steve asked on 3/17/2013:

Vehicle: 2013 Toyota Prius V
total bicycle weight limit?

Hello Steve,

Thule recommends to put no more then 35 lbs. per bike on the carrier. If you have any other questions, feel free to give us a call.



summerbreak asked on 8/2/2012:

Vehicle: 2006 Honda CRV
We have a rear mounted tire. Will this rack work or do I need a hitch extension?


The 971XT Helium extends 10" from the hitch hole, so if you have that much space, then it will fit, if not, then you will need an extension, which we do not sell or recommend because of tongue weight issues. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us.

Thanks, Rack Attack Boston


peter asked on 5/18/2012:

Vehicle: 2004 honda civic
I will be having a Sportframe 1 1/4 inch Rec hitch installed on my car. Will this rack fit or will I need some modifications to the hitch.


Hi Peter,

The helium comes with a 2" adapter installed. All you would have to do is uninstall the adapter to make it work with a 1 1/4" hitch.

Rack Attack


Joel Hernandez asked on 3/4/2012:

Vehicle: 2012 VW GTI
Is the Thule 971XT Helium 3-bike recommended for a GTI?

Does it comewith a hitch or do I have to buy it separetly


All hitch-mounted bike racks are for use with a pre-mounted trailer hitch. If your GTI does not already have a hitch, you will need to either order one and install it yourself or have a local shop install one for you. Once the hitch is installed, the 971XT Helium will be perfectly usable for you. If you have any other questions, feel free to give us a call at 888 399 RACK. Thanks!