2023 Norco

Search XR Flat Bar

An aluminum frame gravel bike with upper mid-range components and hydraulic disc brakes.
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Manufacturer Price

$1,349
FrameAluminum
SuspensionRigid
ForkCarbon
Wheels700c Aluminum
Drivetrain1 × 11
GroupsetDeore
BrakesHydraulic Disc
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Ride Feel

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relaxedaggressive
Terrain
smoothrugged
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Gearing

A bike with lower gearing will be easier to ride up steep hills, while a higher top end means it will pedal faster down hills.

Lowest gear

(climbing)

31 mph

Search XR Flat Bar

36 mph

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Sizing
49cm

5'0" – 5'5"

52cm

5'3" – 5'8"

55cm

5'6" – 5'11"

58cm

5'9" – 6'3"

61cm

6'0" – 6'5"

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Reviews
Bikerumor
Norco Search XR A Suspension gravel bike finds a home for the new 50mm travel SR Suntour GVX fork

Oct 2020

Want a gravel bike with suspension? The Norco Search XR A Suspension is one of the first to use the SR Suntour GVX Fork!

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Gran Fondo Magazine
Norco Search XR C2 gravel bike on test - Canadian all-rounder or gravel specialist

Mar 2020 · Philipp Schwab

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.

Highs
  • Very stable and composed

  • Dropper seat post

  • Stiff frame capable of hauling heavy loads

  • Numerous bosses and attachment points

Lows
  • Lack of agility and acceleration

  • Mediocre comfort

  • Chainring is too big for long climbs and bikepacking

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Geometry
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Specs
Build
Frame

Butted Aluminum with Smooth Welds

BB StandardBSA, 68mm, Threaded

Tire Clearance50c

ColorGreen / Purple

Fork

Full Carbon, Through Axle

Bottom Bracket

BSA Threaded

Headset

Sealed Cartridge Bearings

Stem

Aluminum, 60mm (49), 70mm (52), 80mm (55), 90mm (58), 100mm (61), 31.8mm Clamp

Handlebar

Aluminum, 620mm (49, 52), 640mm (55, 58, 61), 15mm Rise

Saddle

Selle Royal Gravel with Cutout

Seatpost

Aluminum 27.2mm

TypeRigid

Pedals

City Resin

Grips

Lock-On

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

Shimano Deore RD-M5100

Front Derailleur

-

Crank

Alloy 2 Piece, Narrow Wide 40T, 170mm (49, 52), 172.5mm (55, 58), 175mm (61)

Shifters

Shimano Deore SL-M5100

Cassette

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

Chain

KMC X11

Brakes

Front: Tektro HD-R280 Hydraulic, Rear: Tektro HD-R280 Hydraulic

TypeHydraulic Disc

Brake Levers

Tektro Hydro 3-Finger Levers w/ Reach Adjust

Wheels
Rims

Alloy Pinned, 28H, 23mm ID

Front Hub

12x100mm, Through Axle, 6 Bolt

Rear Hub

12x142mm Through Axle, HG, 6 Bolt

Tires

Front: All Rounder Gravel 700x38c, Rear: All Rounder Gravel 700x38c

Disc Rotors

Tektro 6-Bolt - 160mm

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