PriusGuy, I will admit though, that it's a tricky reach to get in there on the Tesla Hitch, but that also means a thief will never be able to get a tool on the lock. Kuat vs 1up vs Raceway 9001 Thanks! One other thing to consider. At the end of the day, both of these racks are extremely secure, strong and get the job done. Ran it all winter as well, even on salty roads (skiing and biking all winter) and I've had zero issues. We are working hard to … I have the 1-up 1.25 in rack on my car. SHOW DEAL. A product with added features such as locks and stands is usually a hail mary; build it right and I'll buy my own stand and lock. I'd go with the 1Up, I've had really good experiences with mine and the locking mechanism is really awesome compared to using cables or any other form of lock. You'll dig the foot pedal for flipping it down/up, and Kuat racks are all very light. Absolutely love it. The no-frame-contact design of the 1Up also means no frame scrapes. SHOW DEAL. I found a new Kuat NV online for a pretty good price. 1Up also makes a more standard clamp mount for bars without tracks. The Kuat has both locks for the bikes, as well as the rack, while the 1Up only locks to the vehicle. That being said, I did my research and it looks like the 2 best platform racks are the "1UP USA rack, and the Kuat NV 2 rack. The tray itself is the same one 1Up uses on its hitch racks, so the whole thing can be repurposed if you go that route. Tried all three, chose 1up. On the way out, bike left hand, 1UP right hand, walk to car. If you are looking for a lighter weight platform bike rack I recommend the Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack part # TS02G Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches - Wheel Mount - Tilting - Gray $303.26. Weight: 37 lbs. Only negative (aside from weight) is that it definitely decreases ground clearance. Probably save you about $100. With my dividend and the 20% it was almost 40% off. I've got the Kuat Pivot with a 1Up on my Sprinter. If you don't already have a membership, it is a $20 lifetime fee. Discover the distinctions between Kuat NV 2 Vs Thule T2 is challenging since both models have numerous commonalities. Attached Files: bike_4.jpg File size: 137.2 KB Views: 592. bike_4.jpg File size: 137.2 KB Views: 604 #7 priusguy84, Jun 23, 2013. Car in question is a 2018 Mercedes GLC 300 (small SUV) for detail. The lightweight model, the Sherpa will handle two, fifty pound bikes. 35% OFF. I splurged and bought the 1UP rack last year. I’ve used the bike stand a lot actually to dial/index and just get it off the ground! 15% OFF. At Kuat we build bike, water, snow and cargo racks that are designed for the most discerning enthusiasts. 23mm tires as well as 29er mtb tires are secure because the tire clamp arms have an angled interior edge. 1UP USA design and manufacture all their racks right in here in the USA. "That pretty much sums it up. Brilliant design and features but could use a bit more refinement Our rating . But he does like the integrated work stand. The Kuat NV 2.0 comes in two models — the NV 2.0 and the NV Base 2.0 — that are each available in 2” and 1.25” hitch sizes. I have a Kuat Sherpa 2.0, and my buddy has a 1up. Also, the fasteners on the 1Up are the 'safety hexes' where the center of the hex wrench needs to be drilled out for it to work. I love my NV2, built in locks that hide away nicely, beefy design, modular can buy an additional rack to transport 4 bikes, and of course a built in bike stand. Get 35% Off Kuat Vs Thule Coupon Code for Orders Above $75. After assembling it, he says it's no better than a Yakima or Thule. Verified and Tested. CBarr31 Active Member. I was in the same boat a couple of years ago. Recently got a new vehicle with a trailer hitch and finally upgrading from my trunk mounted rack to a hitch mounted rack. I am always a little nervous the front wheel will deflate and the strap on the rear won't hold the bike upright with the Kuat. And after going through Thule, Yakima and 4 years of Kuat, for my needs, 1up is a solid product. The currently an 84 page long thread over at mtbr singing its praises. I'm guessing you're listening to the dipshitz at just riding along podcast? Something about the extruded aluminum makes me think of cheap doors and windows. Rather than a single wheel clamp for the front wheel, the 1Up has dual nondirectional clamps, which … Both really good racks. Kuat Transfer 2 ($329) Type: Platform. 1up. He regrets his purchase, but only after seeing my 1UP. Poor construction and quality control all around, I was glad to see it go. Both can be upgraded to fit more bikes. It’s not quite as bomb proof as the 1Up but it doesn’t need to be. I have a Kuat and regret it slightly. I still think that the 1up racks look better when folded up and not in use, but I certainly don't feel any jealousy or buyer's remorse. Because of a spike in demand, we are back-ordered on most products. REI is currently running their 20% off one full price item for members through April 9th. It’s worth noting that if you get the 2” hitch on either rack, you can purchase an add-on that will allow you to bump up the carrying capacity from 2 bikes to 4 bikes. “1UP USA provides a product that stands out from the rest. Seriously, it's a coin flip. The way the bikes mount really speeds up loading of mountain bikes where the handlebars and seats tend to interfere or rub. 50% OFF. I got it on/off a few times, as easy as going to the center console for wrench and carrying it inside. I always have to recommend 1up because once mine got a little bit of dirt on it I couldn't tell the difference between it and my friends 2-3 year old rack. It inherits all available strengths from the previous lines, such as the newly redesigned pivot system with an additional foot assist, the molded cup, and the front tire ratchet system. Image - TinyPic - Free Image Hosting, Photo Sharing & Video Hosting, VerticalScope Inc., 111 Peter, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada. 5.0 out of 5 stars Kuat NV vs. 1UP USA; can't go wrong either way. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, Diamondback Release & Specialized Roubaix. I've put them all on my 1up. level 1 chickpea_163 I use a brooklyn u lock and a 6ft coated cable to secure the rack and bike to the tow hitch when necessary but I rarely stop between home and trail. Hey, I was actually considering buying the Kuat NV 2.0 with the 20% off coupon at REI today. A cycling community enthusiastic about mountain biking and all things related. Install, twist bolt, on. It has no plastic and it only touches the tires to secure the bikes. Suggestions or recommendation between the Kuat NV 2 or the 1UP Heavy or Super (or something else)? Kuat Racks NV 2.0 is $589.10 more expensive than an … I am always a little nervous the front wheel will deflate and the strap on the rear won't hold the bike upright with the Kuat. The 1Up has two aluminum bars locking the bike in place vs the Kuat having a strap and a bar. Verified and Tested. It's in the top 3 bestselling car bike racks and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Yakima FourTimer or Kuat Racks NV Base 2.0. For comparison, Thule’s T2 Pro XT also has a max weight of 60 pounds per bike, 1Up USA’s Equip-D Double can handle 50 pounds per bike, and Kuat’s own Sherpa is rated for 40 pounds per bike. 1up USA Quik Rack bicycle rack review. I was gleefully happy to find out my REI had one in stock. My 1UP got a lot of use over the last few days. Verified and Tested. One more thing, can anyone confirm if either rack will hold a 29er firmly? Reviewed in the United States on January 13, 2015. The NV 2.0 and 1Up models are the only platform racks that can optionally carry up to four bikes, and they’re competitively priced: the Kuat with Add-On is $1,088, whereas two single extensions for the 1Up will bring your total to $1,007. It's bombproof and you can convert it to a roof rack if you want to. Kuat Trio. 4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0 I'd also throw the Saris Superclamp in there as a nice option as well. At … I certainly like some of the options of the 1Up but I couldn't get over the homemade look of them when I see them. Saris Superclamp EX 2 bike owner here - love the rack so far, and folds very compact. You might want to consider what it will take for your intended rack purchase to carry a bike that has 5" wide tires. Bikes tires are in process of getting wider. With the 1UP I believe the one bike model is only 1 1/4 with adapter, and the two bike model can be ordered with a "straight two". The 1Up has two aluminum bars locking the bike in place vs the Kuat having a strap and a bar. Kuat. -TLG. I'm 43 and my max is ~178-180. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Kuat Racks NV 2.0 is a popular and one of the most expensive options. You can get the Kuat...... Just know that we make fun of you in the parkinglot, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. The Kuat is aesthetically more pleasing for most. It also folds up (if you have no extensions) really close to your bumper, which keeps it out of the way and often allows operation of the hatch. JavaScript is disabled. It can be left on the car all the time because of the compact size! Honestly, I think you won't go wrong with any of those three, but the Küat was the clear winner for my needs. 1up modular design lets you borrow extensions from a friend if you need to carry more bikes. Come join the discussion about bike parts, components, deals, performance, modifications, classifieds, troubleshooting, maintenance, and more! I'm … I personally love my Saris. The ratchet arm is easier to use than the 1Up, it has a built in lock and best of all, it has a foot pedal for hands free adjustment of the rack which is super handy when you want to use you hands to hold your bike. Deal. You only like the twat because you havent had a nice rack. Joined: Sep 12, 2007 433 219 0 Location: Charlotte, NC Vehicle: 2017 Prius Prime Model: Prime Advanced. I have the 1up not the kuat. It needs to sit low enough to clear the van doors, which ends up being pretty low. Well worth the price, IMHO. The NV 2.0 Add-on is built for road trips, family group rides and expeditions, we took the best platform bike rack on the market and doubled it. While the 1 1/4 inch has an adapter to fit the 2 inch mount, it doesn't seem as durable as the 2 inch. I have a 1UP rack, my buddy bought the Kuat at the same time. 4 other bikers have bought one once they saw mine...it looks pretty high tech for a bike rack. Loading and unloading bikes on the 1Up is a rather different procedure compared to more traditional tray-style hitch racks like the T2 Pro XT or the Kuat Sherpa. SHOW DEAL. The kit uses all metal parts, of course, and is easy to use. I think they even make a spacer kit for the arms so you can put a fat tire bike on there. Save 50% Off on Selcted Orders with Kuat Star Wars Promo Code. Kuat 2 NV versus the newer Kuat NV 2.0 versus the Thule T2 Pro versus all the other major tray racks ... a Thule 917XTR, and the 1up USA Quik Rack. Dogma, synapse disc, caad 10, de rosa neo primato, felt CX, epic, fat bike. A bunch of Korean tourists could not stop taking photos at a travel stop down I5. It's lightweight and folds up nicely. Kuat NV 2 Vs Thule T2 – Deeply Compared. 1Up sent me a flush mount kit that mounts into the T-track designed into many of today’s aerobars. The Thule T2 Pro XTS 2 Bike Platform Rack part # TH9034XTS weighs 52 lbs. I like the Kuat more for ease of use. 15% OFF. My boss just picked up a NV the other day. I thought the built in locks on the kuat were a great idea until I borrowed one and the lock fell down and dragged on the highway for an hour. I've had a Saris but sold it for the Kuat (NV). the brakes are not touched, just the tires. Are the improvements to the 2.0 worth the extra investment for carrying mostly gravel/CX, road and occasional mountain bikes? The Super Duty rack is the burliest, with extra support bars in the locking mechanism. Zero regrets. Get on our email list to stay in the loop about 1UP USA deals and news. I'm not sure exactly what the differences are between the NV and the Sherpa (I know the NV is more expensive) but I couldn't be happier with the fit and finish of the Kuat as well as the overall functionality. The 1up has the option to upgrade to a 3 or 4 rack with their inserts, the Kuat NV only has option to upgrade to a 4 bike. The Kuat Racks NV 2.0 shares the same DNA as the Kuat Sherpa 2.0. It is a sold piece of work and I can not sing enough praises about it. Ultimately it came down to either this or the 1UPUSA. also when i called them they recommended he silver because it doesn't have paint to get scratched like the black finish does. Both can be upgraded to fit more bikes. You won't regret it. I would recommend going with the 2 inch hitch mount if possible. Use it on our Lexus GX with our Yakima rack that we have had for a while. I chose this. (7 days ago) This is my review of the 1Up USA Bike Rack vs the Kuat NV. I love my 1UP! My only complaint is mine doesn't have a locking mechanism for the bike, but it's a couple years old and it sounds like they may have changed that. I think the 1up is the best available. The guys on MTB Podcast really praise the Kuat racks. Verified and Tested. 15% Off Kuat Vs 1up Coupon Code for First Purchase. Really need a Thule T2, Kuat NV, 1up compare article to make a truly informed purchase of a hitch mounted 2-bike carrier. 1Up for my money. A forum community dedicated to Road Bike owners and enthusiasts. For riders who want a rooftop rack but are intimidated by the prospect of having to lift a … Number of bikes: 2 (available in 1- and 3-bike … The 1Up DOES has a lock that you can put on it. I just bought a kuat sherpa 2.0 on this sale. They have three different models with add-on capabilities available for most of their bike racks. While I still really appreciate 1up's minimal design, I also really love having a built in lock and maintenance stand on the rack. It is heavy and heavy duty but it folds up small and can be stowed in your trunk. I was also looking at the new Yakima Holdup Evo 2, or the Dr Tray, or the Thule T2 Pro XT. I'd been there looking at Yakima and Thule racks and didn't care for them. Battle-ready, travel-tested, and well-loved. (8 days ago) That being said, I did my research and it looks like the 2 best platform racks are the "1UP USA rack, and the Kuat NV 2 rack. I just got a Kuat Sherpa 2.0 and I love it. SHOW DEAL. I kind of wish it were legal to staple people in the face. 11 months ago. Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. I wound up getting the Kuat because i could buy it at REI with the yearly 20% off one full priced item coupon. It's a nice addition, super convenient for getting into the back of the van (with or without bikes on the rack). I assume this must be new old stock so to speak? Did I mention I always get stopped by folks asking about my setup? The kuat bike rack weighs 37 lbs.-- Not all racks can carry bikes with that wide of tire. The "tilt-away" feature is great, many times I forget to get something from the rack, or want to sit on my gate after everything is loaded up (or before I am ready to unload the bikes, without having to prop them against the side of the car). I would have bought the 2.0, but got cut a deal on the last 1.0 at the shop. For maximum security, changing wheel sizes requires adjusting the part that touches the tire up and down the arm, but that's it, and it's not always necessary. Will eventually swap to a 1Up next year but I like that the Pivot lets us choose what rack to rock vs. limiting ourselves to pivoting racks as one unit, like the Rocky Mounts etc. You should, therefore, spend some time to examine all the options that are available to you. I have had the Kuat for 5 years now and I recently purchased the 1Up bike rack. The rack itself secures to the vehicle with an allen wrench with a hollow end so I am not wooried about the rack itself being stolen. the 1up does not have any plastic. The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. It was via the website that I found out they carried them. The 1Up won’t win any art design awards, but it’s practical, simple and reliable. Their bike racks are durable, modular and as I have found over many miles of off-road driving, very sturdy with no back and forth movement. There's a lot to like about these racks. Shopped long and hard for a good rack for my carbon 29er. Seems like Kuat gets great across-the-board reviews. Love the rack. I have had the Kuat for 5 years now and I recently purchased the 1Up bike rack. It is solid and the bike doesn't move at all. But for you it probably looks like a normal workout." Deal. If that HR chart was mine or Froome's, we'd be on the verge of death. I used a 1UP with a 2003 4Runner and with a single tray you can still open the rear door and it clears the rack when it's rotated up in stowed mode. They don't even have a display for kuat and I thought they didn't carry them. Thanks to the extra support, the 1UP Super Duty holds bikes up to 75lbs each. My girl forgot something in the hatch after we put the bikes on so I go behind the car, tilt the whole tray out, open hatch, get what I need, snap the bikes back to "level" and off we go. Are there any cons to the carrier? The 1up has the option to upgrade to a 3 or 4 rack with their inserts, the Kuat NV only has option to upgrade to a 4 bike. We have the Kuat Pivot, it is the medium RackAttach unit..... Love it so far. When it comes to ease of use, it’s a tossup, because the Kuat’s foot-actuated pivot is useful, but the 1Up has the top step when it … My experiences with Kuat were really negative. 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