I have recently said goodbye to my BMW 320D Touring. We have removed the roof rails (Thule Aeros) and bike racks (proride 951).

I am looking to get some new bars of an XC60 Volvo, but intend to keep the Thule bike racks. Anyone got any experience with the Whisper model or the Thule Wing Edge?

The Whispbars are slightly cheaper (but we are only talking 30/$50), but I have no experience of them. I know Thule stuff does the job.

I wanted to know if anyone had compared the two against each other? The tests online all seem to be the Whisper against the old Thule Aero design. Is there any difference in quality?

I like the Whisper design and have to say the idea of not needing to cut any rubber strips for the installation appeals. Both racks work fine with Thule T slot products, apparently.