The Thule 970XT Helium 2-bike has been replaced by the Thule 9042 Helium Aero 2-Bike
Thule 9042 Helium Aero 2-Bike

Thule 9042 Helium Aero 2-Bike

The Thule 9042 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. The Thule 9042 Helium Aero safely carries 2 bikes.

Thule 970XT Helium 2-bike

Thule 970XT Helium 2-bike
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Status: Discontinued

Product Code: 100970XT


Description

The Thule 970XT Helium is an ultra-light aluminum hitch rack bike carrier that is nearly half the weight of a traditional bike carrier. The Thule 970XT Helium makes installation and removal easier and safely carries two bicycles behind your vehicle.


Features

  • Holds up to two bikes
  • No-tool installation, simply load into the hitch receiver and tighten receiver knob
  • Narrow cradle arms hold a wider range of bike frames including smaller children's frames
  • T3 Cradles hold bikes in place for maximum frame protection and stability
  • Patented No-Sway Cage prevents bike-to-bike contact
  • Hitch Switch lever tilts carrier from vehicle for trunk, hatch, or tailgate access
  • Includes integrated locking cable and receiver lock knob to secure bikes to hitch rack and hitch rack to vehicle
  • Hitch adapter included to accommodate 1 1/4" or 2" receivers, no accessory purchase required
  • Bike arms fold down when not in use or for storage
  • Lanyard for receiver pin
  • Hitch Switch with fold down arms
  • Stinger adds improved receiver fits and better ground clearance
  • For all 1 1/4" hitches, Helium stinger foot must be able to extend 2 5/8" from center of pin hole into receiver hitch without obstruction
  • Need a receiver hitch? Try our Curt Hitch Finder (US Customers Only)

Specifications

Weight: 21lbs

Length (carton): 36.5"

Width (carton): 15.75"

Height (carton): 9.5"

UPC: 091021426528


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Thule 970XT Helium 2-bike
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5/11/2012

Excellent rack had this for one week and love it

2001 Honda, Accord

Thule 970XT Helium 2-bike
2 -
6/3/2011

I rate this rack low because I bought this rack 1 year ago and one of the rubber straps broke and I almost lost my bike. Now another has broken. To replace them is a royal pain that took forever. I also have a Saris Bones for my other car and must say the plastic binding straps they have are far better and way more durable.

2009 Saturn Outlook

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