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Thule Helium Aero 9043 Hitch-Mount Bike Carrier, Three-Bike

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Product Details

Packed with features, the ultra-lightweight Thule Helium Aero 9043 3 bike carrier secures your bikes to your car—and keeps them safe from all the trials of transport.

Specs

  • Capacity: 3 bikes.
  • Construction

  • Integrated locking cable and AutoAttach lock the bike to the carrier and the carrier to the car.
  • Additional Features

  • Premium hitch-mount bike carrier for up to three bikes.
  • Half the weight of traditional hitch racks.
  • Adapts to fit both 2” and 1 ¼” receiver hitch.
  • Sleek Aero-Design improves ground clearance, and increases distance between bikes.
  • Patented Hold Fast Cradles, No Sway cages and Road Dampening Technology stabilize bikes.
  • Hitch Switch quick-release lever provides quick, easy tailgate or trunk access.
  • Arms fold down when not in use.
  • Snug-Tite Stinger eliminates space around the receiver to limit rack movement.
  • Use the Thule Automated Fit Guide to find the right rack for your vehicle.
  • Made in the USA.
  • Customer Reviews
    Thule Helium Aero 9043 Hitch-Mount Bike Carrier, Three-Bike
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    5 / 5
    4.4/5
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    7 out of 8 of reviewers would recommend this product.
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    5 / 5
    August 17, 2018
    Very happy
    I bought this to replace a 20+year old Thule bike rack that is heavy and clunky but still functional. I paid the extra $100 to get the aluminum rack because... more
    Fairhaven, MA
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    AnglerSailor September 11, 2018
    Cursed! Right after I wrote this review, I put the rack back on the car for a trip to Canada. The anti sway thing on the position closest to the fold, the one with the extension, had disappeared. It fell off somewhere when I had the rack folded on the car, I guess, as I couldn't find it in the yard or the house. How do I get a replacement part and any suggestions for securing the anti sway things to the rack in case they get loose? I do love the rack, 11 hours up and back and the bikes were in good shape.
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    5 / 5
    January 6, 2017
    Hitch requirements are not clear.
    This bike rack seemed it was the bike rack to meet our needs and the link to Thule appears to indicate it will work with our Toyota 4 Runner. But the... more
    Augusta
    Response from L.L.Bean
    January 13, 2017
    By L.L.Bean Customer Satisfaction Team
    We're sorry this rack does not work for you. We have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and are happy to help with any questions you may have and will reach out to you; your satisfaction is important to us.
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    ChocolateLab January 15, 2017
    As a follow-up... I still cannot verify if this is a good product as it will not fit on our SUV, but LLBean has gone out of their way to find a Thule product that will work. Although Thule customer support is lacking, LLBean customer support is above 5 stars. LLBean communicated with their Thule representative and suggested we use the Thule Vertex. If you have concerns contact LLBean and they will go above and beyond to try to help!
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    5 / 5
    June 23, 2016
    I love it..
    Light to lift and easy to install.. lock built in at the hitch.
    barrington, il
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    5 / 5
    July 8, 2015
    Nicest option
    Bought this for my Subaru Legacy along with having a hitch installed so that I could safely bring my bike places without pulling out my back or ruining... more
    someonefromct
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    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
    5 / 5
    June 18, 2014
    Did not work well for my bikes
    Excellent product. Made well and looks good on my SUV. My Marin mountain bike fit well on the rack. My wife rides a Trek and we also have a child's Trek.... more
    Menomonee Falls. Wi
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    LouisianaMom July 2, 2014
    Clovernook: Would the frame adaptor made by Thule (982XT) help with the fit of the Trek and the child's bike?
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    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
    5 / 5
    June 27, 2013
    Lightweight aluminum - Helium Aero 3 bike rack
    This is an excellent bike rack for compact cars whose hitches can only take 100 pounds of tongue weight on a 1/14 inch Class 1 hitch. However, the stinger... more
    Bayside Hills, NY
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    someonefromct June 22, 2015
    May I ask what hitch you owned that was 1 1/2 inch? I am about to have one mounted on my Subaru and want to get this rack.
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    6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
    5 / 5
    June 26, 2013
    Super Light
    Only takes a minute to install and remove. The anti-sway system works great. The rack comes with the hitch lock and retractable cable lock. The best feature... more
    Atlanta, GA
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    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
    5 / 5
    May 22, 2013
    Love this bike carrier
    There are not a lot of choices out there for 3 bike carrier and this one works perfectly for us. After some WD40 to ease initial install in a new trailer... more
    Cary, NC
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    8 out of 8 found this review helpful.
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