Kuat bike racks have been among our favorites for years. They are easy to load up, sturdy, and protected, all of which are ideal characteristics. The one drawback, though, used to be the maneuverability. When it came to truck beds or hatchbacks, you’ll be able to pivot them downward, but that only goes so far when you find yourself 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 wish to have access to gear at the back of your truck, or want to grab an amber ale to toss to your buddy even as 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 even as 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 protected 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.
Compatibility: 2in hitch
Really helpful Use: shuttle
Manufacturer Warranty: lifetime