|Drivetrain||2 × 9|
2 × 9 — 18 speed
Checkpoint AL 3
The Checkpoint AL 3 is geared about the same as similar bikes for riding up hills.
Similar bikes won‘t keep up with the Checkpoint AL 3 while riding downhill or sprinting.
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All-road versatility with refined road manners for a fine riding machine
Trek’s Checkpoint was the most popular gravel bike of 2019, according to data Strava sent over last fall. Trek has sold a lot of them. This suggests that it’s a good bike, and indeed it is. But we found that it is good in a generic, pop-music, lowest-common-denominator, unoffensive-to-all kind of way. It takes few […]
Trek includes adjustable chainstays on their Checkpoint SL 7 gravel bike and offers new options for future gravel adventures like single-speed builds.
Updated geometry and differentiated models for speed, adventure, and all purpose riding
Out of the saddle putting down maximum power into the Checkpoint, it feels like a nice carbon road bike.
Joe tested the Trek Checkpoint SL6 on weekly fast roadie coffee shop rides, a 10-hr dirt randonee, and VT gravel/singletrack explorations. Here's the review
Trek’s first real dedicated gravel bike, the Checkpoint is a pretty cool beast, with loads of unique frame designs to give it a very distinct feel to its road bike brethren, cyclocross cousins or anything else in the catalogue. But, after a few rides on the type of terrain that it is built for, we saw …
The new Trek Checkpoint gravel bike covers all the bases off road and on, making it a versatile, adjustable option that could replace several of your bikes.
4'11" – 5'1"
5'1" – 5'5"
5'3" – 5'7"
5'5" – 5'9"
5'8" – 5'12"
5'10" – 6'2"
6'0" – 6'4"
200 Series Alpha Aluminum, tapered head tube, Control Freak internal routing, rack & fender mounts, flat mount disc, 142x12mm thru axle
BB Standard: BSA, 68mm, threaded
Tire Clearance: 38c
Checkpoint carbon, tapered alloy steerer, rack & fender mounts, flat mount disc, 12x100mm thru axle
Shimano RS500, 68mm, threaded external
FSA Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8'' top, 1.5'' bottom
Size: 44, Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 70mm length; Size: 49, Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 80mm length; Size: 52, 54, Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 90mm length; Size: 56, 58, Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm clamp, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 100mm length; Size: 61, Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm clamp, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 110mm length
Size: 44, Bontrager Comp VR-C, alloy, 31.8mm, 100mm reach, 124mm drop, 38cm width; Size: 49, 52, Bontrager Comp VR-C, alloy, 31.8mm, 100mm reach, 124mm drop, 40cm width; Size: 54, 56, Bontrager Comp VR-C, alloy, 31.8mm, 100mm reach, 124mm drop, 42cm width; Size: 58, 61, Bontrager Comp VR-C, alloy, 31.8mm, 100mm reach, 124mm drop, 44cm width
Bontrager Arvada Comp, steel rails, 138mm width
Size: 44, 49, Bontrager Comp, 6061 alloy, 27.2mm, 8mm offset, 250mm length; Size: 52, 54, 56, 58, 61, Bontrager Comp, 6061 alloy, 27.2mm, 8mm offset, 330mm length
Shimano Sora R3000, mid cage, 34T max cog
Shimano Sora R3000, 31.8mm clamp
Size: 44, Shimano Sora R3000, 50/34 (compact), 165mm length; Size: 49, 52, 54, 56, Shimano Sora R3000, 50/34 (compact), 170mm length; Size: 58, 61, Shimano Sora R3000, 50/34 (compact), 175mm length
Shimano Sora R3000, 9 speed
Shimano Sora HG400, 11-32, 9 speed
Shimano Sora HG53, 9 speed
Tektro C550 mechanical disc brake, dual piston, flat mount, 160mm rotor
Bontrager Affinity Disc, Tubeless Ready, 24-hole, 21mm width, presta valve
14g aero stainless steel, black
Formula RX-512 alloy, 6-bolt, 100x12mm thru axle
Formula RX-142 alloy, 6-bolt, Shimano 11-speed freehub, 142x12mm thru axle
Bontrager R1 Hard-Case Lite, wire bead, 60 tpi, 700x32c