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 drive train, but you still expect your workhorse gravel bike to perform. You want a bike that's both fast and comfortable, and you want endless carrying 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 group set and 700x40 Bontrager GR1 Team Issue Tubeless Ready gravel tyres. Checkpoint SL 5 also has Control Freak internal cable routing, a Bontrager Elite IsoZone handlebar with foam pads integrated into the tops and drops, 12 mm thru axles, mudguard and rack mounts, and Stranglehold dropouts.
The final word
Light, fast, comfortable. Checkpoint SL 5 is a carbon gravel bike that nails this trifecta. A quality group set, massive tyre 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 for longer
- This bike is exceedingly versatile and suited to a wide variety of riding 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 tyre clearance means you can use tyres up to 45 c for extra traction and stability in any conditions
- The Stranglehold Dropout makes it easy to fine-tune your geometry or run singlespeed
*spec applies to all sizes unless otherwise noted
|*Frame||Size: 49, 58, 61
500 Series OCLV Carbon, IsoSpeed, tapered head tube, Control Freak internal routing, Ride Tuned Seatmast, 3S chain keeper, rack and fender mounts, flat mount disc, Stranglehold dropouts, 142x12mm thru axle
|Size: 52, 54, 56
500 Series OCLV Carbon, IsoSpeed, tapered head tube, Control Freak internal routing, Ride Tuned Seatmast, 3S chain keeper, rack and mudguard mounts, flat-mount disc, Stranglehold dropouts, 142x12 mm thru axle
|Fork||Checkpoint carbon, tapered carbon steerer, rack mounts, mudguard mounts, flat-mount disc, 12x100 mm thru axle|
|Front Hub||Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, CenterLock disc, 100x12 mm thru axle|
|Rear Hub||Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, CenterLock disc, 142x12 mm thru axle|
|Tire||Bontrager GR1 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength casing, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 700x40 c|
|Shifter||Shimano 105 R7020, 11-speed|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano 105 R7000, braze-on|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano 105 R7000, Shadow design, medium cage|
Shimano 105 R7000, 50/34 (compact), 165 mm length
Shimano 105 R7000, 50/34 (compact), 170 mm length
|Size: 54, 56
Shimano 105 R7000, 50/34 (compact), 172.5 mm length
|Size: 58, 61
Shimano 105 R7000, 50/34 (compact), 175 mm length
|Cassette||Shimano 105 HG700-11, 11-34, 11-speed|
|Chain||Shimano 105 HG601, 11-speed|
|Saddle||Bontrager Montrose Comp, steel rails, 138 mm width|
|*Seatpost||Size: 49, 52, 54, 56
Bontrager Ride Tuned seatmast cap, 10 mm offset, 128 mm length (short)
|Size: 58, 61
Bontrager Ride Tuned seatmast cap, 10 mm offset, 170 mm length (tall)
|*Handlebar||Size: 49, 52
Bontrager Elite IsoZone VR-CF, alloy, 31.8 mm, 93 mm reach, 123 mm drop, 40 cm width
|Size: 54, 56
Bontrager Elite IsoZone VR-CF, alloy, 31.8 mm, 93 mm reach, 123 mm drop, 42 cm width
|Size: 58, 61
Bontrager Elite IsoZone VR-CF, alloy, 31.8 mm, 93 mm reach, 123 mm drop, 44 cm width
|Handlebar Tape||Bontrager Supertack Perf tape|
Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree, 80 mm length
|Size: 52, 54
Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree, 90 mm length
|Size: 56, 58
Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm clamp, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree, 100 mm length
Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm clamp, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree, 110 mm length
|Headset||FSA Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom|
- 56 - 9.66 kg / 21.3 lbs
- Weight limit
- This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider and cargo) of 125 kg (275 lb).
Sizing & fit
Proper bike fit is essential for best performance and comfort. Any size and geometry measurements shown on trekbikes.com are for general comparison purposes only. To find your perfect fit, visit an authorised Trek retailer, where an expert skilled at sizing will help you find the appropriate bike and size for your individual needs.
All measurements provided in cm unless otherwise stated.
|Frame size number||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 minimum (w/short mast)||Saddle rail height maximum (w/tall mast)|