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Thule Helium Aero 3 Bike Hitch Rack

    Thule Helium Aero 3 Bike Hitch Rack

    Weighing only 19 lbs., the Thule Helium Aero 3-Bike Hitch Rack carries 3 bikes and features lightweight, durable aluminum that’s easy to handle when installing and removing. See details

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    Weighing only 19 lbs., the Thule Helium Aero 3-Bike Hitch Rack carries 3 bikes and features lightweight, durable aluminum that’s easy to handle when installing and removing.

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    Weighing only 19 lbs., the Thule Helium Aero 3-Bike Hitch Rack carries 3 bikes and features lightweight, durable aluminum that’s easy to handle when installing and removing.

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    Weighing only 19 lbs., the Thule Helium Aero 3-Bike Hitch Rack carries 3 bikes and features lightweight, durable aluminum 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
    • 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 and AutoAttach lock knob lock the bike to carrier and carrier to vehicle; bike cable stores in 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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    Item 851521

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    Thule Helium Aero 3 Bike Hitch Rack Specs
    Specification
    Description
    Best use
    Cycling
    3
    1.25 and 2
    Yes
    19 pounds
    Number of bikes
    Hitch receiver (in.)
    Rear liftgate access
    Weight

    Thule Helium Aero 3 Bike Hitch Rack

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    Thule Helium Aero 3 Bike Hitch Rack is rated 4.375 out of 5 by 8.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Wish I bought a Yakima This very expensive rack did not fit our Drawtite 1 1/4" hitch. The super fancy "Stinger" mount was defective and would not allow the locking mechanism to fully disengage thereby making the mount too large for a hitch. When I contacted Thule customer service and described the issue in detail and included pictures of the mount- they replied that based on the pictures they could see that the locking mechanism was not disengaged and that I should disengage it. Seriously! I followed up with a local specialty rack store and they told me that they have had to modify these mounts in the past. So the rack QC is poor and the Manufacturer's response was insulting and pathetic. If I lived close to the REI I would have simply returned it and waited for the Yakima light weight rack to be restocked. Note the Staff at REI were great I am only speaking of Thule's own Customer Support. We did keep it as returning to REI is incredibly inconvenient and I had a machine shop modify the rack to within useable tolerances (at my expense)...and in the end it is awfully tight when 3 bikes are put on- lots of contact between the bikes, and scratched paint! Would not buy this again or recommend Thule to anyone
    Date published: 2014-03-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bike Rack - Nice I wanted a bike rack that I needed to only haul 2 or 3 bikes. This is a very light, yet very well built bike rack and I am impressed with it.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great features best rack for the money, very pleased.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very high quality I like how it locks to the vehicle and also the security cable that locks the bikes on the rack. It lessens the worry when we park and ride the rails to trails.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Attaches to car in 10 seconds! I wanted a bike rack that attaches to my car so quick and easy that I wouldn't consider it too much trouble to take our bikes. This bike rack takes ten seconds to attached to your car, and only about five seconds to remove from the car. Attaching bikes to the rack are the same Thule traps as other Thule racks, which takes me about 30 seconds to mount and strap down a bike.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Bike Carrier Product went together in less than 10 minutes. Attached to vehicle hitch receiver in less than one minute. Bicycles go on or off in less than one minute each. Bike carrier can be removed from vehicle in less than one minute. Bikes seem sturdy while mounted but I have not taken any long trips yet.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Refined, Well Built, Worth the Extra $ I had to return the first one because of a manufacturing defect out of the box. REI exchanged it quickly and all has been well thus far.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! This really is a nice product. Its easy to install. Its lightweight (compared to other types of bike racks). My back doesn't like heavy things and I can manage this with no problem. I've only put 2 bikes on my 3 bike rack but there is plenty of room for the third. The unit is very stable. It comes complete right out of the box. I use a chain and/or u-lock if I leave bikes on the rack when parked. I've used this on my Jetta, Taurus and a Tacoma. Works great. I love that you can throw it in the trunk if you aren't using it. It folds up nice and the tilt feature is a blessing in disguise. Its priced a little higher than other racks but I think its worth it. I have zero regret.
    Date published: 2014-03-21

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