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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-TH7602B can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Thule Roof Rack - TH7601B-TH7602B

  • Thule
  • Complete Roof Systems
  • Aero Bars
  • 2 Bars
  • Black
  • Aluminum
  • Locks Not Included

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"
  • Front crossbar dimensions: 32" long x 3-1/8" wide x 1-1/8" tall
    • Usable crossbar space: 26" - 30"
  • Rear crossbar dimensions: 35-1/4" long x 3-1/8" wide x 1-1/8" tall
    • Usable crossbar space: 29-1/4" - 33-1/4"
  • 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

7602B Thule Aero Blade Edge Roof Rack Cross Bar for Factory Fixed Mounting Points or Flush Side Rails - Aluminum - Black - 35-1/4" Long

Installation Details TH7601B-TH7602B Installation instructions

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Thule AeroBlade Edge Roof Rack - Fixed Mounting Points/Flush, Factory Side Rails - Aluminum - Black - TH7601B-TH7602B

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (170 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-TH7602B
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Simple, easy install despite the Thule useless instructions. Nice clean look on the car. etrailer.com was great to work with, although they could cut down on their packaging. The shipping box was huge relative the Thule boxes it contained. I made use of it, and it got repurposed, so all is good. 652754



- TH7603B-TH7603B
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Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge 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. 849355



- TH7603B-TH7603B
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Hi, I was wondering if there is an accessory to correct a 3/4-inch drop from the front to the back bar? See photos. Thanks. 697057


Comments
The slope that you are seeing is due to the profile of your vehicle. I have confirmed with my contacts at the manufacturer and there are no adapters available to level out your roof rack. As long as your lumber is secured properly you should not have any issues.
-- Rachael H - 09/13/2019

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- TH7502-TH7502
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Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge 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 138756



- TH7602-TH7603
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The roof racks are of great quality, what you would expect from Thule. The only disappointment was the directions. They were the picture only style with not a clear picture of all the parts, or how to attach them to the roof rails on the Lincoln. We are extremely handy people(we have built kitchens baths ect. )These racks were a good 2 hour project due to the poor directions, and then another hour to attach our Thule kayak racks. Hopefully the ski racks will go on easier!! All in all once installed they look good, have a clean line and don't detract from the car. 414768



- TH7602B-TH7603B
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Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge 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. 494795



- TH7503B-TH7503B
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These crossbars for the factory side rails fit our 2014 Mazda CX-5 perfectly. I chose this style because I did not want anything hanging over the side where I can bump my head getting in and out of the car. The fit gets snug if you try to put the rear rail all the way at the end of the side rails, indicating the side rails are closer together at the back than the front. I was trying for maximum spread since I'm carrying a 17 foot kayak. They work well, look good and are quite sturdy. 157077



- TH7602B-TH7603B
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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. 640909



- TH7603-TH7603
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ordered these bars for my 2018 Highlander for a Thule force XL, they fit GREAT and the look is sweet! now I need to get some same key locking cores for everything but these are top notch! Never dreamed I would spend a grand on a roof box and bars, but with my family of 5, and the lack of cargo space in the HL it's GREAT! We came from a 2008 Escalade ESV with TONS of space but got sick of the TANK! 485234



- TH7603-TH7603
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Product quality was as I expected. Installation was very easy. Would recommend to other buyers. 297231



- TH7602B-TH7603B
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Items shipped and received in impeccable shape. Rack is on, snowboard attachment to follow when snow is visited. So far so good, pleased with service and will write a formal review after have had a chance to subject to the elements. Attached are photos. Thank you! 459258



- TH7603B-TH7604B
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Quick delivery and very happy with the quality of this . Instillation was simple and the end result looks and feels very sturdy. I went for a test drive up to 75 mph and had zero wind noise with the windows and sunroof open. Can't wait to put up the canoe and hit the lake with family. Thank you etrailer! 264754



- TH7503-TH7503
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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. 138313



- TH7504B-TH7504B
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Superb Customer service. Prompt shipping. Actually shipment got to my home a day earlier than I was expecting. Product was packaged in oversized box with plenty of padding and protection. Only complaint, (not that it's major) but there were absolutely no instillation instructions with product. IF someone has any mechanical skills they can figure it out, but always good to know your installing properly. Installed withing 15 minutes on my 2016 Ford Flex. 303293



- TH7602-TH7602
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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 !!! 529598



- TH7602-TH7602
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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. 103840



- TH7602-TH7603
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The racks arrived and have been installed with Thule ProRide bike carriers. Thanks again. 508606



- TH7504-TH7504
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Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge 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. 522316



- TH7602-TH7602
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I really like my new Thule roof rack. Attached are a couple of pics of it. Your advice and service were first class. 98437



- TH7502-TH7503
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Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge 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! 106832



- TH7603-TH7603
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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. 914896



- TH7604B
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Great product, fits perfect! Great customer service as well! 914415



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


My 16 y/o daughter was able to put these on the car in about 30 minutes. Fit perfectly and works great! 913929



- TH7502-TH7502
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Excellent service, fair price. 912716



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


The track itself is very well built and works great. The only problem is it's very noisy, with wind noise. 911655


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