• 02-09-2010
    michaelo
    got to be the quietest rook rack out there
    My wife, who is doing some work for this company showed me this video.

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    Cool to see technology moving forward not only in bikes but in the other gear we use!!

    Wonder what's next?? Carbon bars!!
  • 02-09-2010
    SyT
    Can't really see how thats relevant. When mounted, the air hitting the bars is not going to be traveling in a nice flat plane perpendicular to the bar.
  • 02-09-2010
    pop_martian
    Yeah, I hate the noisy "rook" racks.
  • 02-09-2010
    cracksandracks.com
    very interesting.......thanks for sharing.
    surprised how much noisier the round bar was over the thule bar, and how noisy the aero bar was...sounded like the rubber strip on the aero bar was catching the wind and vibrating.
  • 02-09-2010
    Speedub.Nate
    That's impressive, but they'll have to give similar treatment to the towers and the rack units themselves -- at least when they're empty and stowed.
  • 02-10-2010
    Straz85
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Speedub.Nate
    That's impressive, but they'll have to give similar treatment to the towers and the rack units themselves -- at least when they're empty and stowed.

    My thoughts exactly. When I have two bike carriers on the bar, plus the towers, will the difference be noticeable?
  • 02-10-2010
    locobaylor
    i wonder if it'll be quieter when accidentally running your bike into the top of the garage...
  • 02-10-2010
    kntr
    I like the idea. My roof rack is loud without the bikes on it.
  • 02-10-2010
    apat13
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Speedub.Nate
    That's impressive, but they'll have to give similar treatment to the towers and the rack units themselves -- at least when they're empty and stowed.

    Agreed, bar noise means squat when you have a bunch of angular bike/ski/kayak mounts on top.
  • 02-21-2010
    qqfob
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by michaelo
    Wonder what's next?? Carbon bars!!


    I'll take 2 for my Yakima!

    make sure they are bladed in the middle for downforce
  • 02-23-2010
    euroford
    who drives around with just cross bars? mine are covered in three bike racks and a box, and seriously, its going to make noise no matter what, get over it.

    the only relevance that video has, is to perhaps boost sales of fancy crossbars to people who don't know any freekin better.