Thule 9042 Helium Aero 2

Looking for an easy to use, easy to install, easy to load, locking, lightweight bike rack that cradles and carries your bikes like a baby?  The NEW Thule 9042 Helium Aero aluminum bike rack is for you.  The 9042 holds up to 2 bikes.  Equipped with the latest in Thule innovation; Hold Fast Cradles with RDT (Road Dampening Technology), No-Sway Cages(also with RDT), Integrated Locking Cable and AutoAttach Lock Knob, No-Tool AutoAttach, Snug-Tite Stinger, and Hitch Switch.  The Helium Aero can be installed and secured in seconds with virtually no rack movement .  Bike arms fold down when not in use and carrier tilts away for rear of vehicle access.  Form meets function in the beautiful new Thule Helium Aero.




  • 2 bike capacity
  • Constructed of Ultra-Light and strong aluminum
  • Hold Fast Cradles w/ RDT, secure bikes while absorbing road shock
  • No-Sway Cages w/ RDT prevent bike contact
  • Aero-Design improves ground clearance and increases distance between bikes
  • No-Tool AutoAttach allows installation and removal quickly and easily
  • Snug-Tite Stinger removes space in hitch receiver virtually eliminating rack movement
  • Hitch Switch allows arms to fold down when not in use and allows rack to tilt away for rear of vehicle access
  • Integrated Locking Cable and AutoAttach Lock Knob locks bikes to carrier and carrier to vehicle
  • Fits all 1 ¼" or 2" receivers with hitch adapter (included)

Also available in a 3-Bike Version - Thule 9043 Helium Aero 3 Bike Rack


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Thule 9042 Helium Aero 2