybridelectric car so LI can use it to save gas.
Kim R - 08/16/2022


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Review from a similar Sherpa 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


I can tell it’s a quality bike rack... the instructions were fairly clear but the [online video] made it a breeze. I have yet to drive with it on, but I can tell already it’s secure


Comments
I love it ! I just traveled 4600 miles with it and I couldnt be happier with the rack. It goes on and off my vehicle in less than 5 minutes and my bike was rock solid during every bump in the road. It pays to buy quality. I would like to up my rating to 5 stars.
Stephen - 02/26/2022


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Review from a similar Sherpa 2.0 in Hitch Bike Racks


My order was received on time and seems to be in good shape. I unpacked the bike rack and it seems to be a quality product, very sturdy. Because of work I have not assembled the rack or tried it out yet. Will have to give another review when I get to use it. But it appears that it will solve my bike transportation problems and allow me to use my bike more often. I am planning on taking my bike to work with me, so I can go riding after work. Before I would have to remove the front wheel from the bike to put it inside my Subaru. This should make life a lot easier on me, thanks Frank.


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I love this bike rack, looks good. Works even better. My bikes are secure even on long trips or when i go off-road.
Frank - 04/17/2022

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