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  • Aluminum bar features a textured cover that diffuses airflow better than a smooth surface, greatly reducing wind noise
  • The SmartSlide™ system is a tape-measure-free, hassle-free molded measurement system on the underside of the bar for easy foot installation
  • Using a vertical load test, the AeroBlade Edge raised rail bar can sustain over 800 lbs. of force
  • The Thule AeroBlade Edge Raised Rail Mount roof bar includes one bar with integrated feet, preassembled
  • Thule Key-Alike lock cylinders lock rack to vehicle (sold separately)
  • These load bars are available in four different sizes, so be sure to refer to the Thule Fit Guide for the minimum size recommended for your specific vehicle
  • Size small measures 29.5 inches long; size medium measures 32.75 inches long; size large measures 36 inches long; size extra large measure 39.75 inches long
  • Size small corresponds to Thule part #7501; size medium corresponds to Thule part #7502; size large corresponds to Thule part #7503; size XL corresponds to Thule part #7504

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NOTE: The following products are not compatible with the AeroBlade: 503 Load Stops, 516 Prologue, 579XT Canoe Carrier, 558P Tandem Carrier, 597XT Hullavator, 847 Outrigger II, 870XT-873XT Fairings, 884 Roll Model

Thule Racks

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Be warned: you lose some clamping space These cross-bars look great on my Subaru Crosstrek 2015, but you lose a lot of space to attach T-base bars or clamps too. I measure about 32" of usable space. I'm returning these and getting the other Thule aerobars which rise above slightly and will provide about 47" usable space. Why? It's nice to put a cargo box and one bike on the side (if you are carrying 3 or 4 bikes). My car has a very small trunk, and I know I'll need to do this, as I did on an older '06 VW Jetta (easily, with OEM corss-bars that hold Thule T-mount gear). Get it if you know you will only put a cargo box up there, or only a bike (but not both).
Date published: 2015-05-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Stunning look, but they don't fit. Audi allroad 2014 w panoramic sunroof. No go. Although the guide says they fit, there are a couple issues. The first is that the sunroof won't close. Our's opened (unlike another reviewer), but then got stuck on the closure. The second is that the profile is so low, I can't imagine getting the accessories that hold our racks, sky boxes, etc. fitting around. It's a shame. They look just how I want them to look. Super clean, classy. If you don't have a sunroof, these should not be a problem. Too bad that most nice cars deserve to have the extra money spent on this sleek look but are also likely to have a sunroof.
Date published: 2015-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from aero and sturdy I just mounted this rack on my 2014 Jetta Sportwagen TDI and I love it. It's aerodynamic, quiet, sturdy and has a sleek design. I have no problems opening my sunroof like some other customers have had. I had REI install it for me for $20 and before they mounted it we checked to make sure the sunroof would open. I'm happy with the purchase.
Date published: 2014-06-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great addition to SUV Easy to install; however be wary of the Thule online or in store fit guide. It said my 2016 Nissan Pathfinder wasn't compatible. After calling Thule they told me they were in the process of updating the website with all new 2016 car info. The rep told me which product to purchase and I found them at my local REI. Another word of caution is these bars only spread so far so make sure you don't need a larger bar for the front of your car of SUV. I almost had to exchange the front bar because the roof rack spreads apart as you approach the front windshield.
Date published: 2016-02-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from "Your sunroof may not open when rack is installed" I was really happy when I bought these aeroblades for my 2014 VW Tiguan - they look better than OEM and carried the Thule name....life was good. Then I tried to open the awesome panoramic sunroof on my car and it hit the blade and closed. No worries, a little adjustment should fix it right? Wrong, after going back and reading the fine print on the Thule fit guide I noticed "45. Your sunroof may not open when rack is installed". That's pretty weak in my opinion, just say it doesn't fit and I'll go with a different product.
Date published: 2014-05-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 2014 VW Jetta Sportswagen TDI w/Pano-moonroof I just installed a pair today on my Jetta Sportswagen. The first time installation was time consuming because of the hand tool. Jetta's have a small diameter side rail so you really need to crank that tool for a long time to get the strap tight to the side rail and get the necessary "click". The plastic screw to secure the end cap is a weak design. Very flimsy, tough to catch it right and not at all a lock. I am going to look for the locking mechanism to replace this plastic screw. I have the panoramic moon roof and I did read the footnote informing me that my moon roof may not open. The racks are a very low profile, which is important to me but because of that it can stop the moon roof from opening. I saw the same warning with the Yakima Whispar racks but read on a blog that if positioned at a specific point the roof will open. By sliding the front rack (702) forward more I am able to utilize all the features of my moon roof. The spacing from the front to back rack is 31" which is within the Thule guideline. Save yourself some time and position the racks and before securing them test your sun roof. I haven't mounted anything onto the crossbars yet. The crossbars feel 100% secure to the side rails.
Date published: 2014-06-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Overpriced, not suitable for cargo box or sunroof After messing with these for a whole day, I returned them for the Thule bars. There are some big issues with these blades. - Cargo boxes with quick grips will not attach well to these blades since they are wide. The box won't fly off, but it's not a tight fit and the box rattled around for me at any speed. - Installation is about 3x longer than most bars, and the tool is separate, so you will need to store it somewhere. - The clearance is really really low. You won't be able to pop a sunroof and in some cars I can see the quick grip claws being close to your roof. -For the price, the plastic covers seem pretty thin. Not as well constructed as Thule's other bar holders. The only positive thing I can say is that they do look nice if you just want to drive around and pretend you use them on the weekends.
Date published: 2014-06-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Thule is like Ikea First - do not trust the Thule on-line fit guide! If there is a discrepancy between the printed guide and the online guide, at least in my experience, trust the printed. My SUV needed two different size AeroBlades. Second - the instructions lack words. It is like Ikea instructions Third - Poor instructions lead to users struggling - taking them off is hard! The only reason they get a recommendation is overall the major parts are well made. Not impressed by the overpriced locks.
Date published: 2015-09-05
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What size will I need for a 2016 Subaru Outback with factory rails?

Asked by: RyanUnk
Compatibility for your specific vehicle can be looked up using the Thule Fit Guide: https://www.rei.com/ThuleFitGuide
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-06-24

What size will I need for my 2009 pontiac g8?

Asked by: Kingtutt37
This raised rail system is not compatible with a 2009 Pontiac G8.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-13

what size would fit the 2014 Subaru Crosstrek? 

Asked by: paredown
The Thule AeroBlade Edge Roof Bar will fit a 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek with either raised side rails or fixed points. If your Crosstrek has the raised side rails you will need 1 size large for the front and 1 size medium for the back. If your Crosstrek only has fixed roof points and not side rails, you will need the following item in the large and medium for front and back respectively; http://www.rei.com/product/851554/thule-aeroblade-edge-roof-bar-flush-mount
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-13

What size bars would fit a 2017 VW Alltrack?

Asked by: VDubyaBubba
​A medium bar up front and a small bar at the rear is required for your 2017 VW Alltrack.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-10

Hi, What size/fit do I need for a 2013 Volvo XC90?

Asked by: Simon
​A size medium (up front) and a size small (at the rear) are required for your 2013 Volvo XC90.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-11

Is this just sold as a single or as a pair?

Asked by: birdnerdhiker
The Thule AeroBlade Edge Roof Bar - Raised Rail is sold as a single.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-06

Will this work on a 2015 RAV 4 with a sunroof?

Asked by: squatch hunter 007
The Raised Rail AeroBlade Edge Roof Bar will work on your 2015 Toyota RAV 4. According to Thule's Fit Guide, you may not be able to open the sunroof with the rack installed.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-09-22

Which size will fit on a 2004 Subaru Outback?

Asked by: Jondrews
For a 2004 Subaru Outback with a factory railing you will need 2 of the size small AeroBlade Edge Roof Bar. Don't forget to buy locks too; https://www.rei.com/product/494027/thule-keyed-alike-locks-4-pack
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-05-13
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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Be warned: you lose some clamping space These cross-bars look great on my Subaru Crosstrek 2015, but you lose a lot of space to attach T-base bars or clamps too. I measure about 32" of usable space. I'm returning these and getting the other Thule aerobars which rise above slightly and will provide about 47" usable space. Why? It's nice to put a cargo box and one bike on the side (if you are carrying 3 or 4 bikes). My car has a very small trunk, and I know I'll need to do this, as I did on an older '06 VW Jetta (easily, with OEM corss-bars that hold Thule T-mount gear). Get it if you know you will only put a cargo box up there, or only a bike (but not both).
Date published: 2015-05-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Stunning look, but they don't fit. Audi allroad 2014 w panoramic sunroof. No go. Although the guide says they fit, there are a couple issues. The first is that the sunroof won't close. Our's opened (unlike another reviewer), but then got stuck on the closure. The second is that the profile is so low, I can't imagine getting the accessories that hold our racks, sky boxes, etc. fitting around. It's a shame. They look just how I want them to look. Super clean, classy. If you don't have a sunroof, these should not be a problem. Too bad that most nice cars deserve to have the extra money spent on this sleek look but are also likely to have a sunroof.
Date published: 2015-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from aero and sturdy I just mounted this rack on my 2014 Jetta Sportwagen TDI and I love it. It's aerodynamic, quiet, sturdy and has a sleek design. I have no problems opening my sunroof like some other customers have had. I had REI install it for me for $20 and before they mounted it we checked to make sure the sunroof would open. I'm happy with the purchase.
Date published: 2014-06-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great addition to SUV Easy to install; however be wary of the Thule online or in store fit guide. It said my 2016 Nissan Pathfinder wasn't compatible. After calling Thule they told me they were in the process of updating the website with all new 2016 car info. The rep told me which product to purchase and I found them at my local REI. Another word of caution is these bars only spread so far so make sure you don't need a larger bar for the front of your car of SUV. I almost had to exchange the front bar because the roof rack spreads apart as you approach the front windshield.
Date published: 2016-02-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from "Your sunroof may not open when rack is installed" I was really happy when I bought these aeroblades for my 2014 VW Tiguan - they look better than OEM and carried the Thule name....life was good. Then I tried to open the awesome panoramic sunroof on my car and it hit the blade and closed. No worries, a little adjustment should fix it right? Wrong, after going back and reading the fine print on the Thule fit guide I noticed "45. Your sunroof may not open when rack is installed". That's pretty weak in my opinion, just say it doesn't fit and I'll go with a different product.
Date published: 2014-05-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 2014 VW Jetta Sportswagen TDI w/Pano-moonroof I just installed a pair today on my Jetta Sportswagen. The first time installation was time consuming because of the hand tool. Jetta's have a small diameter side rail so you really need to crank that tool for a long time to get the strap tight to the side rail and get the necessary "click". The plastic screw to secure the end cap is a weak design. Very flimsy, tough to catch it right and not at all a lock. I am going to look for the locking mechanism to replace this plastic screw. I have the panoramic moon roof and I did read the footnote informing me that my moon roof may not open. The racks are a very low profile, which is important to me but because of that it can stop the moon roof from opening. I saw the same warning with the Yakima Whispar racks but read on a blog that if positioned at a specific point the roof will open. By sliding the front rack (702) forward more I am able to utilize all the features of my moon roof. The spacing from the front to back rack is 31" which is within the Thule guideline. Save yourself some time and position the racks and before securing them test your sun roof. I haven't mounted anything onto the crossbars yet. The crossbars feel 100% secure to the side rails.
Date published: 2014-06-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Overpriced, not suitable for cargo box or sunroof After messing with these for a whole day, I returned them for the Thule bars. There are some big issues with these blades. - Cargo boxes with quick grips will not attach well to these blades since they are wide. The box won't fly off, but it's not a tight fit and the box rattled around for me at any speed. - Installation is about 3x longer than most bars, and the tool is separate, so you will need to store it somewhere. - The clearance is really really low. You won't be able to pop a sunroof and in some cars I can see the quick grip claws being close to your roof. -For the price, the plastic covers seem pretty thin. Not as well constructed as Thule's other bar holders. The only positive thing I can say is that they do look nice if you just want to drive around and pretend you use them on the weekends.
Date published: 2014-06-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Thule is like Ikea First - do not trust the Thule on-line fit guide! If there is a discrepancy between the printed guide and the online guide, at least in my experience, trust the printed. My SUV needed two different size AeroBlades. Second - the instructions lack words. It is like Ikea instructions Third - Poor instructions lead to users struggling - taking them off is hard! The only reason they get a recommendation is overall the major parts are well made. Not impressed by the overpriced locks.
Date published: 2015-09-05
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Questions & Answers

What size will I need for a 2016 Subaru Outback with factory rails?

Asked by: RyanUnk
Compatibility for your specific vehicle can be looked up using the Thule Fit Guide: https://www.rei.com/ThuleFitGuide
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-06-24

What size will I need for my 2009 pontiac g8?

Asked by: Kingtutt37
This raised rail system is not compatible with a 2009 Pontiac G8.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-13

what size would fit the 2014 Subaru Crosstrek? 

Asked by: paredown
The Thule AeroBlade Edge Roof Bar will fit a 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek with either raised side rails or fixed points. If your Crosstrek has the raised side rails you will need 1 size large for the front and 1 size medium for the back. If your Crosstrek only has fixed roof points and not side rails, you will need the following item in the large and medium for front and back respectively; http://www.rei.com/product/851554/thule-aeroblade-edge-roof-bar-flush-mount
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-13

What size bars would fit a 2017 VW Alltrack?

Asked by: VDubyaBubba
​A medium bar up front and a small bar at the rear is required for your 2017 VW Alltrack.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-10

Hi, What size/fit do I need for a 2013 Volvo XC90?

Asked by: Simon
​A size medium (up front) and a size small (at the rear) are required for your 2013 Volvo XC90.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-11

Is this just sold as a single or as a pair?

Asked by: birdnerdhiker
The Thule AeroBlade Edge Roof Bar - Raised Rail is sold as a single.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-06

Will this work on a 2015 RAV 4 with a sunroof?

Asked by: squatch hunter 007
The Raised Rail AeroBlade Edge Roof Bar will work on your 2015 Toyota RAV 4. According to Thule's Fit Guide, you may not be able to open the sunroof with the rack installed.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-09-22

Which size will fit on a 2004 Subaru Outback?

Asked by: Jondrews
For a 2004 Subaru Outback with a factory railing you will need 2 of the size small AeroBlade Edge Roof Bar. Don't forget to buy locks too; https://www.rei.com/product/494027/thule-keyed-alike-locks-4-pack
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-05-13
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