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This is about as good an option as I've found for roof-mounted racks. Super easy to use (once installed), and incredibly stable. Takes about 15 seconds to load and/or unload a bike. Dropped a star for two drawbacks: if you want to mount it on the driver side you have to spend 30 minutes swapping the whole system around (minor annoyance), and even locked all a thief has to do to take your bike is disconnect the front wheel. If you have to leave a bike in the rack unattended in a sketchy area, I strongly suggest a heavy chain or a U-lock.
The Echelon worked great until it came close to catastrophically failing on the highway. Less than 3000 miles of use and the bracket that holds the head to the cross bars failed. It's just a poor design (there's not enough width to resist the moment forces), though it'll work fine if you only go in straight lines on smooth roads. Sent it back and got another Sidearm, which is bomber.
I decided to get a pair of these because I had to retire my VFFs once they developed holes in the sole after well over 1000 miles, and they seemed like the most legit replacement option (mostly due to being zero-drop) at the time that didn't have the dorky toes. I love how they run, but had to return them after I wore through the rubber on the soles in less than 200 miles.