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Trek Checkpoint SL 5

Trek Checkpoint SL 5
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Details

Checkpoint SL 5 is a carbon gravel bike made for epic all-road adventures. It's built with a Shimano GRX drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes, but the defining feature of this model is the lightweight OCLV Carbon frame with IsoSpeed, a decoupler at the top tube/seat tube junction that provides additional compliance over rough terrain so you can stay stronger longer.

It's right for you if...
Chamois or cut-off shorts, bikepacking trip or brutal day of gravel racing—you're going to ride far, go fast, and have a great time. You'd rather spend your money on a lightweight carbon frame than a top-of-the-line drivetrain, but you still expect your workhorse gravel bike to perform. You want a bike that's both fast and comfortable, and you want endless carry options for gravel races and everyday adventures.

The tech you get
A 500 Series OCLV Carbon frame with Rear IsoSpeed and rack and fender mounts, a 2x11 Shimano GRX drivetrain with lower gears for grinding up hills or through rough gravel, hydraulic disc brakes for all-condition stopping power, wide 700x40c gravel tires for added stability and traction, and a vibration-absorbing handlebar.

The final word
Light, fast, comfortable. Checkpoint SL 5 is a carbon gravel bike that nails this trifecta. A quality groupset, massive tire clearance, options for carrying gear, an OCLV Carbon frame with IsoSpeed, and a ride quality that can't be matched.

Why you'll love it
- The IsoSpeed decoupler cuts down on fatiguing bumps in gravel so you can wander more, reach new places, and stay stronger longer
- This bike is exceedingly versatile and suited to a wide variety of ride styles, including gravel rides, bikepacking, and daily commutes
- Extra mounts on the top tube, seat tube, and both sides of the down tube make it easy to carry extra gear and water
- Massive tire clearance means you can use tires up to 45c for extra traction and stability in any conditions
- The Stranglehold Dropout makes it easy to fine-tune your geometry or run singlespeed

Specs

Frame 500 Series OCLV Carbon, IsoSpeed, tapered head tube, Control Freak internal routing, 3S chain keeper, rack and fender mounts, flat mount disc, Stranglehold dropouts
Fork Checkpoint carbon, tapered carbon steerer, rack mounts, fender mounts, flat mount disc
Headset FSA Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom
Axles Front: 100 x 12mm thru-axle
Rear: 142 x 12mm thru-axle
Rims/Wheels Bontrager Tubeless Ready, 28-hole, 17mm width, Presta valve
Hubs Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, centerlock disc
Spokes 14g stainless steel, black
Tires Bontrager GR1 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength casing, aramid bead, 120 TPI, 700c x40
Crankset Shimano GRX RX600
Chainrings 46/30T
Bottom Bracket Trek BB90
Chain Shimano 105 HG601, 11 speed
Front Derailleur Shimano GRX RX810, braze-on
Rear Derailleur Shimano GRX RX810, long cage, 34T max cog
Cassette/Rear Cogs Shimano 105 HG700-11, 11-34, 11 speed
Shifters Shimano GRX RX600, 11 speed
Handlebars Bontrager Elite IsoZone VR-CF, alloy, 31.8mm, 93mm reach, 123mm drop
Tape/Grips Bontrager Supertack Perf tape
Stem Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree
Brakes Shimano GRX hydraulic disc, flat mount w/Shimano SM-RT70, 160mm, Centerlock rotors
Saddle Bontrager Montrose Comp, steel rails, 138mm width
Seat Post Bontrager alloy seatmast cap, 10mm offset

* Subject to change without notice.

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