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Kuat Piston Pro X

Kuat Piston Pro X
  • Color: Galaxy Gray
Galaxy Gray
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"What if?" - When we asked the question, the Piston Pro X was the answer. Genuine Kashima coated hydro-pneumatic arms make loading and unloading a one-handed operation. Touchless arms grab the tires, keeping your bike secure, and your paint pristine. Low-profile integrated LED tail lights synchronize with your vehicle, providing enhanced rear visibility and on-road safety.

These and many other features culminate in a rack designed, built, and tested to push the envelope and provide you with unparalleled ease of use, peace of mind, and lasting value.

This is the Piston Pro X.

Hit the levers and watch as the cradle arms open automatically into position. Kuat's new patented hydro-pneumatic OneTap levers make loading your bikes easy, and fun.

FastFit Wheel Chock System
It's called FastFit for a reason: This patent-pending feature changes wheel sizes from 18" to 29" in seconds, tool-free.

QuickConnect lets you expand or consolidate your Piston from 2 to 4 bikes in a matter of minutes. Current record: 44s.

Foot & Hand Pivot
Fold your Piston up or down with the convenient foot pedal. Have a fully loaded 4-bike?

Easy Assembly
EasyClip patent-pending tray tabs make assembling your Piston quick and painless. Spend all that time you save riding your bike.

99% Metal Construction
Just because it's sexy doesn't mean it isn't heavy duty. The Piston Pro X is all metal and ready to take on all the adventure you can throw at it.

The Piston Pro X is finished with TIGER DRYLAC, a class-leading powdercoat designed for the unforgiving conditions of both day-in, day-out commutes and epic road trips alike.

Hard Wearing Hardware
Igus bushings and 308 Stainless Steel, 750-hour salt spray automotive-grade hardware keep the burly, long-lasting trend going. This rack will stand up to years of demanding mileage and use.

Liquid Painted Logo
A little cherry on top: A liquid painted 3D logo finishes out the rack aesthetic adding dimension and style.

LED Taillights
QuickConnect patented trays and Add-Ons are prewired. LED lighting will connect and sync automatically when assembled. Connects to the vehicle via the included flat 4-pin connector.

Magnetic Cable Docking
Set up is as easy as snapping in the magnetic cable, and plugging the 4-Pin into your vehicle's trailer outlet. No confusing diagrams or head scratching routing.

QuickConnect patented Add-Ons are pre-wired. Simply install the Add-On and the LED lightning will connect and sync automatically.

Cable Management
Provided magnetic clips let you manage the LED cable, keeping everything tidy and out of the way.

Locking Security Tool
No more Where's Waldo in your glovebox: The multi-purpose security tool locks in place at the end of the rack, ensuring it's always there when you need it.

Flatlock Hitch Cam
The patent-pending Flatlock hitch cam keeps things stable and its tamper-resistant head keeps it secure. Plus, we've added a stainless steel hitch lock for double security and additional peace of mind.

High-Strand 12mm Cable
Semi-integrated ultra flexible high strand 12mm cable, with plenty of length for the wheels and frames of all your bikes. The soft touch outer coating is also easy on your bikes.

  • 2 Bike capacity
  • 2in rack is expandable to 3 or 4 bikes with add-on kits (SOLD SEPARATELY)
  • No frame contact
  • Compatible with up to 5" tire widths
  • 67lbs max weight limit per bike
  • Max wheebase: 53"
  • RV approved
  • Compatible with Piston eBike Ramp (SOLD SEPARATELY)

To measure the size of your hitch, simply measure the height and width of the opening. The most common sizes are 1-¼in and 2in. However, if you find you have 2-½in or 3in, you should contact us for the best options.

Bike Rack Hitch Size Chart 1-1/4in 2in

No problem! The Kuat Piston X can carry e-bikes that weigh 67lbs or less. If your bike weighs more than 67lbs, you might still be able to use the Piston by removing your battery before transporting your bike.

Have trouble lifting your bikes? Check out the Kuat Piston X e-bike ramps.

Not sure how much your bike weighs? 

  1. Check the bike brand's website to see if they have it posted. It's pretty standard for bike brands to list the weight of each model.

  2. Grab your bathroom scale and stand on it while holding your bike. Just subtract your body weight, and you have the weight of your bike.

  3. Contact us with the brand and model of your bike. We might not have the weight off the top of our memory, but we can search our resources for more information.

No problem! With the Piston X add-ons, you can expand the Kuat Piston X (2in hitch only) to 3 or 4 bike capacity. The 1-1/4 hitch size is not compatible with add-ons.

We have first-hand experience with the Piston X hitch rack and would love to help answer any questions you might have.

Contact us via online chat, phone, or visit the store.

This rack ships FREE when you select standard shipping. Feel free to add a few other items to your cart to take advantage of the no-charge shipping. Some items, such as bikes and other oversized items, are excluded from free shipping.


Kuat Piston Pro X Product Overview Video

Part Numbers

Option UPC Store SKU
Galaxy Gray / 1.25-inch 857373008429 210000081193
Galaxy Gray / 2-inch 857373008412 210000078691