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Best place to buy roof rack?

Old 01-26-07, 08:57 PM
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Best place to buy roof rack?

So Im interested in getting a Thule or Yakima roof rack for my car and was wondering the best places to get one online. I have a 99 2-door Honda Civic Si, if that helps, or if anyone else has this car with a rack, lemme know how yall like it. Thanks a lot!

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Check here. https://www.qbike.com/ Put in the type of rack your after and it will give you the lowest price from the listed bike sites.
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www.orsracksdirect.com. They always seem to have good prices, and their shipping is quick. I've bought a couple bike mounts and smaller stuff from them.
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1. a. go to thule.com & enter the info for your car & what options you want.
b. go to yakima.com & enter the info for your car & what options you want.

2. a. choose which brand you want to go with & go to ebay & buy what you need. it's cheaper than retail.
b. choose what brand you want to go with & go to your local shop because you have a sense of "the local guy" morality & buy what you need.
c. both thule & yakima will be around the same price on each item. yakima is a u.s. company & thule is a sweedish company. maybe that will help in your decision making; maybe not.

3. just because you have a '99 honda civic si, doesn't mean that the rack you have isn't going to be basically the same thing as someone with a '94 taurus or '06 malibu.

4. i LOVE my roof rack. it may have been expensive, but it's a ton better than that stupid thing i used to have to take on & off my trunk. i think it was money well spent.
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Thanks for the info guys, I appreciate it. Ill just have to be careful about going into the garage. Haha

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Originally Posted by mattfeet
Thanks for the info guys, I appreciate it. Ill just have to be careful about going into the garage. Haha

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The good news is that's a lesson that's usually learned after one time.
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Originally Posted by DrPete
The good news is that's a lesson that's usually learned after one time.



I hope its a lesson I dont learn.

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^^ My lesson was learned with a Yeti ARC on the roof. Funny thing is the bike was unscathed and there was a big dent in the roof of my car where the tower got pushed down.
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I got mine off of craigslist - Thule rack that clamped to back-to-front factory roof racks... my truck has side-to-side racks so I and rigged it up using a series of random clamps and conduit pipes... DIY, man.

It's held up great, by the way.
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my lesson was learned going in to a parking garage in st. louis... luckly the rack was hit before the bike & only ended up with a small scratch on the rubber on the hoods.
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get a Saris. i've had all three and the Saris is by far the superior rack. the other two aren't even close

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Check out these guys:
https://www.rackattack.com/
They had the best prices a while back, and the delivery was super fast.
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dear strong bad,

why don't you ever ride your bike in strongbadia? all i see is a tire, a stop sign, a flag, & the cheat. no bikes. what gives?

crapfully yours,
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I've got enough Thule stuff to open a store - great stuff. Check with your LBS they can likely order whatever you need, help you pick what would work best for you, and in most cases price match or be very competitive.
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you should look at what it will cost you to ship the stuff before you decide to buy online v.s. at a brick and mortar. Things like loadbars and Q towers arent exactly light. Those parts you may way to look to buy locally just to avoid huge shipping charges.
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Anyone have experience with these: https://rockymounts.com?

I was going to go with them, then the wife got me a thule rack for x-mas.
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Check your PM. I have a Thule setup that will fit your car with a new fit kit.
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