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Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Hitch Rack

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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
    • 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

    • Reviews
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    Excellent Rack!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've never written a review before but I had to log in to do so. Last week I clipped the lock in place but I didn't verify that it was fully secured. Lo and behold, I drove to work with it dangling off the rack and totally destroyed the locking mechanism. I emailed Kuat support and the only question they asked was what number was on the lock. Today, I received a new lock, locking pin, and all new plastics. They even threw in new mounting hardware, keys, and to top it all off, the proper torx wrench for installation. All free of charge. I had read about their great service and I can't thank them enough!
    That being said, the rack itself is fantastic. I had been stuffing my bike in the car for months before finally ponying up and buying the NV. I love it. The bike is totally secured, there is minimal movement in transit and I've hit some serious bumps with this thing on. The rack feels solid and looks great. I can load up in 30 seconds or so, which is awesome! The trail-doc has even come in handy a few times to help out lubing a chain or adjusting my derailleur. I can't say enough about Kuat and this rack. They've earned a customer for life.

    Your Next Bike Rack

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This is the best bike rack available for my needs. The changes made from the NV to the NV 2.0 are really nice. The repair stand is much nicer and more secure, the hitch tightening knob is lower profile so I don't have issues scraping it on the ground, and the larger tire fit is key with fat and plus sized tires.
    As with the NV, the NV 2.0 is incredibly stable and has the best hitch fitment in the industry. The rack doesn't sway like most other racks and holds your bikes very well. The built in repair stand is a great feature. And the sing down lever is really nice and easy to use.
    The only limitations on this rack don't warrant a decreased rating. The rack is heavy, but the weight is worth the features. With the add-on installed, it is a bit tricky to swing the rack down and back up given the weight, but it is a welcome trade for the stability you get in the rack. The only time I wouldn't recommend the NV 2.0 is if you have a car with very low ground clearance. The new tightening knob design improves the rack clearance, but it could still be an issue.

    Very Secure

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This rack is super high quality, I put 2 5010's on the rack and they feel very secure and sturdy, if you are expending lot of money on your bike this rack should be a no brainer even though is very expensive lol, seems like it will last forever.

    Awesome customer service

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have had a Kuat rack since 8/10/13 and love it. Easy to install, easy to use, and just a rock solid rack, not to mention it's the best looking rack on the market. I recently had an issue where someone vandalized my rack. The worst damage was that they stomped on the front wheel tray breaking the whole front end off. I wrote Kuat an e-mail with pictures requesting replacement parts. I asked that they provide them at a "good price" hoping to get them at cost since I bought the rack so long ago and the damage was clearly not covered under warranty. Just a few days later, parts arrived in the mail. . . no charge! Thanks to Craig M. in Customer Service, and thanks to Kuat for being so awesome! Love the rack. Love the customer service even more.

    Awesome customer service

    Upgrade Your Rack and Be Glad You Did

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    What I don't get is why someone would spend 6k+ on their carbon baby aka bike and then put it on a crap $200 rack and hope for the best. That makes zero sense to me. Protect your investment!! KUAT spent a lot of time getting customer feedback to perfect this rack, and they nailed it. To maybe paint the picture of how beefy and solid this rack is, I drove down in southern Utah with 4 bikes on the rack while driving on gnarly back roads. The bikes didn't sway into each other.. they didn't even move! Not one scratch. The 2.0 got it done.
    Highlight Reel:
    -Carries 2 bikes up to 60lbs each
    -Folds up fast with foot assist
    -Tilts down for easy trunk access
    -Integrated cable locks for each bike
    -Built in repair stand
    -Adjustable cradles that fit up to 4.8
    -Hand-cam system / no need for additional tools
    -Increase bike capacity to up to 4 bikes with the NV 2.0 Add-On Kit
    -Fits 24-29" wheels, up to 3" tires, up to 48" wheelbase.
    -Can be modified to fit 20" wheels with PN2024 adapter
    Weighs 45 lbs. (assembled)
    Contact me directly with any additional questions!
    KLamb@backcountry.com 801-660-7093

    Be careful with fit on pickups

      It carries bikes and looks good, but be careful if you have a pickup. I have a new body style Chevy Colorado and this rack doesn't allow the tailgate to fold flat even with the platform dropped down (with the platform dropped the overall height from the hitch pin actually increases...go figure). Thule t2 classic provides more clearance. Either way be wary if you have a pickup. Otherwise fine rack.

      Frustrating and disappointing

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

      Originally I ordered a 1.25 inch NV 2.0 along with a 1.25 - 2.0 inch adapter. It turns out the adapter sold here on backcountry.com does not fit the NV 2.0 although there was no indication that it would not fit. Then I went kuat's web site and order a 1.25 to 2.0 inch adapter for a NV. It turns out the NV is not the same as the NV 2.0 and once again it does not fit, once again no indication that it will not work for a NV 2.0 and they don't even sell the NV anymore. Furthermore there is no 1.25 to 2.0 adapter for NV 2.0. All you can do is buy their $149 replacement pivot bracket. So I did, absorbing all the money I saved by buying the 1.25 NV 2.0 on sale. Ok.

      Then I load the bikes on the NV 2.0 and notice that one of the clamps holding the bike clamp is broken. See photo. Hopefully KUAT will send me one proto.

      It does seem nice, if I can work out all the kink before I go crazy.

      Also the cable locks barely fit my bikes and the paint is easily scratch.

      Frustrating and disappointing

      John,

      Very sorry for your recent experience. Unfortunately, on the NV and NV 2.0, neither are meant to be used with an adapter. They are sold receiver specific for engineering reasons. If you contact Kuat directly, we will have a new part for your clamp sent out ASAP! 417-889-5820.

      Thanks,

      Engineering excellence

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

      This rack is beautiful in form and function. Flawless design, it is rock solid on the car, and easy as pie to load and unload. Nothing was overlooked. It is effortless to tilt down to access the tailgate, or to tilt up when not in use. The work stand was a great addition, as are the retractable cable locks. I can install it on my hitch and take it off in seconds, by myself. Unlike the Thule and other competing racks, it does not look like a cheap piece of metal and rubber - its design is obviously not an afterthought. Little touches like free kids bike adapters, a coupon for a free fat bike adapter and a bottle opener key ring are icing on the cake. Yes, it is more expensive than the others but worth every penny and more.

      Amazing bike rack!!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      This rack is superb! The finish is beautiful and it functions great. There is very little wobble, thanks to the tensioner in the hitch interface, than other racks I have owned. The foot pedal action to raise and lower the rack is butter smooth, though still a bit of reach with the extension added. This rack does have a degree of heft to it with the extension added but also oozes quality and durability as result.

      Kuat NV 2.0 Features

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