Kuat NV 2 Bike Add On $389.00
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
Reviews & Community
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Installed the 2 bike add-on to my NV this evening. Study 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.
4 peas in a pod...two mountain bikes and two road bikes on our two week California adventure this summer.
Easy to install, works exactly as advertised. I can get 4 bikes on here of any type without any problem or finagling.
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'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?