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Hitch with 2" receiver

My wife is considering buying a 2019 Mazda 6 but she's an avid mountain biker and so we would need to have a hitch installed that comes with a 2" receiver. Does anyone have any recommendations for a hitch like this?


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The trunk is fucking huge and the seats fold down. Did you even search the internet to see whats available? Im sure Reese and Drawtite make them.

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My wife is considering buying a 2019 Mazda 6 but she's an avid mountain biker and so we would need to have a hitch installed that comes with a 2" receiver. Does anyone have any recommendations for a hitch like this?


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I think the low carrying capacity of the sedan is going to be your biggest limiter for what is offered. A 2" receiver means that you need at least class 2 and most everything is class 1 with the 1.25" receiver.
I am not sure how the 2019 varies from the 2017 but there is a thread here for the 3rd gen and a 2" receiver made by Torklift.

Another option would be to buy a universal hitch with a 2" receiver and have the mounting custom fabricated.

Good luck.


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Search for code "GJ11-AC-TB" (or TBA) which is a "tow bar" for the Australian Mazda6. Very, very likely fits, also, the third gen. Mazda6 for the US and Canada. Pain in the bazooka to get things shipped from Aus., but this is a class act. It is a vertically-oriented receiver tube (I think, 1-1/4) and it is all but invisible when the utility hitch bar is removed from it. The utility hitch bar will mount a 2" ball, or it will mount a hitch mount bicycle rack. Be sure to use the stabilizer straps to steady the vertical of the bike rack.

This is the set-up I want.

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2" Receiver...

Tow bar setup. I think it is 1-1/4" receiver tube. No interference with stock muffler. No grounding out on steep driveways, a pet peeve of mine.
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Why do you need a 2" receiver? I have a 1-1/4" on my "6" and a 2-bike rack that works just fine with it.... is the issue that you already own the bike rack and like it? If so there are adapters available and that won't be a problem; bikes are not heavy.
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And I repeat: use the stabilizer strap(s)... I would say - to the leading edge of the trunk - and lightly tension it.

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Why do you need a 2" receiver? I have a 1-1/4" on my "6" and a 2-bike rack that works just fine with it.... is the issue that you already own the bike rack and like it? If so there are adapters available and that won't be a problem; bikes are not heavy.

Yup, I already own a Kuat bike rack with a 2" receiver on it for my car. In hindsight going 2" was not the smartest idea. Overkill. Will probably end up going with an adapter.


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