The Kuat NV Bike Rack is one of the best we have tested, and we’ve tested a lot of racks! The review here is for the Kuat NV Bike Rack for two fat bikes. We also have the two bike add-on for a total capacity of four bikes which we have used and tested it and it performs very well. It’s a little bulky with the four bike add on, but other than that it performs flawlessly. The Kuat NV Bike Rack also works for standard mountain or road bikes, but also for fat bikes, a huge bonus as very few other brand/type bike racks will work as effectively as the Kuat NV. This is one quality built bike rack that performs well and will last a long time. We took it on a 1400 mile mountain biking trip through some rugged roads and the bikes remained secure.
We also liked the fact that Kuat supplies a cable lock to prevent theft. The Kuat cable lock is enough to go through the frames or wheels and will prevent most casual bike theft, however we beefed up security with some added On Guard Bulldog and On Guard Rottweiler locks. An investment in superior locks will ensure bulletproof security and we used a secure locking hitch pin to attach the rack to the trucks’ receiver.
With a front and rear ratchet system, hitch lock, integrated cable lock, and a built-in repair stand for pre-ride prep or post-ride cleanup, it is a fully loaded stunner. And you’ll look smooth loading and unloading with its easy-to-use hand-tight cam system. Storage is simple with the lever action pivot for rapid folding, tilting, and hiding.