Norco Search XR Ultegra Adventure Bike (2018)
Up to 12 months interest free
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.
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 oversized 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.
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 rider. 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.
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 complicated, high-stress areas like the head tube and bottom bracket junctions. At the heart of SmoothCore is our innovative mandrel system.
Applied Road Compliance (ARC) technology optimizes the vertical compliance to lateral rigidity ratio for race and endurance applications. ARC Endurace seat stays 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.
|01.FRAME||Search XR Carbon|
|02.FORK||Search XR Carbon|
|03.HEADSET||Angular Sealed Cartridge Bearings - Tapered|
|04.HEADSET SPACER||2x10mm / 1x5mm Alloy w/Norco logo|
|05.GRIPS||Norco Super Griptacular w/Gel - Black|
|06.HANDLE BAR||Easton EA70 AX w/16deg Flare|
|07.STEM||Norco SL Alloy - Black|
|08.SEAT POST||Norco SL Composite 27.2mm - UD Carbon|
|09.SEAT POST CLAMP||Norco IRA w/Das Boot Technology - Black|
|10.SADDLE||Norco SL Race w/Crn-Ti Rails - Black|
|11.FRONT BRAKE||Shimano BR-R8070 Hydraulic Disc|
|12.REAR BRAKE||Shimano BR-R8070 Hydraulic Disc w/160mm Rotor|
|13.BRAKE LEVERS||Shimano Ultegra ST-R8020 Hydraulic Disc|
|14.SHIFTER FRONT||Shimano Ultegra ST-R8020 2spd|
|15.SHIFTER REAR||Shimano Ultegra ST-R8020 11spd|
|16.FRONT DERAILLEUR||Shimano Ultegra FD-R8000|
|17.REAR DERAILLEUR||Shimano Ultegra RD-R8000-GS 11spd|
|18.CASSETTE||Shimano Ultegra CS-HG800 11spd 11-34T|
|20.CRANKSET||Praxis Zayante DMX 48/32T|
|21.BOTTOM BRACKET||Praxis M30|
|23.FRONT HUB||Clement USHUAiA 100x12mm Sealed Bearing|
|24.FRONT HUB SKEWER||Norco Tooled Thru-Axle|
|25.REAR HUB||Clement USHUAiA 142x12mm Sealed Bearing|
|26.REAR HUB SKEWER||Norco Tooled Thru-Axle|
|27.SPOKES/NIPPLES||Double Butted w/Alloy Nipples|
|29.FRONT TYRE||Clement X'Plor MSO 40c - Folding / Tubeless Ready|
|30.REAR TYRE||Clement X'Plor MSO 40c - Folding / Tubeless Ready|
|Bottom Bracket||Praxis M30|
|Crankset||Praxis Zayante DMX 48/32T|
|Derailleur Front||Shimano Ultegra FD-R8000|
|Derailleur Rear||Shimano Ultegra RD-R8000-GS 11spd|
|Fork||Search XR Carbon|
|Handlebar||Easton EA70 AX w/16deg Flare|
|Headset||Angular Sealed Cartridge Bearings - Tapered|
|Hubs||Clement USHUAiA 100x12mm Sealed Bearing,Clement USHUAiA 142x12mm Sealed Bearing|
|Saddle||Norco SL Race w/Crn-Ti Rails - Black|
|Seatpost||Norco SL Composite 27.2mm - UD Carbon|
|Stem||Norco SL Alloy - Black|
|Spokes||Double Butted w/Alloy Nipples|
|Shifters||Shimano Ultegra ST-R8020 2spd,Shimano Ultegra ST-R8020 11spd|
|Tyres||Clement X'Plor MSO 40c - Folding / Tubeless Ready,Clement X'Plor MSO 40c - Folding / Tubeless Ready|
Adventure road bikes look similar to traditional drop-bar road bikes, but are designed to perform just as well on unsealed surfaces and trails. The main differences are typically knobbed, off-road tyres; strong wheelsets; and braking systems that allow for better clearance of mud and debris. Due to their robust nature, adventure road bikes have risen to popularity with commuters, as they offer an efficient, all weather option for riding to work. The road bike style riding position makes them fast and efficient for longer, on-road rides. The off-road tyres gives superior traction in poor weather, or varied surfaces such as loose gravel roads. Likewise, the addition of disc brakes improves stopping power on wet days.
Adventure road bikes are very similar to cyclo cross bikes, however cyclo cross bikes are designed specifically for cyclo cross racing. Typically this means race specced components and more aggressive frame geometries.
Norco has been a part of the bike industry for over 50 years. Much has changed but their reason for being remains the same – they are driven by a genuine passion for cycling in all its forms, and that passion is the foundation of everything they do. Bert Lewis founded Norco Bicycles in 1964 with a simple vision: build better bikes. From humble beginnings operating out of a converted chicken coop the company has grown into a global brand delivering more than 125 different models to cyclists worldwide. Norco live and breathe their promise to listen, innovate and ride, and they are eager to continue delivering to you the very best ride experiences possible. Thanks for joining Norco’s ride, and for inviting us to come along on yours.
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