Search XR Steel

About the Search XR Steel

If there is such a thing as a “do-it-all” bike, the 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 Search XR is up for whatever adventures you can imagine, and even those you don’t even know about yet.

Shop Now


Steel Frame, Carbon Fork

The Search XR Steel’s heat-treated and back-tempered Reynolds 725 chromoly frame features thinner​ tubes to reduce weight and retain strength. Curved and ovalized seatstay tubing enhances the material’s comfort, while the carbon fork reduces road vibrations up front for a lively, comfortable ride.

Designed for Adventure

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.

Efficient Frame

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!

Accessory Mounts

Multiple bottle cage mounts on the frame and fork, custom low key fender eyelets, and stealth rack mounts expand the Search XR’s versatility without sacrificing strength, lightweight or design. 

Tire Compatibility and Size Specific Wheels

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. Generous 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.

External Cables

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.

Want to Test Ride a Norco Bicycle?

Sign up now to be notified of demos
happening in your area.

Sign Me Up!