Thule 9043 Helium Aero 3

Ultra sleek, ultra lightweight, and ultra stylish.  At approximately half the weight of most other hitch racks, the Thule 9043 Helium Aero 3 Bike Rack excels at being being easy to use and easy to install or remove.  All this while packing more features than any other ultra-light rack.  Features like, Patented Hold Fast Cradles with RDT, No-Sway Cages with RDT, No-Tool AutoAttach, Integrated Locking Cable and AutoAttach Lock Knob, Snug-Tite Stinger, Hitch Switch and a Sleek Aero-Design.  Once again Thule resets the bar with innovation and design on the NEW Thule Helium Aero.




  • 3 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 2-Bike Version - Thule 9042 Helium Aero 2 Bike Rack


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Thule 9043 Helium Aero 3