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Receiver Hitch and Yakima EXO Swing Away Bike Rack for a 2021 Mazda CX-5

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I would like a hitch and a bike rack for my 2021 Mazda CX-5. I want a bike rack that can swing away so I can open up my rear hatch.

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I would be happy to help you find a hitch receiver and a bike rack for your 2021 Mazda CX-5. I recommend the EcoHitch Hidden Trailer Hitch Receiver item # EH68VR. The EcoHitch Hidden trailer hitch is designed to be as inconspicuous as possible. The hitch's cross tube bolts onto your vehicle's frame behind your rear bumper. There is no drilling or welding required. Once the hitch is installed, only the 2" receiver will be visible beneath your bumper. I have attached a picture and an installation video so you can follow along with the process and see the final results.

For your bike rack, that is also able to swing away, there's really only one way to go and that is with the Yakima EXO Swing Away 2-Bike Rack - Wheel Mount - 2" Hitches item # Y92VR. The bike rack has the capacity to carry two bikes up to 50 lbs apiece. This modular bike rack carries 2 bikes by the wheels. It also swings away, while fully loaded, for rear cargo area access. The hinged arm on the base lets you swing the unit away from your CX-5. This provides full access to your vehicle's rear cargo area and eliminates the need to remove your bikes when you're unloading your vehicle or letting your dog hop in or out of the back. The Same Key System (SKS) locks deter theft of the system and bikes. I have attached a picture of the Yakima Swing Away fully extended as well as a couple of review videos.

Another feature of the Yakima Swing Away bike rack item # Y92VR is that there are interchangeable accessories like the Yakima GearLocker Enclosed Cargo Carrier for Modular EXO System - 10 cu ft item # Y44VR. Or the Yakima GearWarrior Cargo Carrier for Modular EXO System - 60" Long x 23" Wide item # Y37VR.

To secure your bike rack in your hitch receiver I recommend the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 2" Hitch - Flush - 2-5/8" Span - Stainless Steel item # e98882.

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2021 mazda cx-5 ecohtich
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yakima swing arm bike rack extended
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