2022 Trek Checkpoint SL 6 eTap

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

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2022 Trek Checkpoint SL 6 eTap
MSRP$4,129
Weight20.0 lbs
SuspensionRigid
FrameCarbon
ForkCarbon
Wheels700c
Tires40c
Tire Clearance45c
Drivetrain1 × 12 Electronic
GroupsetRival XPLR eTAP, Rival eTAP
BrakesHydraulic Disc

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Gearing

1 × 12 — 12 speed

Checkpoint SL 6 eTap

35 mph

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The Checkpoint SL 6 eTap is easier to ride up hills than similar bikes.

The Checkpoint SL 6 eTap won‘t keep up with similar bikes while riding downhill or sprinting.


Estimated Spec Level

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Reviews

September 2021

Bicycling
The New Trek Checkpoint Line Is For Gravel Riders of All Kinds

Updated geometry and differentiated models for speed, adventure, and all purpose riding

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September 2021

Canadian Cycling Magazine
Trek Checkpoint SL 6: A first look at the new do-it-all gravel bike

Also, a tour of the revamped Trek Checkpoint lineup of bikes and Adventure bags for mixed-surface adventures

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September 2021

Cycling Tips
2022 Trek Checkpoint gravel bike review: Longer, but not slacker - CyclingTips

Major geometry changes make for a new personality that’s rowdier, but also perhaps more polarizing.

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December 2020

Gran Fondo
Trek Checkpoint SL 7 review

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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March 2020

Whistler Mountain Bike
2019 TREK Checkpoint SL6 Review

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

BikeRadar
Trek Checkpoint AL 4 review

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

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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, 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

BB StandardT47, threaded

Tire Clearance45c

Fork

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

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB, T47 threaded, internal bearing

Stem

Size: 49, Bontrager Pro, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 70mm length; Size: 52, 54, Bontrager Pro, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 80mm length; Size: 56, 58, Bontrager Pro, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 90mm length; Size: 61, Bontrager Pro, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 100mm length

Handlebar

Size: 49, Bontrager Elite Gravel, 38cm width; Size: 52, Bontrager Elite Gravel, 40cm width; Size: 54, 56, Bontrager Elite Gravel, 42cm width; Size: 58, 61, Bontrager Elite Gravel, 44cm width

Saddle

Size: 49, 52, Bontrager P3 Verse Comp, steel rails, 155mm width; Size: 54, 56, 58, 61, Bontrager P3 Verse Comp, steel rails, 145mm width

Seatpost

Bontrager carbon, 27.2mm, 8mm offset, 330mm length

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

SRAM Rival XPLR eTap AXS, 44T max cog

Crank

Size: 49, SRAM Rival, 40T, DUB Wide, 165mm length; Size: 52, SRAM Rival, 40T, DUB Wide, 170mm length; Size: 54, 56, SRAM Rival, 40T, DUB Wide, 172.5mm length; Size: 58, 61, SRAM Rival, 40T, DUB Wide, 175mm length

Shifters

SRAM Rival eTap AXS, 12 speed

Cassette

SRAM XG-1251, 10-44, 12 speed

Chain

SRAM Rival, 12 speed

Wheels
Rims

Bontrager Paradigm Comp 25, 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 Paceline, rounded, centerlock, 160mm

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