The Search XR C3 is an adventure seeker that blurs the lines between mountain and road, pushing the limits of what you’d expect from a drop bar bike.
The hi-modulus carbon frame and mid-modulus fork offer agile stability, efficient pedaling, and comfortable vertical compliance. With generous tire clearance (45mm/42mm with fenders), rack, fender and bottle mounts, and a comfortably quick rider compartment, the Search XR C3 allows you to explore singletrack trails, tackle a gravel loop, or head out for an extended bike-packing excursion.
With Shimano thru-axle hubs and WTB ST Light i23 TCS 2.0 tubeless-ready rims, ultra-wide range Shimano GRX 22 speed gravel group and remote-operated 50mm X-Fusion dropper post, the Search XR C3 is ready to take on whatever adventure you’re up for. Its internally routed cables and sealed Das Boot seat collar keep critical mechanical systems away from the elements on those especially adventurous adventures.
ABOUT THE SEARCH XR CARBON
If there is such a thing as a Do It All bike, the Search XR might be it. This slick, but hardy adventure-seeker blurs the lines between mountain and road, and pushes the limits of what you can expect from a drop bar bike.
With its generous tire clearance, rack, fender and bottle mounts, and lightweight adventure frame, the Search XR thrives off the beaten path and opens every ride up to whatever road and trail your heart desires.
Explore singletrack, tackle a gravel loop, or head out for an extended bike-packing excursion - The Search XR is up for whatever adventures you can imagine, and even those you don’t even know about yet.
CARBON FRAME AND FORK
The Search XR C’s lightweight carbon frame features size-scaled tubing that tunes frame compliance to the needs of every rider. Fatiguing vibrations are damped by curved and ovalized seatstays, bent chainstays, thinned seat and top tubes, and an optimized carbon fork design.
DESIGNED FOR ADVENTURE
Every Search XR is designed to excel on rough surfaces. Its angles are a little slacker and longer than conventional road bikes, creating a stable ride and built-in stability in varying terrain.
Front and rear 12mm thru axles plus an oversized head tube junction, downtube, BB shell and chainstays deliver lateral stiffness for maximum power transfer as well as control through rough terrain. So, the Search XR is stiff and efficient where you need it, but compliant and forgiving enough for all-day rides to wherever!
Multiple bottle cage mounts on the frame and fork, custom low key fender eyelets, and stealth rack mounts expand the Search XR’s versatility without sacrificing strength, lightweight or design.
TIRE COMPATIBILITY AND SIZE SPECIFIC WHEELS
Every Search XR provides the same ride experience for all riders, regardless of height. To ensure smaller riders the best possible ride without any toe-overlap, the 45.5 and 48cm models are designed around 650b wheels, achieving the same angles and ride as the larger frames. Ample tire clearance for 650B x 2.1” or 700c x 28c-45c tires (up to 42c with full fenders) allows you to fine-tune the Search XR even further based on terrain and personal preference.
Internal cable routing with adaptable port covers keeps cables tight and secure and prevents water from entering the frame. The Search XR is also compatible with a wide range of configurations such as 1x or 2x drivetrains in either Di2 or mechanical and is accommodating a stealth dropper post.
FRAME: High-Modulus Carbon
HEADSET: FSA Orbit No. 42
FRONT DERAILLEUR: Shimano GRX FD-RX810
REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano GRX RD-RX810
CASSETTE: Shimano 105 CS-R7000 11-34T
CRANKSET: Shimano GRX FC-RX600 46/30T
BOTTOM BRACKET: Shimano BB-RS500 PressFit BB86
SHIFTER FRONT: Shimano GRX ST-RX600 2 speed
SHIFTER REAR: Shimano GRX ST-RX600 11 speed
HANDLEBAR: Norco Super Flare Aluminum, 16deg Flare
SEAT POST: X-Fusion Manic Gravel 50mm Dropper, Drop-Bar Remote
SEAT POST CLAMP: Norco IRA, Das Boot Technology
SADDLE: Norco SL Race, Cromo Rails
FRONT BRAKE: Shimano GRX BR-RX400 Hydraulic Disc
REAR BRAKE: Shimano GRX BR-RX400 Hydraulic Disc
BRAKE LEVERS: Shimano GRX RX600 Hydraulic
BAR TAPE: Norco Griptacular Shockproof
FRONT HUB: Shimano HB-RS470 - 12x100mm TA
REAR HUB: Shimano FH-RS470 - 12x142mm TA
SPOKES/NIPPLES: Sapim Race Butted, Black, Black Brass Nipples
RIMS: WTB ST Light i23 TCS 2.0, Tubeless Ready
FRONT TIRE: WTB Resolute TCS 700x42c, Tubeless Compatible System, Tanwall
REAR TIRE: WTB Resolute TCS 700x42c, Tubeless Compatible System, Tanwall
REAR HUB SKEWER: Tooled 12x142mm TA
FRONT HUB SKEWER: Tooled 12x100mm TA
Bike Specifications are subject to change without notice. Specifications may not be exactly as shown in photo.