Travel & Storage
First, I am not a gearhead; I'm an older female who is not good at this stuff. I had a lot of trouble getting the wheels installed when i got the box, and trouble figuring out how to pack the bike - I did a trial pack before my trip. Once figured out, my 56 frame Trek packed fine, arrived fine in both directions. In one direction, TSA did not figure out how to close the box correctly, as other reviewers have noted, but they strapped it up tight and nothing was harmed. Extremely easy to wheel around the airport - and even get up on shuttle buses. I don't expect to use it often, so didn't want to spend a lot; this box gets the job done, is easy to travel with, and protects the bike.
Such an elegant and super light weight rack. Tired of hefting rigs up top the SUV after a long day of riding and or too dirty to toss in the back of the SUV after graveling, entering this awesome lightweight solution. Lightest in its class, minimalist does not block or obstruct, at least my, rear camera. Super light to lug to rig, means on and off far more likely than its heavier brethren. And miles saved in MPG from no longer having the top rack and no longer a worry about the car wash... so many wins in such a simple package.
I bought this to aid in placing two ebikes on a Kuat NV 2.0 hitch rack. The ramp is well made, adjustable, and sturdy in even the most extended position. It accommodates a 2.25" tire easily.
The installation of the brackets that hold the ramp to the hitch could be easier if a proper tool was provided. The wrench provided to unscrew and screw back in the four retaining bolts into their recessed cavity was a long, painful process.
The other thing that could be improved would be for Kuat to design the ramp so that it could be stored on the rack itself instead of separately.
I bought this to transport two ebikes weighing approximately 37lb and 55lb. This rack accomplished this, however, the adjustability to prevent contact between the bikes is minimal. The only adjustment provided is to select one of three up/down positions for the front wheel which are relatively minimal. No front/back adjustments are provided to help prevent contact between bikes. In my case, the seat on one bike contacted the brake lever on the other and the only way to resolve this was to loosen and move the brake lever during transport. This is a bit of a pain as it requires having tools everytime you take the bike on and off the rack. It would be nice to have not only vertical adjustment but also horizontal adjustment capability on a rack of this price.
If your bikes fit, this rack is a solid choice, even for full fendered bikes (which Kuat doesn't recommend). I've found that as long as the front fender doesn't cover too much of the top of the front wheel, the rack supports the bike just fine.