The TieRod fits snugly on my '08 Outback crossbars. It was quick and easy to instal thanks to the great instructions and simple design. This is the first roof rack I've owned, and I wasn't sure how secure the bike would be. All doubts were erased after driving across the country and up the East coast with my ride safely attached the entire trip. The low profile is great, and there is little to no noise, even at interstate speeds. Last, but not least, the colors are pretty swell.