Rated 5 out of 5 by someonefromct 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 my car's finish. My only beef with it is that it is really only made for "boys'" bikes - my woman's model is a little tough to mount on it. I see that there is an optional accessory, but after spending what I spent, I hesitated. I still may do that though, as it looks as if this carrier will be with me for some time.
July 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Clovernook 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. Both bikes would not
fit proper on this rack due to their design. The rack is good,
but you just have to load it with bikes that will fit.
June 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by havebikewilltravel 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 of Helium Aero 3 hitch that was sent to me was too big for the 1 1/4 inch receiver. Speaking to the Thule consultant, I was told that I probably missed a step (because I am a woman?)
When I was advised to take it to a Thule dealer, the mechanic also could not insert the stinger. As a result with regrets I had to return the hitch to the store and purchase a steel hitch which is much heavier that the aluminum one.
Perhaps this hitch can be used with 2 inch hitches. The size of the 1 1/4 inch stinger was defective..
June 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ATLBlurxc 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 is that it doesn't squeak in the hitch when driving around!!!
June 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LivingNC 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 hitch putting this on and off car is a breeze and only takes one person. My son's bike is a little small to fit over both bars, but we are still able to securely attach it to the bike rack.
May 22, 2013