- Colour: Cobra Blood
- Size: 52
Ride Far, Go Fast.
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.
Details & Specs
|Terrain||Road, Gravel||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
||Frame||500 Series OCLV Carbon, IsoSpeed, tapered head tube, Control Freak internal routing, 3S chain keeper, rack and mudguard mounts, flat-mount disc, Stranglehold dropouts, 142x12 mm thru axle
Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, CenterLock disc, Shimano 11-speed freehub, 142x12 mm thru axle
|Rims||Bontrager Tubeless Ready, 28-hole, 17 mm width, Presta valve
|Tires||Bontrager GR1 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength casing, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 700x40 c
||Shifter||Shimano 105 R7020, 11-speed
|Crank||Shimano 105 R7000, 50/34 (compact)||
||Shimano 105 R7000, long cage, 34T max cog
|Cassette||Shimano 105 HG700-11, 11-34, 11-speed||
|Bontrager Montrose Comp, steel rails, 138 mm width
||Shimano 105 HG601, 11-speed
|Bontrager alloy seat mast cap, 10 mm offset|
|Bontrager Supertack Perf tape
||Handlebar||Bontrager Elite IsoZone VR-CF, alloy, 31.8 mm, 93 mm reach, 123 mm drop|
|Stem||Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree||
|Shimano 105 R7000, braze-on
|Headset||FSA Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom
||Brake||Shimano 105 hydraulic disc, flat mount
|Bottom Bracket||Trek BB90
56 - 9.66 kg / 21.3 lbs
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 700x40 Bontrager GR1 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
- The IsoSpeed decoupler cuts down on fatiguing bumps in gravel so you can wander more, reach new places, and stay stronger longer
- This bike is exceedingly versatile and suited to a wide variety of ride 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 tire clearance means you can use tires up to 45c for extra traction and stability in any conditions
- The Stranglehold Dropout makes it easy to fine-tune your geometry or run singlespeed
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