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Kuat NV 2-Bike Hitch Rack


    Kuat NV 2-Bike Hitch Rack

    You'll be the envy of your cycle buddies when pulling up to the trailhead with the Kuat NV 2-bike hitch rack. Stylish, easy-to-use and feature packed, the NV-2 is a smart choice for bike transport. See details

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    You'll be the envy of your cycle buddies when pulling up to the trailhead with the Kuat NV 2-bike hitch rack. Stylish, easy-to-use and feature packed, the NV-2 is a smart choice for bike transport.

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    You'll be the envy of your cycle buddies when pulling up to the trailhead with the Kuat NV 2-bike hitch rack. Stylish, easy-to-use and feature packed, the NV-2 is a smart choice for bike transport.

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    You'll be the envy of your cycle buddies when pulling up to the trailhead with the Kuat NV 2-bike hitch rack. Stylish, easy-to-use and feature packed, the NV-2 is a smart choice for bike transport.

    • Highlights of the NV 2-bike hitch rack include its striking design, an integrated, retractable cable lock and a built-in repair stand for pre-ride prep and post-ride clean up
    • This rack is an ideal choice for transporting your beefy downhill and freeride bikes, as well as road bikes and cruisers
    • Built-in TRAIL DOC™ repair stand raises and lowers quickly thanks to its quick-release lever; repair stands makes pre-ride tune ups or post-ride clean ups easy
    • 13 in. of protective space between bikes keeps bikes from touching one another during transport
    • No wheel removal required and almost no frame contact; dual ratchet arms lift up and over the front wheels to secure bikes in place
    • Rear-wheel ratchets offer a versatile fit for all styles of wheels and tires
    • Spring-loaded lever allows easy folding up and down of bike trays; rack tilts 40° further for access to rear of vehicle—simply release lever and lower or raise rack
    • Integrated cable locks at rear-wheel tray ends secure bikes to rack, recoiling into rack and securing with magnets when stowed; locking hitch pin delivers maximum security
    • Fits 20 - 29 in. wheels up to 3 in. wide; carries 2 bikes up to 60 lbs. each
    • Fits 1.25 or 2 in. receivers; hand-tightening cam system secures rack into hitch receiver—no tools required
    • Powder-coated finish and anodized aluminum accents offer a striking design that looks great on the back of any vehicle
    • Folds up quickly for easy storage
    • Capacity of rack can be increased to 4 bikes with available NV Add-On 2-Bike Hitch Rack extension, sold separately (works only with 2 in. version of the NV 2-bike hitch rack)


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    Kuat NV 2-Bike Hitch Rack Specs
    Best use
    1.25 and 2
    49 pounds
    Number of bikes
    Hitch receiver (in.)
    Rear liftgate access

    Kuat NV 2-Bike Hitch Rack

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    Kuat NV 2-Bike Hitch Rackis rated4.8571out of5by7.
    Rated4out of5byfromVery Well Made ProductExcellent assembly and paint job. Very high end look. Wheel straps could be better. Locking cable is nice but you'll need to add a thicker cable and lock to really deter thieves. Integrated bike work stand is a nice touch but may not be suitable for carbon frames. When I had this rack, I was planning to customize it with something better. Not suitable for lower hitch racks. Had an Odyssey and the bike rack's locking knob would always hit the asphalt when going through deeper driveways.
    Date published: 2014-04-11
    Rated5out of5byfromBest rack for your valuable bikesI use this rack on the back of my SUV to transport road and hybrid bikes. Brilliant stabilizing system is quick and easy to use, and keeps the rack from wobbling in the hitch receiver. I much prefer tray-type racks like this for their stability and support of the bikes on their tires, as bikes are designed to be; this rack precludes hanging my bikes by their frame. This rack is not really too light (but let's face it, don't you really want a solid rack to carry your valuable bikes?). It has a full range of easily operated tilt angles to include full upright when no bikes, to angled back to allow tailgate operation; all angles work flawlessly on my SUV including tailgate opening with bikes on the rack. And let's face it, it's a beautiful item! The pop up bike holder makes on-the-fly adjustments and repairs a snap. Customer service is absolutely top notch - I had to contact them and they went out of their way to resolve an issue immediately, fairly, and at some cost to them (but none to me).
    Date published: 2014-02-12
    Rated5out of5byfromWell built, Made in USA, strong weldsPurchased the product through REI Online. Picked it up from a local REI store a week later. Assembly was fairly easy. Very durable and strong design. Made in the USA by people with the cyclist in mind. Very expensive but worth the price.
    Date published: 2014-02-08
    Rated5out of5byfromSweet hitch rackI can't say for sure that this rack is phenominally better than the equivalent Thule or Yakima, but it is most definitely a sweet bike rack. Not only is the rack rock solid on the car, the tension adjustment knob works like a charm, but my bikes hardly bounce or sway at all when driving on any kind of road. It was a piece of cake to put together and install, and I must say the care taken in just the packaging "helps" justify the price tag. It also doesn't hurt that this is probably the most aesthetically pleasing looking rack I've ever laid eyes on and matches my car's color almost perfectly. The built in bike lock is a sinch to use, though it seems a shade short to actually run through two bikes, which I've not tried yet. I'm sure it works fine, but I can't say for sure. And the built-in bike work stand is also not too shabby, I have used that one and it works just like it's supposed to. The tilt and fold up is a breeze to use and made me feel a little better about getting a design that blocked the back hatch. So could you get just as much functionality from a much cheaper but similarly designed bike rack. Of course. Do I have any regrets on shelling out the cash for this thing, NO. It's a solid rack, holds my bike like it was singly built to do so, easy to set up and install/deinstall, easy to flop down to load in groceries, has good clearace on the bottom for my cross-over vehicle, looks phenominally good, and finally this thing is so well built that I have full faith that when I can afford the attachment to make it a four bike carrier it will remaim solid and sway proof. I say save your dividend and get this thing on sale because it is well worth it.
    Date published: 2013-07-17
    Rated5out of5byfromThe best rack we have ever usedThis is the first rack we have been comfortable putting our high end bikes on. It has a stabilizer that expands in the hitch for a very secure fit that does not bounce. Locks are built in and included. Very easy to install and use. They have a YouTube video with instructions on how to assembly and use. It's the best rack on the market.
    Date published: 2013-07-17
    Rated5out of5byfromThis rack is bomber!This bike rack is fantastic. I use the rack for mountain biking. The rack fits solidly into the hitch on my truck. It is quick and easy to load and unload the bikes. No need to bungee the bike to the rack. I don't have to worry about the bikes touching and rubbing the paint off. The rack is well thought out and has some great features.
    Date published: 2013-06-27
    Rated5out of5byfromBest Bike Rack Ever!!!This is the best bike rack ever! It arrived fast and I was able to install it in less than 30 minutes. It's lighter than any other rack I was looking at. Once I put it together, it was easy to operate. I showed my 7yr old son how to use it and he was able to put his own bike on the rack and secure it. The strap that locks the back wheel in is easy to use and can be done with one hand. The arm that secures the front tire is easy to use and can be done with one hand. The cable lock is great because it slides with ease into hiding when you are not using it and come out with ease when you need to use them. The locking cable was a big plus and provides me with extra security when my bikes are on the rack. I bought an additional cable to provide extra security, since at times, I will have high end bikes on the rack. The rack lets down, up and at a tilt with ease. The additional arm for working on your bike has already come into use, when I needed to make some adjustments on my bike. This is the easiest, most functional and best looking bike rack out there. Your money is well spent. Don't flinch at the price because after using it, this will be one of the best purchases that you've ever made. Buy, ride and enjoy life!
    Date published: 2013-05-29

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