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    One arm or two for a roof rack?

    It seems obvious that a wheels-on roof rack with two arms would be more secure than one with just one arm. What do you think? Would a Rocky Mounts Brass Knuckles or a Thule Sidearm be as secure as a 1up or an Inno Tire Hold? Does having just one arm stress the front wheel too much?
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    Doesn't stress it at all. I use a sidearm and am very happy with it. I also have a one up. Happy with that as well.
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    I'm not sure how having one arm would stress the wheel any more or less than two? Regardless I use a sidearm and have had no problems at all traveling on the highway (70+mph), on bumpy dirt roads, or anywhere in between.

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