The Search XR Steel is not just head-turner. The strong but lightweight steel frame has a ride feel that is unique to steel as a frame material. The vibration-damping material properties combined with thoughtful frame design make the bike a pleasure to ride. With generous tire clearance, rack, fender and bottle mounts, the Search XR Steel is ready for any adventure, whether that is urban utility or exploration off the beaten track.
Heat-treated and back-tempered premium Reynolds 725 steel tubing allows the use of thinner tubes to reduce overall weight while retaining the strength of thicker, heavier tubes. Curved and ovalized seat stay tubing further enhances the rider comfort already inherent to a steel frame while the carbon fork helps reduce road vibrations in the front for a lively yet comfortable ride.
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.
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 allows you to fine-tune the Search XR even further based on terrain and personal preference. See Geo Chart for tire clearance details.
The Search XR Steel features front and rear 12mm thru-axles delivering lateral stiffness for better cornering and 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.
External cable housing with cable guides along the downtube ensures easy and quick serviceability. The option to run 1x gearing creates an even cleaner look.