Video: Kuat NV Bike Rack Review

I love the Kuat NV rack because it is spec’ed with several useful features. It comes in both 1.25″ and 2″ hitch versions (but only 2″ accommodates the extension), can handle everything from road bikes to big hitter DH bikes, and can fit up to a 3″ tire!  The rack is a tad heavy at 49lbs, but that translates to an extremely sturdy setup. It is big so bikes fit on it well and are not crammed together. Bikes are secured via a ratchet arm on the front wheel and a ratcheting strap on the back wheel, which hold the bike in place nicely. The wheels sit in a tray to keep the bike’s frame free from any contact with the rack itself. It comes with a hitch locking pin, has an integrated locking system to keep your bikes safe, and even has a built-in repair stand for trail side maintenance!

I had a small issue with some of the silver corroding on the rack but Kuat’s excellent customer service sent all-new parts to fix the issue. They addressed the issue quickly and the rack is back in top-notch shape.

Check out the video above for a more detailed look at the Kuat NV rack.

MSRP: $549 for the NV 2 spot + $389 for the 2 spot extension. Available at Backcountry and other retailers

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