Hi guys, I own 2 Kuat bike racks, the NV with Add On now and the Sherpa. For those of you that haven't heard from Kuat racks here is their link Products | KŁat.
I don't work for Kuat, I'm just a very happy customer and I always wanted to give them a nice review because they have a GREAT/AWESOME product and an even better customer support. I'm now considering their Vagabond X cargo rack but I need to get money first to buy one .
Anyway, everything started when I was looking for a new bike rack to replace my Yakima swing daddy, I wanted a rack that I could load/unload the bike in record time and something that didn't scratch my bike frames anymore. I started with the known brands Yakima hold up and Thule T2, I also needed something that later on I could add additional bikes so this 2 racks were my options at that time. When doing a research, somehow I found Kuat racks, my first impression was "what a FU%^$* good looking bike rack is that, got to have one for my car"
I started researching them and reading a lot about them, found great reviews and honestly never found bad reviews about Kuat, so I decided to try the Sherpa first with the intensions of selling the rack in the future for their bigger and badass model, the NV. Well, I liked the Sherpa rack so much that I decided to keep it so we could use it with another car, now we don't have to swap racks. Decided to buy the NV several month ago and I just got the add on a week ago, the rack still hold all 4 bikes (2 26"rs mtbs, 1 roard bike, 1 24" mtb) rock steady, the add one is exactly the same as the rest of the rack with the cable lock and everything else.
The NV is an out of the world rack, looks amazing, gray color with orange accents, the bikes stays rock steady, has an integrated cable lock and it even has a bike stand, you can load and unload the bikes in less than 30 seconds. With the NV you can buy the Add on which add up to 2 additional bikes. Obviously you can find all the specs on their website Products | KŁat .
Now for those of you that are interested in the Sherpa, it works the same as the NV but it doesn't has all the bells and whistles as the NV and it even comes in white powder coat, but you still can load/unload bikes in less than 30 seconds and looks awesome too. They have other models like the NV Core and several other, but I only tried the NV and sherpa.
I had to call their customer service and spoke with Peter and the guy was a pleasure to deal with, very helpful, respectful and took the necessary time to explained what I need to know about the NV add on. Then I had to contact their customer service a second time but now by email and spoke with Tom, also a great guy and it's been also a pleasure to deal with him, also very respectful and helpful, he took care of me with out any problem and resolved my claim very quick and with out any hassle, been emailing him and he response very quick. This is the reason why I finally decided to give Kuat racks and their customer service a great review, they deserved it and I really hope I can keep buying they products, hope they come up with more new cool stuff. I like their design and their product makes any trashy car looks good.
If someone is considering to buy a new rack, please consider them, you won't be disappointed. And for those that doesn't know the Kuat brand and are looking for racks, check out their web site and give them a chance Products | KŁat.
Most of the time when we buy stuff, we don't think in warranty (BTW they have a lifetime no worries warranty on their racks) or anything else, just price, but when you need support you can bet they'll be there for you and they wont try to screw you, believe me I was just in that position and I couldn't be happier with their level of customer support, If you contact them they'll get back to you in just a few hours if you contact them by email, you wont have to wait for days, just hours or even minutes.
Again, I don't work for them, I'm just a very happy Kuat customer and I'm pretty sure I wont go back to the other brands, now I consider my self a Kuat lover .
If someone wants pics of any of my racks I will be more than happy to post them, or if anyone has question about how any of their racks works don't hesitate to ask.
Hope this review help fellow MTBikers in their quest when researching for bike racks.
Regards to all .
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