This bar package is sexy. This is easily the nicest looking aftermarket roof rack available. The only down side is that some of the Thule products require adapters or a little finagling on the consumers part to make bike racks, ski racks, etc. fit perfect on the Aero bars vs. the standard Thule bars. However, it is certainly not a reason to forgo Thules Aero system; these bars work great and look even better.