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Thule Helium Aero 2 Bike Hitch Rack

    Thule Helium Aero 2 Bike Hitch Rack

    The Thule Helium Aero 2 bike hitch rack carries up to 2 bikes and features an ultra-lightweight aluminum construction that's easy to handle when installing and removing. See details

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    The Thule Helium Aero 2 bike hitch rack carries up to 2 bikes and features an ultra-lightweight aluminum construction that's easy to handle when installing and removing.

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    The Thule Helium Aero 2 bike hitch rack carries up to 2 bikes and features an ultra-lightweight aluminum construction that's easy to handle when installing and removing.

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    The Thule Helium Aero 2 bike hitch rack carries up to 2 bikes and features an ultra-lightweight aluminum construction that's easy to handle when installing and removing.

    • Sleek aero design improves ground clearance and increases distance between bikes for protection
    • Tilt-down design with Hitch Switch™ quick-release lever allows arms to fold down when not in use and tilts carrier away from vehicle for fast rear vehicle access
    • Included Snug-Tite™ Stinger receiver lock secures your rack to the car receiver; 4 walls of fastening contact within receiver eliminate vertical and horizontal movement
    • Hold Fast Cradles™ are shaped to cushion bike frames and feature Thermal Plastic Elastomer road damping pads that absorb road forces and vibration to protect bikes
    • Anti-Sway Cages with integrated soft-touch TPE strips protect bike frame finishes and prevent bike-to-bike and bike-to-vehicle contact; reinforced rubber cradle straps
    • Thule Helium Aero accommodates both 2 in. and 1.25 in. receiver hitches with included hitch adapter
    • Integrated locking cable secures bikes and stores conveniently in the rack's support arms
    • Easy mounting of hitch rack requires no tools; push rack into receiver until auto-pin engages, tighten knob and lock the hood of the housing
    • Not intended for tandem or recumbent bikes; carrying bikes with step-through frames requires the purchase of an adapter (sold separately)

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    Thule Helium Aero 2 Bike Hitch Rack Specs
    Specification
    Description
    Best use
    Cycling
    2
    1.25 and 2
    Yes
    18 pounds
    Number of bikes
    Hitch receiver (in.)
    Rear liftgate access
    Weight

    Thule Helium Aero 2 Bike Hitch Rack

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    Thule Helium Aero 2 Bike Hitch Rackis rated4.8out of5by5.
    Rated5out of5byfromGreat rackBought an suv and needed a rack that would fit a hitch. This one is lightweight and can be folded down out of the way of the trunk. Very easy to use. Only negative comment is the instructions for use of the key lock is not very clear.
    Date published: 2013-09-28
    Rated5out of5byfromGreat Rack!!Love this rack! Easy to install and use. I did have to get the frame adapter for my small frame but it works great! If you have to remove your rack frequently you will love how light this is!
    Date published: 2013-09-19
    Rated4out of5byfromGreat carrierI use this for my wife and my bike that are hybrid between mt. & street bikes with great success. Easy to mount and heavy duty for a lighter car rack. I like the lock features that help prevent theft of the rack and bikes. Only drawback is price but wait for an REI sale. This is a very sturdy rack that easily attaches to 2 inch or less hitch.
    Date published: 2013-07-28
    Rated5out of5byfromExcellent Bike RackWe picked up this bike rack on a Monday and left Thursday to drive from Indiana to Colorado. A 3000 mile road trip, up and down mountains west of Denver and through a couple of rainstorms and the back rack performed admirably. It never worked itself loose, stayed securely attached, and allows access to the back hatch door of our SUV. I love the light weight, easy to install/remove, and built-in security features of this rack.
    Date published: 2013-07-25
    Rated5out of5byfromGreat Bike RackThis is the best bike rack I have ever had (3rd). I had the previous model Aero rack, but the integrated bike lock would no release, so REI ordered me the new model. I loved the last one, held the bikes while driving on a wash-board dirt road at 55 mph, hitting large sand holes. The new one is slightly improved. The hitch lock is really nice. The integrated bike lock is simplified and easier to use. Looks sleek and is extremely light-weight (reason I bought). Fits 2 mountain bikes snuggly. Probably best suited to road bikes with the horizontal bars. I have one men's bike and one women's bike (use frame adapter tube). I couldn't ask for a better rack.
    Date published: 2013-06-09

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