From the manufacturer:
The Piston® Pro features some of the same great features as The Piston®Pro X minus a few bells and whistles such as the integrated lighting. Features include all metal construction, OneTap™ hydro-pneumatic tire arms that make no contact on the bike frame, and tool-free wheel chock slides.
THIS IS THE PISTON™ PRO
CycleZoo's take on the Piston Pro
You know that an E-Bike is a major investment, and you want to transport your investment on a rack that will provide maximum safety, security, and give you the peace of mind to not be constantly looking in your rearview mirror to see if your expensive E-Bike is still back there! YOU want the Kuat Piston Pro or Pro X.
We have tried a lot of racks out for transporting E-Bikes, this is hands-down the best design on the market. It's also a little pricey, so we understand it won't be for everyone, but if you can stomach the price you will absolutely not regret having this rack in your life! HUGE weight capacity, which is great for transporting multiple E-Bikes, and the absolute quickest and simplest bike mounting ever in the history of hitch racks. We are simply in love with this rack!
The notable features on the Piston Pro rack are almost too numerous to mention, but some highlights include:
- All metal construction
- OneTap™ hydro-pneumatic tire arms
- No frame contact
- Patented FastFit™ tool-free wheel chock system
- Patented PedalPivot™
- Patented Flatlock™ hitch cam
- 2 – Bike capacity (Add-ons Available)
- 67 lbs. per tray on 2” 2-bike, 60lbs. for 1.25” version
- 42 lbs. per tray on chassis mounted RV hitch (see limited warranty for details)
- 53” Max wheelbase
- 5” Max tire width
- Kuat offers a lifetime warranty on this rack
ALSO available is a 1-Bike or 2-Bike ADDITION to make the total capacity 3 or 4 bikes! Just note that the additional rack extensions do lower the weight capacity for each bike, adding 1 more bike lowers the capacity to 50 lbs. per tray, and 2 more lowers it to 40 lbs. per tray. But if you have a couple E-Bikes and a couple standard bikes for the kids, you can easily haul all FOUR with this rack securely!
See the video below to see how the simple clamping system works, this video is for the Piston Pro X model, but the mounting is the same.