The Checkpoint SL 5 boasts plenty of great features and combines them to make a brilliant all-rounder. It can take on plenty of weeklong adventures and still commute to work on Monday. Trek's exclusive 500 Series OCLV carbon fiber makes up the Checkpoint SL 5's frame, making it very light yet incredibly strong for excellent handling and power delivery. The fit of the Checkpoint is more upright, allowing a wider range of riders -and rider flexibilities- to get comfortable easily. Trek's Checkpoint bicycles received a geometry update since last season. By lengthening the top tube slightly and moving the front wheel out ahead of the rider, the Checkpoint SL 5 is much more stable on rough and technical descents. Called "progressive geometry", this design has been used on mountain bikes for decades to help riders descend with greater confidence. A correspondingly shorter stem and short-reach handlebar produces an identical fit when compared to last year's Checkpoints. A tapered head tube/steerer tube interface adds to the Checkpoint SL 5's handling precision, while a threaded T47 bottom bracket ensures flex-free power delivery with every pedal stroke. The Checkpoint's all-carbon fork is also thru-axle equipped, adding an extra dash of handling precision.
Little details on the Checkpoint SL 5 add up to huge versatility. A 3S chain keeper that prevents dropped chains, roadside delays and greasy fingers. Asymmetrical chainstays offer better tire clearance up to 45mm if you get really adventurous. Internal cable routing for a clean look. A rear IsoSpeed decoupler to soak up fatiguing vibration when thundering over washboard surfaces and rough pavement. Downtube-mounted Carbon Armor defends against rock strikes and front tire "roost". There's plenty of frame mounts and eyelets for racks, fenders, bags and bottle cages.
Shimano's rugged gravel-ready GRX components are found throughout the Checkpoint SL 5. The GRX rear derailleur features a clutch that helps prevent dropped chains on rough and bumpy roads. The new GRX front derailleur's toggle pivot design is much more compact, easier to adjust, and improves clearance for wider tires at the cage's trailing edge. A Shimano GRX crankset features 46/30T chainrings and is matched with an 11-speed 11-34T Shimano HG700 cassette, bringing a very wide gearing range to help tackle challenging terrain. The GRX dual-control levers have a wider range of adjustment for smaller hands, as well as improved lever hood texture. Less effort is needed for each shift, too. The flat-mount Shimano GRX hydraulic disc brakes found on the Checkpoint SL 5 help regulate speed with excellent lever feedback and sheer stopping power, rain or shine. Tubeless-ready alloy Bontrager Paradigm SL wheels are shod with Bontrager's 700x40c tubeless-ready GR1 Team Issue semi-treaded tires, giving the Checkpoint SL 5 excellent grip on road, gravel and hardpan surfaces alike.
Bontrager's Verse Comp saddle, accessory-ready alloy Elite Blendr stem and alloy Elite Gravel short-reach road handlebar completes this epic-ready machine.
|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|
|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, 11-34T, 11 speed|
|Chain||Shimano 105 HG601, 11 speed|
|Brakes||Shimano RX400 hydraulic disc, flat mount|
|Rotors||Shimano SM-RT70, centerlock, 160mm|
|Brake Levers||Shimano GRX RX800 hydraulic|
|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.