Trek Checkpoint SL 5 - 2020

Trek Checkpoint SL 5
  • Color: Cobra Blood
  • Color: Gravel
$2,899.99
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Details

Checkpoint SL 5 is a carbon gravel bike made for epic all-road adventures. It's built with a full Shimano 105 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, powerful flat mount hydraulic disc brakes, a full 2x11 Shimano 105 groupset, and 700x35 Schwalbe TL-EX G-One Tubeless Ready gravel tires. Checkpoint SL 5 also has Control Freak internal cable routing, an alloy seatmast cap, Carbon Armor to protect your frame against debris, 12mm thru axles, and Stranglehold dropouts that make it easy to fine-tune your geometry or run singlespeed.

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

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 condition

Specs

Frame 500 Series OCLV Carbon, Rear IsoSpeed, Stranglehold dropouts, tapered head tube, BB90, flat mount disc brakes, rack mounts and hidden fender mounts, Control Freak, internal cable routing, 12mm thru axle, 3S chain keeper, Ride Tuned seatmast
Fork Checkpoint carbon disc, carbon tapered steerer, flat mount disc brakes, rack mounts, hidden fender mounts, 12mm thru axle
Headset Integrated, cartridge bearing, sealed, 1-1/8-inch top, 1.5-inch bottom
Axles 12mm alloy axle
Wheels/Rims Bontrager Tubeless Ready
Hubs Bontrager alloy sealed bearing, centerlock
Tires Schwalbe G-One Allround, aramid bead, TL Easy, 700c35c
Crankset Shimano 105
Chainrings 50/34
Bottom Bracket BB90
Chain Shimano HG600, 11 speed
Front Derailleur Shimano 105, braze-on
Rear Derailleur Shimano 105
Cassette/Rear Cogs Shimano HG800, 11-34, 11 speed
Shifters Shimano 105, 11 speed
Handlebars Bontrager RL IsoZone VR-CF, 31.8mm
Tape/Grips Bontrager tape
Stem Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, 7 degree, w/computer & light mounts
Brakes Shimano BR-R7070 flat mount hydraulic disc
Pedals Not included
Saddle Bontrager Montrose Comp
Seat Post Bontrager Ride Tuned seatmast cap, 10mm offset

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Cobra Blood / 49cm 601479922659 571511 CHE25986442D
Cobra Blood / 52cm 601479922666 571512 CHE25858033D
Cobra Blood / 54cm 601479922673 571513 CHE25156053D
Cobra Blood / 56cm 601479922680 571514 CHE25904738D
Cobra Blood / 58cm 601479922697 571515 CHE25786336D
Cobra Blood / 61cm 601479922703 571516 CHE25878278D
Gravel / 49cm 601479922598 571505 CHE21991915L
Gravel / 52cm 601479922604 571506 CHE21166473L

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