The Search XR S2 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 light, Reynolds air-hardened, back-tempered chromoly frame and mid-modulus carbon fork offer agile stability, efficient pedaling, and comfortable vertical compliance and classic style. With generous tire clearance (45mm/42mm with fenders), rack, fender and bottle mounts, and a comfortably quick rider compartment, the Search XR S2 allows you to explore singletrack trails, tackle a gravel loop, or head out for an extended bike-packing excursion.
With Shimano thru-axle hubs, WTB ST Light i23 TCS 2.0 tubeless-ready rims and ultra-wide range Shimano GRX 20 speed gravel group, the Search XR S2 is ready to take on whatever adventure you’re up for. Its external cable routing makes for quick, easy service when the opportunity arises.
ABOUT THE SEARCH XR STEEL
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.
STEEL FRAME, CARBON FORK
The Search XR Steel’s heat-treated and back-tempered Reynolds 725 chromoly frame features thinner tubes to reduce weight and retain strength. Curved and ovalized seatstay tubing enhances the material’s comfort, while the carbon fork reduces road vibrations up front for a lively, comfortable ride.
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.
External cable housing with cable guides along the downtube ensures easy and quick serviceability. The option to run 1x gearing creates an even cleaner look.
FRAME: Reynolds 725 Chromoly Steel
HEADSET: FSA 44mm Cartridge Bearing
FRONT DERAILLEUR: Shimano GRX FD-RX400
REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano GRX RD-RX400
CASSETTE: Shimano CS-HG50-10 11-36T
CRANKSET: Shimano GRX FC-RX600 46/30T
BOTTOM BRACKET: Shimano BB-RS500 PressFit BB86
SHIFTER FRONT: Shimano GRX ST-RX400 2 speed
SHIFTER REAR: Shimano GRX ST-RX400 10 speed
HANDLEBAR: Norco Super Flare Aluminum, 16deg Flare
STEM: Norco SL Aluminum - Custom Painted
SEAT POST: Norco SL Aluminum
SEAT POST CLAMP: Aluminum
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 RX400 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, Black, 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.