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2017 Mazda CX-5 Roof Rack by Thule

Roof Rack Includes:

Thule AeroBlade Edge Roof Rack - Fixed Mounting Points/Flush, Factory Side Rails - Aluminum - Silver
Fit Kit for Thule Podium-Style Roof Rack Feet - 3160

Part Numbers: TH7601-TH7602,THKIT3160

Our Price: $799.85
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Thule AeroBlade Edge Roof Rack - Fixed Mounting Points/Flush, Factory Side Rails - Aluminum - Silver
part number: TH7601-TH7602

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. Silver 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, silver 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 to create a complete roof-rack system


Specs:

  • Crossbar quantity: 2
  • Weight capacity: 165 lbs
  • Recommended 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 . 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.



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

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



Fit Kit for Thule Podium-Style Roof Rack Feet - 3160
part number: THKIT3160

This fit kit lets you mount Thule Rapid Podium-style feet to your vehicle with factory roof-rack tracks. The fit kit includes pads, hardware, and tools necessary for installation.

Features:

  • Custom-fit pads let you mount Rapid Podium feet on your vehicle with fixed mounting points
  • Easy installation - does not require drilling
    • Remove factory side rail plates and install fit kit pads with included hardware
    • Slide molded rubber pads to protect the surface of your vehicle from scratches
  • Easy to remove when not in use
  • Includes 4 pads, 4 mounting brackets, and hardware


Specs:

  • Quantity: 4
  • Application: Thule Rapid Podium feet
  • Limited lifetime warranty


183160 Custom Base Pads for Thule Podium Style Foot Pack - Qty 4

Replaces Thule KIT3160

Item # THKIT3160





Customer Reviews

Thule AeroBlade Edge Roof Rack - Fixed Mounting Points/Flush, Factory Side Rails - Aluminum - Silver - TH7601-TH7602

Fit Kit for Thule Podium-Style Roof Rack Feet - 3160 - THKIT3160

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (270 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. Silver aluminum bars perfectly complement your roofline. This fit kit lets you mount Thule Rapid Podium-style feet to your vehicle with factory roof-rack tracks. The fit kit includes pads, hardware, and tools necessary for installation.

by: Jeff 05/25/2021
2019 Mazda CX-9

Perfect fit for the Mazda CX9 2019 roof rails!


Comments
Still working like a charm. The components are solid and have worked for a variety of adaptations including car-top carriers. I take them off from time to time, and each time its a breeze to put them back on. I do also try and keep them clean, as they tend to catch a lot of bugs on the road.
Jeff - 05/27/2022


by: Cboss01/12/2022

These Thule roof rack rails are fantastic. I can easily and quickly add my ski and paddleboard accessories. Plus it's just such a sleek look!




by: Raul 01/03/2021
2021 Mazda CX-9

eTrailer provided great shipment/notification support. Little more than trivial to install Thule AeroBlade along with this fit kit onto 2021 Mazda CX-9, but eTrailer was great resource for how-to videos that were key to successful install.




by: Mazda5 201409/23/2014
2014 Mazda 5

Etrailer delivery was fast and efficient. Full kit was ordered and easily installed onto Mazda5. Looks great and no noticeable wind noise/drag.




by: Sin Min Yap12/18/2021
2021 MazdaCX-5

Excellent Service. On time delivery and the greatest customer service.




by: The09/24/2020
2019 MazdaCX-5

Fits on my CX5 like a charm. Great customer service as well!




by: Mario 02/06/2021
2020 Mazda CX-9




by: Michael08/08/2019

Excellent product. Company a pleasure to deal with




by: Steven 12/02/2021




by: Andrew 11/02/2020




by: David01/05/2022

Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


The 7602 and 7603 Aeroblade along with fit kit 3132 was a perfect fit for my 2020 Acura MDX. It looks nice and installation was fairly straightforward though the Thule instructions could have been a little more clear.

The only negative is the plastic end caps are held on with a plastic quarter-turn bolt which was not easy to get to engage at first. I don't think these plastic bolts pieces will hold up long term.


Comments
You can replace the caps with the Thule One-Key System Lock Cylinders - Qty 4 Part # TH450400
Thule One-Key System Lock Cylinders - Qty 4
$69.95
. These will be more durable and also add security to your rack.
-- Etrailer Expert Thomas M - 01/26/2022


by: Kevin05/21/2022

Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


Easy install...just watch a [online] video if you're having problems understanding directions provided....fits perfectly and looks great.... perfectly satisfied with the Thule rack!!!!




by: raymond11/01/2021

Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


Great Value. Sturdy box, added the extension for a better look and more capacity. Paired with Thule Aero Edge crossbars for a lower profile look. Really happy with the outcome.




by: David10/31/2021

Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


The Thule product is excellent. Unfortunately the person who assisted me over the phone said it would work with my 2019 VW Atlas with a sunroof and your website said as well. I cannot open the sunroof with the Thule Areoblade Edge. I called and sent an email, but etrailer said it was past the return ( it was winter when I bought them so we were not opening the sun roof)and referred to their fine print or some list of excuses why they would not help me get the right product. You most likely will not put this review up on your site I imagine.

If you are shopping for roof racks I would consult some other sources on fit for your vehicle. Thanks


Comments
I will have our customer service team reach out to you. I did reach out to Thule and confirmed that due to the low profile nature of the bars it may not be possible to open the sun roof while installed. If you wanted to open the sun roof on a 2019 Volkswagen Altas then part # TH711420
Thule WingBar Evo Crossbars - Aluminum - Black - 53" Long - Qty 2
$269.95
and part # TH710401
Evo Raised Rail Feet for Thule Crossbars - Factory Raised Rails - Qty 4
$269.95
would better for you.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 11/01/2021


by: Andrew11/27/2021

Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


I don’t usually write reviews, but I felt particularly compelled to write one on this purchase. etrailer shipped my items quickly and had fair prices for the rack I wanted for my car. The packages arrived in two boxes. The items were floating freely- literally screws, wrenches, bars, instruction manuals etc were just thrown into the 2 boxes. It was a mess. I needed to check under the folded cardboard in the base of the box to find some of the pieces, which had settled under there. Not surprisingly, I was missing 3 screws and 1 plastic lock in the order. I needed to drive to [hardware store] mid assembly to get a screw match. Fortunately, I had ordered replacement metal locks anyway, so that wasn’t a big deal. In the end, I got the rack assembled, but it was a mess and I gotta say, that was the packaging you would expect from an amateur [resell site] order.


Comments
Customer Service will reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 11/30/2021


by: Raul01/03/2021

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.




by: Bryan 08/08/2022

Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


Installed these on a 2016 Kia Soul. They went on so easy, made the car look so much sportier, and have been very useful in transporting extra gear in a roof top bag etc.




by: Rich12/12/2021

Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


I bought Thule Aero roof racks as a Christmas gift so they have not yet been opened or installed. I’ve purchased the same racks for a different car and they are outstanding. Strong and silent!

I bought from etrailer for a few reasons: first, their selection of products from a wide variety of manufacturers, makes my choice, not of the location but of the product itself. I have various Thule and Yakima products and enjoy them all but it’s nice to have that choice. Second, the service by etrailer has been OUTSTANDING, even during COVID, supply chain delays and Christmas rush. Ordered these on-line and received them in about 4 days! Love it! Did the same thing last year with a bike rack.

I get promotional emails from etrailer periodically through the year and I don’t always look at them. I’m thinking, when would I need that again? Well, I needed it again and delivered- again.




by: Stephanie06/20/2021

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.




by: Sean P.11/09/2013

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!




by: Richard07/03/2018

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 !!!




by: Michael11/20/2021

Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


One Aeroblade came in a THULE package and was obviously brand néw. The other (rear) came loose in a large box, it was obvious that it had been used before. Thule makes a good product. The fact that I spent full price on a used component does not sit well with me.


Comments
Customer service will reach out to you.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 11/22/2021


by: Gary04/10/2018

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.




by: Louis06/16/2018

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.




by: Jason 12/13/2021

Review from a similar AeroBlade Edge Crossbar in Roof Rack


The roof rack is great. It is what I expected from Thule. The customer service from etrailer is unmatched. I wish I could buy literally everything from them vs. other online retailers.



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  • Recommended Thule Cargo Box To Clear Hatch On 2019 Mazda CX-5 with Flush Side Rails
  • The Thule AeroBlade Edge Roof Rack part # TH7601-TH7602 and part # THKIT3160 is an excellent option for a 2019 Mazda CX-5 with flush side rails. It will then provide enough space to fit the Thule Force XT Rooftop Cargo Box part # TH6357B and you'll be able to open the hatch with the box installed. It is the largest option that will allow for this.
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  • What is the Best Thule Roof Rack for My 2020 Honda CRV?
  • The roof rack components that you need to attach accessories on your 2020 Honda CR-V with a sun roof depends on if your factory rails are flush are raised. If you have flush factory rails, I recommend the following roof rack setup: - Thule AeroBlade Edge Roof Rack - Fixed Mounting Points/Flush, Factory Side Rails - Aluminum - Silver # TH7601-TH7602 - Fit Kit for Thule Podium-Style Roof Rack Feet - 3166 # THKIT3166 If you have raised factory rails, we do not currently carry
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  • Roof Rack Recommendation for 2017 Mazda CX-5 with Flush Roof Rails
  • I checked with Thule and you are correct they do show an Aeroblade and Aeroblade Edge roof rack to fit the factory fixed points of your 2017 Mazda CX-5 with flush rails. The fit kit for either setup is the part # THKIT3160. If you check out the install video I attached you'll see the Aeroblade Edge roof rack part number # TH7601-TH7602 installed on a 2017 CX-5 just like yours. No cutting required. This would be the route I would go as I really like the OEM look and the minimal wind noise
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  • Will Malone AirFlow2 Roof Rack fit 2018 Mazda CX-5?
  • The Malone AirFlow2 Roof Rack # MPG215 will only fit a 2018 Mazda CX-5 that has raised side rails; from your photo it does not appear your CX-5 has those, unless you were talking about those side rails when you mentioned you have already installed the side bar. Otherwise, if you do have a naked roof, the most economical roof rack option for your '18 CX-5 is from Inno and consists of the Square Crossbars # INB137, Feet for Crossbars # INSUT and Custom Fit Kit # INK497.
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  • Thule Aeroblade Edge Roof Rack that Fits 2014 Mazda 5 Ground Touring
  • Yes the Thule Aeroblade Edge roof rack you mentioned will work on your 2014 Mazda 5. The complete roof rack setup you'll need is # TH7601-TH7602 and # THKIT3080.
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  • Needing Thule AeroBlade Edge Roof Rack For A 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
  • The Thule AeroBlade Edge part # TH7601-TH7602 are the aluminum AeroBlade Edge crossbars set. These are the low profile bars that will be ultra-quiet in transit. The price can be seen through the link. These bars are designed to mount to either your vehicle's fixed mounting point or flush to the factory side rails. The measurements on crossbar spacing is recommended between 24 to 32 inches apart and the bars have a weight capacity of 165 lbs. You will also need Thule part # THKIT4049
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  • Thule AeroBlade Edge Roof Rack and Thru-Axle Bike Carrier for a 2016 Mercedes GLA
  • Thule AeroBlade Edge roof rack # TH7601-TH7602 does fit your 2016 Mercedes GLA. You will also need fit kit # THKIT4049 to install the roof rack to the flush side rails on the vehicle roof. To carry a bike with a through axle I recommend the Yakima HighSpeed bike carrier # Y02115. It works with 12-mm to 20-mm thru-axles or 9-mm quick-release skewers. And it will fit in the AeroBlade crossbar channels for a clean install. I have linked a video review for you.
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  • Thule AeroBlade Roof Rack and Cargo Box for a 2013 Mazda 5
  • For your 2013 Mazda 5 Thule roof rack # TH7601-TH7602 and fit kit # THKIT3080 will fit. The Thule Force XXL cargo box will physically fit the roof rack however it will be too long and interfere with the rear hatch when you try to open it. It will not open all the way. The largest box that will fit with this roof rack system and not interfere with the rear hatch is the Force XT, # TH6358B. I have linked a video review of this box for you. As far as the longevity of the crossbars you
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  • Best Thule Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2014 Mazda 5
  • There is a Thule roof rack that would work very well with the fixed mounting points on the roof of your 2014 Mazda 5 and would be easily removable. For that you would want the following parts: Thule AeroBlade Edge Roof Rack # TH7601-TH7602 and fit kit part # THKIT3080.
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  • Can I Put Roof Rack Tracks On My 2017 Honda CR-V
  • Yes, we do sell roof rack tracks that can be drilled into the roofs of vehicles. The Thule Top Track Roof Mount System, 42" Long, part # THTP42, is an example of one of our Thule options, but we also sell Yakima and Rhino-Rack tracks. Each of these vendors also sells the kits to attach their roof racks to tracks as well. I recommend that you speak to a body shop to verify that you can install the tracks on your vehicle. I do not think you will have any issues with regard to their installation,
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  • Preventing The Theft Of A Thule Roof Rack That Is Attached To Flush Rails On A 2021 Mazda CX-5
  • Unfortunately, the Thule roof rack setup for your 2021 Mazda CX-5 does have a couple of exposed screws on the rear of each Thule foot. But if you have the Thule lock cylinders, you can lock your roof rack to your vehicle. When this is done all of the other screws are covered by the plastic cover. The nice thing about the Thule Rapid Podium Feet, part # TH460R, is the ease in which you can remove the foot from the fit kit. If you are carrying something on the roof rack and the roof rack
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  • Bolt Replacement for Thule 3160 Fit Kit
  • The bolts that come with the 3160 Fit Kit # THKIT3160 are found as part #50435 and measure 12 TORX bolt x 16mm. Thule doesn't offer these as a replacement so you'll need to get the whole kit to acquire those bolts, unfortunately.
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