Kuat NV 2.0 two-bike hitch bike rack review

One of the most feature-rich racks on the market but is it worth the price?

Kuat nv 2.0 2-bike hitch rack
(Image: © Josh Ross)

Cyclingnews Verdict

The Kuat NV 2.0 is heavy and takes some dedicated space to store so you’ll want to leave it mounted most of the time. If that works, you are sure to appreciate the excellent quality, tons of features and attention to detail


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    Integrated workstand

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    Easy to tilt

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    Integrated holder for 8mm wrench to adjust trays

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    Hitch cam lock keeps rack from wobbling

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    Stable when standing vertically for storage


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    Large and awkward to manoeuvre when storing

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Riding out of your front door is great but there's a whole world of riding. If you want to be able to drive to the ride then you need a good solid bike rack that you can depend on and one of the easiest ways to make that happen is with a hitch (or tow ball) mounted rack. Tow hitches are available for almost every car and they make for an easy-to-load, easy-to-remove option. Choose the right one and you can be sure your bike and your car will arrive looking as good as when you left. 

One of our favourite options in this category is the Kuat NV 2.0 two-bike hitch rack. We included it in our list of the best bike racks for cars and now we've had a chance to spend some time with it. If you are looking for a bike rack that uses a hitch interface then keep reading to see what we think Kuat has done well.  

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Josh Ross

Josh hails from the Pacific Northwest of the United States but would prefer riding through the desert than the rain. He will happily talk for hours about the minutiae of cycling tech but also has an understanding that most people just want things to work. He is a road cyclist at heart and doesn't care much if those roads are paved, dirt, or digital. Although he rarely races, if you ask him to ride from sunrise to sunset the answer will be yes. Height: 5'9" Weight: 140 lb. Rides: Salsa Warbird, Cannondale CAAD9, Enve Melee, Look 795 Blade RS, Priority Continuum Onyx