Here in Minnesota, winter is long and cold, the people kind and stalwart, and the roads are salty. While the salt makes the roads driveable in the winter, it also makes one thing a lot worse. RUST.
Fortunately, when it comes to your roof rack, you don’t have to worry. With the Thule Rapid Aerobars, the roof rack is made of rust-proof aluminum. The Aero system is lighter, stronger, and more aerodynamic, so not only is it rust-proof, it’s also an all around great rack. And thanks to its aerodynamic shape, the Rapid Aerobar is quieter than the average bar.
This brand new Mazda owner new just what to do to get his roof racked-out. He called up Rack Attack. The car came straight from Liz at Walser Mazda into our open bay doors. Then we promptly threw on the best rack system money can buy.
Luckily for us, most new Mazdas come directly from the factory with mounting points for the rack, so attaching and removing the rack is as simple as screwing in a bolt. The Thule Podium Aero can mount directly to this Mazda 3′s roof with the 3069 Fit Kit, and the 47″ Rapid Aero Bars go across between the towers. Then anything from bike racks, to boat racks to boxes can be mounted right on the roof without scratching the paint or interfering with the weatherstripping. This is a prime example of the auto manufacturer working together with Thule to provide the best possible rack, and this is it: The 100% rust proof Thule Rapid Aero system!