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What is the Difference Between the Thule Helium Pro Vs Helium Aero 3 Bike Rack

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What is the difference between the Thule Helium Aero 3 and the Pro 3 bike racks?

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The Thule Helium Pro 3 # TH9043PRO is the newer version of the Thule Helium series of bike racks and was the replacement for the Helium Aero 3 rack a few years back. The biggest difference between the Helium Pro and the Aero is that the Pro uses a much more durable and reliable ratchet strap as opposed to the rubber strap on the Aero, which can stretch and break quite easily. Additionally the cradles come with a foam-rubber padding that will help protect the finish on the bike much better than the cradles that came on the Aero.

If you've got bikes with an alternative frame or aggressive step through, like women's or children's bikes, you will need to use a frame adapter bar like the Thule # TH982XT.

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