Checkpoint SL 5 is a carbon gravel bike made for epic all-road adventures.
Chamois or cut-off shorts, bikepacking trip or brutal day of gravel racing—you're going to ride far, go fast, and have a great time. You want a bike that's both fast and comfortable, and you want endless carry options for gravel races and everyday adventures.
The SL 5 features a lightweight 500 OCLV carbon frame with rear IsoSpeed to smooth out bumps in the road and reduce fatigue. Integrated mounts let you cleanly bolt on a bags to carry gear and water for all day adventures. The integrated BITS storage lets you stow your tools and gear (or your favourite mid-ride snacks) in the downtube.
The 2x11 Shimano GRX drivetrain with lower gears helps when you are grinding up hills or getting through rough gravel, and wide 700x40c gravel tires adds stability and traction. You can even run a dropper post to get low on long descents.
All Checkpoint SL and SLR come set up with tubeless 700x40mm tires. Valves, sealant, and rim strip included.
Want a crisp shifting electronic drivetrain on your Checkpoint? Check out the Trek Checkpoint SL 6 eTap, with an upgraded 1X 12-speed drivetrain.
Due to supply-chain issues, Specs are subject to change without notice.
IsoSpeed works by absorbing bumps in the road and trail, so you can ride stronger and more comfortably without sacrificing the feel and efficiency of a traditional bike.
It challenges other vibration-damping tech by maintaining the same diamond-shape frame as traditional bikes but decoupling the seat tube from the frame. This allows the bike to respond and maneuver just like a standard race bike, while the decoupled seat tube enables enough vertical flex to elevate comfort for every rider.
This simplified and smart design soaks up vibration for a smooth ride without bogging you down with energy-gobbling suspension.
Integrated frame bag and fender mounts make it easy to carry gear and water.
Built-in storage compartment in the downtube lets you stow tools and gear.
All Trek Checkpoint SL and SLR models come tubeless out of the box. Sealant, valves, and rim stips included.
Ditching the tubes and going tubeless will help you get the most performance out of your tires. There are no tubes to pinch, so you can run lower pressures for better traction, and you get more control and a smoother, faster ride. As an added bonus, a tubeless setup can help seal punctures before they become flats.
|49 cm||52 cm||54 cm||56 cm||58 cm||61 cm|
|D. Effective Top Tube||54.1cm||55.5cm||57cm||58.4cm||59.7cm||61.7cm|
|E. Head Tube Angle||71.2°||71.6°||71.8°||72.2°||72.3°||72.6°|
|F. Head Tube Length||9cm||10.5cm||12.5cm||14.5cm||16.5cm||19.5cm|
|G. Seat Tube Angle||74.1°||73.7°||73.2°||72.8°||72.5°||72.1°|
|H. Seat Tube Length||49cm||52cm||54cm||56cm||58cm||61cm|
|J. Bottom Bracket Drop||7.8cm||7.8cm||7.6cm||7.6cm||7.4cm||7.4cm|
|K. Fork Rake/Offset||4.5cm||4.5cm||4.5cm||4.5cm||4.5cm||4.5cm|
|O. Chainstay Length||43.5cm||43.5cm||43.5cm||43.5cm||43.5cm||43.5cm|
|Frame||500 Series OCLV Carbon, IsoSpeed, internal cable routing, downtube storage door, 3S chain keeper, T47 BB, rack and fender mounts, integrated frame bag mounts, flat mount disc, dropper post compatible, 142x12mm thru axle|
|Fork||Trek Checkpoint, full carbon, tapered carbon steerer, rack mounts, fender mounts, flat mount disc, 12x100mm thru axle|
|Rims||Bontrager Paradigm SL, Tubeless Ready, 24-hole, 21mm width, presta valve|
Front: Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, centerlock disc, 100x12mm thru axle
Rear: Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, centerlock disc, Shimano 11-speed freehub, 142x12mm thru axle
|Spokes||14g stainless steel|
|Tires||Bontrager GR1 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength casing, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 700x40c|
|Bottom Bracket||Praxis, T47 threaded, internal bearing|
|Crankset||Shimano GRX RX600, 46/30|
|Shifters||Shimano GRX RX600, 11 speed|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano GRX RX810, braze-on|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano GRX RX810, long cage, 34T max cog|
|Cassette/Freewheel||Shimano 105 HG700-11, 11-34, 11 speed|
|Chain||Shimano 105 HG601, 11 speed|
|Rotors||Shimano SM-RT70, centerlock, 160mm|
|Handlebars||Bontrager Elite Gravel|
|Tape/Grips||Bontrager Supertack Perf tape|
|Stem||Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree|
|Seatpost||Bontrager carbon, 27.2mm, 8mm offset, 330mm length|
|Saddle||Bontrager P3 Verse Comp, steel rails|
|Accessories & Extras||Bontrager BITS Internal Frame Storage Bag|
* Subject to change without notice.
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