This rack is amazing. Assembly was pretty easy, and once everything is bolted together it is rock solid. The rack takes about 30 seconds to attach to your car hitch, and then another 10 seconds to attach bikes. Super fast and easy! I got the 1.25'' receiver and was a little worried it would wobble and bounce on the bumpy and hole-covered back roads near me, but it has been as solid as a rock, every with two heavy touring bikes on it. The built in bike lock is quick and easy, and when not in use held inside the stand with magnets (a nice touch!). The rack is huge, fits my large mountain bike with 29'' wheels with no problems. My only concern is that the bike stand is not fixed to the rack. It could easily be stolen if you leave your rack on your car. Luckily it slides out quick and easy so I've been storing it in my trunk when not needed. All in all, expensive but well worth the cost. Had it for a year and I'm sure it will outlast my bikes and car!
I can't believe I'm stoked about a bike rack, but I love this thing. I could not stand hanging my bikes on my old Thule rack. On the Kuat NV nothing gets scratched and you don't have to worry about your cables. The bikes never touch each other and everything is safe and secure. It looks good too!
"Awesome bike rack! Easy for 61 year old female to load bikes on rack!"
Assembly was kind of a pain, suggest running bolts through the screw a couple of times in order to get the long screws started to hold parts on main body. Also should suggest that their are two different parts with the locking cable, explain which one should be first. Assembled mine backwards. My suggestion to Kuat would be to have the wheel arms lock with a key as additional security.
"Wonderful Rack - Not so wonderful locks"
I purchased this rack to use primarily over the winter with my fat bike. The rack was very stable and held my bike well with the addition of the extended wheel straps. The included locks were an unexpected addition, but unfortunately they both failed during the winter. The cable lock eventually recovered, but the hitch lock had to be cut-off and replaced with an aftermarket lock. I truly like the rack, but for winter use the locks are marginal.
"This is the best bike rack you can get."
Love this bike rack. Works perfectly, looks great. I thought the repair stand was a little gimmicky at first, but I actually use it all of the time. I ride several times a week and this usually stays on my hitch. People ask me about it all of the time and I always give them a little demo of how it works. The tilt feature works great too and makes it easy to open my rear hatch even with 2 bikes on. This thing will last forever, but if for some reason I ever had to buy another rack, it would be this. Yakima and Thule make similar ones, but this is way better.
"You get what you pay for, It is worth every penny, best bike tray rack on the market"
How can a bike rack be sexy? Not sure but this rack is. I have been stopped numerous times by people at gas stations, waved down on the highway etc, just to be told how much they love the look of this rack. Kuat will have me as a lifetime customer. Hell this rack might last me till I am dead. Everything works great, and when I did have a small issue ie a wobble developed in the pivot point through a year of heavy use, they sent me a replacement part at NC, asap
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