The Search XR Carbon is 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 (40 w/fenders) (or 27.5" x 2.1/1.8), rack, fender and bottle mounts, and a lightweight carbon frame, the Search XR takes you off the beaten path and allows you to ride every road and trail your heart desires. Explore singletrack, tackle a gravel grinder or load up for a bike-packing trip. The Search XR is for all the adventures you can imagine, and for those you have yet to dream up.
The Search XR's high-quality, lightweight carbon frame features size scaled tubing that tunes frame compliance to the needs of different sized riders. By maintaining the same stiffness across sizes, a heavier rider on a larger frame will experience the same performance and comfort as a lighter rider on a smaller frame. Fatiguing vibrations are damped by curved and ovalized seatstays, bent chainstays, thinned seat tube and top tube and an optimized fork blade design.
Designed to excel on rougher surfaces, the geometry of the Search XR is a little slacker and longer than conventional road bikes to create a solid and stable ride.
Front and rear 12mm thru axles plus an oversized head tube junction, downtube, BB shell and chainstays deliver lateral stiffness and a more rigid pedalling platform for maximum power transfer as well as control through rough terrain.
Multiple bottle cage mounts on the frame and fork offer multiple storage configurations turning the Search XR into a versatile adventure bike ready for everything from tackling a gravel grinder to your next bike-packing trip.
One of our design mandates for the Search XR was offering the same ride experience for all riders, regardless of height. We didn't want to compromise on the geometry of the smaller sizes but also didn't want smaller riders to have toe overlap issues. By scaling down the wheel sizes for the 45.5 and 48 to a 650B from a 700c, we can achieve the same angles we do on our larger frames, and guarantee our desired ride quality for all frame sizes. 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.
Internal cable routing with adaptable port covers keeps cables tight and secure and prevents water from entering the frame. The Search XR is also compatible with a wide range of configurations such as 1x or 2x drivetrains in either Di2 or mechanical and is accommodating a stealth dropper post.