If there is such a thing as a “do-it-all” bike, the new Norco Search XR might be it. This slick, but hardy adventure-seeker blurs the lines between mountain and road, and pushes the limits of what you can expect from a drop bar bike. With its generous tire clearance, rack, fender and bottle mounts, and lightweight adventure frame, the Search XR thrives off the beaten path and opens every ride up to whatever road and trail your heart desires.
Explore singletrack, tackle a gravel loop, or head out for an extended bike-packing excursion – the Norco Search XR is up for whatever adventures you can imagine, and even those you don’t even know about yet. With a Strong, yet lightweight X6 aluminum frame and full carbon fork creating a robust and durable adventure rig. Curved & ovalized seat stays, bent chain stays, thinned seat tube, top tube and optimized fork blade design maximize rider comfort and reduce fatigue.
Every Search XR is designed to excel on rough surfaces. Its angles are a little slacker and longer than conventional road bikes, creating a stable ride and built-in stability in varying terrain. The front and rear 12mm thru axles plus an oversized head tube junction, downtube, BB shell and chainstays deliver lateral stiffness for maximum power transfer as well as control through rough terrain. So, the Search XR is stiff and efficient where you need it, but compliant and forgiving enough for all-day rides to wherever!
Every Search XR provides the same ride experience for all riders, regardless of height. To ensure smaller riders the best possible ride without any toe-overlap, the 45.5 and 48cm models are designed around 650b wheels, achieving the same angles and ride as the larger frames. Ample tire clearance for 650B x 2.1” or 700c x 28c-45c tires (up to 42c with full fenders) allows you to fine-tune the Search XR even further based on terrain and personal preference.
Come by the shop today for a test ride!