I originally was looking to get the black Thule aeroblade crossbars, model #7503B
, along with the Thule ski rack, model #92725
. This setup would've cost approximately $650.
But then I saw the Thule 5401 Snowcat ski rack which mounts directly to the side rails for only $200, so I ordered this one today. I only plan on hauling skis, snowboards, and fishing poles on the roof, so this is sufficient for my use. If you are looking to load other things on the roof, like a kayak, bicycle or canoe then you would need the crossbars.