Mind blowing! We love the new Thule Helium Aero Bike Rack…but we never thought it would be this popular.
The new Thule Helium Aero comes in both a 2 bike and 3 bike version. It’s got all the bells and whistles including fully locking features and this thing they call the AutoAttach Lock Knob. Basically, there’s a cable to lock up your bikes and the special knob makes taking this rack on and off extremely easy. The whole rack only weighs about 25 lbs (some type of ultra-light aluminum), so when we show it to people, we insist that they actually hold it in their hands and try the installation themselves. Most people know they have the rack for them once that happens.
This is the perfect rack for those living the “compact” lifestyle. Anyone with limited space, whether it be in your garage or on your car, love this rack. The Helium Aero rack has the ability to fold down for rear hatch access and the arms can fold down for an even more compact setup. It has a small footprint in your garage and is light enough to be stored on a shelf if needed. It fits into both 1 1/4″ and 2″ hitches and has great ground clearance, so it is compatible with all car models. It is especially popular on smaller cars like the Toyota Prius, Honda Fit, VW, Golf, or Subaru Impreza…to name a few.
It works like your typical mast-style rack and can carry most bike models. It has some pretty cool cradles and cages that hold and support your bike, preventing it from banging around and damaging itself, other bikes, or your car. One reason we feel this has sold so well is because it makes sense: it’s a good price for all the features and customer’s love the feel and ease of use of the rack.
We have several employees “testing” this rack as we speak…