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Thule AeroBlade Edge Roof Rack - Fixed Mounting Points/Flush, Factory Side Rails - Aluminum - Black

Thule AeroBlade Edge Roof Rack - Fixed Mounting Points/Flush, Factory Side Rails - Aluminum - Black

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Low-profile, aerodynamic crossbars attach to your vehicle's OEM fixed mounting points or flush, factory side rails to create a super-strong and ultra-quiet roof rack. Black aluminum bars perfectly complement your roofline. Lowest Prices for the best roof rack from Thule. Thule AeroBlade Edge Roof Rack - Fixed Mounting Points/Flush, Factory Side Rails - Aluminum - Black part number TH7601B-TH7601B can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Thule Roof Rack - TH7601B-TH7601B

  • Complete Roof Systems
  • Aero Bars
  • 2 Bars
  • Thule
  • 32 In Bar Space
  • Black
  • Locks Not Included
  • Aluminum

Low-profile, aerodynamic crossbars attach to your vehicle's OEM fixed mounting points or flush, factory side rails to create a super-strong and ultra-quiet roof rack. Black aluminum bars perfectly complement your roofline.


Features:

  • Ultra-quiet, low-profile roof rack lets you mount carriers and accessories on the roof of your vehicle with factory fixed mounting points or flush, factory side rails
  • Unique, Kammback-like crossbar shape creates a supremely aerodynamic system
    • Helps to maintain your fuel economy
  • WindDiffuser strips inside T-slots disrupt airflow to dramatically reduce wind noise and drag
    • Keep dirt and grime out of crossbars
    • Provide cushioning and slip resistance for cargo
  • Versatile crossbars work with T-track-mounted and clamp-on carriers and accessories
    • Leg covers are easily removable for fast mounting of T-track-mounted carriers and accessories
    • Clamp-on accessories conveniently wrap around bars
  • Arched design complements the curves and lines of your roof
  • Lightweight, black anodized aluminum is durable and rust resistant
    • Internal BoxBeam extrusions provide additional strength
  • One-Key System lock cylinders (sold separately) are available to lock the rack to your side rails
    • Also secure T-slot-mounted carriers and accessories to the crossbars
  • Load bars work with Thule Podium fit kits (sold separately) to create a complete roof-rack system


Specs:

  • Crossbar quantity: 2
  • Weight capacity: 165 lbs
  • Crossbar spread: 24" - 32"
  • Fixed mounting point/flush side rail spread: 37" - 40-3/4"
  • Crossbar dimensions: 32" long x 3-1/8" wide x 1-1/8" tall
  • Usable crossbar space: 26" - 30"
  • Limited lifetime warranty


The AeroBlade Edge

Thule's AeroBlade Edge crossbars attach directly to your vehicle's fixed mounting points or flush, factory side rails to create a roof rack that is quieter, stronger, and more aerodynamic than almost anything on the road. The low-profile, arced shape of the bars couples with the unique WindDiffuser stripping to produce a bar that is so quiet you'll forget you even have a rack on your car. Many factory and aftermarket roof racks produce an annoying whistle that can only be quelled by adding a fairing to the system. Not only is a fairing unnecessary with the AeroBlade Edge, but adding one would actually make it louder and less aerodynamic.


WindDiffuser Technology

A built-in T-track sits along the top of each bar, near the front. When no accessories are mounted, the included WindDiffuser rubber stripping covers the T-slots. (You can also cut the stripping so that it can be placed in the slots around any carriers or accessories that are mounted.) The rubber stripping serves to keep dirt and grime out of each T-slot and provides a little scratch-resistant cushion for any mounted items.


The unique aspect of the WindDiffuser, which comes standard with the AeroBlade Edge, is the raised, angled vectors (or ribbing). This textured surface disrupts and redirects the air flowing over the bar, tripping it to create turbulence and clean air release. The result is less wind noise and drag, little to no annoying whistle, and a more aerodynamic rack. In fact, the AeroBlade Edge crossbars have been shown to produce 90 percent less sound energy than the elliptical Thule Aero bars, making them the quietest style of load bars in the industry.


Aerodynamic Design

Thule took a note from the manufacturers of high-performance cars, such as Ferrari and Maserati, and designed the AeroBlade Edge with a Kammback (or Kamm-tail) style. This crossbar does not have a full-length teardrop-type tail; rather, it is cut off, leaving a square end at the rear of the bar. The aerodynamic effect is essentially the same as it would be if the bar continued into a full teardrop shape. Air continues to move over it in a streamlined fashion, flowing along the bar as it would if the tail were complete. Because there is no tail, though, the bar is smaller and weighs less.


Strong, Durable Construction

The Thule AeroBlade Edge load bars are constructed of extruded aluminum to ensure an extra-sturdy roof rack system. During the extrusion process, metal is shaped to form a complex BoxBeam design on the interior of each bar, as seen in the cross section of the AeroBlade Edge. Each fold adds to the overall strength and rigidity of the bar. This process creates crossbars that are primarily hollow but still reinforced for added strength. The result is a bar that can withstand more than 800 lbs of force, yet weighs so little that it takes up only a slight portion of your load capacity.


AeroBlade Edge Installation

The AeroBlade Edge mounts to your vehicle's roof with a Thule Podium fit kit (sold separately). Once you've installed the fit kit onto the crossbar legs, you must position the bar correctly on your roof. To center the bar, remove the covers from the legs and slide the crossbar in and out of the legs as needed until the bar is centerd on your roof. You will be able to determine if the bar is centered by matching up the numbers displayed on the integrated ruler at the top of each leg. When the numbers match - indicating correct positioning - simply tighten the adjustment screw inside each leg with the included tool and replace the leg covers.


Mounting Roof Rack Accessories in T-Slots

Mounting roof rack accessories is quick and easy with the AeroBlade Edge. Simply remove the crossbar cover, slide in your accessory, and replace the cover. Some accessories may require Xadapt hardware (sold separately), and trimming of the WindDiffuser strip may be required to accommodate accessory mounting hardware. To deter theft of your carriers - and the crossbars - add Thule One-Key System lock cylinders (sold separately) to the covers.



7601B Thule Aero Blade Edge Roof Rack Cross Bar for Factory Fixed Mounting Points or Flush Side Rails - Aluminum - Black - 32" Long - Qty 2

Installation Details TH7601B-TH7601B Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Thule AeroBlade Edge Roof Rack - Fixed Mounting Points/Flush, Factory Side Rails - Aluminum - Black - TH7601B-TH7601B

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (214 Customer Reviews)

Low-profile, aerodynamic crossbars attach to your vehicle's OEM fixed mounting points or flush, factory side rails to create a super-strong and ultra-quiet roof rack. Black aluminum bars perfectly complement your roofline.

- TH7601B-TH7601B
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2016 Mini Countryman

The rails looks and functions great on my 16 Mini Countryman. However, when I drive over 35mph, there is a sharp hissing sound coming from the rails. these rails are supposed to be aerodynamically enough to eliminate sounds. I tried switching the front to rear and same issue. I went as far as taping any voids to see if that would help. Nothing works.



- TH7603-TH7603
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Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


Had to have them installed professionally for my type of car. Just what i needed. Ford transit connect. Long wheel base.



- TH7603-TH7603
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Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


etrailer provided great shipment/notification support. Little more than trivial to install Thule AeroBlade onto 2021 Mazda CX-9, but etrailer was great resource for how-to videos that were key to successful install. Quality materials and convenient design. No significant noise noticeable from wind resistance when driving.



- TH7603-TH7603
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Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


It's OK, just OK. Two reasons I say that: 1. The endcaps, that cover where the bolts screw in, just kind of clip on, in a not-very-secure way. You're not quite sure if you did it right, and apparently I mostly did it right, but not 100%, because one of them flew off the first time I drove, didn't notice till I got home. They wanted $xx bucks for a replacement, but I managed to pick one up for half that (which still seems like a lot for a piece of plastic). 2. With the ski rack mounted, when empty, it generates a lot of noise at highway speeds (70-75mph). It's a low-pitched "juddering" noise, and it's bad enough that I take it off when not using it. (And yes, I make sure that it's snapped tight.) Maybe you could say that's the fault of the ski attachment (also Thule) not the rack itself, but when you buy something like this, you're kinda buying into the whole system.



- TH7603B-TH7603B
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Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


I was looking for a low profile roof rack for my new Kia Telluride. These fit the bill perfectly. Look great, and are just high enough for the sunroof to still open. Easy install! Once out the door from eTrailer shipping was fast.



- TH7503B-TH7503B
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Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


Looks great! Shipping was really speedy even around the holiday season! Even more importantly the customer service was excellent and very helpful in picking out the appropriate items for the car. Will definitely be back as we add to our setup.



- TH7604B
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Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


Delivery was fast and efficient. The tracking updates were really helpful. The etrailer instalment and review videos and were amazing and helped with the purchase and attachment.



- TH7602B-TH7602B
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Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


2019 Grand Cherokee Limited X: The fit could be a little cleaner when attaching the feet to the factory rails, but overall very happy with the purchase. Installation was not difficult at all when following etrailer.com's online video. Just ensure you use correct rack feet in the Fit Kit. Some people may not notice they are slightly different.



- TH7602B
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Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


Great product. Fairly easy install with great video instruction from etrailer.com.



- TH7603-TH7604
by: 03/29/2021

Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


Don't buy these for Audi 2017+ Q7. Easy to install and no extra tools needed. Bars whistle at some speeds above 40mph -> specific to 2017+ Audi Q7 with fixed point mounting. This is a design drawback on Thule part and a huge one for a premium product. Based on some research whistling is coming from underside grooves.



- TH7603-TH7603
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Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


Seems to be a solid kit. Hardware arrived rusted in the bag though for some reason so I had to replace them with stainless pieces.



- TH7502-TH7503
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Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


The Cross bars are great and far superior to the factory cross bars because they aren't fixed. The factory cross bars only have one mounting location and it's too close together to clear most snowboard bindings. The aluminum Thule rack looks great on my wife's Silver 2014 Ford Escape Titanium with silver roof rails. No noticeable wind noise and the couldn't be easier to mount. The rubber mounting points appear like they won't damage or wear any paint off of the roof rails either. I have a very low clearance in my garage and was hopping that the AeroBlade Edge bars would mount low enough to clear and they do. The top of the bar is about 3.25 inches above the roof at the sides. It appeared like the AeroBlade Crossroads bars would sit a bit higher that's why I went with the AeroBlade edge. I ended up modifying the mounts of the Thule Pull Top Slide-Out Ski and Snowboard Carrier (also purchased from etrailer) to sit flush with the cross bars to gain a few inches of clearance. Basically I took the universal mounting feet off and use standard Thule t-bolts to mount the rack flush. Much cleaner looking in addition to the additional clearance too. Etrailer was great, upgraded my shipping and the information online here was really helpful. Would definitely buy from them again. Now we pray for snow!



- TH7602B-TH7602B
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Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


I was skeptical about ordering from etrailer.com as I had never heard of them. However, I poked around online, saw their tutorials and a multitude of positive reviews and took a leap of faith. Really glad I did so! Their website is user friendly and all their online tips gave me the useful information and reassurance I needed to order the correct roof rack for my Subaru. The customer service was great and my order arrived in a timely manner. I usually don't write reviews but I am doing so for etrailer.com as they went over the top and exceeded my expectations in all ways.



- TH7502-TH7502
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Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


Excellent product. 10 min install. I just bought the 16 cu ft cartop luggage carrier and it was a perfect fit another 10 min job. Im an old lady in my 70s so anybody can handle it.



- TH7603B-TH7604B
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Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


Chadene was very helpful in swaping my initial order of the Silver Color roof rack to the Black Rack minutes before it was being shiped. It fits flushed with the Fit kit Item #3145(Needed) on my vehicle.



- TH7504-TH7504
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Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


Purchased for an 8000 mile roadtrip last summer. A perfect fit for our Ford Flex. Easy to locate correct model on etrailer.com website and best price we could find. Install was a snap with good instructions. Great customer support at Thule - totally class company. We used it to mount our Thule luggage carrier as well as fishing poles on the sides. Had minimal effect on MPG. Couldn't be happier with Thule AND etrailer.com.



- TH7602-TH7602
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Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


Wow !!!! Excellent service and very fast shipping. I bought the Yakima Megawarrior cargo basket with the Thule Aeroblade roof rack and the Carpod walled folding cargo basket. I love the way these parts fit as well as the cargo carrying capacity. I really can’t say enough about trailer customer service and shipping they really do place value in their customers. Would highly recommend using this company for your part needs !!!



- TH7602B-TH7603B
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Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


I was concerned about the fit given that the dealership said this unit would not fit this car with a sun roof. I discovered etrailer during my search for more fit up information. etrailer had better information than even Thule. As a bonus, the cost was lower than other sites I visited. The materials were as advertised, well packaged and shipped on time. The fit and quality of the Thule racks was great. Very sturdy build and easy to install. Very happy.



- TH7602B-TH7602B
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Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


I gave your company and especially the sales associate Samantha a diamond star rating for being able pull off for me what many other store and dealers claim was impossible at the time which was acquiring my Thule roof rack system. I am now ready for my kayak fishing season thanks to your team. When the shopping gets tough, find it on etrailer!I gave your company and especially the sales associate Samantha a diamond star rating for being able pull off for me what many other store and dealers claim was impossible at the time which was acquiring my Thule roof rack system. I am now ready for my kayak fishing season thanks to your team. When the shopping gets tough, find it on etrailer!



- TH7503-TH7503
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Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


First of, etrailer.com did an awesome job in shipping these out fast. Very pleased & impressed. About the roof racks, these things are awsome. They look great (best I've seen from any manufacturer), installs easily and appear well built & very sturdy. Already went on a road trip carrying a loaded XXL cargo box. No issues at all. Again, very happy with the purchase.



- TH7502-TH7502
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Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


Attached are some photos of the product crossbars mounted on my 2014 Cherokee. I love the product but have not figured out how to remove without damaging the plastic screw where a lock would be. Probably need to purchase the locks to replace the plastic screws. Product worked beautifully and I am very satisfied with my experience with etrailer.com



- TH7602B-TH7603B
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Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


Not intuitive to assemble, but the online videos were VERY helpful. Went together very easily and fit exactly. Road tested with cargo box -- seems completely solid. Would recommend to others looking for crossbars -- I got much better service here than my car's manufacturer could provide!


Comments
The crossbars worked perfectly with our roof box. After a year, weve found them easy to install and remove, but theyre rock-solid when traveling down the highway.
Robert - 07/31/2020


- TH7602B-TH7603B
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Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


Easy to install on my 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe, even for a non-mechanically oriented person like myself. Very solid. Does NOT interfere with panoramic sunroof as some warnings had mentioned. Haven’t taken it on the road yet, but expect it to be quiet based on other reviews. etrailer.com shipping was fast - received in just one and and a half days. The installation video on the site was very helpful...better than the included written instructions. Highly recommend this rack and etrailer.com.



- TH7602-TH7602
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Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


First class customer service, will do business with etrailer again. Rack installed on my 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee in about an hour. Now that I know what I'm doing, I can do it in 10 minutes. Thule picture directions are useless, check YouTube. Rack looks good, I like the look on my Jeep. Have yet to endurance/speed test.



- TH7603-TH7603
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Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


I put these on my wife's honda element and she loves them. Easy to install and all parts and tools were included. They look great.


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    Yes the Thule roof rack part numbers # TH7601B-TH7601B and part # THKIT4063 are a confirmed fit for your 2022 Subaru Outback Wagon with the stowaway factory roof rack that your vehicle has.
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  • Rhino Rack Sunseeker Awning on 2019 Subaru Outback
    The Rhino Rack Sunseeker Awning is designed to mount directly in the T-slot channels of most aftermarket crossbars like the Thule AeroBar # TH7601B-TH7601B or Rhino Rack Vortex Aero # RRVA137B-2 . It will also mount on the Rhino Rack Pioneer Platforms like # RR42115BF . If you already have crossbars with the T-slots, no mounting kit is required. If you have the Rhino Rack RSP, RS 2500, or SG crossbars you can use either # RR32127 (angled down) or # RR32123 (angled up) mounting kits. If...
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  • Using the Thule Hull-A-Port XT on a 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon
    The Thule Hull-A-Port XT, part # TH848, is a great pick for the 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon and is a confirmed fit for the factory crossbars. If you don't have the factory installed crossbars, the AeroBlade Edge kit will give you an easy load onto the vehicle, letting you avoid having to hike the kayak around the ends of the bars. This kit consists of: AeroBlade Edge Bars, Silver, part # TH7601-TH7601 or Black, part # TH7601B-TH7601B AeroBlade Edge Fit Kit, part # THKIT4063 You...
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  • Thule and Yakima Aero Style Roof Racks for 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon
    Thule continues to be a quality leader and innovator in the global roof rack and related sporting equipment markets. They do offer roof racks for your 2019 Subaru Outback Wagon that has a roof configured with flush mounted rails that run front to back. The other major player is Yakima, which like Thule, has been around a long time by offering their own quality products that last. What has changed in recent years is the available technology in roof rack design. Thule's AeroBlade and...
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  • Recommended Thule Roof Rack to Replace Factory Crossbars on 2017 Subaru Outback
    You can indeed use the factory provided fixed points in the side rails to mount aftermarket crossbars. The actual rack needed will depend on whether or not you have the touring model. If you have the touring model, you can choose between a flush style or a traditional style crossbar. If you're carrying multiple things on the roof, a traditional rack would be a better choice due to the longer crossbars. For a flush style in black, you'd want part # TH7602B-TH7602B or # TH7602-TH7602...
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  • Thule Roof Rack Recommendation for 2009 BMW 328i With Naked Roof
    That will depend on the vehicle style of your 2009 BMW 328i with a naked roof. If you have a 2 door you would want the part numbers # TH7602B-TH7602B and # THKIT3039. If you have a 4-door you would need part # TH7602B-TH7602B and # THKIT3028. If you have a wagon you would want the # TH7601B-TH7601B and # THKIT3028.
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