It's right for you if...
You want an adventure-hungry carbon gravel bike that can help you crush the toughest, longest rides. You also want the swift, precise and cable-free shifting of an advanced wireless electronic drivetrain, and carbon wheels for extra comfort on rough terrain.
The tech you get
A 500 Series OCLV Carbon frame with Rear IsoSpeed and carbon armour, 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 mudguard mounts. Plus, a carbon fork, 2x12 SRAM Force eTap AXS wireless electronic drivetrain with a wide-range cassette and Bontrager Aeolus Pro 3V OCLV Carbon wheels. You can even run a dropper post to get low on long descents. Fits up to 45 c tyres.
The final word
This bike is built to stand up to the most gruelling gravel races and burliest all-road bikepacking adventures. It's light, fast, comfortable and fitted with pro-level parts, like an advanced wireless electronic drivetrain and carbon wheels.
favorite_borderWhy you'll love it
- The SRAM Force eTap AXS drivetrain is smart, smooth and completely wireless
- 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
- Integrated frame bag mounts and rack and mudguard mounts make it easy to carry gear and water
'An excellent gravel race bike'
'Trek's new Checkpoint SLR 9 eTap is an excellent gravel race bike, built with features and geometry that calm rough surfaces without the handling feeling vague or sluggish. After two months on it, I can say that the bike we named the 2021 VeloNews Bike of the Year has only got better.Read more
"More capable… easier to ride on fast on unpaved surfaces"
"As with other bikes with similarly long front ends, the revamped Checkpoint is easier and more confidence-inspiring to ride off-road on even moderately steep or loose terrain than before."Read more
New progressive geometry
For quick, nimble handling that still keeps you stable and in control on rougher descents.
Lots of clearance means you can run meatier tyres (700x45 mm or 27.5x2.1") for tackling chunkier gravel and terrain.
Tons of mounts
Integrated frame bag and mudguard mounts make it easy to carry gear and water.
Sleek internal storage
A built-in storage compartment in the downtube lets you stow tools and gear.
Tubeless Ready rims
Bontrager TLR (Tubeless Ready) Road is the first fully integrated tubeless system for road wheels. When you go tubeless with TLR, you can run lower tyre pressure for increased traction and comfort without the threat of pinch flats.
Sometimes you need a little extra protection, so we developed our light, tough external Carbon Armor polymer shield. It provides reassurance when you know your down tube is bound to take some abuse.
Gravel Specific Tyres
Wider gravel-specific tyres provide better traction and more stability while riding on gravel or dirt tracks.
Flat Mount disc brakes
All-new Flat Mount disc brakes are more elegant, lighter, smaller and cleaner than traditional disc brakes, providing superior performance and stopping power under harsh conditions.
*spec applies to all sizes unless otherwise noted
|Frame||500 Series OCLV Carbon, IsoSpeed, internal cable routing, downtube storage door, 3S chain keeper, T47 BB, rack and mudguard mounts, integrated frame bag mounts, flat-mount disc, dropper post compatible, 142x12 mm thru axle|
|Wheel front||Bontrager Aeolus Pro 3V, OCLV Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 25 mm rim width, 100x12 mm thru axle|
|Wheel rear||Bontrager Aeolus Pro 3V, OCLV Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 25 mm rim width, SRAM XD-R driver, 142x12 mm thru axle|
|Skewer front||Bontrager Switch thru axle, removable lever|
|Skewer rear||Bontrager Switch thru-axle, removable lever|
|Tyre||Bontrager GR1 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength casing, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 700x40 c|
|Tyre part||Bontrager TLR sealant, 180 ml/6 oz|
|Rim strip||Bontrager TLR|
|Max tyre size||700x45c / 650x2.1" Bontrager tyres|
|Shifter||SRAM Force eTap AXS, 12-speed|
|Front derailleur||SRAM Force eTap AXS, wide, braze-on|
|Rear derailleur||SRAM Force eTap AXS, 36T max cog|
SRAM Force, 43/30, DUB Wide, 165 mm length
SRAM Force, 43/30, DUB Wide, 170 mm length
SRAM Force, 43/30, DUB Wide, 172.5 mm length
SRAM Force, 43/30, DUB Wide, 175 mm length
|Bottom bracket||SRAM DUB, T47 threaded, internal bearing|
|Cassette||SRAM XG-1270, 10-36, 12-speed|
|Chain||SRAM Force, 12-speed|
|Max. chainring size||1x: 46T, 2x: 50/37 (Shimano: 36)|
Bontrager P3 Verse Comp, steel rails, 155 mm width
54, 56, 58, 61
Bontrager P3 Verse Comp, steel rails, 145 mm width
|Seatpost||Bontrager carbon, 27.2 mm, 8 mm offset, 330 mm length|
Bontrager Elite Gravel, 38 cm width
Bontrager Elite Gravel, 40 cm width
Bontrager Elite Gravel, 42 cm width
Bontrager Elite Gravel, 44 cm width
|Handlebar tape||Bontrager Supertack Perf tape|
Bontrager Pro, 31.8 mm, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree, 70 mm length
Bontrager Pro, 31.8 mm, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree, 80 mm length
Bontrager Pro, 31.8 mm, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree, 90 mm length
Bontrager Pro, 31.8 mm, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree, 100 mm length
|Brake rotor||SRAM CenterLine X, CenterLock, round edge, 160 mm|
|Rotor size||Max brake rotor sizes: 160 mm front and rear|
|Bag||Bontrager BITS Internal Frame Storage Bag|
|Weight||56 - 8.90 kg / 19.63 lb|
|Weight limit||This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider and cargo) of 125 kg (275 lb).|
Sizing & Tech
Proper bike fit is essential for best performance and comfort. Any size and geometry measurements shown on trekbikes.com are for general comparison purposes only. To find your perfect fit, visit an authorised retailer, where an expert skilled at sizing will help you find the appropriate bike and size for your individual needs.
All measurements provided in cm unless otherwise stated.
|Frame size number||Wheel size||A — Seat tube||B — Seat tube angle||C — Head tube length||D — Head angle||E — Effective top tube||G — Bottom bracket drop||H — Chainstay length||I — Offset||J — Trail||K — Wheelbase||L — Standover||M — Frame reach||N — Frame stack||Stem length|