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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.

The Walkthrough

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

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Features

Specifications

*spec applies to all sizes unless otherwise noted

Frameset
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
Fork Checkpoint carbon, tapered carbon steerer, rack mounts, fender mounts, flat mount disc, 12x100mm thru axle
Frame fit Gravel
Wheels
Hub front Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, centerlock disc, 100x12mm thru axle
Hub rear Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, centerlock disc, Shimano 11-speed freehub, 142x12mm thru axle
Rim Bontrager Tubeless Ready, 28-hole, 17mm width, presta valve
Spokes 14g stainless steel
Tire Bontrager GR1 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength casing, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 700x40c
Drivetrain
Shifter Shimano GRX RX600, 11 speed
Front derailleur Shimano GRX RX810, braze-on
Rear derailleur Shimano GRX RX810, long cage, 34T max cog
*Crank 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
Bottom bracket Trek BB90
Cassette Shimano 105 HG700-11, 11-34, 11 speed
Chain Shimano 105 HG601, 11 speed
Components
Saddle Bontrager Montrose Comp, steel rails, 138mm width
*Seatpost Size: 49, 52, 54, 56
Bontrager alloy seatmast cap, 10mm offset, short length
Size: 58, 61
Bontrager alloy seatmast cap, 10mm offset, tall length
*Handlebar 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
Handlebar tape Bontrager Supertack Perf tape
*Stem 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
Headset FSA Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8'' top, 1.5'' bottom
Brake Shimano RX400 hydraulic disc, flat mount
Brake rotor Shimano SM-RT70, 160mm, Centerlock
Weight
Weight 56 - 9.72 kg / 21.43 lbs
Weight limit This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider, and cargo) of 275 pounds (125 kg).
We reserve the right to make changes to the product information contained on this site at any time without notice, including with respect to equipment, specifications, models, colors, and materials.
Bike and frame weights are based off Trek pre-production painted frames at time of publication. Weights may vary in final production.

Sizing & fit

The charts below show our recommended sizes based on height, but there are some other factors, like arm and leg length, that determine a great fit. That’s why you’ll see some overlap in our recommendations. Not every rider who’s 5´8˝, for example, will fit on the same size bike. The best way to find your perfect fit is to consult the experts at your local Trek retailer.

 

Rider Height

Inseam

All measurements provided in cm unless otherwise noted.

Frame size number Wheel size A — Seat tube B — Seat tube angle C — Head tube length D — Head angle E — Effective top tube G — Bottom bracket drop H — Chainstay length I — Offset J — Trail K — Wheelbase L — Standover M — Frame reach N — Frame stack Saddle rail height min (w/short mast) Saddle rail height max (w/short mast) Saddle rail height min (w/tall mast) Saddle rail height max (w/tall mast)
49 cm 700c 49.0 75.0° 9.0 71.4° 51.5 7.8 42.5 4.9 6.6 99.5 72.3 37.3 53.2 57.5 63.5 60.5 66.5
52 cm 700c 52.0 74.0° 10.7 71.6° 53.6 7.8 42.5 4.9 6.5 100.5 74.9 37.9 54.9 61.0 67.0 64.0 70.0
54 cm 700c 54.0 73.5° 12.6 71.8° 55.1 7.6 42.5 4.9 6.4 101.4 77.5 38.3 56.7 64.0 70.0 67.0 73.0
56 cm 700c 56.0 73.0° 14.5 72.2° 56.6 7.6 42.5 4.9 6.1 102.0 79.5 38.7 58.6 67.0 73.0 70.0 76.0
58 cm 700c 58.0 73.0° 17.1 72.3° 57.7 7.4 42.5 4.9 6.1 103.2 81.7 39.1 60.9 69.0 75.0 72.0 78.0
61 cm 700c 61.0 73.0° 20.0 72.6° 59.2 7.4 42.5 4.9 5.9 104.4 84.6 39.7 63.8 72.0 78.0 75.0 81.0

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