Kuat Racks Sherpa 2.0-2 Bike Rack

Last updated date: August 19, 2019

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Overall Take

This is a tray-style bike rack with a relatively low height, which means it's very easy to load and unload. With tool-free assembly, anyone will be able to easily install this contraption on their vehicle. But at a higher price point, this quality bike rack will cost you more than other options. In our analysis of 65 expert reviews, the Kuat Racks Kuat Sherpa 2.0-2 Bike Rack placed 2nd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
4 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
197 user reviews
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What experts liked
The Sherpa 2.0 model’s light weight makes it easier to mount on your car and to stow away when you aren’t using it, and its low lift height makes mounting your bikes easier.
- New York Times Wirecutter
The Kuat Sherpa is an excellent tray-style hitch mount bike rack that narrowly missed a spot on our awards podium.
- Outdoor Gear Lab
It’s also tool-free, so you don’t have to mess around with a time-consuming installation.
- Trip Savvy
March 3, 2019 | Full review
Most buyers will appreciate the “no tool” assembly, installation and removal of this innovative bike rack, as well as the low-profile design.
- Thrill Appeal
What experts didn't like
Lacks versatility, expensive. The weak point on the rack is the plastic flip up wheel trays, which could be damaged rather easily if they were inadvertently left in the open position and suffered some impact.
- Outdoor Gear Lab

From The Manufacturer

The all-new and updated Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Hitch Rack has been redesigned to be lighter, more user-friendly, and more secure than ever. The all-aluminum construction makes a significant reduction in weight on the already light Sherpa. That means improvements to your vehicle's MPG's, and lets you adjust the rack one handed. The folding tire cradle creates plenty of clearance so your bikes won't rub, and the food actuated pivot lever means you can lower the rack even with your hands full. The bike is designed around your lifestyle, as easy to take off as it is to leave on.Features: Re-designed pivot with optional foot assist Semi integrated bike lock Front tire ratchet design with intuitive release Rear tire cradle features co-molded strap to protect wheels Folding front cradle adds space between rack and vehicle No-tool install with hand tight hitch cam system Gloss metallic powder available in 3 colors Low profile arced design delivers amazing look.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Kuat 2 Bike Beta Rack
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 3
2. Kuat Racks Sherpa 2.0-2 Bike Rack
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 4
3. Yakima Products Ridgeback Hitch Bike Rack
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 11
4. Allen Sports Deluxe Hitch Mounted Bike Rack
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 5
5. Allen Sports Deluxe Trunk Mounted Bike Rack
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 8
6. Swagman XC Cross-Country 2-Bike Hitch Mount Rack
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 7
7. Hollywood Racks Express Trunk Mounted Bike Rack
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 4
8. Saris Superclamp 4 Ex
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 2
9. Thule Passage Trunk Mount Carrier
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 8
10. Saris Bones 2-Bike Trunk Rack
Overall Score: 7.8
Expert Reviews: 9

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