Küat Piston Pro X

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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Küat Piston Pro X. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

14 reasons to buy

  • The Piston’s push-button operation makes it super-easy to load and unload.
  • Different types of bikes can be loaded without swapping out equipment or making major adjustments.
  • The Piston Pro X carries heavy e-bikes, at up to 67 lb apiece.
  • The Piston Pro features LED lighting with turn signals and brake lights.
  • Testers deem the Piston to be sturdy, durable, and secure.
  • With Kashima-coated gas piston struts, the Piston is long-lasting and good-lookin’.
  • The Piston Pro’s arms secure bikes by the tires, making NO frame contact.
  • Testers say Küat’s ‘Flatlock’ hitch cam ensures that the piston is quiet, stable, and free of any rattle or wobble.
  • The Piston is available in 1¼” and 2” hitch options.
  • Owners say assembly is easy with the provided tool.
  • Staggered trays allow positioning of bikes to avoid rubbing of handlebars, saddles, and pedals.
  • A stainless steel hitch lock and 12mm cable lock (with ‘soft touch’ protective coating) come included. They work with the same key.
  • One-handed, tool-free wheel-size adjustment is quick, on the Piston Pro X.
  • Add-on trays are available for 1 or 2 more bikes, to fit a total of 3 or 4 bikes.

1 reasons not to buy

  • The Piston Pro X is one of the most expensive vehicle bike racks on the market.

Bottom line

Küat’s Piston Pro X may well be the best bike rack that money can buy. But oh, the skrilla you will need! It can handle weighty e-bikes, at up to 67 lb each. Arms open via pistons, with one-handed button operation. These pistons are Kashima-coated, for smooth operation, weather-resistance and longevity. This rack features its own turn-signals and brake lighting. Hitch and cable locks are included. As one reviewer put it, this rack “has transformed a task that usually feels like a necessary pain in the ass, into a pleasurable experience...”
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Facts

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Maximum Load Capacity
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Weight
61, 63 lbs
Material
Aluminium, Stainless Steel

Expert Reviews

100/100 based on 1 rated expert review
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Triathlete

Reviewed: Küat Piston Pro X Bike Rack

The Küat Piston Pro X comes packed with features making it user-friendly and safe for your bikes, with improved visibility to other drivers. It does come at a premium price tag, and you may need to spend even more to make it work in all of the ways you want it to.

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The Küat Piston Pro X 2-Bike Tray Rack

In the early days of mountain biking, all racks were shit. Every touchpoint and moving part on the Küat Piston Pro X operates with incredible smoothness and a pleasingly positive and distinct engagement. It’s elegantly designed. The tricky bit is that this is going to cost you.

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Travel Cindy

Küat Piston Pro X and Pivot V2 Review

This will be an absolute game-changer for you. It allows you to grab the bike with one hand and release it with the other. The pre-determined holes align to your wheel size. So very convenient, no tools necessary.

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GREYWOLF MTB

Küat Piston Pro X — Amazing but Not Perfect [An Honest Review]

Yes, I actually do believe that this is the best bike rack on the market.

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Ottersports eBike

Fanciest Bike Rack Ever Made! Küat Piston Pro

They basically just copied 1UP and made it nicer. The highlights of the rack are; its super-low-profile, it’s really easy to load, it’s stable, its high-weight capacity, it looks amazing, and its high-end construction.

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User Ratings

94/100 based on 36 ratings
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