Roof racks for cargo, bikes etc. - Kia Niro Forum
 5Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 03-30-2017, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 8
Roof racks for cargo, bikes etc.

There have been questions here about the availability of roof racks of various sorts. I went to the KIA USA website and the Niro and under accessories they have pictures and videos showing several roof rack options that mount on the rails that come with the Niro
ColoNiro is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 03-31-2017, 12:13 AM
Member
 
Bigmura's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 68
that's good! I'm interested in that! Let us know if you see prices or anything....
Bigmura is offline  
post #3 of 27 (permalink) Old 03-31-2017, 11:00 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 8
Roof attachment prices

Searched "Kia UM000 AY008RA price" with the part numbers and got these prices from a large online source, but of course do your own searching. Prices likely different from Kia dealers. The part numbers are from the Kia USA website.

Roof bike attachment UM000 AY008RA $113.01
Roof cargo basket UM000 AY008LW $280.35
Roof kayak attachment UM000 AY008KA $151.42
Roof rack cross bars UM000 G5211 ADE00AL $ 234.95
Roof ski/snowboard attachment UM000 AY008SA $146.81
Roof cargo box UM000 AY00815 $313.82
ColoNiro is offline  
post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old 03-31-2017, 05:52 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 289
Those prices are just about what I typically see from brands like Thule, good move on Kias end without getting all fancy and pricing themselves out of the market. But even with what Kia offers, how many here would still go aftermarket?
Alex is offline  
post #5 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-01-2017, 04:26 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 78
I went with Thule, because I wanted 60" long bars so I could carry 2 paddle boards side by side. I had to tell them it was for a kia sportage, and I had to modify the aero bars to fit. In my case the rear is 1/2" lower than the front so I put an extra thick foam under the rear. I'm usually getting 42mpg with the board on the roof for my local paddles.....37 on the highway (72mph) with just the roof racks.....it's not a great highway cruiser though IMHO. Waiting for a trailer hitch so I can add a bike rack.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	P1050501.jpg
Views:	843
Size:	256.8 KB
ID:	881  
lrpavlo is offline  
post #6 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-02-2017, 07:26 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Florida
Posts: 4
How did you do the modification?
hodad66 is offline  
post #7 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-24-2017, 12:03 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by hodad66 View Post
How did you do the modification?
cutting wheel on a hand held.
lrpavlo is offline  
post #8 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-26-2017, 09:20 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by lrpavlo View Post
I went with Thule, because I wanted 60" long bars so I could carry 2 paddle boards side by side. I had to tell them it was for a kia sportage, and I had to modify the aero bars to fit. In my case the rear is 1/2" lower than the front so I put an extra thick foam under the rear. I'm usually getting 42mpg with the board on the roof for my local paddles.....37 on the highway (72mph) with just the roof racks.....it's not a great highway cruiser though IMHO. Waiting for a trailer hitch so I can add a bike rack.
How stable does the sportage mounting feet seem on the Niro? From eyeballing the roof rails of both vehicles at the dealer, they seem similar.

Still waiting on an official kit from Thule, but itching to get my canoe out.
Redbrick1 is offline  
post #9 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-26-2017, 10:06 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 78
Very stable....I've carried 3 boards on top already with no bow or stern lines. Only a distance of 7 miles with a 65mph max speed.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	P1050570.jpg
Views:	761
Size:	321.2 KB
ID:	1122  
fernando likes this.
lrpavlo is offline  
post #10 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-30-2017, 02:27 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 13
So, it seems that Thule UK has Niro specific mounting kits on their website: Kit 4076.

It appears they recommend rapid system 753 for square bars, which is what I have. System 753 appears available from US-based retailers.

I contacted Thule USA about Niro specific kits but haven't heard back. If they don't respond soon, I'm tempted to order the mounting kit from a UK based Thule distributor.
Redbrick1 is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome