Whispbar Roof Racks are touting hyper-quiet, fuel efficient roof racks as a better way to transport your bike (and other stuff) on your car’s roof.
Whispbar aerodynamic design creates less dragÃ‚Â and 50% less noise than competing designs. They sent this video link to illustrate how quiet their roof racks are compared to other common cycling brands:
Pricing, specs and more info after the jump…
The Whispbar cross bars come included with keyed locks, and they can easily be moved to other vehicles with their various “Smartfoot” fitting kits…essentially new “feet” that fit specific vehicles without the need for entirely new bars or end sections.Ã‚Â They retail for $399 for the complete setup: two bars, locks and Smartfoot fit kit for a single vehicle.
They offer Whispbar cross bars that work with existing roof rails, flush mount and through mount, with fittings that accomodate tracks, bolt-on fixed point, gutter mount and flush rail mounts, as well as permanent mounts that you bolt into your car’s roof.
The matching bike mount is $150 and is an aluminum, locking fork-mount design with a ratchet to hold the rear wheel (shown at top of post), or you can get the frame mount (below) for $149, but it doesn’t have a locking mech.
Whispbar also offers accessories for canoe/kayaks, ski/snowboards, surfing and fishing, plus roof cargo boxes.