Roof Rack Recommendations?

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    Jun 21, 2007 3:23 PM GMT
    Shopping around for options for the factory rack on my Outback. Anyone have any recommendation about Thule vs. Yakima vs. Saris or any other system?
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    Jun 25, 2007 10:57 PM GMT
    I had Yakima on my Subaru and now I have Thule on my VW. I like my Thule rack better - I don't have to take the front wheel off and it locks onto my bike. But it's probably a "6 of one" thing.
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    Jul 01, 2007 5:12 PM GMT
    Just be sure to get some kind of case or bra for everything you put up top... unless you really like your stuff coated with a tar of smashed bugs.
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    Jul 01, 2007 5:43 PM GMT
    DUCT TAPE.



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    Jul 03, 2007 1:45 PM GMT
    We have a Thule on our Saab and it works great. It fit perfectly into the hidden roof rack attachment.
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    Jul 03, 2007 8:50 PM GMT
    Thanks for the recommendations, guys--Thule, it is!
  • Roadcyclist

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    Jul 07, 2007 1:46 AM GMT
    here's a very strong recomendation for Yakima. It's much more stable than the Thule, I think much better built. Taking the front wheel off... helps with stablity and you can get put the wheel up on top too... For my money it's a Yakima hands down
  • code_joe

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    Jul 19, 2007 9:16 PM GMT
    I have two Yakima King Cobra bike racks for my Jeep. You don't have to take the front tire off and they support many different wheel sizes. It has been a great rack for me and I would recomend it to anyone.