Rated 4 out of 5 by GRPerry The better Thule buy
These bars are so much cheaper than the aerobar versions. I am not sure if the price of the aerobars is worth it. These are super strong and easy enough to install with the feet. I wish the ends of the metal were a bit more finished as you could scrap yourself if you are not careful.
July 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by CampingGuru1997 Sturdiest Roof Rack Ever
These load bars are amazingly strong. I got four of them so I could have 2 sets of them on my car. I can hold anything I want to on top. I am a 270 pound guy and I can stand on them with no fear of bending them. They are also very good looking and work great with the accessories. Get this for anything from hauling a snowboard to hauling a tree. Great roof rack!!
January 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by KayakAdirondacks Good bar
Shipping was quick. New bars replaced those no longer wide enough. Solid bars. My quibble with Thule is with the endcaps for the ends of these bars. They are forever falling off and being lost. Recommend you tape them to the bars with black electrical tape. Do not keep buying and replacing lost ones, instead just tape over the ends with the same electrical tape. Or maybe duct tape.
May 16, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Chaff Good stuff
I am using these with the 450 brackets on a Jeep Cherokee to haul 2 kayaks. Very strong combination. Rating a 4 only because they are noisy at highway speeds. I have another Thule rack, with longer square bars, to haul canoes on another vehicle. Have used it for years. Very happy with it also.
April 28, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by LoudBars Very Loud
These load bars created a very loud noise whenever you went over 40 MPH. Took them back and Bean graciously exchanged them for Thule's newer more aero dynamic load bars. Problem solved.
June 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by spikebirder better being square
great bars, better than the old Yakimas I had, and fit kit is available for my car, where Yakima doesn't seem to be keeping up. I like the square bars better than the round ones, which tended to spin no matter how tight you got them.
July 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Karpaasi Great bars - great system!
These are good load bars. After using Yakima and Thule racks, I prefer square bars.
April 27, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by SRPhotography Easy to install
Very happy with our purchase so far. Purchased these bars to mount our ski rack on for the winter season. We like the flexibility of the Thule system and look forward to adding kayak and general travel accessories as well to the mounting bars. These were easy to install and seem durable.
November 26, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ginna Thule roof rack
I recently ordered the roof rack for an '05 Honda Element. It was very easy to install, and your website made finding the right style and necessary attachments idiot-proof!
February 25, 2009