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The CUBE NUROAD EX, Trek Checkpoint ALR 5, and Canyon Grail 7 1by are all aluminum frame gravel bikes with high-end components and hydraulic disc brakes. The Trek has a 2 × 11 drivetrain providing a wider range of gears, while the Canyon has 650b / 700c wheels. Explore the differences below.

2021 CUBE NUROAD EX
2021 Trek Checkpoint ALR 5
2021 Canyon Grail 7 1by
MSRP($1,767)$2,199$1,999
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CategoryGravelGravelGravel
Weight22.5 lbs22.4 lbs21.0 lbs
FrameAluminumAluminumAluminum
ForkCarbonCarbonCarbon
Wheel Size700c700c650b / 700c
Wheel MaterialAluminumAluminumAluminum
Brake TypeHydraulic DiscHydraulic DiscHydraulic Disc
GroupsetGRX 800, GRX 600
GRX 800, GRX 600
GRX 800, GRX 600
Drivetrain1 × 112 × 111 × 11
Gear Range

CUBE NUROAD EX

31 mph

Trek Checkpoint ALR 5

36 mph

Canyon Grail 7 1by

31 mph
SeatpostRigidRigidRigid
Brand Sitecube.eutrekbikes.comcanyon.com
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NUROAD EX
Checkpoint ALR 5
Grail 7 1by

Geometry

Specs
Frame

Aluminium 6061 T6 Superlite, Gravel Comfort Geometry, Flat Mount Disc, Fender & Rack Option, 12x142mm, AXH

300 Series Alpha Aluminum, tapered head tube, Control Freak internal routing, 3S chain keeper, rack and fender mounts, flat mount disc, horizontal sliding dropouts, 142x12mm thru axle

Canyon Grail AL Disc, Material: Aluminium 6061, Axle Dimension: 12 x 142 mm, Brake Mount: Flat Mount, Weight: 1480 g (M)

Fork

CUBE Nuroad Flat Mount Disc, Full Carbon, 1 1/8" - 1 1/4" Tapered, Fender & Lowrider Mounts, 12x100mm

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

Canyon FK0070 CF Disc, Material: Carbon, Steerer: 1 1/4", Axle Dimension: 12 x 100 mm, Brake Mount: Flat Mount

Bottom Bracket

Shimano RS500, 86mm, PressFit

Token Ninja Lite BB4124 PF86.5, Thread-Fit Technology reduces chances of bearing misalignment. BB86 Road standard, compatible with 24 mm axles. Weight: 83 g

Headset

VP Z-t, Top Zero-Stack 1 1/8" (OD 44mm), Bottom Integrated 1 1/4"

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

Stem

CUBE Performance Stem SL, 31.8mm

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, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 100mm length; Size: 61, Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 110mm length

Canyon V13

Handlebar

CUBE Gravel Race Bar

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

Canyon HB 0050 Ergobar AL, Material: Aluminium, Shape: Ergo, Reach: 70 mm, Drop: 130 mm

Saddle

Natural Fit Venec

Bontrager Montrose Comp, steel rails, 138mm width

Fizik Argo Tempo R5, Endurance saddle with pressure-relieving short-nose design. With compliant carbon-reinforced nylon shell & robust s-alloy rails.

Seatpost

CUBE Performance Post, 27.2mm

Bontrager Comp, 6061 alloy, 27.2mm, 8mm offset, 330mm length

Canyon SP0043 VCLS CF, Material: Carbon, Setback: 20 mm, Technology: VCLS

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

Shimano GRX RD-RX812, Direct Mount, 11-Speed

Shimano GRX RX810, long cage, 34T max cog

Shimano GRX RX812 GS

Front Derailleur

Shimano GRX RX810, braze-on

Crank

Shimano GRX FC-RX600, 40T

Size: 49, Shimano GRX RX600, 46/30, 165mm length; Size: 52, Shimano GRX RX600, 46/30, 170mm length; Size: 54, 56, Shimano GRX RX600, 46/30, 172.5mm length; Size: 58, 61, Shimano GRX RX600, 46/30, 175mm length

Shimano GRX RX600 40T, Gravel-specific 1-by crankset with optimum gearing for mixed terrain and riding styles. Chainring size: 40 teeth. Crank arm length: 172.5 mm.

Shifters

Shimano GRX ST-RX600

Shimano GRX RX600, 11 speed

Shimano GRX RX600 11s | Shimano GRX RX600, Left-hand lever without shifter, specially designed for 1-by drivetrains. With anti-slip brake lever for more security on bumpy terrain. Featuring adjustable reach.

Cassette

Shimano CS-M5100, 11-42T

Shimano 105 HG700-11, 11-34, 11 speed

Shimano SLX M7000 11-42 11s

Chain

Shimano CN-HG601-11

Shimano 105 HG601, 11 speed

Shimano HG601 11-speed

Brakes

Shimano GRX BR-RX400, Hydr. Disc Brake, Flat Mount (160/160)

Shimano RX400 hydraulic disc, flat mount

Brake Levers

Shimano GRX RX600 11s | Shimano GRX RX600, Left-hand lever without shifter, specially designed for 1-by drivetrains. With anti-slip brake lever for more security on bumpy terrain. Featuring adjustable reach.

Wheels
Rims

CUBE GR 2.3, 622x23C

Bontrager Tubeless Ready, 28-hole, 17mm width, presta valve

DT Swiss C 1850 Spline db, Rim Material: Aluminium, Rim Height: 23 mm, Inner Width: 22 mm, Weight: 842 g | DT Swiss C 1850 Spline db SH11, Rim Material: Aluminium, Rim Height: 23 mm, Inner Width: 22 mm, Weight: 979 g

Spokes

14g stainless steel

Front Hub

Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, centerlock disc, 100x12mm thru axle

Rear Hub

Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, centerlock disc, Shimano 11-speed freehub, 142x12mm thru axle

Tires

WTB Riddler, TCS Light Rolling Fast, Kevlar, 45-622

Bontrager GR1 Comp, wire bead, 60 tpi, 700x40c

Schwalbe G-One Bite 40 mm

Disk Rotors

Shimano SM-RT70, centerlock, 160mm

Shimano RT70, Disc Mount: Centerlock