Universal Helium Hitch Mount Bike Rack by Thule®. Available in 2-bike and 3-bike options; fits 1-1/4" and 2" receivers. The Helium Aero is nearly half the weight of most hitch racks and is the only ultra-light rack to integrate maximum convenience, bike protection, and security into one sleek aero-design.
|Carrier Type: Hanging|
|Includes Anti-Sway: Yes|
|Includes Bike Locks: Yes|
|Locks to Receiver Hitch: Yes|
|Fits 2" Receiver Hitches: Yes|
|Fits 1-1/4" Receiver Hitches: Yes|
|Arms Fold Down for Storage: Yes|
|Maximum Number of Bikes: 2 or 3|
Hold Fast Cradles™
Patented Hold Fast Cradles™ with RDT (Road Dampening Technology) secure the bike to the rack while absorbing road shock.
No-Sway™ cages with RDT (Road Dampening Technology) prevent contact and absorb road shock for frame protection.
Integrated Locking Cable
Integrated locking cable and AutoAttach lock knob lock the bike to carrier and carrier to vehicle.
No-Tool AutoAttach allows you to install and remove the rack from your vehicle quickly and easily.
Snug-Tite Stinger™ virtually eliminates rack movement by removing space in the receiver.
Hitch Switch™ allows arms to fold down when not in use and tilts the carrier away for rear of vehicle access.
Backed by a limited lifetime warranty.
Made in the USA
Proudly made in Franklin Park, Illinois.
If ease of loading is an important consideration when choosing a hitch bike rack, then the Helium Aero is the rack for you. The Helium Aero is constructed from sturdy but ultra-light aluminum, so it's easy to handle, remove and install. In fact, the Helium Aero is nearly half the weight of a traditional bike carrier. But the simplicity doesn't end there because the Helium Aero can also be loaded to the receiver without any tools: just slide the hitch into the receiver, secure it with the receiver pin and then tighten the receiver lock knob.
Two versions of the Helium Aero are available, one that can carry up to 2 bikes and another that can transport up to 3 bikes. Flipping the Hitch Switch folds the Helium's arms down when not in use to make parking and garaging easier, and the Helium Aero can also be tilted down for access to the trunk, hatch or tailgate. A hitch adapter is included so the Helium Aero can be attached to 1-1/4" and 2" receivers. The Thule Helium Aero Hitch Bike Rack comes with everything necessary for installation, including detailed instructions. The limited lifetime warranty applies to the original purchaser of the product, and warrants the product against manufacturer's defects in materials or workmanship.
Thule® designs and manufactures products for outdoor enthusiasts, athletes, and those that lead an active lifestyle. They specialize in developing and marketing cargo transportation solutions so these people can bring their gear with them wherever they go, whatever they drive. Thule was founded in Sweden in 1942, and built their first roof rack system in the 1960s. Today Thule leads the market with innovative products for transporting, bicycles, watercraft, snowsport equipment and other gear on the roof, with the trailer hitch, on the trunk or hatch, or in the pickup bed. Thule manufactures the strongest, most durable and longest lasting load carrying systems on the market, and backs their products with a lifetime warranty. Over 80% of Thule products sold in North America are made in USA, and Thule employs over 1,000 American workers.