Checkpoint SL 5 is a carbon gravel bike made for epic all-road adventures. It's built with lightweight OCLV Carbon, terrain-smoothing damped IsoSpeed, nimble-yet-stable progressive geometry, internal storage and loads of mounts. All of that adds up to a rad gravel bike capable of crushing the longest, roughest rides and the most ambitious bikepacking trips.
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 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 damped Rear IsoSpeed and carbon armor, a progressive geometry that's stable at speed and efficient when you're grinding up a climb, internal storage, hidden cables that won't interfere with bags, integrated frame bag mounts, and rack and fender mounts. Plus, a carbon fork, a 2x11 Shimano GRX drivetrain with lower gears for grinding up hills or through rough gravel, and wide 700x40c gravel tires for added stability and traction. You can even run a dropper post to get low on long descents.
The final word
Light, fast, comfortable. Checkpoint SL 5 gives you the unmatched ride quality of an OCLV Carbon frame with IsoSpeed and gravel-specific geometry, plus internal storage and a drivetrain built for rough terrain.
Why you'll love it
- The damped, controlled rebound of the IsoSpeed decoupler soaks up fatiguing bumps without bouncing you around
- All-new progressive geometry is quick and nimble yet keeps you stable and in control on fast, choppy descents
- A sleek internal storage compartment gives you a versatile spot to stow tools and gear
- Massive tire clearance means you can use tires up to 45c for extra traction and stability in any conditions
- Integrated frame bag mounts and rack and fender mounts make it easy to carry gear and water
|49 cm||52 cm||54 cm||56 cm||58 cm||61 cm|
|D. Effective Top Tube||54.1cm||55.5cm||57cm||58.4cm||59.7cm||61.7cm|
|E. Head Tube Angle||71.2°||71.6°||71.8°||72.2°||72.3°||72.6°|
|F. Head Tube Length||9cm||10.5cm||12.5cm||14.5cm||16.5cm||19.5cm|
|G. Seat Tube Angle||74.1°||73.7°||73.2°||72.8°||72.5°||72.1°|
|H. Seat Tube Length||49cm||52cm||54cm||56cm||58cm||61cm|
|J. Bottom Bracket Drop||7.8cm||7.8cm||7.6cm||7.6cm||7.4cm||7.4cm|
|K. Fork Rake/Offset||4.5cm||4.5cm||4.5cm||4.5cm||4.5cm||4.5cm|
|O. Chainstay Length||43.5cm||43.5cm||43.5cm||43.5cm||43.5cm||43.5cm|
Due to supply-chain issues, Specs are subject to change without notice.
|Frame||500 Series OCLV Carbon, IsoSpeed, internal cable routing, downtube storage door, 3S chain keeper, T47 BB, rack and fender mounts, integrated frame bag mounts, flat mount disc, dropper post compatible, 142x12mm thru axle|
|Fork||Trek Checkpoint, full carbon, tapered carbon steerer, rack mounts, fender mounts, flat mount disc, 12x100mm thru axle|
|Rims||Bontrager Paradigm SL, Tubeless Ready, 24-hole, 21mm width, presta valve|
Front: Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, centerlock disc, 100x12mm thru axle
Rear: Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, centerlock disc, Shimano 11-speed freehub, 142x12mm thru axle
|Spokes||14g stainless steel|
|Tires||Bontrager GR1 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength casing, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 700x40c|
|Bottom Bracket||Praxis, T47 threaded, internal bearing|
|Crankset||Shimano GRX RX600, 46/30|
|Shifters||Shimano GRX RX600, 11 speed|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano GRX RX810, braze-on|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano GRX RX810, long cage, 34T max cog|
|Cassette/Freewheel||Shimano 105 HG700-11, 11-34, 11 speed|
|Chain||Shimano 105 HG601, 11 speed|
|Rotors||Shimano SM-RT70, centerlock, 160mm|
|Handlebars||Bontrager Elite Gravel|
|Tape/Grips||Bontrager Supertack Perf tape|
|Stem||Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree|
|Seatpost||Bontrager carbon, 27.2mm, 8mm offset, 330mm length|
|Saddle||Bontrager P3 Verse Comp, steel rails|
|Accessories & Extras||Bontrager BITS Internal Frame Storage Bag|
* Subject to change without notice.
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