Born to carry.
The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Hitch Rack does all the hauling, so when you get the trailhead all you have to do is ride. This updated version is more convenient than ever thanks to its folding front-tire cradles that create more space between the rack and the vehicle when in the upright position, and a foot-operated tilting mechanism lets you get into your tailgate without reaching down low. The no-tool design uses a hand-tightened hitch cam system for hassle-free installation, and since it only weighs 32 lbs, you don't have to round up all your buddies just to get the thing on and off. Your bikes are quickly and safely secured with a co-molded rear-tire strap that protects paint. Out front, an intuitive ratcheting cradle holds tightly without requiring any elbow grease to release it. You can even walk away from your car - bikes still on the rack - with some peace of mind thanks to a sturdy cable that wraps around your bikes and locks into the rack.
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Locks: Bike Lock Integrated
Rack Style: Hitch
Tilt Function: Yes
Bike Capacity: 2 Bike
Black Metallic - 2 Inch
Mfg PartNum: SH22B
Gray Metallic - 2 Inch
Mfg PartNum: SH22G
Gray Metallic - 1.25 Inch
Mfg PartNum: SH12G
Black Metallic - 1.25 Inch
Mfg PartNum: SH12B
Pearl White - 1.25 Inch
Mfg PartNum: SH12P
Pearl White - 2 Inch
Mfg PartNum: SH22P
This rack is easy all the way around. You can mount it on your car in seconds and putting the bikes on and off it is so simple. It's fantastic. So well designed - it's even easy to use their lock to attach the bikes to the rack for security. The installation was a snap as well. All the tools you need come in the box and you can assemble it very quickly
`I'm very happy with the purchase of this rack . I don't generally keep the rack on my SUV, storing it in garage when not in use. What drew me to the Sherpa 2.0 is the 32 lb weight. This rack is 17 lbs lighter than the similar one it replaced...which makes installation and removal a breeze. The knob that takes the rattle out of the hitch connection is a great feature. Assembly was straightforward. My road and gravel bike quickly attach, and are very secure.
This is my third hitch. I couldn't ask for a better one. It does not rattle or wobble while on the car so no annoying noises when I hit bumps on rough roads. Bikes go on extremely easily. Better yet, the hitch is very light and the easiest to install and remove of the three hitches I own. Wait, there's more. It will drop down with the simple flip of a lever to allow the rack to go from the upright stored position to the flat position to allow me to open the rear hatch door. No more struggling to pull pins, etc. You cannot go wrong with this hitch.
This is a Great lightweight rack yet very sturdy easy to load bikes and fold up when not using and can tilt down with bikes loaded on rack to open Subaru Outback rear hatch with plenty of clearance. Also very stylish looking. Purchased the white which matches white paint on car. And purchased here for lowest price. Love this rack had racks on top of car, This makes it much easier to load and dont have to worry about any clearance problems and should be less drag saving gas. Would Buy again a little pricey but worth the investment.
Bought this rack a few months ago and am wholly impressed with the style, function, safety, and sturdiness. I was forced into the 1.25" version which I expected to be not as sturdy as the 2", but I was pleasantly surprised. The integrated hitch stabilizer makes it super sturdy and can be tightened with the provided 8mm hex. I wish the lock was integrated, but it also comes with a lock that doesn't make any noise despite it being a bit oversized and loose when installed. There is some small movement while holding two 30lb mtb's but overall very sturdy. The profile is perfect. I can see straight out my hatchback window without any obstruction from the rack. It folds down easily with a push of the lever and you get a very audible click when it's in place. Bikes go on quickly and secure tightly with the arm and rear wheel strap.
The rack is absolutely beautiful. The gray matched my charcoal gray Honda Ridgeline perfectly. I love the anti-wobble function and the way the rack can be tipped towards the tailgate when not in use. The unit is reasonably light and top quality all the way. I do, however, prefer a frame clamp arm (as opposed to a tire clamp arm) to hold bikes in place as it makes loading easier. It is also a bit awkward to tilt the rack when bikes are loaded. Overall, I love it!
Bought this rack to replace a Yakima traditional style frame holder hitch mount. I wanted something more secure because one of the bikes is a step through. I haven't had a chance to use it given the snow in the NE, but the assembly was easy, rock solid on the car, so it should work as intended. It is a little pricey but you get what you pay for. This rack also has a cable lock that locks the bike to the rack. One thing I didn't like was the hitch pin. I felt it was too long and could be exposed to a bolt cutter. So, I ordered a different 3rd party hitch pin that doesn't stick out as far, which I think will make it more difficult for someone with bad intentions.
It is well built and looks really nice. With all the new axle combinations we needed to upgrade our rack. I wanted this one over the more expensive model mostly because of the weight. It is great for the most part and we are still very happy all but no adjustability. I guess the model above would have had some. I can't make all my bikes work on this rack. All of our mountain bike seam to work but I can't get my gravel bike to work with any of them. I am going to try raising the back wheel and strapping it down and see if I can make it work somehow. It will work for most applications though. I just wish it has just a little adjustment to it. Thought this might help someone looking to buy. I would have still bought this one probably because of the weight and ease of moving it around. It really is a nice high quality product.
Shipping - Shipping box is well-designed, heavy-duty. Rack arrived in perfect shape, and when promised.
Assembly - NIce that the container served as an assembly jig. Assembly was pretty easy, no problems. All necessary tools included.
Materials, fabrication, finish - All top notch. Love the powder coat finish & weight; easy to carry/maneuver
Design, functionality - Just awesome!! This thing looks great. The rack mounts easily & very securely to the 2" hitch with *zero* rattling, and the bikes go on/off so easily and securely. Took on its maiden voyage yesterday - two bikes, 40 mi round trip with highway speeds & winds blowing mid-teens, gusts to low-20's. Very secure. I am completely happy with this rack! Highly recommended.
Great product, purchased while on sale and well worth the money .
Pros : easy to put together
rack comes in different colors
lightweight( easy to handle )
the insert adjustment works great and keeps rack in place
the rack moves easily to open my Sierra tailgate
Cons : None
Would recommend to friends.
Considering the quality, this rack is worth the high price tag. I just finished my 3rd season w this rack and still looks and works great. It is not expandable like the other Kuat model, but carries up to 2 bikes securely. I have had a very good ownership experience with the Kuat Sherpa, If this rack was $300 bucks, everyone that I know would own one.........
Kuat's attention to detail and quality make the Sherpa 2.0 an outstanding bike carrier. Even though it costs over $400, it is well-worth the investment. The expanding ball system ensures a tight fit with the vehicle hitch. The carrier is made from aluminum making it lighter and much easier to attach to the vehicle hitch. It takes seconds to load and secure bicycles. And, the integrated locking cable gives you peace of mind. Nothing is full-proof. It will prevent someone from a quick grab and go.
Ive used this rack many times now and find it easy to operate. It has a very snug fit and leaves me feeling comfortable that my bike is safe. It also has a very clean finish that looks sharp. This is the best rack that Ive ever owned and Ive had several.