I’m sure you remember the review that was done back in January on the Kuat Piston Pro X hitch rack. I’m not trying to trigger you by bringing it up again, I know for some of us, the sticker shock from that review is just now starting to fade. But, Kuat feels your pain and has released the new Piston Pro. The Piston Pro is supposed to be a “leaner” version of the Piston Pro X.
So, let’s see what you get when you lose the “X”.
Kuat says you’ll get “most of the same great features as the Piston Pro X.” Like all-metal construction, OneTap hydro-pneumatic tire arms that make no contact on the bike frame, and tool-free wheel chock slides.
What you won’t get is the Genuine Kashima coat or LED tail lights. Losing those two things drops the retail price down to $1098.
“We’ve always tried to thoughtfully design and produce products that give our customers options. With the Piston Pro, the rider that appreciates the design and the high-quality materials can also appreciate a version that costs a few hundred dollars less,” says Luke Kuschmeader, Founder and CEO of Küat.
The Piston Pro is still covered by Kuat’s No Worries Limited Warranty and will be ready to order come mid-April, with shipping starting in June 2023. Orders can be placed through Kuat.com, their dealers, or online retailers.
Color: Sandy Black
All metal construction
OneTap hydro-pneumatic tire arms
No frame contact
No fade powder coat
Semi-integrated high-strand 12 mm cable lock
Equipped with QuickConnect for fast and easy installation and removal FastFit tool-free wheel chock system
Patented Flatlock hitch cam
Optional eBike ramp for easy loading
2 Bike Capacity (add-ons available and sold separately)
67lbs per tray for the 2-bike on a 2″ receiver, 60lbs for the 1.25″ receiver
42lbs per tray on chassis-mounted RV hitch
53″ max wheelbase
5″ max tire width