Nearly half the weight of most hitch racks.
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from Vancouver, BC
Comments about Thule Helium Aero 3 Bike 9043:
We use this rack regularly to carry 1-2 bikes (we have the 3-bike version but have never actually tried to carry 3). It's easy to use and holds bikes securely. The only real problem we've had is that the stabilizers that hold the down tube to prevent the bikes from swinging have fallen off. Doesn't affect our use of the rack, so far.Although folding the rack down with bikes on isn't recommended, we do it all the time. It hasn't been a problem, and it makes it much easier to access the hatch and let the dog in and out!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Greta rack! Glad I got this one!
from Exton, Pa
I bought this a month ago and am very pleased. Its light, sturdy, very easy to install, take off, secure, load bikes, move to open tailgate, etc. Used it for 1 or 2 Bikes so far and they mounted/rode securely. Very happy I got this one and not one of those monster platforms!! The main concerns voiced in other reviews almost caused me to avoid, however glad I didn't pay attention to them. While its true the rubber straps can come off that won't happen if BOTH ends are connected even when no bike is being transported. The weakest part of the design appears to be the main anti sway brackets which will come off, however just make sure the rubber strap is connected in both places to the post. I had minor sliding of the rubber mount one time, moved it back easily and hasn't shifted since.
Lightweight but not repairable
from Walnut Creek, CA
Nice rack for local trips with 2 bikes - we bought the 3 bike rack but really too tight and too much weight on hitch. Straps work fine but we lost two when they were not coupled and fell off on road. Had to replace. We had the lock cable cut and Thule could not repair. Bummer.
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