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Thule
Helium Pro Bike Rack - 2 Bike

3.731707317073171 out of 5 stars
41 Reviews

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Why We Like The Helium Pro Bike Rack

Unbelievably lightweight and a breeze to use, the Thule Helium Pro Bike Rack features a strong, yet featherweight aluminum construction and quick-release Hitch Switch to make sure installation and loading and unloading bikes aren't a fifteen-minute-long swearing session.


Easy, convenient, no-tool installation saves you tons of frustration, and once it's on, fiddling between rides is kept to a minimum thanks to the aforementioned Hitch Switch system, which folds down and tilts away from your car for1 easy rear access. The industry-leading seven-inch spacing between bikes ensure protection on the road, while confident stability and fit comes with the integrated anti-sway design that prevent bike-to-bike contact and even folds away when not needed. Narrow cradle arms accommodate a wide range of bikes from your child's beginner bike to your off-road rig, which are safe during pit stops thanks to the integrated, retractable cable that easily locks the bikes down to prevent theft.


Details

  • Impressively light, convenient hitch bike rack for two bikes
  • Aluminum construction saves weight while retaining strength
  • Fast, tool-free installation for speed, stability, and security
  • HitchSwitch system folds neatly away for tailgate or trunk access
  • Integrated anti-sway design keeps bikes locked-in place
  • Seven-inch spacing between bikes eliminates contact
  • Integrated cable lock secures your bikes with confidence
  • Carries up to two bikes
  • Item #THU009C
Bike Capacity
2
Compatibility
[hitch] 1.25in, 2in
Locks Included
yes
Part Number
9042PRO
Recommended Use
travel
Manufacturer Warranty
limited lifetime

Overall Rating

3.5 based on 41 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 4 reviews
2 Stars - 4 reviews
3 Stars - 8 reviews
4 Stars - 8 reviews
5 Stars - 17 reviews

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4 out of 5 stars

February 5, 2024

Functionally Good, Terrible Instructions

As other reviews mentioned, the picture assembly instructions are terrible. I ended up watching a couple of videos that I found online. Just returned from a road trip to FL with 2 bikes. The rack worked fine and rode well, even on highways, but the straps are nearly impossible to remove. After taking the bikes off the first time, I was careful not to over tighten the straps the next 2 times bikes were put on the rack. It didn't make a difference - I'm having a heck of a time loosening the straps and it is very frustrating. There has to be a better system. Or maybe Thule can provide compatible rubber "swiss cheese type" straps instead. Other than that, though, the rack is easy to use.

Stephanotis
manufacturer

Originally reviewed on manufacturer

5 out of 5 stars

October 30, 2023

Great product easy to use and very light!

I am very happy with this bike rack. Its a great product, easy to install and operate and it is very light. It’s also very discrete in the back of my SUV especially when folded down without the bike. It is also very stable and by adding a strap to hold the front wheel it’s even more stable. Highly recommended.

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Denis P… Bromont, Qc
manufacturer

Originally reviewed on manufacturer

5 out of 5 stars

October 26, 2023

Bike rack

Great bike rack! Highly recommended. Well built. Lightweight compared to others

Bob123
manufacturer

Originally reviewed on manufacturer

5 out of 5 stars

September 12, 2023

REALLY HAPPY WITH THIS PURCHASE !

I've been using this helium hitch mounted 2 bike rack for several months, and I love the convenience and well thought out design I've never had an issue with any part of it. It's durable, easy to attach and remove, and holds my bike securely. I use a bungy cord to snug up the bike toward the rack for long distance and of course the lockable safety latch as an extra security precaution. I love the lockable knob to help secure the bike to the rack while I am riding. I'd recommend it without hesitation.

Chris-C
manufacturer

Originally reviewed on manufacturer

5 out of 5 stars

September 10, 2023

Awesome bike rack

Bought for our new car. Excellent quality and well thought out design.

CanadianDad
manufacturer

Originally reviewed on manufacturer

5 out of 5 stars

August 21, 2023

Thule Helium Pro bike rack

This was an easy product to install and is very sturdy. The bike rack has convenient mechanisms that make it easy to open my rear hatch and for releasing the bike. I highly recommend this product

Whitey
manufacturer

Originally reviewed on manufacturer

1 out of 5 stars

August 21, 2023

Bike got stolen in no time!

I got my bike stolen from this rack in no time. Do not use the lock that comes with it. Buy a separate lock.

Stolenbike
manufacturer

Originally reviewed on manufacturer

4 out of 5 stars

August 17, 2023

Frustrated with Instructions

I love the rack, but hated the instructions that came with it. Just illustrations that lacked great detail. I'm a retired word guy, earned my living writing and editing, so I would have greatly appreciated detailed written instructions to accompany the graphics. Or maybe a link to a video that showed step-by-step instructions for assembly and operations. And, though it is easy to anchor the bike to the rack pulling the rubber straps tight, I've had great difficulty getting them loose until I realized I shouldn't pull them so tight. The rack is wonderful, but clear instructions would have got you the fifth star.

Word Guy
manufacturer

Originally reviewed on manufacturer

3 out of 5 stars

August 16, 2023

Does not fit two adult sized mountain bikes.

I have two adult mountain bikes that basically do not fit on the helium pro 2. The bikes make contact with one another and the second bike when mounted, as per recommendations does not fit. Am not sure what I am doing wrong but I am starting to regret this purchase.

DanjS
manufacturer

Originally reviewed on manufacturer

5 out of 5 stars

July 24, 2023

Thule Helium Pro 5 Stars!

I purchased the Helium Pro a few weeks ago after purchasing my 2023 Nissan Armada. I used to have roof racks on my 4 Runner but the roof rack system was not feasible on the Armada as the roofline is much higher. Once fully assembled, the great features of this rack are as follows: 1. I can mount the carrier on the hitch in one minute and be on the road quickly. 2. No more removing the front tire of the bike. I had to use a fork adapter once I upgraded my forks. Just hang and go. 3. The key locks are great. It takes just a few seconds to lock the rack to the hitch and lock the bike. 4. It is pretty light weight compared to other brands. 5. It folds relatively flat. You can keep this in your SUV or in your garage until you need it. I absolutely love this bike carrier. It is actually quicker than the old Yakima Forklift system and a lot easier on my back!

Palm Beach
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Originally reviewed on manufacturer