BIKE TEST | Norco Search XR A2 - What happens when an esteemed mountain bike brand goes gravel biking?

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Norco’s Search XR A2 is true to its mountain biking roots. And not shy of adventure rides. (Photo: Ride24)
Norco’s Search XR A2 is true to its mountain biking roots. And not shy of adventure rides. (Photo: Ride24)

Legendary Canadian brand Norco has introduced a remarkably accomplished and well-priced gravel bike in SA.

Mention 'Norco' to any hardcore trail-shredder and it conjures up images of beefy downhill machines blasting down the challenging trails of that mountain biking nirvana known as British Columbia.

This mountain bike brand traces its origins back to 1964, and you can bet your last Canadian dollar that toughness is hardwired into its product DNA.

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