Tuesday, August 23, 2011

New From Thule - AeroBlade Aerodynamic Crossbars

    You asked for quieter roof racks, and Thule listened to you-so now you won't have to listen to your rack!The Thule AeroBladeThule's new AeroBlade load bars are compatible with their Rapid Aero tower systems and accessories, making them available for nearly any vehicle on the road. This new design provides all the strength and versatility we've come to expect from Thule in a stunning new look that will get your gear where you're going while giving you a quiet, peaceful drive (providing your kids like to nap while you drive).
    The new Thule AeroBlade crossbars are available in 43", 47", 53", and 60" lengths to accommodate all current Thule vehicle fits. New SwingBlade swing-out endcaps are included, and allow full access to the Thule T-slot without having to remove the cap. The WindDiffuser T-slot cover's specially designed shape helps reduce wind noise not only by covering the T-slot, but also by re-shaping the oncoming air flow. In short, Thule's outdone themselves once again. The Thule AeroBlade will be available in stores mid-September.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

The World's Quietest Roof Rack-Whispbar by Yakima

Whispbar SmartFoot
                          Flush Bar Car Roof Rack
    If you believe that roof racks should be seen and not heard, you'll love the new Whispbar by Yakima. The Whispbar Rail Bar SystemWith an eye-catching low profile style that rivals the best factory installed crossbars, you won't hear any complaints about ugly crossbars on your new car. In fact, you won't hear much of anything-as their name implies, Whispbar roof racks are whisper quiet.
    The Whispbar crossbar was designed by former Rolls Royce aircraft engineer using numerous wind tunnel tests and real world road testing. The result is a strong, functional crossbar with the lowest wind noise and drag of any roof rack. Their innovative infilled T slot design allows for fast, solid mounting of bike trays and other accessories, without leaving an open channel on top of the bar to cause noise and reduce fuel efficiency.
    Whispbar roof racks will accept all factory rack compatible accessories from Yakima, as well as most from Thule and Malone.
Look for new Whispbar accessories from Yakima in the coming months, too.