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Wasatch Powder Monkeys Switchblade Crossbars

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Slide your ski rack, bike rack, boat rack, or cargo box on and off your roof rack quickly and easily.

Whether it's mid ski season and you're still tossing your skis in the back of your car because you can't seem to find the time or tools to swap out your bike rack for your ski rack or whether the daunting task of trying to pick out a roof rack system for your vehicle has made your head spin in the past, turn to the Wasatch Powder Monkey Switchblade Crossbars. The Switchblade Crossbars feature SmartCrossbar technology that allows for quick swapping or removal of roof rack attachments, such as bike, ski, or box attachments, with just a turn of the end of the SmartCrossbar. Not only does this intuitive system save you time and frustration, it also provides significant gas savings and wind noise reduction due to its aerodynamic design.

  • Intuitive design and patent-pending quick-release system enables you to slide your gear racks on and off in a couple of seconds instead of minutes or hours (without complicated tools)
  • Crossbars are made of extruded 6065 aluminum, are CNC machined for precision, and feature military-spec hard anodizing for strength and durability
  • Outer components feature hard aerospace nylon material for long-term durability, lighter weight, and bomber strength-to-weight ratio
  • Airplane wing design enables the Switchblade to act as a true airfoil that offers aerodynamic benefits, helps you cut down on gas, and reduces wind noise
  • Quick-mount design allows for fast and easy removal of bike, ski, or box attachments with just a turn of the end of the Crossbar
  • In one quick motion, mount adaptors (adaptor kits are sold separately) are unlocked and easily removed from the crossbars
  • Switchblade Crossbars fit right into the towers made for round Yakima or square Thule crossbars
  • If you're buying a new rack, get the recommended towers for your vehicle, and buy Switchblade Crossbars that are at least the width of those they recommend
  • If you have existing towers, just replace the crossbars with the Switchblade Crossbars
  • Adaptor kits (sold separately) are available for your existing bike rack, ski rack, or cargo box
  • Adaptor kits make it so you can easily slide your bike rack on, then slide it off and slide your ski or cargo box on
  • SmartStorage Wall Storage Unit (sold separately) enables you to store mounts out of the way, with sports equipment still attached
  • Available in two widths: 50in and 60in
  • Manufactured in the US
  • Item #WPM0001

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Yakima, Thule, Inno

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Wow, no more noise and EASY to use!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

On my 2003 Infiniti FX35, I had Thule racks that whistled when I drove, making it impossible to enjoy the moon roof or drive with the window down. Taking the car top carrier off was like mobilizing for a lunar landing. Leaving it on reduced my gas mileage by at least 15%.

My new Wasatch Powder Monkey Switchblade racks don't make any noise. The slide sliding lock system makes taking the car top carrier off and putting it on is easy - takes less than 2 minutes; seriously <2 minutes! I even bought the rack to hang the carrier on my garage wall, no more worries about it falling onto something more valuable.

The price is right, the product is awesome!

Wow, no more noise and EASY to use!

Easiest quick change roof rack

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Wasatch Powder Monkeys has the easiest quick change roof rack system out there. I have had mine on my car for a year or so and it makes going from winter to spring to summer biking, skiing, camping super easy. I highly recommend them.