Roof Rack, Bike Rack and Ski Rack Recommendation for Roof of 2014 Audi Q5

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I have a 2014 Q5 and do not like the factory provided sport rack. I need a ski rack that connects directly to the rail. What are my options? I assume if I purchased the items described below, than I still need to buy something that holds the skis? I would prefer to have one half skis and the other side compatible for a bike.? For a Thule AeroBlade system you have some options. I recommend the Thule AeroBlade Edge roof rack, # TH7603-TH7603, with fit kit # THKIT4002. This style is more OEM in appearance because the ends of the bars are integrated into the feet.

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The AeroBlade Edge roof rack, # TH7603-TH7603, with fit kit # THKIT4002 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit the roof of your 2014 Audi Q5 so it would be a great option for you as long as you don't have a factory roof rack with crossbars already. I was confused by what you meant by factory sport rack, but if you meant roof rack with crossbars this wouldn't work for you.

For a bike rack for the one side of your roof you could go with the Thule Sidearm part # TH599000, and then for a ski rack the Thule part # TH7324.

I attached review videos for both racks to the right.

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