Thule 9042 Helium Aero - 2 Bike Hitch Rack - Fits 2" and 1.25" hitches

CAD $499.95 CAD $399.97 CAD $99.98

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The Thule 9042 Helium Aero is nearly half the weight of most hitch racks on the market and is the one of the only lightweight racks to integrate maximum convenience, bike protection, and security into one sleek design. The Helium Aero safely carries 2 bikes on the hitch of your vehicle using a dual arm hanging design.

The Helium Aero 2 Bike Rack includes Thule's RDT Cradles, Ripple Straps, and Anti-Sway Cradles for maximum bike stability and protection. The 9042 Helium Aero is also very easy to mount to your vehicle; just insert the rack into your hitch, engage the safety pin, and tighten the rack using the hand tight knob, then lock the rack. Now you are ready to load your bikes and head out to the trails.

Need access to your rear hatch or trunk? The 9042 is able to tilt down away from the vehicle once your bikes have been removed using a quick release lever located at the bottom of the rack. The arms of the Helium Aero can also be folded down when not in use using the lever located at the top of the rack. A cable lock is also included to secure your bikes to the bike rack thus preventing theft. The Helium Aero is also available in a 3 bike model for extra bike carrying capacity. Check out the Thule 9043 Helium Aero 3 Bike.


  • Carries up to 2 bikes
  • Lightweight aluminum is nearly half the weight of most hitch racks, for simple handling, installation and removal
  • Hold Fast Cradles with Road Dampening Technology to secure the bike to the rack while absorbing road shock
  • No-Sway cages to prevent contact and absorb road shock for frame protection
  • Integrated locking cable and lock knob lock the bike to carrier and carrier to vehicle
  • Sleek design improves ground-clearance and increases distance between bikes for maximum protection
  • No-tools required allowing 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
  • If you have a bike with a unique frame a crossbar adapter may be required such as the Thule 982XT Frame Adapter to mount around the handle bars and seat post, giving you a proper bar to mount onto
  • 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
  • Also available as a 3 bike model, the Thule 9043 Helium Aero 3 Bike
  • Product instructions: PDF download (external link)
  • Thule hitch bike rack compatibility fit guide: PDF download (external link)


  • Rack Weight: 21 lb.
  • Weight Capacity: 70 lb. total or 35 lb. per bike
  • Hitch pin to bumper clearance: 10.815"
  • Hitch size: 2" or 1.25"

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