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Old 06-17-07, 08:31 PM   #1
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Yakima Sidewinder on a Thule crossbar

I have a line on a used Yakima Sidewinder and a used Univega tandem. We already have a Thule rack system on our minivan. I am trying to confirm if there is a way to connect the Yakima Sidewinder to a Thule square bar?
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Yes, you need to pop off a piece of plastic. That said, we have our Thule rack attached to our Toyota's factory rack and the Yakima Sidewinder puts to much stress on the rear support. I now have a slight dent in my roof. All I know to do is switch to a tower setup and stop using the factory rack, but I hate to spend the couple hunderd bucks for new towers. I like the design, because we can open the rear hatch with the bike on the rack, but I think the Thule tandem rack that supports the rear wheel, would better balance the load.
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No problem this is a Thule square cross bar with Yakama Sidewinder attached to it.

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Great. Thank you for the quick response. We do have the full Thule setup with towers so the weight shouldn't be a problem... Except that we already have a Rockymounts tandem mount, with a Trek T900, two singles on Rockymounts single mounts, then add a Yakima Sidewinder and a Univega tandem... Hopefully not putting too much stress on the roof/rack combination.
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I would think you'll be OK I also have one single Thule with the Yakama and it hold up well.
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