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Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Hitch Rack

$649.00

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    • Black, 1.25in
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    51 Reviews

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    Two-in-one.

    Kuat spent the last 3 years overhauling its NV 2.0 Bike Hitch Rack and fine-tuning it to perfection, so you'd better believe that it's ready to shuttle your treasured two-wheeled baby to and from the trailhead safely. Kuat managed to find room to improve just about every feature of the NV 2.0, all of which contributes to a stabler, more reliable tow than the NV 2.0's already solid predecessor. Carry up to four bikes on the NV 2.0, using the adjustable cradles to accommodate different sizes, and enjoy peace of mind from this year's reinforced individual bike cable locks. Kuat wisely gave the NV 2.0 plenty of staying power in a world of ever-increasing tire size by giving it compatibility with 4.8in tires, and it beefed up the pivot design to give it serious staying power. The entire rack installs via a simple tool-free installation knob, and it even converts into an impressively solid workstand for race-day wheelset swaps and other on-the-go maintenance.

    • Accommodates two bikes for transport and travel
    • 2in size carries two additional bikes with NV 2.0 add-on
    • Rotates on a dependable pivot for on-the-go trunk access
    • No-tool installation with rotating knob
    • Includes hitch lock and individual bike cable locks
    • Includes Trail Doc
    • Item #KUA000O

    Tech Specs

    Bike Capacity
    [1.25in] 2, [2in with add-on] 4
    Compatibility
    up to 48in wheelbase, up to 4.8in tires
    Locks Included
    yes
    Recommended Use
    travel
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    Best Rack

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This is hands down the best rack on the market. It is very well built and keeps the bikes very secure. The downfall is the high price but it is worth every penny. I would certainly recommend

    Best on the Market

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    AMAZING rack, couldn't be happier with it. Easy on and off loading for bikes of any size. Easy to adjust it so that you can get into the back, even when loaded down with bikes. Got sick of stacking bikes on the shell on my truck so this made life much easier. I would say the only downside was actually getting it hooked up, it's quite heavy. Though it's a bit on the pricey side, this is clearly the best on the market and worth every penny.

    Beautiful Big Rack

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I LOVE this rack! Very happy with it! My only current issue is that it isn't the best with my low-clearance fake-off-road vehicle. But it's awesome on the truck, and the swingarm that you can get is worth its weight in Gold (okay maybe not really, as the thing is really heavy, but you get what I mean). And the company has been awesome. One small part broke off, and with one quick email, they sent the replacement part free!

    Built like a tank

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Pro: Built like a tank
    Con: Weighs as much as a tank
    Great construction, function, and looks. If you take your rack on and off quite a bit, you may want to work out, or choose a lighter rack.

    Kuat quality and ease of use!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This is my third Kuat hitch rack I have owned in my life. I do not think twice about coming back to this company every time I am in the market for a hitch rack. Their racks are quality built from the hitch mount up to the wheel clamps. You feel how secure it is and do not worry about the safety of your bike. They easily fit a wide range of road and mountain wheel and tire sizes. The color and paint quality will stand up to years of abuse and wear items are easily replaceable if needed. You cannot go wrong with these for hauling your bikes around. You really get what you pay for.

    Big fan of this bike rack!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    All around solid bike rack from Kuat! Get's the bikes to and from the trail head securely and with ease. I have a 29" mountain bike and my girlfriend is on a 26". Both bikes securely fit in the rack as we bounce down gravel rounds on the way to the trails.

    Assembly was a breeze, even with some iffy directions. All the parts that need to go together and labeled to match the corresponding piece.

    Overall, a solid option for a hitch bike rack!

    Would not recommend

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have owned this rack for two years. Daily use. First it is not compatible with a Tacoma. The tailgate will always hit the rack and damage your tailgate. That’s not the issue.

    My rack was poorly assembled at the factory resulting in an issue where I cannot retract the integrated lock with ease. In fact it became such a struggle that I had to stop using that side of the rack if I was planning on locking the bike. Finally my wife persuaded me to call Kuat and see what the deal was. I was upset that I would have any issue with a rack that cost this much.

    Customer service mailed me a replacement plastic inner piece in a box without any directions. It required a complete disassemble of the bike rack. Roughly 45 mins. Once I got the rack disassembled I realized my issue. Who ever at the factory built my rack put the locking mechanism in upside down! No wonder the issue I thought.

    So I reassemble the rack another 45 mins and now the lock is completely stuck and will not come out at all. I had to call customer service back. The lady on the phone was trying to be helpful and she was nice, but she was telling me that I needed to completely take apart the rack again and start from scratch. I said no way and asked for a new replacement for the actual rear wheel holder. She said no. She tried to find a bike shop that would work on it but no one would except one place about 30 minutes away.

    So I disassembled my rack again and found the issue. It was an obscure issue with the placement of the inner plastic piece they sent me. So I fixed it finally. 2 days later and a lot of terrible frustration. So in the end I emailed photos of the various issues and guess what her response was?

    “Oh you didn’t need to take apart the rack, all you had to do was remove two screws and be done with it. We are sorry we forgot to send directions.” Imagine my disgust.

    Do not buy this product. It may look nice and Work generally well but terrible customer service and awful assembly.

    The photo is of the cheap piece of plastic that is on the inside of the Kuat 2.0 NV. This is the entire security of your integrated lock. It is housed inside this plastic. Notice the lack of directions inside the box.

    Would not recommend

    awesome & stylish bike rack

      solid rack, has integrated bike lock and stand for those on the trail fixes. It’s stylish and hip i think it’s the best looking rack out there bar none. build and material quality are too notch

      The best

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      This is a super sturdy and reliable rack, although the price is on the high end, I assure you that it is worth every penny! Very very easy to use and will do it's job of getting your bikes from here to there.

      Awesome

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      This bike rack is awesome! It's super sturdy and very easy to use and attach to your hitch, plus it looks great!
      Like other reviewers, I really like the tightening mechanism on the hitch, as it feels really solidly attached and there is no play or rattling at all. The Trail Doc is awesome because I don't have a garage, and can work on my bike outside in my parking space.
      It was easy to build, but having an extra set of hands really helps.

      Fantastic

        Pros: lock tight rock solid when installed. It doesn’t rattle or creak. It looks fantastic. I put it on a black Rx350 and it made my car look better. Taking a bike on and off is quick and easy. Totally confident while in use.

        Reliable and easy to use

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        We have this paired with the Kuat Pivot and it works great. The NV is well made and easy to use. I've had Thule T2, Yakima Tray style hitch racks and a Kuat Transfer 3. The Kuat have both been the best and easiest to use with the NV being the best of the four.

        Awesome

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        It's easy and quick to use, also works with my fat bike that has 4.8 inch tires. I would definitely recommend to anyone that has a car/suv and doesn't want to load it on the roof or in the vehicle.

        Amazing Product

        • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

        Looked at reviews of bike racks for weeks before making this purchase. It's expensive, but WORTH EVERY PENNY! Took me about 15 minutes to assemble, had all the tools I would need included, and is a beautiful rack. Easy to install into my hitch receiver, and LOVE the ability to tighten the fit so that there is absolutely no play in the connection between rack and vehicle. Versatile, rugged, quality construction, and it's easy on the eyes. All qualities that help make this the only bike rack I'll ever need or use. Thanks Kuät!

        I have a Yukon and on my current Yakima Holdup 2 my tail gate can't open even when I tilt the bikes down. Will this rack tilt more than the Yakima to give me enough clearance that I can open my tail gate while I have my bikes on the rack?

        Unfortunately not Brian. Most car manufacturers do not recommend opening your trunk/tail gate with a bike rack installed for various safety reasons. Thus Bike racks are usually not built to accommodate this feature when its in use.

        Unanswered Question

        Besides the TrailDoc, what else is different between this rack and the NV BASE 2.0?

        Does anybody know the official weight of the NV 2.0? I have seen multiple listed weights depending on retailer. Thanks!