Norco Search Steel or Section Aluminum


Just wondering what are peoples opinion on steel vs aluminum for a gravel setup ? Looking at using some of my local gravel series next year for early season training in preparation for my road season and I’m considering the Norco Search but was wondering if the extra $800 is worth it for the steel frame.

The bike would be used for Gravel racing / commuting and off season on the trainer as I hate using carbon on direct drive…


IMO if you don’t mind the increase in weight then steel is a great choice for a gravel bike.