Hitch bike rack

Thule Helium Aero 3

Premium and super-lightweight hitch bike rack (for 3 bikes).



  • Easy handling, installation, and removal due to ultra-lightweight aluminum construction. Half the weight of most hitch bike racks
  • Maximum bike protection and suspension with HoldFast RDT (Road Dampening Technology) Cradles and No-Sway cages
  • Tool-free installation with SnugTite stinger design delivers maximum stability and security (lock included)
  • Complete bike security with integrated cable lock (included)
  • Sleek Aero-Design improves ground-clearance and increases distance between bikes for maximum protection
  • Convenient access to rear of vehicle - HitchSwitch feature allows rack to be easily tilted down

Technical specifications

Max number of bikes 3
Load capacity 50 kg
Max bike weight 16 kg
Dimensions 36 x 97 x 99 cm
Folded dimensions 36 x 97 x 56 cm
Weight 9 kg
Distance between bikes 14 cm
Carbon frame compatible
Tilt function (with bikes)
Fits 1.25" receivers
Fits 2" receivers
One Key System compatible
Bike lock included
Receiver lock included
Model number 9043
Spare parts



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Love this!


I'm 5'3", a bit older and not that strong. I'm thrilled and relieved that I can can use this without assistance. I can carry the hitch to the car and lock it in place. I can put on the bikes, do the straps and lock. We live in an area with street parking and we have to keep the rack off until we are ready to take it for a ride, so I'm taking the rack off and on about 3 times a week and up and down a flight of stairs. I was worried that I'd need help each time I wanted to go for a ride. I'm SO happy I can manage it myself. It looks nice, the bikes are secure and it's pretty easy to use. I love this rack and highly recommend it.

Kim L

San Francisco, CA


Great Rack!


Streamline and well designed. Older folks, weak people and young children may not be strong enough to work the straps but my 16 yr daughter has no problem. All this and looks too! Very good looking.


Northern California


bulletproof, easy to use


finally sprung for a rack rather than lobbing the carbon frame into the back of the SUV I know, I know...) Could not be happier. Cinch to put together. I've read complaints about the position of the locking wheel but I am an old fart with arthritis and it's not given me a problem.

Tom in Bucks

Yardley PA


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