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    Thule Helium Aero 2?

    Couldn't really find much on the Helium Aero hitch rack from Thule. Any current users? As much as I want a 1Up, getting fitted for two bikes is breaking the budget just a tad. I'm fine with a hang and swing type set up.
    The other choice is the Yakima Highlite 2...

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    I was in the same boat. I really wanted a platform rack. after today rides. NO more dirty bike going in my SUV. I bought a Thule parkway. I searched and searched, trying to make my mind up. I am very happy with it. One thing I didn't know it came with was a pull strap to hold the bike and front wheel steady! It feel very steady. I recommend this one. Oh I have a hitch style and the fold down feature to get in and out of my rear hatch is a breeze, the pin that holds it in is very easy to access and use.

    I hope this helps!

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    Helium Aero and Highlite are both great racks, but can make the bikes sit low to the ground on smaller sedans. (not sure what vehicle you are mounting to).
    Nice features on the new Helium. I like the lock and the install onto the vehicle. Cradles are premium, but have a tendency to lose the bike stabilizer portion of the cradle, while Yakima is built into the cradle.

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    Thanks for the info Scott. I'm in a lowered VW GTI. How low are we talking?

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    outer bike cradle on helium is 39" from center of hitch (bolt hole)....highlite is 41" from center of hitch...

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