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A lightweight, simple rack for getting to and from the bike park, trailhead, or parkway.
The best trail to ride may be open to debate, but the easiest way to get there and back with two bikes is by attaching the super-lightweight Kuat Beta-2 Bike Rack to your two-inch hitch. Rather than just tossing your rides in the back of a pickup, this 11-pound, folding aluminum rack secures two bikes (up to 40lb each) for long road trips to the dusty desert or to your favorite weekend loop.
- The chassis folds up for storage and tilts downward for access to your vehicle's trunk
- Anti-sway carriages reduce banging and damage during the last bumpy miles on a dirt road
- Hand-tight cam system makes for easy loading and unloading
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Does this rack tilt down when it's fully...
Does this rack tilt down when it's fully loaded as well?
Thanks for your question.
Unfortunately no, you cannot tilt this rack down while it is loaded. You will have to take the bikes off then disengage the pin to tilt the rack down and have access to the trunk. If you are looking for a hitch bike rack that you can tilt while it is loaded I suggest you look at item # THU0322. I have pasted a link below to take you right to that item.
I am looking for a rack that will haul two...
I am looking for a rack that will haul two 29" Mtn bikes on the back of a Subaru forester. Does anyone have experience using this rack for those types of bikes? I am concerned about security, bike sway and ease of use.
Sarah, The ease of use is a huge asset to the Alpha or Beta because of the light weight of these racks at 11 and 13 lbs. Both are equipped with anti-sway construction built in. the Alpha also has the built in cable lock system, which you can add separately for the Beta. They both come pre assembled as well, another huge benefit. Made of Aluminum, so incredibly durable and sturdy.
Kuat was founded mainly on a Mountain riders lifestyle, so 29" bikes will do fine, might be a bit lopsided and a tight fit, but that will be with any hitch style hanging rack. The Sherpa is another great MT option, ideal for 29" bikes, a bit more expensive, but would be great on a Forester. Hope this helps!
So Freakin Light!
The fact that this hitch rack only weighs 11 lbs makes this a no brainer for bike riders of all sizes and abilities. This is truly the go anywhere stow anywhere 2 bike rack, unless you need room for 3, then I recommend the Alpha!!! Big fan of the anti-sway, a must have!