Search XR Apex 1

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Overview

The Search XR is simultaneously non-conformist yet familiar, pushing the limits of what you’d expect from a drop bar bike. With tire clearance up to 700 x 45c (or 650B x 2.1”), rack, fender and bottle mounts, and a lightweight carbon frame, the Search XR is an all-new breed of adventurer that takes you off the beaten path and allows you to ride every road and trail your heart desires. Explore singletrack, bomb down fire roads, tackle a gravel grinder or load up for a bikepacking trip – better yet, check “all of the above”. We designed the Search XR for all the adventures you can imagine, and for those you have yet to dream up.
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Paved roads do not confine us. We pedal beyond to seek out adventure along the most challenging routes – whatever they are made of. We ride to escape the familiar.

Technology

Power Chassis
Power Chassis

The Power Chassis is a complete pedaling platform designed to convert energy from a rider's whole body into forward momentum. A tapered head tube, an oversiz... [read more]ed hydroformed down tube, an oversized super-stiff bottom bracket shell, and an especially broad set of chain stays, conduct energy directly from cranks through to the back wheel where they are converted into forward thrust.


Power Chassis is also featured on:

Size-Scaled Tubing
Size-Scaled Tubing

By increasing tube profile dimensions in proportion with frame size, Norco engineers are able to calibrate frame stiffness to the weight of the prospective r... [read more]ider. This ensures that a heavier rider on an extra large frame will experience the same ride characteristics as a lighter rider on a small frame.


Size-Scaled Tubing is also featured on:

ARC Endurance
ARC Endurance

Applied Road Compliance (ARC) technology optimizes the vertical compliance to lateral rigidity ratio for race and endurance applications. ARC Endurace seat s... [read more]tays are slender and feature a very pronounced bow shape that makes them extremely effective at dampening road vibrations. Chain stays are broad and stiff to ensure optimal pedaling efficiency, and they are engineered to be slightly longer to deliver a more stable ride experience.


ARC Endurance is also featured on:

Smoothcore
Smoothcore

Norco's SmoothCore process enables us to maintain precision control over all of the inner surfaces of our carbon frames, which is particularly critical at co... [read more]mplicated, high-stress areas like the head tube and bottom bracket junctions. At the heart of SmoothCore is our innovative mandrel system.


Smoothcore is also featured on:

Armorlite
Armorlite

Norco's carbon frames are manufactured with only the highest quality materials, right down to the resin we use to hold everything together. Our superior qual... [read more]ity ArmorLite resin produces an exceptionally strong bond that enhances frame strength and increases impact resistance.


Armorlite is also featured on:

Gizmo
Gizmo

Our GIZMO internal cable routing system keeps out water and debris, prevents any rattling, and allows for easy setup and maintenance.

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Gizmo is also featured on:

Power Chassis

Power Chassis

Size-Scaled Tubing

Size-Scaled Tubing

ARC Endurance

ARC Endurance

Smoothcore

Smoothcore

Armorlite

Armorlite

Gizmo

Gizmo

Specifications

Small PartsCompare
  • Frameset

    Frame

    Search XR Carbon 

    Fork

    Search XR Carbon 

  • Wheels

    Front Hub

    Alloy 12x100mm Thru-Axle 28h - Black 

    Front Hub Skewer

    Norco Tooled Thru-Axle 

    Rear Hub

    Alloy 12x142mm Thru-Axle 28h - Black 

    Rear Hub Skewer

    Norco Tooled Thru-Axle 

    Spokes/Nipples

    Sapim Race Double Butted - Black w/Black Brass Nipples 

    Rims

    WTB STS i23 - Black 

    Front Tire

    Clement X’Plor MSO 40c/42c - Folding / Tubeless Ready 

    Rear Tire

    Clement X’Plor MSO 40c/42c - Folding / Tubeless Ready 

  • Drivetrain

    Shifter Rear

    Sram Apex 1 11spd w/Hydro Disc 

    Front Derailleur

    Norco Integrated 1x Guide 

    Rear Derailleur

    Sram Apex 1 Long Cage 

    Cassette

    Sram XG-1150 10-42T 

    Crankset

    Sram Apex 1 40T - Black 

    Bottom Bracket

    Enduro GXP Pressfit86 

    Chain

    Sram PC-1110 

  • Components

    Seat Post

    Norco SL Composite 27.2mm - UD Carbon 

    Seat Post Clamp

    Norco IRA w/Das Boot Technology - Black 

    Saddle

    Norco SL Race w/Chromo Rails - Brown 

    Headset

    Angular Sealed Cartridge Bearings - Tapered 

    Headset Spacer

    2x10mm / 1x5mm Alloy w/Norco logo 

    Stem

    Norco SL Alloy - Black 

    Handlebar

    Easton EA70 AX w/16deg Flare 

    Grips

    Norco Microfiber - Brown 

    Front Brake

    Sram Apex 1 Hydraulic Disc w/160mm Rotor 

    Rear Brake

    Sram Apex 1 Hydraulic Disc w/160mm Rotor 

    Brake Levers

    Sram Apex 1 Hydraulic Disc 

Specifications subject to change without notice.
Bike Sizing Charts

Geometry

Geometry Diagram
45.54850.55355.55860.5
Wheel Size650B650B700c700c700c700c700c
Front Travel (mm)-------
Rear Travel (mm)-------
STSeat Tube Length:410435460490520550580
HAHead Tube Angle:70.7571.0071.0071.5071.7572.0072.25
ESASeat Tube Angle (effective):74.0073.7574.2573.7573.2573.0072.75
TTHHorizontal Top Tube:500515530548565583600
HTHead Tube Length:110130120138155178198
FLFork length (axle to crown)380380395395395395395
BBRBottom Bracket Rise/Drop:-57-57-75-73-73-70-70
BBHBottom Bracket Height:273273277279.5279.5282282
WBWheel Base:97098110061015102610421054
RCRear Centre:410410422.5422.5422.5425425
FCFront Centre566578595604614627639
Reach355362376383390399407
Reach+-------
Stack504524547563580600620
Stack+-------
SOHStand Over701720745767788813836
Crank Length165170170172.5172.5175175
Stem Length809090100100110110

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October 18, 2017

Since the successful launch of our brand new Search XR adventure bike, bike media from around the world has been praising the new design, features and technologies. Read some of their first impressions of the Search XR below, and click the logos to check out the full articles.       “Norco refreshes this award-winning […]

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The 2016 Norco Search Ultegra scored high marks in VeloNews Magazine’s annual Buyer’s Guide, earning the top spot in the Gravel category. Editors gathered for ten days in sunny Murrieta, California for what they described as “the most extensive test event in VeloNews history.” Bikes were tested by almost the entire VeloNews staff along with around 30 local […]

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