The 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 for longer.
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 carrying options for gravel races and everyday adventures.
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 tyres. Checkpoint SL 5 also has Control Freak internal cable routing, an alloy seatmast cap, Carbon Armour to protect your frame against debris, 12 mm thru axles and Stranglehold dropouts that make it easy to fine-tune your geometry or run singlespeed.
Light, fast, comfortable. The Checkpoint SL 5 is a carbon gravel bike that nails this trifecta. A quality groupset, massive tyre clearance, options for carrying gear, an OCLV Carbon frame with IsoSpeed and a ride quality that can't be matched.
- 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 downtube make it easy to carry extra gear and water
- Massive tyre clearance means you can use tyres up to 40 c for extra traction and stability in any condition
|Frame||Size 58, UNI, Carbon, 500 Series OCLV Carbon, Rear IsoSpeed, horizontal sliding dropouts, tapered head tube, BB90, flat-mount disc brakes, rack mounts and hidden fender mounts, Control Freak, internal cable routing, 12Â mm thru-axle, 3S chain keeper, Ride Tuned seatmast|
|Wheel Size||Front 28|
|Wheel Size||Rear 28|
|Fork||Checkpoint carbon disc, carbon tapered steerer, flat mount disc brakes, rack mounts, hidden mudguard mounts, 12 mm thru axle|
|Gears||DERAILLEUR, Shimano, 1 Gears|
|Wheels||UNKNOWN, Bontrager Tubeless Ready, 28-hole, 17 mm width, Presta valve Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, CenterLock disc, 100x12 mm thru axle Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, CenterLock disc, Shimano 11-speed freehub, 142x12 mm thru axle|
|Shifters||SHIMANO, Shimano 105 // Shimano RS505, 11 speed,|
|Front Brake||VH, Shimano RS505 flat mount hydraulic disc, Rim brake (calliper) with hydraulic actuation|
|Rear Brake||VH, Shimano RS505 flat mount hydraulic disc, Rim brake (calliper) with hydraulic actuation|
|Front Derailleur||SHIMANO, Shimano 105 FD-5801, braze-on|
|Crankset||SHIMANO, Shimano 105 5800, 50/34 (compact), 175 mm length Trek BB90|
|Chain||SHIMANO, Shimano 105 HG601, 11-speed|
|Headset||FSA, FSA Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom|
|Handlebar||BONTRAGER, Bontrager RL IsoZone VR-CF, 31.8mm|
|Stem||BONTRAGER, Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree, 100 mm length|
|Bartape / Grips||BONTRAGER|
|Saddle||BONTRAGER, Bontrager Montrose Comp, steel rails, 138 mm width|
|Sizes||49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 61|
|Barcodes||601479819966, 601479819973, 601479819980, 601479819997, 601479820009, 601479820016|
|SKUs / Part Numbers||562868, 562869, 562870, 562871, 562872, 562873|
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