2021 Trek Checkpoint SL 7

A carbon frame gravel bike with ultra high-end components and hydraulic disc brakes, priced at the high end of the Checkpoint model range. Compare the full range

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2021 Trek Checkpoint SL 7
MSRP$6,299
Weight19.1 lbs
FrameCarbon
ForkCarbon
Wheels700c Carbon
Tires40c
Tire Clearance45c
Drivetrain1 × 12 Electronic
GroupsetXX1 Eagle AXS, Force eTAP
BrakesHydraulic Disc
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Gearing

1 × 12 — 12 speed

Checkpoint SL 7

35 mph

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The Checkpoint SL 7 is easier to ride up hills than similar bikes.

The Checkpoint SL 7 won‘t keep up with similar bikes while riding downhill or sprinting.


Estimated Spec Level

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Trek includes adjustable chainstays on their Checkpoint SL 7 gravel bike and offers new options for future gravel adventures like single-speed builds.

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May 2020

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March 2020

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Out of the saddle putting down maximum power into the Checkpoint, it feels like a nice carbon road bike.

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February 2020

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Trek Checkpoint AL 4 review

All-road versatility with refined road manners for a fine riding machine

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November 2018

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Trek Checkpoint Review (SL6): Dirt Road Rocketry

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

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September 2018

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Is Gravel the new Road? Updates and Upgrades to our Trek Checkpoint

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 …

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August 2018

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Review: Trek Checkpoint SL 5 WSD gravel bike challenges a Quiver Queen’s throne

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.

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July 2018

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Gravel Bike Test: Trek Checkpoint SL6

Better late than never, Trek’s Checkpoint has arrived

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Geometry

Sizing
49cm

5'1" – 5'5"

52cm

5'3" – 5'7"

54cm

5'5" – 5'9"

56cm

5'8" – 5'12"

58cm

5'10" – 6'2"

61cm

6'0" – 6'4"


Specs
Build
Frame

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

Tire Clearance45c

Fork

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

Headset

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

Stem

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

Handlebar

Size: 49, Bontrager Pro IsoCore VR-CF, OCLV Carbon, 31.8mm, internal Di2 routing, 93mm reach, 123mm drop, 38cm width; Size: 52, Bontrager Pro IsoCore VR-CF, OCLV Carbon, 31.8mm, internal Di2 routing, 93mm reach, 123mm drop, 40cm width; Size: 54, 56, Bontrager Pro IsoCore VR-CF, OCLV Carbon, 31.8mm, internal Di2 routing, 93mm reach, 123mm drop, 42cm width; Size: 58, 61, Bontrager Pro IsoCore VR-CF, OCLV Carbon, 31.8mm, internal Di2 routing, 93mm reach, 123mm drop, 44cm width

Saddle

Bontrager Arvada Elite, stainless steel rails, 138mm width

Seatpost

Size: 49, 52, 54, 56, Bontrager carbon seatmast cap, 20mm offset, short length; Size: 58, 61, Bontrager carbon seatmast cap, 20mm offset, tall length

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS

Crank

Size: 49, SRAM Force, 40T, 24mm spindle, 165mm length; Size: 52, SRAM Force, 40T, 24mm spindle, 170mm length; Size: 54, 56, SRAM Force, 40T, 24mm spindle, 172.5mm length; Size: 58, 61, SRAM Force, 40T, 24mm spindle, 175mm length

Shifters

SRAM Force eTap AXS, 12 speed

Cassette

SRAM XG-1295 Eagle, 10-50, 12 speed

Chain

SRAM XX1 Eagle, 12 speed

Brakes

SRAM Force eTap AXS hydraulic disc, flat mount

Wheels
Rims

Bontrager Aeolus Pro 3V, OCLV Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 25mm rim width, 100x12mm thru axle

Tires

Bontrager GR1 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength casing, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 700x40c

Disk Rotors

SRAM CenterLine X, centerlock, round edge, 160mm

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