2020 Trek Checkpoint AL 3

An aluminum frame gravel bike with modest components and mechanical disc brakes, priced at the low end of the Checkpoint model range. Compare the full range

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2020 Trek Checkpoint AL 3
MSRP$1,199
Weight23.1 lbs
FrameAluminum
ForkCarbon
Wheels700c
Tires32c
Tire Clearance38c
Drivetrain2 × 9
GroupsetSora
BrakesMechanical Disc
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Gearing

2 × 9 — 18 speed

Checkpoint AL 3

39 mph

Similar Bikes

36 mph

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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Geometry

Specs
Build
Frame

200 Series Alpha Aluminum, tapered head tube, Control Freak internal routing, rack & fender mounts, flat mount disc, 142x12mm thru axle

BB StandardBSA, 68mm, threaded

Tire Clearance38c

Fork

Checkpoint carbon, tapered alloy steerer, rack & fender mounts, flat mount disc, 12x100mm thru axle

Bottom Bracket

Shimano RS500, 68mm, threaded external

Headset

FSA Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8'' top, 1.5'' bottom

Stem

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

Handlebar

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

Saddle

Bontrager Arvada Comp, steel rails, 138mm width

Seatpost

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

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

Shimano Sora R3000, mid cage, 34T max cog

Front Derailleur

Shimano Sora R3000, 31.8mm clamp

Crank

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

Shifters

Shimano Sora R3000, 9 speed

Cassette

Shimano Sora HG400, 11-32, 9 speed

Chain

Shimano Sora HG53, 9 speed

Brakes

Tektro C550 mechanical disc brake, dual piston, flat mount, 160mm rotor

Wheels
Rims

Bontrager Affinity Disc, Tubeless Ready, 24-hole, 21mm width, presta valve

Spokes

14g aero stainless steel, black

Front Hub

Formula RX-512 alloy, 6-bolt, 100x12mm thru axle

Rear Hub

Formula RX-142 alloy, 6-bolt, Shimano 11-speed freehub, 142x12mm thru axle

Tires

Bontrager R1 Hard-Case Lite, wire bead, 60 tpi, 700x32c

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