Whispbar™ Through Bars by Yakima®. If you're looking for more cargo carrying capacity than the Whispbar Flush Bars can provide, these Through bars are what you need. Unlike the Flush bars, these cross bars extend past the rack feet to increase your cargo carrying options, however they offer the same sleek, vehicle complementing design, with an aerofoil wing-like bar shape that has the lowest drag of any cross bar on the market, for the quietest ride possible. Whispbar's Smartfoot technology makes attaching the bar to any roof type easy with a vehicle specific fitting kit, with no adapters, clips or anything else required, and the T-slot and SmartFill technology enables fast and easy installation of accessories to the cross bars. These bars have a maximum load capacity of 165 lbs. per pair, and can be locked to the vehicle to prevent theft.
- Combines style and technology with the utility of a roof rack
- Maximum load capacity: 165 lbs. per pair
- Cross bar ends extend past the rack feet for increased cargo carrying capacity
- Aerodynamic profile reduces noise and decreases drag up to 70%
- Attaches to any vehicle roof type with a vehicle specific fitting kit
- PerformaRidge controls laminar airflow over cross bar to decrease drag
- PerformaFill dampens high frequency wind noise
- Lockable rack feet covers prevent theft; comes with 2 keys
- SmartFill technology allows fast installation of T-slot mounted accessories without the need to cut the fill strip
- Cross bars constructed from 6063 T5 aluminum
- Rack feet constructed from glass reinforced nylon
- Comes with detailed installation instructions
- Limited lifetime warranty
Whispbar roof racks are designed to blend in and integrate with your vehicle's natural styling to create a sleek, sporty silhouette. But while cross bars that end flush with the rack feet, like Whispbar Flush Bars, may be preferable for style, they may limit the amount of cargo you can carry. That's why Whispbar Through Bars were created. They extend past the rack feet to give you that extra real estate for more cargo carrying options. With Through Bars you may be able to take along another bike or have room for luggage that would otherwise have to be transported in the cabin, and still have a great looking, aerodynamic roof rack system.
Unlike any other manufacturers so called “aero” bars, these bars have a real streamlined aerofoil shape, for the lowest aerodynamic drag of any cross bars available. The PerformaRidge at the leading edge of the bar controls laminar airflow over the bar to further decrease drag, and the PerformaFill in the trailing edge of the bar dampens high frequency wind noise. All this results in drag and noise that are reduced to near zero, for the quietest possible ride and best fuel efficiency.
But the Whispbar isn't just aesthetically pleasing, it's also tough enough to handle all your accessory carrying needs and easy to install. The sturdy glass reinforced nylon rack feet and 6063 T5 aluminum cross bars can support up to 165 lbs. per pair, and Whispbar's exclusive SmartFoot technology enables the rack to be installed on any style roof with a vehicle specific fitting kit, including smooth roofs, raised side rails, flush, fixed point, permanent installation, track and gutter mount. This technology enables you to use your roof rack on a similar sized vehicle with just the purchase of a fitting kit for that roof style. And Whispbar's exclusive SmartFill technology allows you to install T-slot mounted accessories without having to cut the fill strip. Just install the accessory in the slot over the fill strip, and when it's removed the strip will pop back up, maintaining the bar's smooth aerodynamic appearance.
The covers on the rack feet are lockable and the rack comes with 2 keys. Yakima SKS (Same Key System) cores can be installed, which enable you to lock all accessories with one key. Whispbar Flush Bars come with comprehensive, illustrated installation instructions and they're backed by a limited lifetime warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.
Yakima® Products, of Beaverton, Oregon is one of the world's largest manufacturers of cargo and recreational equipment carrying solutions. Founded 40 years ago in its namesake city, Yakima's guiding principle is that gear should be carried on the outside of the vehicle to make room for more friends inside. To achieve that goal the company makes roof rack systems for any style roof, and an array of roof rack, receiver hitch, trunk lid and hatch, and trailer mounted carriers. Yakima's designers and engineers are outdoor enthusiasts, campers, and travelers just like you, and they listen and learn what other enthusiasts need and want while participating in those activities. The combination of their own personal experience with that of other enthusiasts enables them to create the finest carriers and accessories for bicycles, watercraft, skis & snowboards, and cargo & camping. Yakima products are manufactured using the highest quality materials and the best engineering practices, and Yakima is so confident that you'll be completely satisfied with your purchase that they're backed by a "Love It Till You Leave It" lifetime warranty.