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Has anyone picked up any crossbars for their Kona yet?
Just wondering which ones work best with the Kona side rails as we're looking to carry our paddle boards.
I also will be on the lookout for cross rails. I don’t want the type that are straight and hang over. I would like the type that fit directly into the side rails.
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Let us know how it works out.
I took some time out tonigjt to put the cross bars on I like the Kona badge they put on and the bars fit great ..... Here are the pictures . I also put my roof basket on top of the crossbars to see how it looks however I might get a powder-coated high gloss black !
 

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I took some time out tonigjt to put the cross bars on I like the Kona badge they put on and the bars fit great ..... Here are the pictures . I also put my roof basket on top of the crossbars to see how it looks however I might get a powder-coated high gloss black !
Very nice! What percent tint do you have on your windows?
 

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I took some time out tonigjt to put the cross bars on I like the Kona badge they put on and the bars fit great ..... Here are the pictures . I also put my roof basket on top of the crossbars to see how it looks however I might get a powder-coated high gloss black !
Very nice! What percent tint do you have on your windows?
20 % on the rear and sides and 12 % on the front ! .... Going to have my front windows ceramic this week !
 

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picked up some aguri crossbars (https://www.micksgarage.com/d/roof-racks-and-bars/Hyundai/Hyundai-Kona/KONA-2017-Onwards/products/3342382-38087/bag-baz-runner-ii-al-1-20-c-d-bl-hyundai-kona-2017-onwardsa) and bike racks (https://www.micksgarage.com/d/bike-racks-roof-mounted/products/3175415/black-aguri-acuda-ii-roof-mounted-bike-rack-carrier-x2); pretty happy so far, though I haven't loaded the bikes yet. Solidly built and install was quick and painless. Price including 2 bike carriers worked out cheaper than thule aero bars alone. will post pics when I get a chance.
 

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Seems pretty solid. Not as solid as a fork mount, but leaving the wheel on is convenient. Lots of adjustment and the locks seem secure enough; could probably wrench it out of the brace but it would take more than a passing effort. Most importantly, it looks good (to me at least).

One note; the end caps on the bars and bike trays seem only to be press-fit into the bars; most of them are snug but one is a bit loose so I plan on epoxying them all in-place.
 

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I took some time out tonigjt to put the cross bars on I like the Kona badge they put on and the bars fit great ..... Here are the pictures . I also put my roof basket on top of the crossbars to see how it looks however I might get a powder-coated high gloss black !
Where can I find the actual side bars, not the cross ones. Thanks!
 

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@foulhooked Got an update on how the aguri ones are working out? Looking for some myself.
Everything has held up fine and secure, but we haven't really used them since august (car was in the shop for 40 days after getting hit). I actually expected more noise from the rack(s) but it's only occasionally noticeable, typically when in cross-winds. Only "complaint" is that, even at 6'2", it's a bit of a struggle for me to get the bike in and out of the securing arm. I bought a folding step-stool that should help but haven't had a chance to try it out yet. We'll see how it goes next spring, but eventually I might end up swapping out the bike-trays to a fork-lock model just for ease of loading. No regrets about the purchase though. Crossbars are solid.
 

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Everything has held up fine and secure, but we haven't really used them since august (car was in the shop for 40 days after getting hit). I actually expected more noise from the rack(s) but it's only occasionally noticeable, typically when in cross-winds. Only "complaint" is that, even at 6'2", it's a bit of a struggle for me to get the bike in and out of the securing arm. I bought a folding step-stool that should help but haven't had a chance to try it out yet. We'll see how it goes next spring, but eventually I might end up swapping out the bike-trays to a fork-lock model just for ease of loading. No regrets about the purchase though. Crossbars are solid.
Oh wow, sorry to hear that. Hope everyone was okay! Thanks for the info, I’m just interested in the racks for now. Might have to give these ones a try
 

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I took some time out tonigjt to put the cross bars on I like the Kona badge they put on and the bars fit great ..... Here are the pictures . I also put my roof basket on top of the crossbars to see how it looks however I might get a powder-coated high gloss black !
Hi I saw similar or same crossbar on Amazon and wondering if I should buy. So does your crossbar have wind noise while driving? In general, any comment or reviews? Thanks!
 

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Hi - has anybody tried the Yakima 'High Road' bike rack on top of a Kona? It can fit a manner of crossbars; however, I wonder if it allows clearance for the rear hatch to fully open (i.e.: is it too long?).

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Frank
 

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Hi - has anybody tried the Yakima 'High Road' bike rack on top of a Kona? It can fit a manner of crossbars; however, I wonder if it allows clearance for the rear hatch to fully open (i.e.: is it too long?).

Thanks!
Frank
While the High Road isn't a traditional fork mount it is essentially the same setup - solution, mount it backwards. It is the only solution I could find that allowed for roof mounting that worked and allowed full access to the hatch. I occasionally still use the roof but it was easier to have a hitch installed and go with a hitch mount carrier. I have said this before, regardless of how you want to do it - REI member garage sale is the way to do it. They have them almost monthly and there are always bike racks/carriers/mounts - most of the time they are new or like new.
 

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Thanks.

Re: a hitch rack: I have a Kuat NV 2.0, but it's a 2" receiver fitment we use on a larger SUV and a truck, but was seeking something simple for the Kona...but I'll take a look. <edit: called Kuat and I can't downsize the hitch rack from 2" to 1.25", but I can swap the lower + use another retaining pin + buy a 1.25-2" adaptor so I can still use it for my other vehicle(s)...bit of a push cost-wise going either direction>

Re: a roof mount, I'm concerned that - with a "wheels on tray" vs. a fork mount - that the wheel may very well impede the hatch. I guess I'll just have to look around/test.

Thanks,
Frank
 

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Lets see your roof rack cross rails (manufacturer) and baskets. Going to mount full size spare in a basket. Pros and cons on your cross rails.
 
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