Home Page

Cart, contains 0 items

When autocomplete results are available use up and down arrows to review and enter to select. Touch device users, explore by touch or with swipe gestures.
Expert Help
Earn Rewards
  • Just In
  • Learn

Pivot 2 Swing Away Extension

3.75 out of 5 stars
4 Reviews
Color:Driver Side/Black



Pivot 2 Swing Away Extension

Whether you drive a truck, sprinter van, Jeep, or SUV, using a hitch rack to transport your bikes can make it difficult to access the rear of your vehicle. The Pivot Swing Away Extension solves this problem by allowing you to swing your fully-loaded bike rack to the side for clear access to tailgates, rear doors, and hatchbacks.

The Kuat Pivot Swing Away Extension is welded to be tough, holding up to 250lb when loaded, and it attaches to your 2-inch hitch receiver while accepting up to a 4-bike rack. It swings a full 90 or 120-degrees, allowing you to fully open your hatchback or drop down your tailgate for access to gear. A locking anti-rattle hitch pin ensures that the rack stays secure and doesn't give your bike too much of a shake on the ride to the trailhead. The added distance from the Pivot Swing Away Extension system offers a touch of extra room, an added bonus that enables those with rear-mounted spare tires to fit Kuat racks with fewer issues.


  • Swing your bikes out of the way to access the rear of your vehicle
  • Quick-release lever allows both 90 and 120-degree swing away
  • Able to carry a loaded bike rack with up to 4 bikes
  • Robust steel construction holds up to 250lb
  • Compatible with virtually any 2in hitch rack
  • Available in driver-side or passenger-side swing options
  • Includes locking hitch pin to keep your investment secure
  • Adds some extra clearance for vehicles with rear-mounted spare tires
  • Item #KUAZ005
Bike Capacity
up to a 4-bike rack, max load 250lb including rack
2in hitch receivers
Locks Included
locking hitch pin
Part Number
Manufacturer Warranty

Overall Rating

4 based on 4 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 1 reviews
2 Stars - 0 reviews
3 Stars - 0 reviews
4 Stars - 1 reviews
5 Stars - 2 reviews

Fits True To Size

Screen reader users: the following list provides a visual scale to illustrate the product fit. Please refer to the heading above for the fit type in text.
Runs smallTrue to sizeRuns large

What do you think about this product?


Selecting an option will reload the available reviews on the page
5 out of 5 stars

September 8, 2023

Simply amazing

I've used it several times

I have a Ford Bronco, and previously owned a Jeep Wrangler. In both cases, the tailgate mounted spare tire and the swing out operation, made it difficult using my hitch mounted bike rack. I previously had a hitch extension, but while that allowed clearance for the tire, I couldn’t fully open the tailgate. Enter the Pivot 2. I saw this on social media and was instantly impressed, mounting to the hitch (much like an extension) and in turn mounting my bike rack to the Pivot 2. I chose Driver’s side, so (as viewed from the rear of the vehicle) it pivots to the Driver’s side of the vehicle, while my tailgate opens to the passenger side. I’ve seen a YouTube video of someone using the opposite pivot option and it is still functional, with the Pivot 2 at its fullest position, it clears room for the tailgate in its 90 degree position. With the Driver’s side, it’s a non issue, so that’s my recommendation.

user image
Carl G

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

4 out of 5 stars

May 5, 2023

Excellent design

I've used it several times

I was looking for a swing away that would work on our Westfalia and while there are many swing away options this was the only one I found that offered the option to swing to the right or left. With the design of our van it's nice to have access to our kitchen in the rear and this swing away allows us to keep the bikes locked to the rack and still have access to the rear of the vehicle. Assembly is super easy and only takes a couple minutes. The product is overbuilt and seems like it will last for decades. The only complaint I have with the product is it's a little heavy. Other than that, I would recommend this to anyone who wants a quality swing away they can count on lasting for years.

Dan B

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

5 out of 5 stars

October 29, 2022

Excellent NV 2.0 A'ccessory

I've put it through the wringer

Like most people, I bought this so I could swing out my loaded bike rack and open the tailgate of my truck. Assembly and installation was quick. I've read a few reviews about issues with the locking mechanism (broken bolts and it not staying in the open position) but I did not experience those problems. My Kuat rack has worked flawlessly for multiple years carrying heavy e-bikes, I expect this swing out to do the same.

Cullen R

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

1 out of 5 stars

April 12, 2021

Huge design flaw in tightening system

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

This product seemed great, but as soon as I tightened the cam-based mechanism that secures it to the hitch, the whole cam assembly broke in two. If you look at reviews on other sites you'll see many people with the same issue - unfortunately kuat really dropped the ball with the materials they used for the tightening system here.

Samuel B

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com