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Norco Search XR A2 700c 2021 - Gravel Bike

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Product Description

The Norco Search XR A2 is a fast rolling gravel bike that is ready to take on every road. If you’re a hardy adventure-seeker who blurs the lines between traditional ride styles, you’ve come to the right place.

The Search XR A2 has a penchant for speed.

Key Features:

  • Lightweight butted alloy frame with dialled off-road geometry
  • Carbon fork for a smoother ride feel
  • Tektro mechanical disc brakes for confident speed control
  • Shimano Tiagra/GRX 2x10 speed drivetrain for a wide gear range
  • WTB ST i23 wheels with grippy 38mm rubber
  • Colours: Green
  • Sizes: 53cm, 55cm, 58cm
  • The Norco Search XR A2 is available with 0% APR finance

Whether you’ve put in months of planning, or you just decided to turn right on a whim, the Search XR A2 is built to thrive off the beaten path, and wherever adventure takes you.


All Tredz bikes are:

  • Fully built & ready to ride
  • Fully checked & tested by Cytech qualified mechanics
  • Available with 0% APR finance on any basket over £99
  • UK price match guarantee
  • 365 day no hassle returns
  • Free delivery in the UK Mainland on a date that suits you

In the box with every Tredz bike is:

  • Free Tredz 9 key trail tool
  • Free Tredz pedal spanner
  • Free basic pedals
  • Tredz drawstring kit bag
  • 16 point quality control check sheet
  • Basic bike setup instructions
  • Free Cycle Plan insurance voucher (8 weeks)

Occasionally, without notice, manufacturers change product design and/or specifications.

Specification

Frame:Butted X6 Aluminum
Fork:Search XR Carbon
Headset:Integrated Sealed Bearing
Stem:Norco SL Aluminum
Bars:Norco Super Flare Aluminum, 16deg Flare
Front Brake:Tektro MD-C550 Dual-Piston Mechanical Disc, Tektro 160mm
Rear Brake:Tektro MD-C550 Dual-Piston Mechanical Disc, Tektro 160mm
Brake Lever:Shimano Tiagra ST-4700
Front Mech:Shimano GRX FD-RX400
Rear Mech:Shimano GRX RD-RX400 Shadow RD+
Shifters:Shimano Tiagra ST-4700
Speed:20
Rims:WTB ST i23 TCS 2.0 32H
Front Hub:Alloy 12x100mm, 6 Bolt
Rear Hub:Alloy 12x142mm, HG, 6 Bolt
Spokes:Sapim Leader Stainless Black
Front Tyre:Vittoria Terreno Dry, 38mm
Rear Tyre:Vittoria Terreno Dry, 38mm
Seat Post:Norco Aluminum, 27.2mm
Saddle:Selle Royal Vivo, Mag Rails
Chainset:Shimano GRX FC-RX600, 46/30T
Bottom Bracket:Shimano BB-RS500 PF86
Chain:KMC X10
Cassette:Shimano CS-HG50, 11-36T, 10 Speed
Pedals:Resin Platform

Search XR Size Guide

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Norco Search XR 2021 Size Chart

Size

Height (cm)

Height (inches)

50.5

157 – 168

5’2” – 5’6”

53

165 - 174

5’5” – 5’9”

55.5

172 - 180

5’8 – 5’11

58

177 - 187

5’10” – 6’2”

60.5

184 - 194

6’0” – 6’4”

Norco Search XR 2021 Geometry Table

Size

50.5

53

55.5

58

60.5

Wheel Size

700c

700c

700c

700c

700c

Reach

396

398

400

409

417

Stack

547

563

580

600

620

Head Tube Angle

71°

71.5°

71.75°

72°

72.25°

Fork Offset

49°

Seat Tube Length

460

490

520

550

580

Effective Seat Tube Angle

74.25°

73.75°

73.25°

73°

72.75°

Rear Centre Length

422.5

422.5

425.0

425.0

425.0

Bottom Bracket Drop

75.0

72.5

72.5

70.0

70.0

Bottom Bracket Height

279

282

282

284

284

Horizontal Top Tube

550.0

562.5

575.0

592.5

610.0

Wheelbase

1026

1030

1038

1052

1064

Standover

687

717

744

774

802

Head Tube Length

120.0

137.5

155.0

177.5

197.5

Trail

70

67

65

63

62

Stem Length

70

80

90

100

100

Crank Length

170

172.5

172.5

175

175

Water Bottle Compatible

3 x 620 mL

Max 700c Tire Size (* w/ Fender)

42c (*38c)

* All lengths in mm unless otherwise stated

 

What size frame do I need if I am between sizes? - read here

Please note, all size information is provided as a guide - if you're unsure or need any further assistance you can call us on 01792 799508 ... we're happy to help!

Gravel Bike Guide

Gravel Bike Guide

What is a Gravel bike?

Gravel bikes, sometimes called adventure bikes, sit somewhere on a sliding scale from what is essentially a drop-bar mountain bike, to something that looks like a traditional road or cyclocross bike.

Comfort based geometry – Most gravel and adventure bikes prioritise rider comfort over outright speed.

Long wheelbase - Continuing the frame design thread, gravel and adventure bikes tend to have a long wheelbase. Increasing this distance helps spread rider weight, increasing stability.

Low bottom bracket – A low bottom bracket (BB) another common gravel bike feature designed to increase the stability of a gravel bike, helping the bike feel more planted.

Generous tyre clearance – Large tyre clearance is yet another concession gravel bike designers pay to ride comfort and stability. Most models come shod with 32mm tyres but with room for much, much wider rubber.

Disc brakes – Drawn by disc brakes' increased stopping power, easier modulation and reduced maintenance it’s no surprise to see bike brands use them on gravel bikes.

As with most bike types, gravel models tend to be unisex. By switching out contact points, or simply adjusting them, it's fairly easy to cater for riders of different shapes. That said, some brands do offer specific women's gravel bikes.


Gravel bikes vs mountain bikes or road bikes: why choose a gravel bike?

Want to throw the in the odd bridleway on your favourite road loop? Don’t fancy going mountain biking, but like the idea of escaping road traffic? Dream of hopping on train for a weekend’s bikepacking? Love road and mountain, but only room for one bike at home? Hanker after a bike that can get you to work quickly Monday to Friday, before enjoying some off-road action at the weekend? Gravel bikes fit each of these scenarios and more!

Gravel bikes are perfectly suited to touring and bikepacking, most have mounts for full-length mudguards, racks and multiple bottle cages. They are incredibly versatile bikes made from either steel, aluminium, titanium or carbon, fitted with slick narrow tyres they will not hold you back on the road, and with knobbly tyres they will not fail to make you grin on the trails, often compared to riding rigid MTB’s back in the day the ride feel is exhilarating and fun, though high end Gravel bikes are thoroughly modern with 1x drive trains, carbon fibre and hydraulic disc brakes, Gravel bikes are now a class of their own.

 

Are there different types of Gravel bikes?

Catering for different types of cycling, Gravel bikes have diversified into two types;

 
road race bikes

Aggressive Gravel bikes

Some Gravel bikes have a lower and more aggressive riding position, similar to a cyclocross bike but with even wider tyres and luggage/mudguard compatibility, these bikes make the perfect “one bike” as with a set of slick/narrow tyres they are perfect for a sportive and casual road events.

aero race bikes

Relaxed Gravel bikes

With a more comfortable geometry giving a more upright position this style of gravel bike is better suited to touring and bikepacking. The taller riding position makes it easier to handle off-road. What they lack in flat out speed they make up for in comfort on the long-distance days.


What type of Gravel bike should I buy?

If you are coming from an MTB background a more relaxed and comfortable Gravel bike might suit you best, as you might aspire to ride rough terrain and see how far away from the smooth road you can get. A serious road rider might prefer a more aggressive Gravel bike that has a familiar geometry to a standard road bike. As ever it depends on the type of riding you intend to do.

 
fitness cycling on a road bike

Fitness training, commuting, All-road

Aggressive gravel bikes are very versatile, they make the perfect fast commuters with their capability to take racks and full-length mudguards, some road racers will find they make the perfect winter training bikes, while others will find them the perfect one bike for commuting, training and once fitted with slick tyres will perform in any tarmac event admirably.

long distance cycling on a road bike

Long distance, Off-road, adventure

Relaxed gravel adventure bikes were made for this exact purpose, the comfortable geometry lending themselves perfectly to big multi-day trips carrying luggage. Wide tyres with large volume add comfort and speed off the tarmac, we are constantly surprised by what these bikes can handle, hydraulic brakes give powerful stopping power even on the hoods, wide range cassettes can tame the steepest gradients.

 

What should I look for when buying a Gravel bike?

Frame and fork

Suspension – A gravel bike with suspension? Are you sure? Yes! Suspension is one of several attributes used to distinguish certain gravel bikes from one another. Most designs involve the use of shock absorbing materials or elastomers in the frame to soak up the bumps, with more extreme models running a front suspension fork, albeit with less travel than a traditional mountain bike.

Dropper post – Dropper post on a gravel bike? Again – are you sure? Yes, yes we are! As off-road descents get steeper and more technical, the more a rider needs to shift their weight over the rear wheel and lower to the ground. A dropper post scoots the saddle out of the way enabling the rider to tackle the descent with confidence. Whilst they’re not a common feature of gravel bikes today, we can certainly see them becoming more popular in future!

Frame mounts – Gravel and adventure bikes are the perfect partner for bikepacking trips. If you’re buying something to go on this kind of trip it’s a good idea to take stock of your chosen model’s frame mounts. Three bottle cage mounts are perhaps the bare minimum for water carrying requirements. And if you’re going to be using an extra-large frame bag which covers the traditional bottle cages, look for a bike whose forks include mounts too!

 


Gears

Chainset – If running 2x or 3x gravel bikes will often have compact or smaller chainrings as top speeds will not be that of standard road bikes, but steep climbs sometimes laden with luggage will require easier gearing. Mid to high-end gravel bikes borrow from MTB technology and use reliable, light and efficient 1x set ups. With no front derailleur and a large wide range cassette, a climb taming ratio is available without sacrificing too much top end speed, but the ease of use, reliability and weight saving is invaluable.

Cassettes – Bikes with a 2 or 3x chainset will often still have a larger cassette than a road bike to still give a wide gear range. 1x gravel bikes will usually have at least a 40 tooth cassette though now 42 and even more teeth are common on high-end gravel bikes.

 

Wheels & Tyres

Wheel sizes – Gravel bikes roll on one of two wheel sizes. Most use standard 700c road wheels, with some using the 650b (27.5”) standard. Teaming a 650b wheel with 47mm tyre is the equivalent of running a 700c wheel with 30mm tyre but with the added benefit of an increase in contact with the ground. Some gravel bikes are compatible with both wheel standards, enabling you to pop a pair of 700c’s in for a swashbuckling road ride, before substituting in the 650b’s for a rough and tumble hack.

Thru axles – The majority of gravel bikes uses thru axles. Stronger and less prone to flex over rough terrain than quick release skewers, they’re also less likely to accidentally come loose whilst riding. A rough standard has been set, with most models using 12x142 rear and 15x100 front.

Tubeless – A tubeless setup promises an increase in puncture protection and an ability to run lower air pressures as well as a faster ride thanks to lower rolling resistance. If running tubeless is important to you, be sure to choose a gravel bike with tubeless compatible wheels and tyres.

Gravel bike disc brakes
 

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What's In The Box

What's In The Box

As cyclists ourselves, we know you will be keen to get out on your new bike as soon as possible. That's why we provide you with all the essential kit you need to get your shiny new bike rolling for the first time.

Most bikes don't come with pedals as standard so we include a set of basic pedals, free of charge with every bike we send out. We will also provide you with a pedal spanner to fit them and a 9-key trail tool, along with full instructions for setting your bike up out of the box. Each bike is sent out with a 16 point, quality control check sheet so you can be confident that your bike has been fully checked by our qualified mechanics.

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  • Free drawstring kit bag
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All these items are provided at no extra charge and are packed into a Tredz drawstring bag that doubles up as a handy backpack for carrying your ride essentials.

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  • Free ‘basic’ pedals
  • Free Tredz pedal spanner
  • Free Tredz 9-key trail tool
  • Free Tredz drawstring bag
  • Free 8 weeks insurance voucher
  • 16 point, quality control check sheet

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