The Kuat - Beta - 2 Bike Hitch Rack - For 1-1/4 Inch is a lean and mean rack that can carry two bikes (up to 80 lbs. total capacity), all while coming in under 14 pounds! Additional 2 pounds over the 2 inch model is due to the steel lower end base.
Beta's traditional rubber straps have been replaced with a ratcheting strap. Ratcheting straps make easy work of loading and unloading of your bikes and provide the perfect tension on your bikes.
Carries 2 bikes (up to 40 lbs. each)
Total carrying capacity of up to 80 lbs.
Folds up quickly for storage
Tilts down for easy vehicle access
Enhance the Beta with hitch lock system (sold separately)
Hand-tight cam system - no need for additional tools!
Anti-sway carriages for a smooth ride
Aluminum construction is lightweight and extremely durable
Gun Metal Gray powder coat finish
As with all hanging type racks, it is important to consider the bikes to be carried. Bikes carried on a hanging rack must have frames that are suitable to hang from the top tube. Ladies style frames with diagonal top tubes, bicycles with suspension components occupying the space under the top tube and many children's bikes may require an adapter to be carried properly. The Kuat Ubar - UB01 - Frame Adapter is the solution for bikes that simply can not be held from it's own horizontal top tube.
Another consideration is bike spacing, hanging racks will be described as two, three, four or five bike models, however, this is a generalization. For example, on a four bike rack unless all four bikes can be positioned very close to one another without conflicts the rack may only accommodate three bikes.
Product Technical Information
Total carrying capacity of up to 80 lbs. - Weighs only 14 lbs. - Gray powder coat finish - Hand-tight cam system - no need for additional tools - Available in a 2" OR 1.25" model.