Thule ARB53B 53 Inch AeroBlade Black

Thule ARB53B 53 Inch AeroBlade Black
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Product Code: 100ARB53B

Price: $199.95
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Status: In Stock
"The folks at Rack Attack are true experts in this category."
- Fred Clark, CEO Thule
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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.


  • Stealthy and rugged, the low-gloss black powdercoat finish carries the full Thule Lifetime Warranty
  • Aerodynamic 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
  • AeroBlade bars will only work with the Thule Rapid Aero Foot Packs
  • WindDiffuser is a textured surface on the t-slot cover that disturbs the airflow better than a smooth surface, greatly reducing wing noise
  • The sophisticated BoxBeam aluminum extrusion creates one of the strongest load bars in the market. Using a vertical load test, the AeroBlade can sustain over 800 lbf of force
  • The new SwingBlade end cap pivots open to allow full access to the t-slot for easy accessory installs
  • The new SmartSlide is a molded measurement system providing a quick, no-hassle, tape-measure-free foot installation. SmartSlide also covers the underbar slot to improve aerodynamics and noise diffusion
  • NOT compatible with the following Thule products: 503 Load Stops, 516 Prologue, 579XT Canoe Carrier, 558P Tandem Carrier, 847 Outrigger II, 884 Roll Model


Weight: 6.5lbs

Length (carton): 53.25"

Width (carton): 4"

Height (carton): 3.5"

UPC: 091021251137

Manufacturer: Thule

Manufacturer Part Number: ARB53B

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I have a canoe and Yakima does not make canoe brackets to carry a canoe. I assumed that they would.

2017 Toyota Prius V


Definitely sleek and easy to install.

2016 Subaru Impreza WRX / STI 4d


i do agree with some other reviewers that the quality of the material Thule is using now doesn't compare the the cross bars I have owned in the past (both Square and original Aero bars). I am a little concerned as to the durability over time and feel like the black paint with most certainly come off as I install and remove any accessories. On a positive note, these bars are 100 times quieter than my previous ones. This is the main reason for my upgrade and I am happy that I bought them. Previous bars were VERY loud. A little better when I bought the fairing but still pretty loud. Now I can even drive with my sunroof open!! Much better design

2016 Toyota 4 Runner 4dr


Easy install, no wind noise until snowpack install

2017 Subaru Impreza WRX / STI 4d


Nice look in black. Good contrast with white car.

2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport

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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: 1-888-440-5556

All required tools and instructions for the Thule ARB53B 53 Inch AeroBlade Black 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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