Roof Rack Adapter to Allow Installation of Yakima Sidewinder Bike Rack on Subaru Factory Bars

Question:

I want to put a Yakima Sidewinder on my 2014 Subaru Outback with factory aero bars. Are there such adapters ? Thanks.

Expert Reply:

The Yakima Sidewinder Roof Tandem Bike Rack # Y02071 is designed to fit on round or square crossbars that are spaced between 24- and 36-inches apart. It will not directly fit on your Subaru factory bars and Yakima's Universal Might Mount Adapters # Y03590 are not compatible with the carrier. I do have another option for you.

The best solution I can recommend is to use Thule's Ride-On Adapter # TH532. This is essentially a small roof rack with square bars that attaches to your factory aero-style bars to provide a compatible mounting point for the Sidewinder's hardware. As noted, its hardware fits on round and square bars that are spaced between 24- and 36-inches.

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