Search XR Apex 1

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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.
Learn more about the Search XR Carbon

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.


3d Printed Di2 Front Derailleur Mount
3d Printed Di2 Front Derailleur Mount

You are able to order a 3d-printed front derailleur mount for the Shimano Di2 from our Shapeways shop which you can find here... [read more]. This will allow you to mount a Shimano Di2 MTB front derailleur on to the Search XR. Now you can run your favourite MTB gearing setup with clutch derailleur on the rear and versatile 2-ring crank setup.

3d Printed Di2 Front Derailleur Mount is also featured on:

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:


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:


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:


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

... [read more]

Gizmo is also featured on:

3d Printed Di2 Front Derailleur Mount

3d Printed Di2 Front Derailleur Mount

Power Chassis

Power Chassis

Size-Scaled Tubing

Size-Scaled Tubing

ARC Endurance

ARC Endurance








Small PartsCompare
  • Frameset


    Search XR Carbon 


    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 


    Sapim Race Double Butted - Black w/Black Brass Nipples 


    WTB STS i23 - Black 

    Front Tire

    Clement X’Plor MSO 650Bx42c(45.5/48) or 700x40c(50.5-60.5) - Folding / Tubeless Ready 

    Rear Tire

    Clement X’Plor MSO 650Bx42c(45.5/48) or 700x40c(50.5-60.5) - 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 


    Sram XG-1150 10-42T 


    Sram Apex 1 40T - Black 

    Bottom Bracket

    Enduro GXP Pressfit86 


    Sram PC-1110 

  • Components

    Seat Post

    Norco SL Composite 27.2mm - UD Carbon 

    Seat Post Clamp

    Norco IRA w/Das Boot Technology - Black 


    Norco SL Race w/Chromo Rails - Brown 


    Angular Sealed Cartridge Bearings - Tapered 

    Headset Spacer

    2x10mm / 1x5mm Alloy w/Norco logo 


    Norco SL Alloy - Black 


    Easton EA70 AX w/16deg Flare 


    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.
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Geometry Diagram
Wheel Size Compatibility26"/650B26"/650B650B/700C650B/700C650B/700C650B/700C650B/700C
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
SOHStand Over701720745767788813836
Crank Length165170170172.5172.5175175
Stem Length809090100100110110

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Norco Search XR earns 9.2/10 points in Cycling Tips Review Rating

April 06, 2018

Cycling Tips recently put both the carbon and steel Norco Search XR models through their paces, providing an in-depth comparison of frame materials and extensive test rides on the dry and dusty trails of Australia. Cycling Tips acknowledged Norco’s extensive history and strength in the off-road bike segment, and was impressed by the Search XR’s […]

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Norco Search XR earns 4/5 stars from BikeRadar

April 05, 2018

With adventure gravel bikes on the rise among drop bar cyclists, BikeRadar recently ride tested the Norco Search XR. Calling it a “gravel rig to do it all”, the bike was celebrated for its versatility, comfort, speed and gorgeous fade paint.     Read on for some of the test riders’ opinions and impressions: “With […]

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Norco Search XR makes it on Bike Radar’s List of “Top 5 Gravel Bikes of 2018”

February 23, 2018

BikeRadar recently put together their list of the top 5 gravel bikes on the market, and the Norco Search XR earned itself a spot. When compiling their top 5, editors had one strict condition: “each bike has to be able to handle the full range of gravel, from smooth dirt roads to gnarly, bombed-out trails, […]

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