The Kuat NV 2.0 hitch rack works just as good as it looks. Folds up, folds down, locks, loads almost any bike easily, and even has a work stand on it. The NV 2.0 will get you to the group ride or trailhead in style time and time again.
- 2 bike capacity up To 60 lbs. each (120lbs total)
- Adjustable front tire cradle system
- Redesigned pivot with foot assist
- Fully integrated cable lock
- Trail-Doc included
- Intuitive front tire ratchet
- Hand-tight hitch cam system
- Hitch lock included
Receiver Size: 1.25" or 2"
Weight: 52 Pounds
This product is expected to become available for purchase on Monday, August 16, 2021
However, the build and the sturdiness of the unit is still fairly strong. I have a 2” tow hitch installed with a 2" to 1 1/4 reducer. This would allow me to run most other things with the best of both worlds without compromise (base start 2").
The Kuat hitch rack itself is fairly easy to assemble and I found the instruction pretty straight forward and easy. It took about 30 minutes to install in the house before I mounted it on the car. The finishing is very nice with the KUAT name printed on the rack rather than a sticker. The release is fairly easy to use and I read previous reviews saying that it was inconvenient, I found it reasonable and something to get used too.
The locking mechanism is really good and secures the bike. The icing on the cake for me was the stand that is available for use to do quick repairs or tune-up. If you want to prevent the bar from getting stolen just take it off and place it in the car or trunk when you leave to ride.
Overall, the rack is nice, if you have a few extra dollars to spend then go get it...If riding is your passion then the purchase of this should not be a question "Just do it!"...Highly recommended!