Kuat Alpha Hitch Bike Rack Review – 2013 Mazda CX-5 – etrailer.com

Kuat Alpha Hitch Bike Rack Review – 2013 Mazda CX-5 – etrailer.com


Today, on our 2013 Mazda CX-5, well be test
fitting the Kuat Alpha Folding Aluminum 3-Bike Carrier, Part Number A103-white-114.To begin
our test fit, well slide the shank of the carrier
into the opening of the hitch, line up our pinholes, insert our anti-rattle bolt and
secure with a lock on the other side. Well move to the back of the carrier and turn
the black T-handle to engage our anti-rattle device.Now, that our Alpha is secured to our
CX-5, well go over a few clearance measurements to see how the two fit together. We have about 14 inches of ground clearance. Closest part of the carrier to the closest
part of our CX-5 is about 7 inches away. With the cradle arms folded down, weve added
about 14 inches to the overall length of our vehicle.Well now pull the pin at the top of
the mast to swing the cradle arms out. With the cradle arms out, weve added about
32 inches to the length of our Mazda CX-5.To access the cargo area, well pull the pin located
at the base of the carrier to tilt the mast down.