2017 Search A Sora

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  • Search A Sora
    Search A Sora

Overview

The versatile Search Aluminum blends all-road capability and long-distance comfort in a sleek, affordable package. A premium aluminum frame with Endurance geometry, vibration damping ARC design and clearance for up to a 35c tire provide smooth, confident handling for all-day rides over a variety of terrain. Wherever your path leads - and whatever it is made of - Search it out and ride it.

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

Road Disc Brakes
Road Disc Brakes

Norco Bicycle Designer Terry Brown explains why disc brakes on road bikes are the future. They offer the rider better control, modulation and lever feedback,... [read more] resulting in a more confident ride.


Road Disc Brakes is also featured on:

Flip Dropout
Flip Dropout

The proprietary Flip Dropout features a sturdy Flip chip that provides added versatility when required. Engaged, the Flip chip offers an additional mounting ... [read more]point for fenders or racks; this mounting point is on a different plane for maximum compatibility. Retracted, the Flip chip remains hidden and out of the way.


Flip Dropout is also featured on:

ARC Endurance
ARC Endurance

Norco’s Performance city frames feature Applied Road Compliance (ARC) technology, which optimizes the vertical compliance to lateral rigidity ratio for a c... [read more]omfortable yet highly efficient ride. ARC stays are designed with a distinctive bow shape that works like micro-suspension to dampen fatiguing road vibrations.


ARC Endurance is also featured on:

Gizmo
Gizmo

The fully proprietary GIZMO system features two-piece GIZMO plugs that create a tight seal, blocking water and debris from entering the frame. GIZMO plugs pi... [read more]nch and hold cables firmly in place, preventing any rattling at entry and exit points. They also enable the rider to pull cables taught so that they can be prevented from rattling around inside the frame.


Gizmo is also featured on:

Road Disc Brakes

Road Disc Brakes

Flip Dropout

Flip Dropout

ARC Endurance

ARC Endurance

Gizmo

Gizmo

Specifications

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Frameset

Frame

Search X6 Double Butted Aluminum - Disc 

Fork

Search Airformed Alloy - Disc 

Components

Seat Post

Norco 27.2mm - Black Stealth 

Seat Post Clamp

Alloy 31.8mm 

Shifter Casing

N/A 

Saddle

Norco Sport - Black 

Headset

Angular Sealed Cartridge Bearings - Tapered 

Headset Spacer

N/A 

Top Cap

N/A 

Stem

Norco - Black Stealth 

Handlebar

Norco Flare - Black 

Grips

Norco Wrap - Charcoal 

Front Brake

Tektro MD-510 Mechanical Disc - 160mm 

Chain Tensioner

N/A 

Rear Brake

Tektro MD-510 Mechanical Disc - 160mm 

Brake Levers

Shimano Sora ST-R3000 

Brake Cable Casing

N/A 

Brake Rotors

N/A 

Wheels

Front Hub

Alloy hub - Black 

Front Hub Skewer

Bolted skewer 

Rear Hub

Alloy cassette hub - Black 

Rear Hub Skewer

Bolted skewer 

Spokes/Nipples

Black stainless w/brass nipples 

Rims

Aero double wall alloy - Black 

Tires

Schwalbe Road Cruiser 32c w/K-Guard 

Drivetrain

Shifter Front

Shimano Sora ST-R3000 

Shifter Rear

Shimano Sora ST-R3000 

Front Derailleur

Shimano Sora FD-R3000 

Rear Derailleur

Shimano Sora RD-R3000-GS 

Cassette

Shimano CS-HG200 11-34T 9spd 

Crankset

Shimano Sora FC-R3000 50/34T - Black 

Bottom Bracket

Shimano HollowTech II 

Chain

KMC X9 

Specifications subject to change without notice.

Geometry

Geometry Diagram
 
 
45.5 48 50.5 53 55.5 58 60.5 63
 
 
45.5 48 50.5 53 55.5 58 60.5 63
Wheel_Size
Wheel Size
700c 700c 700c 700c 700c 700c 700c 700c
 
Front Travel (mm)
- - - - - - - -
 
Rear Travel (mm)
- - - - - - - -
ST
Seat tube length (centre to top)
400 425 450 480 510 540 570 595
HA
Head tube angle
70.5 70.75 71.25 72 72.25 72.5 72.75 73
ESA
Effective seat tube angle
75 74.75 74.25 73.5 73.25 73 72.75 72.5
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
TTH
Theoretical (horz) top tube length
497.5 510 525 542.5 560 577.5 595 612.5
HT
Head tube length
100 115 130 147.5 170 192.5 215 237.5
FL
Fork length (axle to crown)
385 385 385 385 385 385 385 385
BBR
Bottom bracket rise/drop
-75 -72.5 -72.5 -70 -70 -67.5 -67.5 -70
BBH
Bottom bracket height
270 272.5 272.5 275 275 277.5 277.5 275
WB
Wheelbase
986 996 1002 1006 1019 1033 1045 1050
RC
Rear Centre (chainstay length)
425 425 425 425 425 425 425 425
FC
Front Centre
572 582 588 592 604 617 629 640
 
Reach
359 366 371 376 384 393 400 407
 
Stack
517 529 545 562 584 604 627 652
SOH
Stand over height
700 720 738 760 788 814 837 857.2
 
Crank Length
165 170 170 172.5 172.5 175 175 175
 
Bar Width
380 400 400 420 420 440 440 440
 
Stem Length
80 90 90 100 100 110 110 110