Trek Checkpoint ALR 5 2021Regular price £2,150.00
Checkpoint ALR 5 is the best value gravel bike in the line-up. It's a high-quality build that will hold up for long, rugged miles on roads, dirt and even the most treacherous gravel. But what sets this model apart is the performance parts and the wealth of features like adjustable horizontal sliding dropouts, massive tyre clearance and extra mounts that make it easy to customise for your kind of adventure.
It's right for you if...
Unlike the pure roadie who measures watts and weighs out meals, you favour epic all-road adventures that probably end with a beer and a burrito. But that doesn't mean you'll compromise on performance. You expect to get a lot for your hard-earned money, including quality, versatility, durability and a ridiculous amount of fun.
The tech you get
A stout aluminium frame with rack and mudguard mounts, a vibration-absorbing carbon fork, a 2x11 Shimano GRX drive train with lower gears for grinding up hills or through rough gravel, hydraulic disc brakes for all-condition stopping power and wide 700x40c gravel tyres for added stability and traction.
The final word
If the amount of adventure you can get per pound spent is a priority for you, you won't do better than Checkpoint ALR 5. Quality parts, a durable alloy frame that keeps the price in check, and a wealth of features like extra tyre clearance and customisation options so you can confidently take on bigger, better adventures.
*spec applies to all sizes unless otherwise noted
|Frame||300 Series Alpha Aluminium, tapered head tube, Control Freak internal routing, 3S chain keeper, rack and fender mounts, flat mount disc, horizontal sliding dropouts, 142x12 mm thru-axle|
|Fork||Checkpoint carbon, tapered alloy steerer, rack mounts, mudguard mounts, flat-mount disc, 12x100 mm thru axle|
|Hub front||Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, CenterLock disc, 100x12 mm thru axle|
|Skewer front||100x12 mm thru-axle|
|Hub rear||Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, CenterLock disc, Shimano 11-speed freehub, 142x12 mm thru axle|
|Skewer rear||142x12 mm thru-axle, 174 mm length|
|Rim||Bontrager Tubeless Ready, 28-hole, 17 mm width, Presta valve|
|Spokes||14 g stainless steel|
|Tyre||Bontrager GR1 Comp, wire bead, 60 tpi, 700x40 c|
|Max tyre size||45c Bontrager tyres (49 & 52cm: 40c due to toe overlap), with at least 4mm of clearance to frame|
|Shifter||Shimano GRX RX600, 11-speed|
|Front derailleur||Shimano GRX RX810, braze-on|
|Rear derailleur||Shimano GRX RX810, long cage, 34T max cog|
Shimano GRX RX600, 46/30, 165 mm length
Shimano GRX RX600, 46/30, 170 mm length
|Size: 54, 56
Shimano GRX RX600, 46/30, 172.5 mm length
|Size: 58, 61
Shimano GRX RX600, 46/30, 175 mm length
|Bottom bracket||Shimano RS500, 86 mm, PressFit|
|Cassette||Shimano 105 HG700-11, 11-34, 11-speed|
|Chain||Shimano 105 HG601, 11-speed|
|Weight||56 - 10.17 kg / 22.42 lbs|
|Weight limit||This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider and cargo) of 125 kg (275 lb).|