Nearly half the weight of most hitch racks
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Lightweight but not repairable
from Walnut Creek, CA
Comments about 9043 Helium Aero 3 Bike:
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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Needs better clamping system
This rack is very nice to handle, install and remove and flip out of the way of the tailgate. It has a dangerous flaw in the rubber hold down straps. While these are OK for very light bikes, heavier models or mountain bikes tend to catch air at highway speeds. A positive hold-down like a strap is absolutely needed to prevent them from unhooking and losing the bike on the freeway.
Good for local commutes
from Detroit, MI
Wanted a bike carrier for two and maybe three bikes. Fits the bill nicely for two, three is tight. The rubber molds the bike rests on tend to migrate when driving so your bikes are askew when you reach your destination even when using the strap to eliminate sway. Straps are fragile and I have broken two. Antisway device is fragile and have broken 1 of 3 again with the strap in use. Thule quickly replaced these. Long time user of Thule Roof Rack bike carrier and box for skis, camping, etc... This is fine for short commutes but suffers with highway speeds or long commutes.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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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.
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