Premium Universal Side Rail-Mounted Aluminum Roof Cross Bars – 53-3/8" Long
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Our universal aluminum roof bars provide the perfect foundation for mounting any type of roof top cargo or equipment carrier to your vehicle. These aluminum roof bars easily clamp onto the existing roof side rails of your vehicle and are tightened in place using large easy-turn knobs. With a 150 lb capacity, you can use these roof bars to carry all of your gear safely and easily on your vehicle. Sold in pairs.

  • Made from lightweight aluminum
  • Each roof bar is 53-3/8"L x 2-1/8"W x 7/8"H
  • Secures to roof rail in seconds with rubber coated clamps and the easy to use turning knobs (no tools required)
  • Fits vehicle racks 1-3/4"W x 1-1/2"H and 50" apart
  • Each bar locks to side rail for security (key lock included)
  • Fast and easy installation
  • Integrated no slip rubber on top of bar protects cargo


Designed for vehicles with existing roof side rails. Large clamps with large, easy-turn knobs allow for quick installation and operation. Each clamp slides along a 53-3/8" RoofTop Bar and grips to the vehicle side rail.


The Premium Aluminum Locking RoofTop Bars have a large, easy to use clamping system designed to slide along each RoofTop Bar and squeeze tight to existing vehicle roof side rails. They can also be attached to a cargo basket, allowing you to utilize the basket and attach roof mounted accessories to the crossbars at the same time. The roof bars are available in a 53-3/8" length. Clamps feature a large, easy-turn knob and key locks (one per pair). The RB-1001-49 RoofTop Bars have a 150 lb capacity and must be at least 15" apart on the vehicle roof to properly balance cargo loads. Each 2-1/8" wide RoofTop Bar is 7/8" thick and has a 5/8" wide, ribbed rubber insert specifically designed for added traction when holding cargo. Complete with a one year warranty.

Pair of premium locking RoofTop Bars
150 lbs

These are universal roof bars - Please measure your roof side bars/rails and compare to our specs before purchasing!!

side rail measurement diagram

Item # A B C D
RLB-2301 No Min. - 46.5" Max. 1.75" Max. 1.75" Max. 1.75" Min.
RB-1001-49 No Min. - 50" Max. 1" Min. - 1.75" Max. 1.5" Max. 2" Min.
RB-1004-49 36" Min - 48" Max. 1" Min. - 6.75" Max. 2" Max. 2.25" Min.
RB-1006-49 38" Min. - 49" Max. 1" Min. - 1.875" Max. 1.5" Max. 2.25" Min.
RLB-54 No Min. - 50.5" Max. *See diagram on product page *See diagram on product page Hex Bolt: 2.75" Min.
Standard Bolt: 1.75" Min.

Product Features

  • One pair of 53-3/8"L x 2-1/8"W x 7/8"H aluminum cross bars
  • Four large easy-turn knobs, two of them lockable (includes two keys)
  • Works with vehicle side rails up to 1-3/4"W x 1-1/2"H and 50" apart
  • Proper balance requires each RoofTop Bar to be spaced at least 15" apart
  • 5/8" ribbed rubber insert on each bar for added grip
  • Clamps slide along the RoofTop Bar track for width adjustment
  • Fast and easy installation / operation
  • 1 year manufacturer's warranty

Warning and Usage Guidelines

  • Minimum Crossbar Spread: 15"
  • Designed for vehicles with existing roof side rails
  • Securing longer roof cargo requires bow & stern tie down straps to stabilize load
  • These are universal roof bars - Please measure the width of your roof side bars/rails and compare to our specs before purchasing!!


Instruction Manual
Crossbar Measurement Diagram


How to Choose the Best Car Top Carrier or Roof Rack
How to Tie Down Roof Cargo
How to Tie Down a Kayak to a Vehicle
Five Reasons You Shouldn?t Use Bungees Instead of Tie-Down Straps

Review Summary (Based on 12 Reviews)


5 Stars Roof Cargo Bar Set

Robert from TX wrote (November 10, 2015):

Excellent product! Easy to install on the 2007 Honda Odyssey and carrying the 16 cu in. cargo box!

5 Stars Need a crossbar? Get this product now!

Michael from DE wrote (June 12, 2015):

This crossbar is smart, easy and solid. It's quick to set up and fast to breakdown when needed. Cool and stylish product with sleek look and good hardware. The lock (two keys included) is a nice assurance that the crossbar will stay there until YOU take it off. Fits great on my SUV and perfect for two 12' kayaks. Great for any use where you carry up to 150 lbs. Need a crossbar? Get this product now?

5 Stars Roof Rack works great

Jeff from IN wrote (June 08, 2015):

This is a very sturdy rack and is easily put on and taken off. I use it to transport my 2 kayaks. There is a minor whistling noise travelling with the racks, but I think that is to be expected with any racks. Works great!!!!

5 Stars Met our needs perfectly

Dale from CA wrote (April 03, 2015):

Wanted a product that would fit both our vehicles. Bought the RB-1001-49. The cross bars work on my 2006 and 2011 Honda Pilots. Bar has snug fit on the 2011 but attaches without problems. Also required crossbars that could be easily removed, as they cannot be driven in the garage with the added kayak mounts. Good value and flexibility met all our requirements. Would recommend this product to others.

4 Stars Roof rack and J hooks

Robert and Sue from GA wrote (March 09, 2015):

Just purchased and trying today. Story to be cont. . When we received the product, it was missing straps and instructions. Called customer service and they were sent to us right away.

5 Stars Exceptional product value

Terry from WI wrote (January 19, 2015):

Bought these as a trial, as I didn't want to spend the bigger bucks for a big name. We've traveled 1000 miles with rhem thus far and fell confident we will experience no problems regardless of weather and driving conditions for a lot of miles to come. They attach to our roof rack with ease, lock very efficiently, support 150 pounds, and glide quietly whether under load or sitting by themselves. Highly recommend the product to all.

5 Stars Good quality,

Rafal from VA wrote (December 19, 2014):

Easy to install and tightens down without any problems. Quick to adjust, durable and will not mark the surface of your existing roof rack. 53" fit perfectly on my Buick Terraza. The seller was great to order from.

5 Stars Great Value!

Jim from NH wrote (December 09, 2014):

I purchased the locking aluminum roof bars and found them to be rugged and well built. They are aerodynamic and the built in rubber strip on top helps prevent slippage. They were easy to install on the factory roof bars on my Ford Escape. They work well carrying skis and hauling stuff to the dump.

5 Stars RB-1001-49 Aluminum Roof Cross Bars " Great Product "

John from NY wrote (September 30, 2014):

These bars are super. They are very well made, are easy to install, do not cause any noise when driving and also look great on our car. Anyone needing cross bars that can be taken on and off often eaisly should buy these. The end clamps that slide along the bars make adjustment very easy for any side rail width and the knobs make attaching to side rails a snap. Great Product. Well worth the money.

5 Stars Exactly what I wanted

Dan from WA wrote (September 28, 2014):

I ordered these thru Amazon for my 2013 Suzuki SX4 Crossover. After reading the simple, clear installation instructions, the installation was done in 15 minutes with NO problems, no tools needed! The fit was near perfect for the existing roof rails, adjustments were easy, and the overall installation was strong and solid. BONUS, the ski box and kayak rack from my previous Forester bolted right on! If there's a down side, I can't see it. These are just as good as the "big name" manufacturers', and MUCH less expensive.

5 Stars A great product

Peter from MA wrote (September 23, 2014):

We surveyed many cross bars. When we installed this set, we were very pleased. They are sleek looking, so they don't appear to be something added to the car. They are very sturdy, and should have the strength to bear any load we put on it. The locking mechanism never seems important till you go to your car and the bars are gone....that's happened to us. These cross bars are comparable to the ones that cost many times the price in looks and sturdiness.

5 Stars Look and feel like $300 cross bars!

Rocky from NJ wrote (September 16, 2014):

These bars fit perfect and installed in less than 15 minutes. They really look nice on my 2012 Jeep Liberty Jet. Delivery was fast. The build quality and material leave me no doubt that they will support the 150 pound rating.

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