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Jason W.

Jason W.

Jason W.

Jason W.wrote a review of on February 6, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I recently purchased a 29er mountain bike, and also a Fat Bike (4.5" tires) and needed to upgrade from my 10 year old Saris brand, hitch mount rack.

The Kuat is just excellent, and is beautifully made. I purchased the base model because I've never needed a bicycle repair stand trailside, so I saved a little bit doing that. The finish is nice, but the base model is not glossy, it's a matte finish.
Putting the rack together was simple, and the way the rack functions is very well engineered. In particular, mounting my fat bike is solid, and I've driven hundreds of miles with the fat bike on the rack without even a wiggle.
I expect that I will add the extension to carry four bikes at some point.
Another feature I like about the rack is the system to stabilize the rack on the hitch is very well designed, and works perfectly. This is a big deal when carrying four bikes, or driving offroad or on bumpy pavement, as you can put a lot of pressure on the bikes and hitch mount if the entire unit is not stable.

The rack also tilts, which is super handy when needed to access the rear hatch of your vehicle, and the built in bike locks are a smart and appreciated feature.

I did a lot of research on comparative products, and this is one of those purchases that you won't regret, because the rack is engineered smartly, built to last, and a joy to use. Great piece of kit.