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Troubleshooting Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Carrier Fit on Fat Bike Front Tire  

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I have a kuat transfer 2 rack with the fat tire kit. Had a real scare last Saturday when my bike slid out of the rack, nearly to the ground while driving. It appears to me thst the front wheel tray needs to be wider for fat tires. Mine are 4.5. The front wheel strap didnt stay in place. I have pics of it can share.

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Thank you for your purchase of the Kuat Transfer 2 bike carrier # KU74FR.

This platform rack can be updated for fat bike use with accessory Strap Kit # APBK, which I see you purchased as well.

We have not heard of this issue with this rack when it is equipped with this kit and used with a bike that has compatible tire width. Your 4-1/2-inch wide tires are within the specs for the Fat Bike kit.

Did you have the ratcheting arm positioned so it is next to the fork tubes? If not placed in that spot (below the tire's apex) then it is possible it could come off the tire. If a bike has a short front fender this will prevent proper positioning of the arm. I will presume the arm was good and tight before you drove.

Feel free to send us any photos that will illustrate the problem. Perhaps you can include one that shows the front tire in the wheel tray with the # APBK strap in place so we can see its fit.

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