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KuatPivot Swing Away Extension

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Swing it around.

Kuat bike racks have been among our favorites for years. They are easy to load up, sturdy, and secure, all of which are ideal characteristics. The one drawback, though, was the maneuverability. When it came to truck beds or hatchbacks, you can pivot them downward, but that only goes so far when you're hoping for a post-ride tailgate. With the Kuat Pivot Swing Away Extension, your tailgating problems are solved. This handy arm attaches with any 2-inch rack to securely hold your rack with up to 4 bikes. It also swings those bikes out of the way if you need access to gear in the back of your truck, or need to grab an amber ale to toss to your buddy while you enjoy your post-ride brews.

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 a 2-inch hitch in the back. It swings a full 90-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 for tailgate access
  • Opens a full 90-degrees to preserve access
  • Sturdy welded steel holds up to 250lb
  • Can carry a loaded bike rack with 4 bikes
  • Compatible with all 2-inch racks
  • Locking anti-rattle hitch pin stays quiet on the road
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2in hitch
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For those who sleep in their vehicles

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

If you sleep in your car/truck this is a game changer!

Never again will you have to dodge your rack when you crawl out of the back of your truck. It also makes loading a breeze. Lifting big coolers around the rack when installed regularly into the hitch just isn't sweet.

Even with plenty of clearance for day to day use, you do loose quite a bit of departure angle if you're driving in the dirt. This is the only time having a regular rack setup is better.


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Super useful and saves so much time. If you're into multiple outdoor activities and have a Kuat, this thing is a must. Removes the frustration of things being in the way and much of the frustration.

Pretty darn handy

    Bought this to save my back from the process of having to reach over my Thule T4 while loading my whitewater boats and gear into my old Suburban. We might paddle one day and ride the next. This just swings out of the way and makes access a breeze. Well built and not outrageously heavy. Adds a touch of ground clearance to my bike rack that is hanging waaaay out there. Super convenient.

    Game Changer

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I own a Tacoma with a camping setup in the back. Before I purchased this swing extension, I could not fully utilize the camping setup without my bike rack being in the way. Along with that, it was mandatory that I took the bikes off of the rack, even if I was rolling into camp late at night. Now, with the swing arm extension, I am amble to use the camper setup with not even having to worry about the bikes or rack being in the way. This is a true game changer for biking adventures camping out of the Taco!

    Easy access

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    We put this on my significant other's 4Runner. It works extremely well and makes access the trunk much easier than dropping the NV Rack down. It's much easier to manage for one person and it fully clears the back space so that your not stuck between the bike rack and the vehicle.
    As one review has noted here, probably not for lower clearance vehicles. If you have a truck or SUV, it will likely work well for you.

    Kuat swing away for 2" receiver's

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Installed on 2017 Mazda CX5 into receiver. When installed per initial the bolt hung down to within 5" of touching ground on flat concrete driveway. The main support beam drops approx. 2" below receiver hitch height. I reversed the bolt so only the "head" head hangs down and the "nut" is on top, that provided 7" of clearance. Major flaw in design here for vehicle with limited clearance. Having gotten past that, the latch mechanism is simple to use, I would recommend a small cable on the safety pin to not lose the pin. The bolt that holds the stinger solid in receiver and is locked, is difficult to start. I had a thule previous and it was much easier to start in the threads. It sticks out slightly behind the vehicle, but nothing unexpected and the swing seems to work fine under load. I have a 1UPUSA 2-bike tray system I use it with. I would have given 4-stars if it wasn't designed so very low. Given it's inserted into a receiver and that almost all vehicles the receiver is under the bumper mechanism, some thought should have been given to creating it to be in line with the back bumper of the vehicle to avoid dragging in driveways, off-camber terrain, etc. It will not function on my friend BMW X5, we tried it and it had 2" of clearance. Granted it's a BMW and there special, but it simply wouldn't work on his vehicle. He also has the same 1UP USA and I was complaining, so we tried it. Hope this helps you make an informed decision.

    Kuat swing away for 2" receiver's

    Can you comment on the height of your hitch above ground as well? I too have a low hitch (mini van factory install) but it's cut into the bumper a bit. Curious as to both the factory hitch height above ground AND the drop you note. Thanks!

    Camping made easy

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

    On bike trips I typically sleep in the back of my truck. Problem is the bikes are back there as well. This guy changes that and leaves me not having to remove the bikes from the rack and lock to tree, night. Not gonna lie, it's pretty heavy. It's not a huge deal just a heads up on the product. That being said I am also pretty confident it will last a long time due to it's construction. Also dig the fact that it comes with a lock and keys.

    Game Changer

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This is the new game changer when it comes to hitch bike racks. When you get into camp, simply swing your bikes out of the way and do all your usual camping with not having to unload and reload your bikes. Why more bike manufacturers haven't turned to this is beyond me. Definitely pick one up!

    Unanswered Question

    Is the pivot reversible? Due to a swing-away spare tire that swings to the passenger side, I need the pivot to swing to the driver side. I'm sure it can be flipped, but does it still work the same?

    The answer to your prayers

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    If you have a truck, suv or van ( I have a van) this is the device you've been waiting for. It lets your bike rack swing away so you can access your rear hatch/back doors/tailgate without taking off the bikes or the rack. Genius. Thanks Kuat !!!