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Item # KUA0003

Kuat's best rack for hauling downhill and other large bikes.

Transporting your big rigs requires a beefy rack like the Kuat NV 2 Bike Rack. This burly bike rack hold them in place as you speed through several states toward dirty downhill freedom. The front and back tire-ratcheting design secures 20 to 29-inch wheels and leaves 13 inches between bikes to protect your components.

Kuat's chassis design takes into account all the little details to make your big bike party a breeze. The fold-up frame prevents rattling and damage on bumpy dirty roads and tilts downward for access to your vehicle's trunk. The hand-tight cam system makes for easy loading and unloading and a built-in repair stand permits pre-ride maintenance and post-ride clean-up. 

For big bike party trips an add-on is available (sold separately and for two-inch version only) for extending the NV's capacity to four bikes. Integrated cable lock keeps your prized machines from getting jacked at random late-night truck-stops.

  • Two versions: one to fit two-inch hitch receivers, and one to fit 1.25-inch receivers
  • Folds up to reduce profile when not in use
  • Built-in repair stand
  • Integrated cable lock
  • Extensions to add two more bikes are available separately

Tech Specs

Bike Capacity:
2
Compatibility:
2-inch receivers, 1.25-inch receivers
Locks Included:
yes
Recommended Use:
mountain biking
Manufacturer Warranty:
lifetime

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Great Rack at a Great Price

    Kuat makes killer racks, they are really raising the bar. This rack holds all kind of bikes without damaging the paint, or, cables. It also holds the bikes nice and level, which is great for gas millage.

    Spend a little more, go Kuat. Or, in this case, snag them up while they are on sale!

    *prob not the best for fatbikes

    What is the weight limit on this rack?

    Hi Evelyne, The max carrying capacity on the NV 2.0 is 60lbs. Please reach out to me directly with any other questions you may have. - Matthew Pizza - Expert Gearhead

    Not Sure Yet...

      Received my rack...so stoked! Started to assemble. That is where my love affair ends. My rack was missing 1 bolt and 3 locknuts. Looks like my family and I will NOT be biking this weekend. Messaged Kuat regarding parts, still have not heard back (disappointing)

      One use and I'm SOLD.

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

      I've only used the rack once so far and already know this was the right purchase. It's easy to put together and holds the bikes solid. Nice to have some peace of mind knowing that the bikes are snug and sturdy. Excellent purchase.

      Avg. ride time: 6h 23m per week
      • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

      Is this the NV 2.0 or the regular NV? The photos and the MSRP are of the regular NV. You can tell as the NV 2.0 has a foot pedal at the pivot point where the NV doesn't as displayed in the attached picture. Also, the MSRP of the NV 2.0 is $629. Which NV will I be getting if I purchase this product?

      Thanks

      Hey Mark - This is not the NV 2.0, we do not have the 2.0 in stock yet. This is the original NV 2 model. Feel free to contact me directly with any additional questions.

      - Kyle L. - Expert Gearhead - klivingston@backcountry.com - 801-736-4337

      Works better than expected

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I have used several similar racks but this is really nice. My bikes don't move, don't touch, and I have peace of mind. It's so easy to put on the car and put bikes on and off. Great rack!

      Great bike rack!!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I went back and forth between a bumper rack and a rooftop. With all the great reviews I decided to spend the extra and purchase the NV 2. What a great decision. The rack is beautiful, easy to assemble and my bikes get a great ride. Never a worry going long distance and it comes with some nice extras. The built in cable lock and bike stand are icing on the cake. Spend the money. You won't be disappointed.

      Best rack I've seen

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Kuat did a nice job with this one. I went with this model rather than the Sherpa because I wanted the option of getting the add-on later. Assembly was somewhat awkward but not complicated and the directions were very clear. I do appreciate that they included tools; I don't know where I would get a 20 mm allen wrench! I have two complaints which is why this didn't get five stars. 1) The cable lock is too short. It is hard to get both wheels and the frame locked. 2) The arm that secures the front wheels (which came assembled from the factory) has a little bit of play front to back and can be twisted easily. It really isn't very stiff and allows the bike to shake a little. I expected it to be better.

      I've had this for two weeks now, and overall I am pleased. Time will tell if the arm starts to break down. Luckily I've heard that Kuat backs up your investment with very good customer service; hopefully I won't have to use it!

      Yes, the cables are a bit shorter than we would like. Only so much room to retract into the arms, I suppose. Solution, get a cable with loops. Run the cable loop through the wheels and frame; then string the Kuat cable through the loops. See cable loop at http://www.lowes.com/pd/Master-Lock-72-in-Gray-Steel-Keyed-Cable-Lock/1000004534

      Sister loves it!

      • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

      I gave this to my sister and this is what she had to say:

      This is the first time I've ever assembled a bike rack and once I understood how everything was supposed to go together, it was fairly easy to set up. I recommend having someone help you. Having an extra set of hands definitely helped. With two people it took about 1.5 hours to put together and that included a minor glitch. We put one of the arms on incorrectly adding about 15-20 minutes to the process. My advice from this error: pay special attention to the picture provided.
      Once assembled, the rack was extremely easy to attach to the trailer hitch. Again, much easier with two people. A feature that I appreciate is the trailer hitch lock. Adjusting the rack up and down, with and without the bike on is a breeze. The pop up bike holder is an awesome feature for on the fly adjustments. I feel the bike rack is extremely stable and has plenty of clearance from the road. I haven't tried any other bike racks and really don't want to. Spend the money and treat yourself to this awesome rack!

      Super Sturdy , Solid

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

      This rack was easy to assemble, and feels solid on the hitch.
      The extra component of bike stand is super cool. Heavy bike rack to lift.

      Major Upgrade

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I always had a little worry in my mind when I carried my fancy mountain bike on my old, flimsy hitch mount rack. Not anymore! The NV2 is super burly, holds the bikes tight, and doesn't wobble at all inside the hitch. It's loaded with other neat features like the cable lock and repair stand. I'd recommend Kuat to anyone looking for a bomber bike rack.

      Solid!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I just got a new car with a bigger hitch receiver, so had to get rid of my old Yakima Hold Up - I thought I was stoked on that thing... But I'm way more stoked on the NV2!
      Things I like about this rack:
      - Looks awesome. Obviously this is at the top of the list.
      - 3 keys for the cable and hitch locks! Likely going to lose one set, but super comforting to have a third.
      - Repair stand! Super convenient for on the go fixes.
      - Folds down so you can grab junk out of your trunk. Easy up and down.
      Probably a lot of other things but those are at the top of my list!
      Really stoked, highly recommend!

      the best

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Love this rack. Everything about it is easy and works well. It's easy to take on/off the car. It's easy to load/unload bikes. It feels secure while driving, especially since there is a knob to dial in the tightness in the hitch. And I love having the built in bike stand. Use it all the time.