asked by: Ed
The Nissan Versa uses a Class I receiver, which is only capable of carrying two bikes due to the limited tongue weight capacity of the receiver. The Helium 3 Bike Model could certainly be used, but you would be limited to carrying two bikes when used in that receiver.
To determine if the Helium is compatible with your Versa, you will need to measure the distance between the hitch pin hole in your receiver and the furthest rearward point of the rear bumper. If this distance is less than 8-1/4 inches, the Helium would work great for you.
If you were planning on using the rack on more than one vehicle, and the other vehicle has a Class II or III receiver that can accommodate more weight, the Helium 3 bike model, part # TH971XT would be a good choice.
For womens bikes or bikes with sharply angled top tubes or step-through frames, using a frame adapter like part # TH982XT is recommended. The adapter spans the distance between the seat post and the handle bar gooseneck, and provides a level attachment point to the bike rack so the bike has greater ground clearance and is not carried at an angle.
I have linked you to the installation instruction for the Helium, as well as a product demonstration video that you might find helpful.
expert reply by: Mike L
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