Discount Ramps is proud to offer the Thule Helium 2 and 3 bike racks! The Thule 971 Helium 2 and 970 Helium 3 bike racks are easy to install and handle. Their lightweight, aluminum composite construction makes them nearly half the weight of a traditional carrier, and the no-tool installation makes it easy for anyone to put together and install. These 2 and 3 bicycle carriers work with 1.25 inch and 2 inch receivers safely.
The Thule Helium 2 and 3 bike racks are a lightweight, aluminum constructed bike rack, which gives you the ultimate combination of convenience and functionality. These hitch mounted bike racks install easily — with no tools at all. All you do is load the rack into the hitch and tighten the receiver knob. The hitch adapter that’s included will accommodate both 1.25 and 2 inch receivers. The Thule 2 will hold a wide variety of bicycles, while still being held in place by the T3 Cradles and No-Sway cage. Easy to maneuver, the locking rack tilts away from your vehicle so you can still access your rear cargo compartment. The sliding, anti-sway T3 cradles provide maximum security and stability against bike to bike contact. The arms can be repositioned to accommodate your different bike styles, and the soft yet durable rubber straps secure your bicycle in place. These hitch bike carriers also feature narrowly spaced cradle arms that allow you to effortlessly load and unload your bikes, and an integrated “hitch switch” allows them to fold down for storage when not in use. Another “hitch switch” acts as a quick release lever and allows fast and easy access to your tailgate or back hatch. The Thule Helium 2 and3 bike racks include an integrated locking cable and receiver lock to secure your bicycles. The One-Key System can be locked with keys along with other Thule products. By simply turning a knob you can take the rattle out of the hitch connection. This is a safe, easy, and quiet hitch mounted bicycle rack that comes with a limited lifetime warranty and is made in the USA!!
The Discount Ramps model numbers for the Thule Helium 2 and 3 bike racks are 970XT for the Thule Helium hitch 2 bike rack and 971XT for the Thule Helium hitch 3 bike rack. The Thule helium 2 is an ultra-lightweight bicycle rack that fits on class I and class II trailer hitch receivers that measure 1.25 inches and 2 inches. The Helium 2 bike rack carries up to 2 bikes of any kind — be it mountain bikes, children’s bikes, or bikes with fenders — this set up will hold them all. The distance from the outside of the arm to inside of the arm is 10.5 inches, and it is 8.25 inches from the pinhole to the upright bar. The Thule Hitch mount 2 bike rack can hold 2 bikes that are up to 35 pounds each safely. The Thule Helium 3 is a triple bike holder that can also hold any style of bike — from kid’s bikes to bikes with disc brakes. The Helium 3 hitch mount bike rack has a 12 inch distance from outside arm to outside arm and must be used with a class II receiver that is 1.25 inches or 2 inches. The Capacity to carry 3 bikes, up to 35 pounds per bike, is a nice feature if your whole family is going on a ride. T3 cradles on both of these kits keep your bikes stable, and being super easy to install, the Thule Helium 2 and 3 hitch mount bike racks are great pieces of equipment to haul your bicycles. As with everything offered by Thule and Discount Ramps, there is a limited lifetime warranty. If your bike’s frame is hard to rack, Discount Ramps offers a Frame Adapter. Model number 982, is a telescoping bar that adapts to multiple frame sizes and styles. Padded collars attach to the bike’s seat and headset, and easy to use push buttons make mounting safe and easy.
If you would like to learn more about the Thule Helium 2 and 3 bike racks or are interested in purchasing it, then please visit our 2 bike racks website. Discount Ramps also recommends that your take a look at our Hitch Mount Bike Rack Accessories. From steps to pins to jacks and balls, Discount Ramps would like to see you get more out of your trailer hitch. These unique hitch products can be use with other hitch mounted products such as the DoubleTrack or the Helium 2 and 3 shown above or on their own. Please check out our Hitch Accessories website to see more.