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2 × 11 — 22 speed
Checkpoint SL 6
The Checkpoint SL 6 is easier to ride up hills than similar bikes.
Similar bikes won‘t keep up with the Checkpoint SL 6 while riding downhill or sprinting.
Based on build material and quality level of the frame, fork, wheelset, groupset, suspension system, and more. Learn more
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.
Major geometry changes make for a new personality that’s rowdier, but also perhaps more polarizing.
Trek includes adjustable chainstays on their Checkpoint SL 7 gravel bike and offers new options for future gravel adventures like single-speed builds.
All-road versatility with refined road manners for a fine riding machine
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
Better late than never, Trek’s Checkpoint has arrived
Sadly disappointing gravel bike debut from Trek, though fine if you want a fat-tyred road bike
5'1" – 5'5"
5'3" – 5'7"
5'5" – 5'9"
5'8" – 5'12"
5'10" – 6'2"
6'0" – 6'4"
500 Series OCLV Carbon, IsoSpeed, tapered head tube, Control Freak internal routing, 3S chain keeper, rack and fender mounts, flat mount disc, horizontal sliding dropouts, 142x12mm thru axle
BB Standard: BB90, 90.5mm, press-fit
Tire Clearance: 45c
Checkpoint carbon, tapered carbon steerer, rack mounts, fender mounts, flat mount disc, 12x100mm thru axle
FSA Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8'' top, 1.5'' bottom
Size: 49, Bontrager Pro, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 80mm length; Size: 52, 54, Bontrager Pro, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 90mm length; Size: 56, 58, Bontrager Pro, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 100mm length; Size: 61, Bontrager Pro, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 110mm length
Size: 49, Bontrager Elite IsoZone VR-CF, alloy, 31.8mm, 93mm reach, 123mm drop, 38cm width; Size: 52, Bontrager Elite IsoZone VR-CF, alloy, 31.8mm, 93mm reach, 123mm drop, 40cm width; Size: 54, 56, Bontrager Elite IsoZone VR-CF, alloy, 31.8mm, 93mm reach, 123mm drop, 42cm width; Size: 58, 61, Bontrager Elite IsoZone VR-CF, alloy, 31.8mm, 93mm reach, 123mm drop, 44cm width
Bontrager Arvada Comp, steel rails, 138mm width
Size: 49, 52, 54, 56, Bontrager carbon seatmast cap, 20mm offset, short length; Size: 58, 61, Bontrager carbon seatmast cap, 20mm offset, tall length
Shimano GRX RX810, long cage, 34T max cog
Shimano GRX RX810, braze-on
Size: 49, 52, Shimano GRX RX810, 48/31, 170mm length; Size: 54, 56, Shimano GRX RX810, 48/31, 172.5mm length; Size: 58, 61, Shimano GRX RX810, 48/31, 175mm length
Shimano GRX RX810, 11 speed
Shimano Ultegra HG800-11, 11-34, 11 speed
Shimano Ultegra HG701, 11-speed
Shimano RX810 hydraulic disc, flat mount
Bontrager Paradigm Comp 25, Tubeless Ready, 25mm rim width, 100x12mm thru axle
Bontrager GR1 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength casing, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 700x40c
Shimano RT800, centerlock, 160mm