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Kuat NV Base 2.0 Bike Hitch Rack 

Item # KUA000Q

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Hit the road.

After years of perfecting the practiced puzzle of stuffing your muddy bikes into the confined cargo space of your hatchback, you've finally had enough and added a hitch to your ride. Now all you need is Kuat's NV Base 2.0 Bike Hitch Rack and you'll be heading out on adventures with less packing time, reduced stress, and far less messy consequences for the interior of your car.

The NV Base 2.0 carries two bikes with the potential to expand to four with the separately sold two-bike carrying NV Base 2.0 Add-On. Adjustable cradles accommodate wheelbases up to 48in and tire sizes ranging from skinny road slicks up to 4.8in fat tires. The entire rack installs via a simple tool-free cam system, and it includes a hitch lock and integrated cable locks for peace of mind at travel day lunch stops.

  • A two bike hitch rack that frees up your interior cargo space
  • No-tool installation with hitch cam system
  • Includes hitch lock and individual bike cable locks
  • Separately sold adapter adds additional capacity

Tech Specs

Bike Capacity:
[max] 48in wheelbase, [max] 4.8in tires
Locks Included:
yes, hitch, integrated cable locks
Recommended Use:
Manufacturer Warranty:

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Best on the market.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

You may be spending a lot up front but hands down, best on the market!
The quality and design is far superior to everything else out there.
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Avg. ride time: 58m per week
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Great quality rack

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

The first thing I noticed about this rack is the quality of the materials. The rack is very sturdy and made with heavy duty materials. The only downside to that is weight of the rack is pretty heavy. My favorite elements of the rack are the tightening ball where when extended really creates a snug fit within the hitch and doesn't allow the rack to shake very much as well as the bike locks which I didn't have on my previous rack which are very easy to use and convenient to store. I also bought the add-on rack with this product and the only complaint is I now have two sets of lock keys because there isn't a way that I know to request the same coded keys for both the base and the add-on. I took this rack with 4 bikes from Utah to CA and I didn't once worry about the safety of the bikes.

Solid Rack

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

The NV Base is a great solid rack. I opted for the 2 in which is solid at high speeds and rough roads. The rack easily fits and secures my 29er and road bike. The rack is pretty heavy which makes it pretty solid on the hitch. I would suggest having another person help when assembling the rack, it can be a little tricky with one person. Great rack!

what is the difference between the nv 2.0 and the nv 2.0 base?

The only difference is the matte black color vs the powder coat and the Base does NOT come with the built in repair stand. That can be added later if you should choose to do so!


  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I chose this rack over the other NV 2.0 because I didn't see the value in the work stand arm. Other than that, it is the same rack. It holds the bikes tightly and the rack itself is sturdy in the receiver. I love that the rack doesn't touch the frame of the bike at all. And let's be honest, it looks great, even when not in use!

Buy This Rack

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This rack can be set up and attached with two people in about ten mins. It's super simple and it's sturdy as hell. Bikes attach easily, and the built in locking mechanism is great if you need to run into a store for a sec.

Perfect Bike Rack

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Kuat NV 2.0 is a high quality tray style hitch mount rack. It easy to assemble out of the box and fairly light weight to take on and off when not in use. Its super durable with the powder coated finish so you dont have to worry about paint chips over time. It does come with locks attached to each tray to keep your bikes safe as well as a hitch lock.

Major Upgrade

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I had been running another hitch rack for a few years now. It did its job fine, but when I got a new car with a 1 1/4 hitch I needed to get a new rack.

I picked up the Kuat, I see them around and they are the best looking rack and a few of my friends have them and like them, so I snagged it. Very happy with my decision, easy to use built in locks, the revised release handle is convenient and friendly to use as well. It looks great, feels solid, and holds a wide range of bikes without issue.

Major Upgrade
Unanswered Question

Why can't I choose 2in hitch mount option ?