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.
Holds up to two bikes
Ultra-light aluminum is nearly half the weight of most hitch racks, for easy handling, installation and removal
Patented Hold Fast Cradles with RDT (Road Dampening Technology) secure the bike to the rack while absorbing road shock
No-Sway cages with RDT prevent contact and absorb road shock for frame protection
Integrated locking cable and AutoAttach lock knob lock the bike to carrier and carrier to vehicle (2 lock cores included)
Sleek aero-design improves ground-clearance and increases distance between bikes for maximum protection
No-tool AutoAttach allows you to install and remove the rack from your vehicle quickly and easily
Snug-Tite Stinger virtually eliminates rack movement by removing space in the receiver
Hitch Switch allows arms to fold down when not in use and tilts the carrier away for rear of vehicle access
Fits all 1.25" and 2" receivers with Thule's hitch adapter (included)
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