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Thule Helium Pro 2

Lightweight aluminum hitch bike rack provides outstanding bike protection and easy-on, easy-off convenience.



  • Super lightweight aluminum construction is half the weight of steel hitch bike racks, providing easy installation, removal, and handling
  • Unsurpassed hanging hitch carrier bike protection with industry-leading 7” spacing between bikes
  • Superior bike stability and fit with integrated anti-sway that prevent bike to bike contact and ‘disappears’ when not needed
  • Convenient access to rear of vehicle - HitchSwitch feature allows rack to be easily tilted down
  • Complete bike security with integrated cable lock (lock included)
  • Quick, secure and confidence inspiring bike attachment with ratchet strap cradle strap
  • Easily fold down bike arms when not in use with conveniently located HitchSwitch lever
  • Compact cradle design accommodates wide variety of bike sizes/frame styles
  • Fast, tool-free installation with SnugTite stinger design delivering maximum speed, stability and security (lock included)
  • Transferable between hitch receivers, fits 1.25” and 2” hitches

Technical specifications

Max number of bikes 2
Load capacity 75 lb
Max bike weight 37.5 lb
Dimensions 32 x 11 x 37.3 in
Folded dimensions 20.7 x 11 x 37.3 in
Weight 19 lb
Distance between bikes 7 in
Carbon frame compatible  ✓ 
Tilt function (with bikes)  ✖ 
Fits 1.25" receivers  ✓ 
Fits 2" receivers  ✓ 
One Key System compatible  ✓ 
Bike lock included  ✓ 
Receiver lock included  ✓ 
Color Aluminium
Model number 9042PRO
Spare parts



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Accessories for

Thule Frame Adapter

Modifies women's bike frames as well as BMX and non-standard frames in order to be carried on hanging-style hitch and strap mount bike racks.


Limited use


It's light weight but you must take it off every time you want to get in the back of a jeep Spare tire mounted bike carriers don't fit 2019 model jeep Wranglers


London Ontario Canada

Very Satisfied


Great hitchrack for anyone not mechanically inclined and want light weight , easy to install hitchrack. Use it on a 2013 Ford Escape and couldn't be happier. I'm an older rider , female and not very strong so was concerned about the weight of a hitchrack. Was also concerned about installing on hitch. My rack came quickly after ordering (1 day) and the instructions to install and operate were included. The rack only comes in 2 pieces so very easy to install. I did watch YouTube videos prior to purchase which did help alot when it came to use and installation. Used rack 1/2 dozen times and bike is secure. Like security lock feature when leaving bikes on hitch while not being with my vehicle.

Senior Biker



New straps and cradles need improvement


I had a Helium Aero and upgraded to Helium Pro. Overall design is great. But 2 little things are bad. The new straps seem prone to defects. One of mine "broke" on the first highway trip, and the bike partially dislodged. The new cradles seem smaller. My bike with 2.25" wide top tube did not sit in the cradles, and became partially dislodged when I used the strap that was not broken. One major improvement is that the cradles now can't move! Fix the cradles and straps for a bike with a thick top tube, and I would give this 5+ stars.


Valley Forge, PA


Thule Helium Pro 2

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