The rectangular ones could be Rhino or Thule, frankly its nearly impossible to tell them apart even up REALLY close. The newer areo style bars are definitely Rhnio rack. From the looks of the bike and ski racks, they probably are too but I haven't been close enough to them to confirm.Not the direct comparison you're looking for, but it may help.
Has Volvo updated the XC60 OEM profile bars from Thule to Rhino-Rack? I just purchased a set of the OEM "Aluminum Profile" bars (used) and they look more trapezoidal to me. I'll try and run them a few days before putting the ski racks on and tell you what I think.
Awesome - thank you for the input. Went with the OEM Aero Volvo (Rhino) bars. I'll post some pictures later today.My car came fitted with the profile OEM Volvo bars, and other than having to straighten them out due to the dealer putting them o an angle, I have had no issues from noise or anything else. I also think they make the car look better. I notice a lot of cars with non OEM roof racks, and they often (but not always) look like they have the proportions of the bar size or plastic cover connecting the rack to the roof out of whack.
I use postimg.org because I'm to lazy to sign up for another service. It's pretty bare-bones, and there aren't many controls on the pictures so I'm sure to clear important metadata and redact license plate numbers. The moderators recommend these:I've got some pics, just need to figure out where I want to host them... Direct upload via the iphone isnt getting there for me. Suggestions?
Thanks for clarifying. I was confused because it looks like Volvo has airfoil profiles available the new XC70's and XC90's. I thought they had come out for the XC60 and I missed my chance to get them.... and those are the "aero" aka Vortex bars, I have the exact same thing. The other Volvo bars are the square old school thule style. Overall I'm happy with the level (lack) of wind noise considering the size of the ski racks I have bolted on. They did whistle like crazy until I got the little plastic vortex generator (black strip) reinstalled.