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Trek Checkpoint SL 7 eTap

Trek Checkpoint SL 7 eTap
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The Trek Checkpoint SL 7 eTap isn't just a newly-equipped version of last year's machine. The Checkpoint SL frame got a full redesign! Read on for more details...

The Checkpoint SL models of the previous generation were overwhelmingly popular with our customers. Sprightly handling, butter-smooth feel, and practical mounting points made it one of the best gravel bikes on the market. Trek decided to appeal to the adventurous riders for the 2022 season by redesigning the geometry slightly and make the Checkpoint even more useful. Trek used their proven 500 Series OCLV carbon fiber in the new frameset, producing a light and strong backbone for the Checkpoint SL 7 eTap. The overall frame shaping improves torsional strength, while keeping overall weight low. Trek's exclusive IsoSpeed technology is found at the top tube/seat tube juncture, delivering a very smooth ride quality. The threaded T47 bottom bracket, tapered head tube and thru-axle dropouts enhance the bike's torsional strength further, improving power delivery and overall handling. The geometry changed for the 2022 Checkpoint, with a 2cm longer top tube (and shorter stem) that bestows more stable handling. Mountain bikes designed with similar "progressive" geometry are far more adept in twisty and technical terrain without feeling awkward. Descending washed-out fire roads can be done with increased confidence. Mounts for racks, bottle cages and fenders are still there, but Trek added an internal storage compartment in the down tube for tools and a repair kit. There are bottle mounts on the fork blades as well. The underside of the down tube boasts a polymer Carbon Armor shield for defending against flying debris from the front tire. Internal cable routing keeps the Checkpoint's hydraulic hoses tucked away from abrasive environments. There's room for even wider 700x45c tires for really challenging trails and surfaces.

The 12-speed SRAM Force eTap AXS drivetrain adds an extra piece of technology to an already high performance bike: Wireless shifting! By eliminating any wiring or cables between the shifters and derailleurs, the rider has one less thing to deal with during truly sloppy rides and adventures. SRAM's wireless eTap AXS shifting is literally lightning-quick. Every. Single. Time. Shifting under hard pedaling loads isn't a problem anymore, and the battery life between charges is usually between 500-600 miles. The lithium-ion batteries mounted on each derailleur can be removed and charged off the bike, making storage more convenient. This SRAM Force eTap AXS group has a 43/30T Force crankset paired with a 10-36T SRAM XG-1270 cassette, delivering a very wide gearing range. Ugly terrain? Plenty of gear on board? The Checkpoint SL 7 eTap is ready.

Wheels can make a big difference to any bicycle, and Trek equipped with Checkpoint SL 7 eTap with a high performance set: Bontrager's Aeolus Pro 3V's. With tubeless-ready OCLV carbon fiber rims, bladed straight-pull spokes and impressively low weight, the Pro 3V's help you scramble over surfaces rough and smooth. The D3 (Dual Directional Design) rim profile resists crosswinds while slicing through headwinds with ease. A 25mm interior rim width allows tires (as narrow as 32mm) to spread out for improved grip. The rear hub features a Rapid Drive 108 cassette freehub that engages with nearly zero free-play; a useful bonus when half-pedaling across rocky creek beds and broken campground trails. Bontrager also supplies the 700x40c GR1 tubeless-ready tires for outstanding grip on rough hardpan and gravel. SRAM's hydraulic Force disc brakes helps keep speed reigned in, no matter the weather.

Bontrager also supplies the carbon fiber seatpost, P3 Verse Comp saddle, accessory-ready alloy Pro stem, and alloy short-reach GR Elite handlebar, finishing off this high tech adventure machine.

A SRAM eTap AXS battery charger is included with the purchase of this bicycle.

bike frame with labeled dimensions
Bike Sizes:
49 cm52 cm54 cm56 cm58 cm61 cm
A. Reach 39.3cm 39.9cm 40.3cm 40.7cm 41.1cm 41.7cm
B. Stack 53.8cm 55.3cm 57.1cm 59.2cm 60.9cm 63.9cm
C. Standover 73.5cm 76.5cm 78.9cm 80.9cm 82.9cm 85.9cm
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
L. Trail 7.4cm 7.1cm 7cm 6.7cm 6.6cm 6.5cm
M. Wheelbase 102.5cm 103.3cm 104.1cm 104.8cm 105.8cm 107cm
O. Chainstay Length 43.5cm 43.5cm 43.5cm 43.5cm 43.5cm 43.5cm


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
Wheels Front: Bontrager Aeolus Pro 3V, OCLV Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 25mm rim width, 100x12mm thru axle
Rear: Bontrager Aeolus Pro 3V, OCLV Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 25mm rim width, SRAM XD-R driver, 142x12mm thru axle
Rims 700c OCLV Pro Carbon, D3 (Dual Directional Design) profile, tubeless
Hubs Alloy sealed bearing, Rapid Drive 108, Centerlock brake disc
Spokes Stainless steel bladed and butted
Axles 12mm thru-axle
Tires Bontrager GR1 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength casing, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 700x40c
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB, T47 threaded, internal bearing
Crankset SRAM Force, DUB Wide
Chainrings 43/30T
Shifters SRAM Force eTap AXS, 12 speed
Front Derailleur SRAM Force eTap AXS, wide, braze-on
Rear Derailleur SRAM Force eTap AXS, 36T max cog
Cassette/Freewheel SRAM XG-1270, 10-36T, 12 speed
Chain SRAM Force, 12 speed
Brakes SRAM Force hydraulic disc w/SRAM CenterlineX 160mm rotors
Rotors SRAM CenterLine X, centerlock, round edge, 160mm
Brake Levers SRAM Force hydraulic
Handlebars Bontrager Elite Gravel
Tape/Grips Bontrager Supertack Perf tape
Stem Bontrager Pro, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree
Seatpost Bontrager carbon, 27.2mm, 8mm offset, 330mm length
Saddle Bontrager P3 Verse Comp, steel rails
Pedals Sold separately
Accessories & Extras Bontrager BITS Internal Frame Storage Bag

* Subject to change without notice.