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

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.