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This is a nice tank-top. It's getting warm and I've used it on my last couple of rides and it's keeping me nice and cool. I orderd the silt, which is orange not light red as the picture implies. Not a biggee though, I'll keep it.
These are the universal podium foot packs that install to your vehicle specific fit kit podium mounts. They are fairly easy to connect, but I needed help when installing the Aero Blades on the rear mount points. The Aero Blades were not sliding easily along the foot packs making it difficult to adjust and making it a two-man job. Loosen the bolts too much, they fall off your mount points; tighten them too much and the bars won't slide and you can't get the adjustment correct. Strange, the front crossbar went on fine with no issues and I needed no help, but the rear one gave me trouble. I suspect it could be a quality control issue with the fit being just a little too tight. That issue, plus price and the fact that the entire piece is plastic (I'm told it will last and their is a lifetime warranty) warrants only a 3-star rating.
I bought these for a Thule Aero Blade rack installation. The 3097's are for fixed-point mounting, so it was pretty easy to get them on. The rubber bottom piece doesn't sit flush on the rear mount points of my factory installed side rails, but it doesn't affect the mount, it's just aesthetic.
After doing a lot of research online, I anticipated more noise while driving, even with the aerodynamic nature of the Aero Blades. Since I already get a fair bit of road noise with my Jeep, I wasn't looking forward to this. I was pleasantly surprised to find that there was really no difference in road noise with these. I'm not sure how much noise you get from the round or square bars, but there is no additional noise from the Aero Blades as far as I can tell and they look much nicer so I would go with them.