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Item # KUA0004

Why plunk down for a new rack when you can improve what you've got?

You've never been too concerned about the size of your rack, but now that a fellow pair of mud-slingers want to join your DH road trip, you need the Kuat NV 2 Bike Add On to fit two more big bikes to your NV 2 Bike Rack.

  • Note: Only compatible with the two-inch version of the NV-2 Bike Rack
  • With this add-on, your NV holds up to four 40 pound bikes with 10 inches of space between bikes
  • Heat-treated aluminum chassis withstands road abuse, folds up for storage, and tilts downward for access to your vehicle's trunk
  • The front and rear tire ratchets fit 20-29in wheels, so you can be sure your big, bad machines are secure
  • Extending frame supports reduce movement during bumpy dirty roads to prevent damage
  • An integrated cable lock keep your prized machines from getting stolen in random truck-stop parking lots

  • Only compatible with NV 2 racks with a two-inch receiver mount
  • Fits 20-29-inch wheels

Tech Specs

Kuat NV 2-inch only
Recommended Use:
extending your rack capacity, making your rack bigger
Manufacturer Warranty:

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  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The best 4 bike rack is by far North Shore Racks, I've had a yakima fullswing, a thule apex, and this one.

I just bought a rack from this guy last fall and it's been phenomenal.

Good Product, if Challenging to Set Up

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

If you have four bikes, this is a much better option than getting 2 racks. That said, keep in mind that you need to set up the initial piece differently than you'd set it up if you didn't have the extension. With the extension, the rack is heavy and bulky...but I gotta say, it makes biking with a crew so much more do-able. Bikes go on easily, the rack is sturdy, even on dirt roads and it folds up well enough to leave it on over the weekend if you are planning to do a couple of rides. It's made driving to biking a much more probably plan...

Works great

    Just returned from a three day mountain bike trip to Brian Head Utah. Four guys, four bikes on the back of a Ford F-150. The rack was perfect. No frame scratching, easy locking and unlocking, no worries transportation of our bikes. Love Kuat!

    Nice Addition

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    It seems like adding 2 more bikes would increase your chances of scraping it through bumps or steep driveways. Although you need to remember it's back there, it has only scraped the hitch portion of the rack on our low Rav4. Being able to carry 4 bikes means your friends are going to want you to drive, but at least you know your bike will be safe. Plus, my friends are crappy drivers, so I would rather be the one up front, instead of in the back and car sick.


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've been running this rack for a while now, and am super happy with it. It's very easy to switch between cars, and I can get my bikes on and off in no time. Quality is nice and I dig the orange anodized parts.

    A few nitpicks regarding the cable lock though...
    1. The cable lock is not long enough. It barely makes it through both bikes.
    2. The cable lock gets kinked and is virtually impossible to get back into the rack without, at a minimum, hiring a shaman to come cast spell or a snake charmer to coax it back in.
    3. The rubber on the arms is already starting to fall off from my road bike's front brake, so I guess that could be a little tougher and durable for the money.

    Otherwise, it's a great product. A tad pricey, but the quality is nice enuogh. Plus it looks good.

    Add-on is (mostly) permanent

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Writing this review to clear up the fact that this is not an easy take on/off add-on. Once added to the rack, you won't want to take it off again as it requires major disassembly. Because Kuat over-engineers everything to make their racks bomb-proof, this add-on is bolted to the original rack to make the entire thing just as strong as it was without it. The add-on makes the rack weigh about 100 lbs, so taking it on/off the car is a pain and definitely a 2-person job if you want to save your back. We ended up buying a second 2-bike rack (in black, which looks awesome on our black Jeep!) after adding the extension to the first one so that we could use that for our more frequent day trips. The big guy gets used for groups or longer trips when we need to haul more bikes, but it doesn't stay on any of the cars while not in use because it obstructs the rear window and makes an awful whistling sound. For us, the 2-bike is great to keep on all the time, and the 4-bike stays stashed in the garage for less-frequent use.

    its the hitch rack to get

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I agree with the last review, it's nice to have a helper although you can assemble it yourself. Once it's together its just so simple and convenient to use, it doesn't get any better. I am using the 2" hitch and it holds super secure, no worries at all. I also got the attachment and that has been stellar as well. I bought this after using a friends and also trying some other types, I just didn't feel they were as solid. Treat yourself and make your bike hauling easier and pick one up. I have hauled road, mountain 29er's, bmx, and Tri bikes on mine, yea we are bike people.

    Sweet, but.....

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Installed the 2 bike add-on to my NV this evening. Sturdy and heavy, its durability is unquestioned. Assembly was fairly easy, but I would recommend a 2nd set of hands to hold the cross beams in place while engaging the bolts. The only complaint I have is the addition of the add-on takes the industry best 13" spacing between bikes down to 10". Total bummer. Defo keeping some painters tape in the car again to apply to frames during transport to prevent scratching and damaging from pedals. That being said, I still think its worth 5 stars.

    Amazing but heavy bike rack

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I purchased this as a gift, here is what the user said:

    I have been searching for the BEST bike rack system for my truck and this is the one! I bought the Kuat NV 2 Bike Rack (Item # KUA0003) and Kuat NV 2 Bike Add On (Item # KUA0004) together. It is super easy to install and very user friendly. The rack is very durable and holds up against the toughest terrain. The only downfall is how durable it is. The rack is heavier than most but i know my bikes are safe. I give it 5 gold stars

    Disappointed with Assembly required.

      I will either return this unit or put it together as a 4 tray set-up for family trips and buy a 1-up as my daily driver. Still deciding.

      I've had the same frustration as Steve Brain (below) putting together the original rack. Furthermore, I just got the add-on and am again frustrated that assembly will be a painful process. You have to remove one of the trays on the NV standard rack in order to put the add-on in. Then reassemble the rest of the trays afterward. I purchased the add-on so I could ""throw it on" in a pinch when I need to haul two bikes, but had no intention of keeping it on the entire time. I wrongly assumed it would be a quick take on/off. Boy was I wrong. I wish their mfg. specs were tighter so the bolts installed easier and also wish they would design the add-on with the mentality that people want to use it occasionally, but don't want to leave it permanently on. The rack is too large and heavy with 4 trays as a daily user. All that said, the rack performs amazingly once its together. Right now I'm debating whether to keep the add-on and keep together permanently as a 4 bike setup and then buy a 1-up or something smaller/lighter for my daily driving rack. The NV would sit in the garage until the big family trips. Would hate to do this, but painful assembly leaves little choice.

      Avg. ride time: 16m per week
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      Add On!!!!!

      4 peas in a pod...two mountain bikes and two road bikes on our two week California adventure this summer.

      Add On!!!!!

      Difficult to install

        This was a pain to add to my NV-2 rack. Poor quality finishing on the holes on the frame meant I had to file the burrs down before assembling. More details on my review of the Kuat NV-2.

        I didn't have that problem at all. Mine installed no problem and has been perfect ever since.

        I'm looking for a 4 bikes tray rack. If I...

        I'm looking for a 4 bikes tray rack. If I make a decision on the Kuat NV, I have to order NV2 plus add 2, $529 + $329?