2020 Trek Checkpoint AL 3

Modest component level aluminum frame gravel bike

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2020 Trek Checkpoint AL 3
  • MSRP $1,200
  • Frame Aluminum
  • Fork Carbon
  • Wheels 700c
  • Drivetrain 2 × 9
  • Groupset 
    Shimano Sora
  • Brakes Mechanical Disc

Gearing

2 × 9 — 18 speed

2020 Trek Checkpoint AL 3
36 mph
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36 mph

The 2020 Checkpoint AL 3 is easier to ride up hills than similar bikes.

The 2020 Checkpoint AL 3 is geared about the same as similar bikes for riding downhill.

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Geometry
Build
Frame200 Series Alpha Aluminum, tapered head tube, Control Freak internal routing, rack & fender mounts, flat mount disc, 142x12mm thru axle
ForkCheckpoint carbon, tapered alloy steerer, rack & fender mounts, flat mount disc, 12x100mm thru axle
Bottom BracketShimano RS500, 68mm, threaded external
HeadsetFSA Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8'' top, 1.5'' bottom
StemBontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 110mm length
HandlebarBontrager Comp VR-C, alloy, 31.8mm, 100mm reach, 124mm drop, 44cm width
SaddleBontrager Arvada Comp, steel rails, 138mm width
SeatpostBontrager Approved, alloy, 27.2mm, 8mm offset, 330mm length
Components
Front DerailleurShimano Sora R3000, 31.8mm clamp
Rear DerailleurShimano Sora R3000, long cage, 34T max cog
ShiftersShimano Sora R3000, 9 speed
CrankShimano Sora R3000, 50/34 (compact), 175mm length
CassetteShimano Sora HG400, 11-32, 9 speed
ChainShimano Sora HG53, 9 speed
BrakesTektro C550 mechanical disc brake, dual piston, flat mount, 160mm rotor
Wheels
RimsBontrager Affinity Disc, Tubeless Ready, 24-hole, 21mm width, presta valve
Spokes14g aero stainless steel
Front HubFormula RX-512 alloy, 6-bolt, 100x12mm thru axle
Rear HubFormula RX-142 alloy, 6-bolt, Shimano 11-speed freehub, 142x12mm thru axle
TiresBontrager R1 Hard-Case Lite, wire bead, 60 tpi, 700x32c

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