Important Fit Notes:
The defining difference is that the “Vs” (the ends) slide out with the simple removal of a tool-less pin. The bar remains on the car. This option is for the sales person driving 1000 miles per week who wants to save on gas. It is for the urban dweller that must slide into a parking garage or the one size fits some garage at home(standard Vs rise 10.5 inches above your crossbars). It is for the paddler whose spouse does not appreciate fully the beauty of my design. It is for the paddler who swaps between kayak/shell,OC canoe, and marathon canoe or SUP, as the specific ends can be swapped out on your rack. IE, you can pull a pin and pull off a V end, and slide in a SUP end, or marathon canoe. Another underutilized benefit is the ability to buy multiple bars, and place them on multiple cars. The down side is that the Detachable rack can rattle a little when there is no boat loaded. And, the ends are a little cantankerous to store. We use a Classic rack for everyday hauling. We keep three detachable bars on the roof so we are set up for whatever comes our way.
The detachable is effectively the same rack as the Classic in dimensions and function. Shipping is a flat rate of $40 for the contiguous US or items can be picked up locally.
See Important Fit Notes Below.