If you’re an REI member, this time of year is special for a few reasons. First off, summer is almost here, which means camping season is upon us (or mountain biking, paddleboarding, road tripping season — whatever you’re into). Second, it is time for REI’s biggest sale of the year with a bunch of awesome deals. And if the item you’ve been pining over isn’t on sale, you can always use your 20% off coupon, which, if played right, can save you hundreds of dollars.
- Comes in both a 1.25-inch or 2-inch hitch size
- Can hold up to 60 pounds per bike
- Allows you to access your trunk when loaded
- Compatible with other Kuat accessories
This year I would use my 20% off coupon on this, the Kuat NV 2.0 bike rack. This past year I’ve gotten more into mountain biking, replacing my beginner bike with a proper trail hardtail. I have been wanting to get out to more of the trails nearby, not just the ones I can ride to from my house, which means I need a proper bike rack for my car. After using the NV 2.0 earlier this year on a mountain biking trip to Moab, it has become my favorite. It fits nicely onto either of my vehicles, both of which have a hitch, and can hold up to 60 pounds per bike, which is about twice as heavy as my bikes. The two-inch hitch option also can be expanded upon when the need for carrying more bikes in the future arises.
For more on REI’s biggest sale of the year, check out this post of our favorite deals.