Knowledgebase: Bike Carrier FAQs
I need a roof mounting bike carrier but I have BMW own branded roof bars
Posted by Charlotte @ The Roof Box Company, Last modified by Charlotte @ The Roof Box Company on 02 May 2019 02:36 PM

BMW roof bars have a wider track than most aluminum aero bars. The Atera Giro AF and Giro Speed come with fitting that work with these bars but the Thule ProRide, FreeRide and OutRide bike carriers require additional adapters:

Thule ProRide 591 and 598 require the 889-1 adapters

Thule FreeRide 530 and OutRide 561 require the 889-3 adapters

Yakima bike carriers come with fittings that fit around wider bars so they should be fine with BMW bars. Check the roof bar measurements on the product pages for the Yakima bike carriers against the dimensions of your bars to be sure. 

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