The Sherpa is Kuat's lightest and most compact design yet retains all of the strength and reliability of the larger NV and NV Core racks. The Sherpa was designed for folks looking for the cleanest and simplest way to haul road and standard mountain bikes with no frills. The overall weight of the Sherpa is a scant 27lbs, so it makes for easy mounting/un-mounting and storage.
The Sherpa features heat-treated alloy construction that is powder coated for added durability. The Hitch rack lever allows the rack to be tilted down while bikes are on the rack to allow access to your trunk/hatchback and then folded up nice and tight when there are no bike in the rack. The Sherpa manages to provide you with a massive 13 inches of space between the bikes. This means you shouldn't have any issues with the bike coming in contact with each other causes unnecessary damage and paint swapping.
Simple, light and tight design summarize the Sherpa. If you're in the market for a robust, low-profile hitch rack that easy to operate install/remove and store, the Sherpa is a great choice. It's compatible with both 1 1/4" and 2" hitches, so it is guaranteed to work with any standard car/truck hitch.
The Sherpa is not designed for Freeride and DH calss mountain bikes