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.
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Good, but not great.
By Quincy of Anniston
from Anniston, AL
Comments about Thule Helium Aero 2 Bike 9042:
I purchased this rack with my wife in mind. I wanted something light that was easy to mount and dismount, which it is. I have the two bike rack. The two problems that I have is that there isn't enough space between bikes. With two bikes mounted the bikes touch. I would suggest if you only need a two bike rack to get the three bike model to have enough space. The second problem are the straps. The holes never seem to line up for good tension, they most often are too loose are too tight. My wife always has a problem connecting the straps. Also the straps aren't long enough. They fit ok if your bike has regular size top tubes, but if they are over sized or odd shaped it can be a problem. My wife and I have Orbea bikes, which have a more square top tube, and we have to use the last hole on the strap, which isn't easy to do. If any one from Thule is reading this I would suggest going to a ratcheting type system.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Light, Compact, Easy On/Off
By Planet Joel
from Bloomington, IN
I have a Mazda CX-5 with a hitch receiver. I purchased another, cheaper bike rack that I hated. Since I got the Helium Aero 2 Bike 9042, I find that I enjoy riding my bike more. My bike is on the rack in seconds as opposed to minutes. The rack rides very smooth, no wobbles. If I have to make a pit stop before or after my ride, I know my bike is safe with the built in lock.
Wish I would have bought this sooner!
from Minneapolis, MN
First hitch mounted bike rack i used. it's great! light weight, easy to use and bikes are very secure. Really appreciate the integrated lock system for the bikes and the hitch.
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