At almost half the weight of traditional hitch racks, the new Thule Helium 2 bike hitch rack 9042
brings an all new meaning to the term “ease of use”.
A lightweight aluminum construction makes for easy rack handling during installation and removal. The Helium is 40% lighter weight than traditional hitch racks.
The Hitch Switch quick-release lever allows for rapid rear vehicle access with the push of a button.
The Helium bike arms conveniently fold down when not in use with the Hitch Switch lever.
Accommodates both 2" and 1 1/4" receivers right out of the box with the Stinger Swinger hitch adapter.
Easy bike loading with narrow distance between bike cradle arms – ideal for women’s and kid’s bikes w/o the need for adapters.
Simple, no tools installation. Slide the Helium into the receiver and tighten the locking knob to eliminate an wiggle.The Helium has a 2 bike capacity and is also available in a 3 bike model (Helium 9043).
Maximum bike stability provided with T3 cradles and No Sway Cage anti-sway device. Cradles easily adjust along the bike arm to accommodate different style bikes. No Sway Cage anti-sway device prevents bike to bike contact.
Maximum bike security - integrated locking cable locks the bikes to the Helium, and a locking knob (at the base) locks the Helium to the receiver hitch.
The Helium bike hitch rack is made of 6061-T6 high strength aluminum, with a durable anodized finish, a powder coated steel stinger assembly, and injection molded nylon cradles.Click here
for detailed product measurements and specifications to determine if this rack will fit your rig.
Not sure if you will like the way a roof rack will look on your vehicle?
Take a look at our "Rack Installation Photos" page to see how your vehicle will look all racked up. Click here.Backed by a Thule Lifetime Warranty