Yakima Backswing 2" Swing Away Adapter

Yakima Backswing 2" Swing Away Adapter
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The BackSwing extension gives your hitch-mount rack the freedom to swing out of the way so you can access your tailgate. Easy to install, it locks in place while you’re on the road, then unlocks so you can swing your fully-loaded rack a full 90-degrees out of the way to grab your gear, cooler, dog - or just sit and enjoy some post–ride trailgating. Built strong, the BackSwing can hold up to 250 lbs, and works with just about any hitch-mount rack using a 2” receiver.

Features:
  • Hitch extension converts most 2" hitch products to a swing-away rack
  • Easily swings open 90 degrees and locks in place with the simple to use release lever
  • Secures to any 2" hitch receiver using a threaded pin
  • 250 lb. maximum load capacity (rack plus gear)
  • 35lbs
Specs:
Hitch Type 2" Receiver

This product was added to our catalog on October 9, 2019

Verified Owner
Wednesday, Sep 9 2020 (7 weeks ago)
Yakima Backswing 2" Swing Away Adapter
Not as compatible as you would think. Even though it's marketed as for "most 2-in. hitch bike racks," the approved list is actually quite limited -- even within Yakima's roster of racks. I bought it with the intention of installing a Yakima BackRoad 4 onto it. Yakima customer support never got back to me before I ordered the SwingAway from Performance Bicycle, but before I installed it I called Yakima customer service to expedite my support ticket. After a whole back and forth of "will it work, won't it work?" it was ultimately confirmed that it does NOT work with the BackRoad 4, for reasons about how the BackRoad 4 didn't pass the weight test with it.

So I returned the BackSwing to Performance Bicycle. I only opened the box to slip in a sheet with the RMA number on it (as instructed by the Performance Bicycle service rep on live chat).

To my dismay, it cost me a whopping $109(!) to ship the unused return via USPS, since Performance Bicycle has no deal with UPS or another carrier for returns. Meaning, I spent that money for something I never used. I will probably not buy from Performance Bicycle again.