The Thule RB53 53 Inch Rapid Load Bars has been replaced by the Thule ARB53 53 Inch AeroBlade Load Bars
Thule ARB53 53 Inch AeroBlade Load Bars

Thule ARB53 53 Inch AeroBlade Load Bars

The Thule AeroBlade Load Bars feature the latest technology and design to create a whisper-quiet roof rack. They work with the existing Thule Rapid Aero Foot Packs and Thule Accessories. Fairings do not work with AeroBlade bars.

Thule RB53 53 Inch Rapid Load Bars

Thule RB53 53 Inch Rapid Load Bars
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Status: Discontinued

Product Code: 100RB53


Thule RB53 53 Inch Rapid Aero Load Bars are constructed from premium, ultra-lightweight aluminum giving you a premium straight from the factory rack option. Thule RB53 Load Bars do not include end caps; they are included with Thule Rapid Aero towers.


  • This item has been discontinued
  • 53 inches in length
  • Aerodynamic, aluminum oval shape helps reduce any possible cabin noise
  • Integrated T-slot for easy mounting of select Thule accessories
  • Carry up to 165lbs of cargo, weight varies from vehicle to vehicle
  • Offered in three other sizes for optimal fit on any vehicle in any application
  • Profile of the bar delivers a sleek new look consistent with some available factory roof racks
  • Rapid Aero aluminum bars will only work with the Thule Rapid Aero Foot Packs
  • End caps are not included with these bars, they are instead included with the Thule towers
  • Also sold as a single bar if needed
  • Thule XADAPTs are required to mount some Thule accessories


Weight: 8.4lbs

Length (carton): 53.5"

Width (carton): 2.5"

Height (carton): 2.5"

UPC: 091021665972

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lots of whistle and low pitch wing howl when driving.

2010 honda element

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find a list of the most frequently asked questions for this product. If you need more assistance you can email a rack-install technician, or call us at: 1-888-399-7225

All required tools and instructions for the Thule RB53 53 Inch Rapid Load Bars are provided. No particular expertise required, just be sure to follow the instructions closely. While installation times vary depending on your vehicle and racks purchased, installations typically take from 15-60 minutes.

With so many different cars out there, we need to carry a wide range of roof rack components. To see what has been made specifically to fit your vehicle, enter your vehicle information in our base rack fit guide.

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