This is a discussion on Recieved my OEM roof rack with Yakima front loader within the Member Show-Off & Photography forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by mtnbikr Where did you measure from? They sure seem like they sit higher than that....how high are ...
Maybe an optical delusion.
I put the Whispbars on my BMW (still don't have my STi. ) and they sit pretty low, about 2" off the roof. I hope they end up being a lot lower as I paid extra just for that reason.
How do the racks handle weight? I will be loading up 2 DH rigs regularly. Also how hard is it to load the bikes up? DH = 50+ lbs a piece. Nice dj'er jonny, what model is that? Nice Santa Cruz black. I had my eye on a blur until I decided on a trek fuel.
Nice! I want to get some too but cant decide which ones I want to get.. How did you guys decide on the brand and set up?
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I didn't consider cost at all as it is all relative; compared to the cost of the car, the value of the bikes that will go up there and how much use they will see, saving $100 seemed foolish.
That said, I am not a huge fan of how high the OEM bars sit off the roof. The Whispbars have the same appearance, but are stiffer and sit considerably lower to the roof. I finally got a chance to see and feel the OEM bars on an Impreza and the Whispars on a GTI and I am happy that I went with the Whispbars. I just wish I had my car to put them on.
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