From the manufacturer:
"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
CycleZoo's take on the Piston Pro X
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 X.
We have tried a lot of racks out for transporting E-Bikes, this is hands-down the best one 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, the quickest and simplest bike mounting ever in the history of hitch racks, integrated lighting for maximum safety, LOOKS like the Ferrari of bike racks and PERFORMS like it too! We are simply in love with this rack!
The notable features on the Piston Pro X rack are almost too numerous to mention, but some highlights include:
- All-metal construction features stainless steel and automative-grade finish on the hardware to stand up to years of demanding mileage and use
- Genuine Kashima Coat on the struts ensures your rack functions flawlessly for years—and drops jaws the whole time
- OneTap™ hydropneumatic tire arms make loading your bikes fun and easier than ever
- Semi-integrated high-strand 12 mm cable lock has plenty of length for the wheels and frames of all your bikes; its soft-touch outer coating is also easy on your bikes
- Integrated locking security tool locks in place at the end of the rack, ensuring it's always there when you need it
- Integrated, low-profile LED taillights synchronize with your vehicle, providing enhanced rear visibility on the road - plugs to 4-pin trailer light connector on vehicle
- Magnetic cable docking makes setup easy—just snap in the magnetic cable and plug the 4-Pin into your vehicle's trailer outlet
- Tiered trays add ground clearance
- 10-year, no-fade TIGER® DRYLAC powder coat is designed for the unforgiving conditions of both day-in, day-out commutes and epic road trips alike
- FastFit™ wheel chock system lets you adjust the wheel sizes from 18 to 29 in. in seconds, tool-free
- PedalPivot™ easily folds rack up and down
- Weight capacity with 2 bikes 67 lbs. each, 134 lbs. total.
- Stainless-steel hitch lock adds security and peace of mind
- 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!