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I have a medium ex 9.8 and have been using the yakima top tube bar to put the bike on a Yakima rack as the frame is too small to fit onto the rack. This is the type of rack that straps on the top tube. (king pin2) I just sold my tacoma and bought a honda fit. I believe the bike will hang too low with the yakima tube. I was curious if anyone knew if the thule helium 3 was narrow enough to fit into a medium sized frame? Any help would be great. Thanks. BR
 

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I know this doesn't answer your question, but it's another idea for a Fit. After I measured things out, height of the car, etc., decided it was safest to take this approach.



On a friends Jetta, using a top tube bar on a yakima similar to what you describe, the wheels get realllllllly close to hitting going up driveways. They haven't hit yet on his car, but I feel safer having the wheels further up. Plus the rack I have is a quick easy load. If you can't tell from the pic, it's a rack that Performance sells, the Expo I believe.

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I bought this for my EX8 and love it. Can't beat it for $150 shipped and it holds the bike great. Has the ratchets on the arm that comes down like the expensive racks, so it's really easy to put the bike on it. Actually comes with both hitch openings and has a curved arm to bring the bike higher.
http://www.amazon.com/Swagman-Cross...e=UTF8&s=sporting-goods&qid=1278375281&sr=1-1
http://www.swagmanbikeracks.com/shopnew/product.php?productid=16151&cat=0&page=1&featured

If you want to spend another $40, I think this one has nicer tire supports. I was going to return mine and switch, but after riding around with mine, I'm really happy
http://www.amazon.com/Swagman-Cross...e=UTF8&s=sporting-goods&qid=1278375281&sr=1-4
 
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