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KuatSherpa 2.0 Bike Rack

$629.00

Item # KUA000G

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Why We Like The Sherpa 2.0 Bike Rack

We like the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 because it's lightweight, easy to use, and is capable of hauling just about any bike around, short of a 50lb freeride monster. Load your line-slaying babies onto the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Bike Rack and simplify your packing routine so you can get to your destination and snag a campsite before sunset. The Sherpa 2.0 supports two bikes up to 40lb each, and it features a foot-actuated pivot lever that you can use to unfold the rack if your hands are full. This year, Kuat modified the design to create more space between bikes—14in—so they both have plenty of personal space to keep the peace on longer trips.

  • A two-bike hitch rack that carries up to 80lb
  • Includes semi-integrated lock for security
  • Foot lever allows you to fold rack down hands-free
  • No-tool assembly saves time and stress
  • Holds wheelbases up to 47in and tires up to 3in wide

Tech Specs
Bike Capacity2
Compatibilityup to 47in wheelbase, up to 3in tire
Locks Includedyes
Part Number(black metallic) [1.25in] SH12B, [2in] SH22B, (gray metallic) [1.25in] SH12G, [2in] SH22G, (pearl) [1.25in] SH12P, [2in] SH22P
Recommended Usetravel
Manufacturer Warrantylifetime

What do you think about this product?

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>Rating: 4

Cable lock is just for show.

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

The rack itself is excellent. The cable however is just for show. It is soft as butter and can be cut easily. I've had two cables cut and my son has had his cable cut. Buy a good chain lock to use with this rack.

>Rating: 5

BIFL warranty!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

First review of any product (ever). I’ve had this rack for 4 years. In the last year, the ratchet arms have been sticky when fully compressed. I use it all seasons taking it on and off the car for an average of 100 days per year. This week I tried to move the outer arm for the first time in several months and it was fully seized. After serious yanking and copious solvent it came loose but was still sticking when approaching full compression. Took it apart (not recommended) and found major corrosion on the tube. Emailed Kuat for warranty claim late last night (no proof of purchase just contact info and serial #). This morning received a friendly email that they would ship me two new complete arm assemblies. No charge for parts, free shipping. Later today they shipped, arrive next Wednesday. ARE YOU SERIOUS! Nobody comes close to this type of no questions asked warranty and service. I will recommend this company to everyone. Simply the best.

I've had the same experience. They've sent me parts almost against my will. I told them that the main pivot part was making a popping noise and they sent a new on right away, no questions asked. Great quality rack, and 2nd to none customer service. I wouldn't even hesitate to buy these 2nd hand.

>Rating: 5

Great rack from a great store

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size

Kuat makes great racks, and this one is no exception. Competitive Cyclist/Backcountry make the order process so easy and give you peace of mind that the order will actually be fulfilled and shipped in a timely manner. Highly recommend both!

>Rating: 5

Easy set up! No hassle

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs small

I finally pulled the trigger on the Sherpa 2.0 after years of having a Thule and fighting with that darn bike rack and my bikes getting scratch up! I said no more!! This past Memorial Day weekend 2020 I made the Kuat purchase. This weekend I drove from NYC to Cape Cod for 4th of July. Two Bikes were SECURE and easy to unload. No fighting and dealing with extra straps!!! Don’t think about it. Bikes don’t move at all!!! Only negative on it I say is that I have an SQ5 Audi and it does get in the way of opening the trunk. I’m okay with that because it has an easy latch for clearance. Make sure you have the right hitch!

>Rating: 5

LOVE THIS RACK

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs small

I had one of those crappy hanging racks before and it was a nightmare on long trips. I was always scared someone would steal my bikes when i stopped for gas/food, and my bikes were rocking around even though they were secure. This has been life changing. My bikes are completely secure. Don't move around at all now and I can securely lock them if I stop for food/gas. One pro tip though! Make sure you have the right hitch type when you purchase this. I got the wrong kind at first.

What size hitch does this take?

>Rating: 5

Love it

fits exactly how you would expect it to. I get extra discount from here: coupon-bird.com

>Rating: 5

Oh Wow!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

It's as close to perfect as you'll get. The fit and finish are exceptional. It doesn't creak, wobble, rock loose, clank, bang, or secure the bikes in a dangerous way. It fits every frame I have and is easy to install or remove. I had it together and on the car in a matter of minutes. After a quick wax, I was riding around with it proudly displayed. It's footprint is so narrow I can't see it behind my Civic Si. The bikes sit fairly high & away from my car compared to my last rack by BV meaning I have to open my garage to load bikes. I love having a lock at the hitch and for the bikes. I never leave my bikes on the car, but it's nice to have a deterrent option. I've never left my rack on between rides until now, and only remove it for rainy days.

>Rating: 5

Incredible

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size

I had a standard bicycle hitch rack for two bikes, the style had the bikes dandling from the rack. The hitch part was a little loose and would rattle and bounce. Recently I purchased a new SUV, started to look at new bike racks. First thing that caught my eye was the price, OUCH! I will tell you that is the only thing that was a little tuff to swallow. I CAN NOT TELL HOW HAPPY I AM WITH THE RACK, PRICE DID NOT MATTER ONCE I HAD THE PRODUCT IN MY HANDS!! First of all the packaging and the packaging detail is the best I have ever witnessed for a product, I mean superb!! Assembly details were the same top notch. I assembled the rack and placed it in the hitch, I said same fir as the last rack, loose and will rattle, THEN I READ ON IN THE INSTRUCTIONS, the knob on the back of the tube!!! Use this knob to take the play out of the hitch fit, WOW THIS ALONE IS WORTH THE EXTRA MONEY FOR THIS RACK, the rack is like it is welded to the vehicle, not wobble, or rattle, ROCK SOLID!! Have to tell you buying any other bike rack on the market will not do your vehicle or your bike any justice!! Spend the extra change and go for this rack, you will not be disappointed!!!

>Rating: 5

Great rack for a smaller vehicle

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size

This thing is a perfect fit for my Honda HRV. It’s is light yet durable and the bikes don’t touch. Also had a built in lock to secure the bikes as well as a locking pin.

>Rating: 5

Excellent Quality and Service

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Height
5` 8"
Weight
180 lbs

It good product and best quality. Shipping it fast and the product exactly at im paid. With complete part. Excellent service. Thank

>Rating: 5

Easy Peazy

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Height
5` 5"
Weight
130 lbs

Put together is a snap. Attached to car in a snap. Put 2 bikes on it in a snap. Unloaded 2 bikes from it on a snap. Why can’t all things be this easy?! It’s pricey but definitely worth it.

Is it heavy?

>Rating: 5

Super good

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Decided on this one over the more expensive one. Figured I wouldn’t need the fat tire capacity or built in work stand. Glad I saved the money. This rack is super solid, easy to set up and light enough to move it between cars or remove when not in use. Procrastinated a long time before finally popping for this. So glad I finally did.

>Rating:

I was gifted a Sherpa 2.0 and installed it on my car yesterday but I can’t get the hitch pin unlocked to remove the rack. The metal flap over the key hole won’t move aside when I press the key to it, thus the rack is stuck on my car. I don’t want to have to cut the pin and buy another so are there any tips to unlocking a frozen lock?

>Rating: 5

Awesome rack

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

This rack looks great, is easy to install/remove, and is stable. I really appreciate how light weight it is compared to many other racks of this type. Assembly is required, but the instructions are good, and the packaging supports the rack when your putting it together.

>Rating: 5

Great rack w one caveat

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I finally decided to graduate from strap style trunk racks and get the Kuat. Trunk rack was actually okay for one bike but it would be too hard to put two bikes on it without them bumping together. I’ve had roof racks over the years but never liked using them at highway speeds b/c of the obvious drag. Plus putting the rack on and aligning towers is a pain and I didn’t want a rack “living” full time on my roof. If you get this Kuat you’ll need a hitch for it (about $100 I think) and if you’re not adept and working the underside of your vehicle someone to install the hitch. I can’t remember exactly but I think it was about $200-250 to get hitch and installation at a local rack specialist. The rack itself required a bit of putting together and considering its obvious quality, the included instructions were very poor and the videos on the Kuat site were more marketing than instructional. I’m sure there has to be something much better on you-tube but I didn’t search this out. Anyway, that all aside, I really do like the rack. I never feel any wind resistance ( or howling) when using it. Rarely have two bikes on it, but that hasn’t been a problem. Super easy to take off and on—so I can use on a “as needed” basis (and not have to present an expensive rack as theft bait). Yeah, the cable that comes to lock the bike to the rack is really nothing, but is probably good enough for a quick trip into a store. Biggest drawback of the rack is that you can’t use a front fender with it—sort of a bummer for winter riding. Overall I really like the rack.

>Rating: 5

Love it!

I love this bike rack! It looks so stylish on the back of my car. The bikes are easy to get on/off and are very secure. I look forward to many years of use. Definitely worth the extra money.

>Rating: 5

Fantastic sturdy rack

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought
2" receiver

My only concern was how sturdy it would be vs. a OneUp rack. No issues there as the cam adjuster makes it super steady. Wicked easy to set up, attach, and put a bike on. Love this rack.

My
>Rating: 5

Perfect fit

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size

The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 was very easy to assemble. It's very sturdy and well built. On top of all that very beautiful and easy to use! I love it!

>Rating: 2

Look elsewhere for a premium rack

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

I received the rack quickly from Backcountry and it was well packaged by Kuat. After unboxing I realized the security cable is grossly under-engineered for the job. The lock is too short with a poor locking mechanism and not at all what you would expect from a $500 rack designed to hold bikes costing thousands of dollars. While the rack is rated to a 47" wheelbase, anything over 45" requires a cheap velcro strap which is not installed and with no explanation on how to integrate with the rack other than wrapping it around the tray. Come on... Kuat - it's close but you cheesed out on the final details. Yes it is useable, but I won't be recommending it to friends.

>Rating: 5

Beautiful and Outstanding Hitch Rack

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
2" receiver
Height
5` 5"
Weight
165 lbs

UPDATE 10/6/20: I have used the Kuat Sherpa rack several times now, and it is better than I even expected! Coming from my old wobbly rack to this solid, no wobble work of art is so relieving. I no longer have to worry that the rack will snap off my car - this rack does not move. It's very important to position the front tire hook right at the fork in order to have a tight fit. I use the additional strap on the front tire just for piece of mind. This rack was expensive, but worth every penny for the comfort of knowing my bike is secure for as long and bumpy a ride as I will experience. 5 Stars! I finally ditched my old Hollywood Racks platform hitch rack and decided to upgrade to the Kuat Sherpa 2.0, which had excellent reviews and is expected to have much less wiggle than the Hollywood, which is my biggest issue with it. The shipping from Backcountry was great - arrived in less than a week after ordering. The container is extremely well thought out and the shipping container actually doubles as a platform for the installation, which is brilliant. Including every tool you need, and they are quality tools, is icing on the cake. They did not have to do that, but the fact they did makes life so much easier. There was a bit of a tricky part during the install, and thanks to someone who reviewed the rack on another site, it saved me from almost giving up. I had the exact same scenario as this person: One thing to watch out for! The instructions tell you in Step 5 to install and tighten the long bolts that hold the platforms to the main crossbar, then insert a perpendicular bolt below in the "rear tray holder". In my case, inserting this third bolt was impossible once the long bolts were tight. I had to loosen everything up, back off the rear tray holder, and then I could just barely install the third bolt through the rail holder. You have to really play with the long bolts, prior to installing them completely, while trying to get that smaller bolt through all the holes to be able to insert it all the way - only then can you finish installing the long bolts. It was not easy and there was a lot of pushing down hard on the first bracket where the smaller bolt needs to get through in order for it to fit - and fit barely. Other than that, the install was a breeze. I will also agree with someone else who reviewed that you really need to get the arm locked down in a secure spot on the front fork for a tight fit. That's important. The fold up and tilt back capabilities are really nice also. Super easy to move the rack while it's installed. I had to take off the Hollywood rack after every ride, and that was not fun. There's nothing worse than looking in the rearview mirror and seeing the bike swaying back and forth while driving 70+ mph down the freeway. I am hoping this Kuat rack holds much tighter and with little to no sway. I will report back after a couple rides, but I am extremely happy so far.