The only ultra light hitch rack to integrate maximum convenience, bike protection, and security into one sleek aero design, the Thule Helium Aero 3 keeps your bikes safe and weighs half as much as other hitch racks. . Ultra light aluminum is nearly half the weight of most hitch racks and allows for easy handling, installation, and removal. Easy, no tool installation simply load the rack into your hitch and tighten receiver knob. Carries up to 3 bikes patented No Sway Cage prevents bike to bike contact. New Hold Fast Cradles with anti sway cages cushion your bike and provide maximum security. Sleek Aero Design improves ground clearance and increases the distance between bikes for maximum protection. Snug Tite receiver lock virtually eliminates hitch rack movement in the receiver and locks the rack to your vehicle. Integrated Locking Cable and Locking Knob secure bikes to the carrier and the carrier to your vehicle. Hitch Switch folds arms down when not in use and tilts carrier away from vehicle for easy access to your trunk, hatch, or tailgate. Fits all 114 in. or 2 in. receivers with included hitch adapter. Please consult the Thule Rack Finder to match the correct Thule parts with your vehicle. Note: Some kids, womens, and BMX bikes may require a Thule 982XT Frame Adapter to sit properly on this rack.