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- NV 2 Bike Add-On converts your 2 bike rack to a 4 bike rack
- Requires Kuat NV 2 Bike Rack
- Will only work with 2" hitch receiver models
- Available in Gun Metal Gray/Orange or Black/Polished Chrome finish
Customer Reviews (1)
- Excellent!Review by Mike
Just like the base rack, the NV add-on is very well made. The materials and looks are premium. It functions well with a few caveats:
Ease of Installation Functionality Quality / Durability Overall Value
#1 To make this a 4 bike carrier and to keep it from getting too long, the carriers are spaced more closely than with the 2 bike NV. This results in a few problems. Shifting the rear derailleur to low gears to pull the derailleur away from the next bike's ratchet arm becomes necessary. The rear skewer or bolt sometimes contacts the next bike's ratchet arm anyway. Handlebars start to duel if they sit at the same height. Some racks have a provision to shift the carrier side to side helping to reduce contact issues. The Kuat does not.
#2 When the rack is tilted down with the extension attached, it may hit the ground prior to resting on its stop since the stop is designed for the 2 bike configuration. This may mar the finish of the rack and may prevent full access to the rear hatch of a vehicle. I'm including this simply because owners should be aware of this if they have lower-slung vehicles. Obviously they could carry a pad with them. But I also mention this because I think that Kuat should add a pad or foot to the extension.
So while I have focused on the limitations of the rack, it is still very nice. I like its toolless hitch lock, bike security system, aluminum construction, reduced use of plastic, fit and finish, and bike repair stand.
Disclaimer: My review is based on my experience with mounting up a 24" kid's trail bike, a 24" kids XC bike, a 29er XC, and a 26" trail bike. My vehicles are a modified Jeep Wrangler and a stock Toyota Highlander. I have no experience with competing platform carriers to know to what degree the functional limitations of this rack are typical.
(Posted on 5/18/2016)