Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Bike Rack

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Bike Rack and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 89 (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.7 stars 
Expert Rating: 3.9 stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 435

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • The aluminum makes it very light and easy to install and remove.
  • Fits two bikes without any interference.
  • Can tilt the bike rack away from the car so the trunk can still be accessed when there are bikes attached.
  • It is very easy to load bikes onto the racks.
  • Convenient foot-hand release system.
  • Holds bikes securely.
  • Comes with the tools needed for assembly.

Expert Reviews

  • A nice looking bike rack.
  • Easy to load and unload bikes because of the lower height.
  • Very lightweight and relatively small, so it is easy to put on, take off, and store.
  • The foot-release feature is very easy to use because it only requires one hand.
  • Easy to assemble.
  • The cable lock is easier to use than integrated locks, but it requires the cable to be stored separately when not in use.
  • A definite improvement in efficiency and design from the last model.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • Carries a maximum of 2 bikes with no option to add more.
  • Some issues with the holes being put in the wrong place, complicating the assembly.
  • Hangs too low to the exhaust pipe on some cars (like the Hyundai Santa Fe) and the rubber gets melted.
  • The securing arm in the front can push up against rim brakes.
  • The cable lock is rather flimsy.

Expert Reviews

  • Does not fit fat bikes and the tire trays only accommodate tires of 3″ or less.
  • The finish scratches easily.
  • Weight limit of 40 lbs per bike.
  • Not durable in the long-term.
  • Can lower the visibility out of the back window.
  • A pricey bike rack, although it largely fits the quality of the rack overall.


The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Bike Rack is a light and easy to use bike rack that utilizes space efficiently and stores well when not on a car. The sleek design looks good while being easy to load and take off and on the car. While the rack holds bikes securely and easily, the lightweight design lacks durability in the long term, especially when put on cars where it falls next to the exhaust pipe and can get melted. This rack is not suitable for fat bikes.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web, including here: 1, 2, 3, 4.