Introducing Thule AeroBlade load bars... the world's most advanced roof rack crossbars, featuring a quieter ride, superior strength, and stunning good looks!
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Check out these featured AeroBlade roof rack systems:
Thule 480R Rapid Traverse roof rack w/ AeroBlade bars
(base rack system for totally bare naked rooftops)
Thule 460R Rapid Podium roof rack w/ AeroBlade bars
(base rack system for fixed-points, flush side rails, tracks etc.)
Thule 450R Rapid Podium roof rack w/ AeroBlade bars
(base rack system for factory installed raised side rails)
The Thule AeroBlade load bars are a pair of cross bars, serving as one component of a complete multi-purpose base roof rack system. Thule AeroBlade load bars work on all Thule Rapid Foot Packs for a perfect fit. Purchasing just the pair of Thule AeroBlade load bars are a great way to transfer your existing Thule Rapid roof rack system to a new vehicle cheaply without the need to buy an entirely new base rack system. Also provides the additional convenience of converting and upgrading any Thule Rapid Foot Packs currently using any older model, discontinued Rapid bars such as the Thule Rapid Aero load bars. Packaged as a pair of cross bars with end caps and complete installation instructions included. Requires a Thule Rapid Foot Pack (480R Rapid Traverse, 460R Rapid Podium, 450R Rapid CrossRoad, 430R Rapid Tracker, 400XTR Rapid Aero, 300R Rapid Rain Gutter, etc.)
Thule AeroBlade Features and Highlights:
WindDiffuser Technology - A textured surface on the t-slot cover that disturbs the airflow better than a smooth surface, greatly reducing wind noise. The AeroBlade design also features sharp corners to promote clean air release”, helping to reduce aerodynamic drag.
SwingBlade Technology - Universal compatibility with virtually all gear carriers from any manufacturer. While most gear carriers attach directly to the AeroBlade load bars, the SwingBlade end cap pivots open to allow full access to the t-slot for easy gear carrier installs that use Thule Xadapts.
BoxBeam Technology - The amazing BoxBeam aluminum extrusion creates ultra-strong, superior strength load bars. Using a vertical load test, the Aero Blade can sustain over 800 lbf of force.
SmartSlide Technology - The SmartSlide is a molded measurement system providing a quick, tape measure-free Thule Foot installation. SmartSlide also covers the underbar slot to further improve noise diffusion and aerodynamics. Simply slide each Thule Foot to the number that corresponds with your specific vehicle. (The included instructions provide a complete list of vehicles and corresponding SmartSlide numbers.