Kuat Racks – releases new NV rack

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KÜAT RELEASES THE NV RACK

November 2009- Kuat Racks is now shipping the much anticipated NV rack. The new platform rack offers an abundance of style and function.

The Kuat NV
The NV is constructed of heat treated aluminum. It includes features like a built in bike repair stand, cinch tight cam and lever action tilt for vehicle access. The NV’s platform style offers a simple solution or transporting any mountain or road bicycles. Front and rear tire ratchets hold the bikes in place and an integrated bike cable lock makes securing bicycles almost effortless. The rack holds two bikes up to 55 pounds each and an add-on for additional bikes will be available in the spring of 2010. The NV accommodates 20” to 29” wheels and up to 3” tires. If you are looking to upgrade your rig, the NV definitely beats tinting the windows or putting in a noisy sub woofer. The NV is available for either 1.25” or 2” receiver hitches. The MSRP is $495.

Established in June 2007 by Luke Kuschmeader and Brian Atkinson, Kuat Racks is a high end bike rack brand based in Springfield, MO. Kuat manufactures lightweight aluminum hitch racks that combine functionality and style by using some of the same methods used to make bike frames. Kuat launched the Alpha and Beta hitch racks in February 2008. Kuat was founded on a passion for cycling and is actively promoting the sport by sponsoring races and events on a grassroots level. The founders of Kuat are both amateur mountain bike and multi-sport racers.

Refer to www.kuatracks.com/ for further details.

About the author: Brian Mullin

Brian has been part of the Mtbr team since 2007, where he has become an integral member of the review and test staff, specializing in technical articles. He likes to push the limits in all the sports he obsesses in, whether it's mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, extreme skiing, or sport climbing. He takes those same strengths and a good dose of insanity to his reviewing and writing on mountain biking products, creating technical, in-depth and hyperbolic articles. Whenever he's not on the bike, he might be found watching MotoGP racing, otherwise look for him out on extremely technical singletrack.


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  • Rico says:

    Wow, GREAT price!!! Let me run out and buy one now!! You kidding me?

  • Dude says:

    Darn, at that price I’m getting a Thule T2.

  • Brian Mullin says:

    Hmmm, like carrier/rack from Yakima come in at $415 and Thule is at $400. Neither has an integrated bike stand?

  • Kang says:

    Lemme see:

    Lighter than others but has a heavier weight capacity than all the others- nobody is this light.
    Nice stand- nobody has this.
    12″ spacing- only the Thule comes close.
    Rust resistance is much greater- the others suck CycleOn, Holdup, T2 all corrode with even the first bit of road salt- some without.
    The superior features are worth it to me, though the T2 is my current favorite.
    So this is $75-$100 more at MSRP- I’m in if I can get a bit of a break. Thanks for coming up with a better rack!

  • Gary C says:

    Why is their web site as of Nov 19 still saying “coming soon” and only has picture? And website had no changed for months. Usually these are sign of a company under stress. And they have been talking about this rack for over a year with still now shipping product.

    Hope for the best, but is not looking good. It would be nice to have more options for lighweight beyond just 1UPUSA today. Thule needs an AL of the T2. And the Holdup in AL would be good also.

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