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Item # KUA000O

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

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

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Avg. ride time: 5h 25m per week
  • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

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.

    Avg. ride time: 47m per week
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    Does anybody know the official weight of the NV 2.0? I have seen multiple listed weights depending on retailer. Thanks!

    Hi Joshua, The NV 2.0 weighs 52lbs. Please reach out to me directly with any other questions that you may have and I'll get you taken care of. - Matthew Pizza - Expert Gearhead

    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,

    Avg. ride time: 2h 10m per week
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    Great Rack

      Great rack, well built, super stable platform. Looks amazing, and is super easy to use and install.

      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

      Jeff - what's the difference between the "Kuat NV 2" and the "Kuat NV 2.0?" They appear to be the same, with the exception of color (2.0 has the orange accents), but competitive has two separate listings for them. Thanks for your help!