2021 Norco Search XR Flat Bar

An aluminum frame gravel bike with upper mid-range components and hydraulic disc brakes, priced at the low end of the Search XR model range.

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2021 Norco Search XR Flat Bar
MSRP$1,299
SuspensionRigid
FrameAluminum
ForkCarbon
Wheels700c
Tires38c
Tire Clearance42c
Drivetrain1 × 11
GroupsetDeore
BrakesHydraulic Disc
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Gearing

1 × 11 — 11 speed

Search XR Flat Bar

31 mph

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36 mph

The Search XR Flat Bar is easier to ride up hills than similar bikes.

The Search XR Flat Bar won‘t keep up with similar bikes while riding downhill or sprinting.


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March 2020

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The Search XR C2 is Norco’s take on a do-it-all bike, meant to excel in every discipline from gravel to commuting and bikepacking. Will this bike make the fleet in your garage redundant? Read on for all the details.

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August 2019

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Norco Search XR Apex 1 review

Not wowed by the looks, but a lovely and plush steel and wide-tyred all-rounder

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September 2018

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Bike Test: Norco Search XR

Canadian character and purpose brings a dose of dirt-worthy readiness

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April 2018

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Norco 2018 Search XR gravel bike review: carbon versus steel

Norco has been in the bike business for over fifty years, however there are some markets that are still unfamiliar with the brand despite the extensive catalogue of offerings and wide range of appeal. But if Norco has a strength, then it surely lies with its off-road bikes. The Search XR is Norco’s new gravel bike,

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February 2018

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Norco Search XR Carbon Ultegra Review

We review the 2018 Norco Search XR Carbon Ultegra, the latest gravel weapon from Norco. With sleek looks that disguise its abilities as a multi-day adventure machine, we were very impressed by its versatility, practicality and finish. Read the full review.

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January 2018

BIKEPACKING.com
Norco Search XR Carbon Review, Force 1

We took the Norco Search XR Carbon on rugged desert tracks and beyond to see what a top-of-the-line ‘adventure-road’ bike can do. Here's the review...

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Geometry

Sizing
50.5cm

5'2" – 5'6"

53cm

5'5" – 5'9"

55.5cm

5'7" – 5'11"

58cm

5'10" – 6'2"

60.5cm

6'0" – 6'5"


Specs
Build
Frame

Butted X6 Aluminum

BB StandardBB86/BB92, press-fit

Tire Clearance42c

Fork

Search XR Carbon

Bottom Bracket

Sealed Bearing PF86

Headset

Integrated Sealed Bearing

Stem

Aluminum

Handlebar

Aluminum, 620mm (50, 53), 640mm (55, 58, 60), 15mm Rise

Saddle

Selle Royal Vivo, Mag Rails

Seatpost

Aluminum, 27.2mm

Pedals

City

Grips

Lock On Grip

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

Shimano Deore SL-M5100

Crank

Alloy 2 Piece Narrow Wide, 40T, 170mm (50.5), 172.5mm (53, 55.5), 175mm (58, 60.5)

Shifters

Shimano Deore SL-M5100 11spd

Cassette

Shimano Deore CS-M5100, 11-51T, 11 Speed

Chain

KMC X11

Brakes

Tektro HD-R280 Hydraulic Disc

Brake Levers

Tektro 3-Finger Hydraulic, Reach Adjust

Wheels
Rims

WTB ST i23 TCS 2.0 32H, 650b (45.5, 48), 700c (50.5-60.5)

Front Hub

Alloy 12x100mm, 6 Bolt

Rear Hub

Alloy 12x142mm, HG, 6 Bolt

Tires

Vittoria Terreno Dry 38mm

Disk Rotors

Tektro 160mm

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