Roof Bar System Features
In this day and age, with motoring costs and the price of fuel rising, we recommend getting the best quality bars and fitting kits, with the most aerodynamic design. Using Thules' Wing bar with a Rapid Fitting Kit is a prime example of this.
First, slide the foot into the load bar. Adjust according to the graduated scale on the bar, then secure in place.
Finally, place the bars onto the car and tighten the handle on the load bar.
Next, click the bracket into place, and press the foot pad home.
Also worth considering, are the Slide bars, which not only look good, but can slide upto 60cm in either direction to allow for easier loading on todays larger vehicles.
While aero style bars are becoming the current standard, Thules' Wing bars have moved the game forward in terms of style and economy. The wing shape (Hence the name) allows the bar to cut through the air with ease. Its wing like aerodynamic profile makes it a lot quieter than even the standard aero bar, and allows for much better fuel economy during a long journey over the origional Square bar. The Wing bars also look great on all modern cars, even when coupled with a large roofbox.
When selecting your roof bars, quality should count as a priority. If you consider that you will potentially be loading upto 90KG onto the roof of a moving vehicle, you need something you can trust. Thule City Crash Test a lot of their bar kits to make sure that their equipment goes above and beyond the widely accepted standard. Some cheaper bars will not be tested to this standard, will not be as aerodynamic, will not carry as much as a Thule product and are likely to cost a great deal more in the long term.