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    honda element roof rack

    I have a Honda Element and am looking for a roof rack. I will be transporting my MTB as well as my girlfriends bike as well. Any suggestions on what to purchase? And what is up with the "visor" that goes on the front of the rack, not really sure...

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    I have an element with a Thule rack on it, its nice, I have 3 bike trays and a large cargo box on the roof. The fairing is supposed to cut down wind noise, but its not necessary. Buy longer bars than the manufacturer recommends, got 58" bars but you could get even longer if you want. Yakima is fine too, I would avoid the factory rack.
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    Our Element came from the factory with a 2" hitch on the back. So we got a hitch-mount bike rack. It seems like it would be hard to load and unload the bikes because of the height with a roof rack.

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    Ya, the thing is pretty tall but I'm 6' and have no problems loading it from the ground. I carry a bucket to stand on to get into the box. Would be nice to have a hitch too, but I wasn't so lucky to have one come with it.
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    I have a yakima roof rack with the fairing. I've run it both with and without the fairing. There was a significant reduction in noise with the fairing. I'm about 5'7" and getting the bikes up to the roof can be difficult. I usually bring a step stool to make my life a bit easier.

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    Inside the E? Isn't that what it was made for.

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    This probably won't help, but I thought it was pretty cool.

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    that is really cool...

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    This probably won't help, but I thought it was pretty cool.

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    I hope ur gf is tall and u like spending extra $$
    "It's only when you stand over it, you know, when you physically stand over the bike, that then you say 'hey, I don't have much stand over height', you know"-T. Ellsworth

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    I'd stick to a trailer hitch rack. Less resistance....great for today's MFing high gas prices!

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