It's right for you if...
You have big dreams for the likes of The Mid-South, Belgian Waffle Rides and Unbound Gravel, and know you'll need the most dialled gravel bike for these epic adventures. You want our most advanced Checkpoint, one that's made and spec'd specifically for gravel racing.
The tech you get
A 700 Series OCLV Carbon frame with 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 and an integrated frame bag and mudguard mounts. Plus, a carbon fork, 2x12 SRAM RED eTap AXS wireless electronic drivetrain with a wide-range cassette and Bontrager Aeolus RSL 37V carbon wheels with wide 700x40c gravel tyres that provide extra traction and stability. Fits up to 45 c tyres.
The final word
Our best Checkpoint frame is designed and built for performance and comfort during gruelling gravel races. It's ultra-light and fast, and comes with premium parts like SRAM’s top-of-the-line wireless electronic drivetrain and RSL carbon wheels.
favorite_borderWhy you'll love it
- The SRAM RED 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 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.
*spec applies to all sizes unless otherwise noted
|Frame||700 Series OCLV Carbon, IsoSpeed, downtube storage door, internal routing, Ride Tuned seat mast, chain keeper, T47 BB, mudguard mounts, integrated frame bag mounts, flat-mount disc, 142x12 mm thru axle|
|Fork||Checkpoint carbon, tapered carbon steerer, mudguard mounts, flat-mount disc, 12x100 mm thru axle|
|Wheel front||Bontrager Aeolus RSL 37V, OCLV Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 37 mm rim depth, 100x12 mm thru axle|
|Wheel rear||Bontrager Aeolus RSL 37V, OCLV Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 37 mm rim depth, 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 RED eTap AXS, 12-speed|
|Rear derailleur||SRAM RED XPLR eTap AXS, 44T max cog|
SRAM RED AXS Power Meter, 40T, DUB, 165 mm length
SRAM RED AXS Power Meter, 40T, DUB, 170 mm length
SRAM RED AXS Power Meter, 40T, DUB, 172.5 mm length
SRAM RED AXS Power Meter, 40T, DUB, 175 mm length
|Bottom bracket||SRAM DUB, T47 threaded, internal bearing|
|Cassette||SRAM XG-1271, 10-44, 12-speed|
|Chain||SRAM RED D1, 12-speed|
|Max. chainring size||1x: 46T, 2x: 50/37 (Shimano: 36)|
Bontrager P3 Verse Pro, carbon rails, 155 mm width
54, 56, 58, 61
Bontrager P3 Verse Pro, carbon rails, 145 mm width
49, 52, 54, 56
Bontrager carbon seat mast cap, 5 mm offset, short length
Bontrager carbon seat mast cap, 5 mm offset, tall length
Bontrager Pro IsoCore VR-SF, 38cm
Bontrager Pro IsoCore VR-SF, 40cm
Bontrager Pro IsoCore VR-SF, 42cm
Bontrager Pro IsoCore VR-SF, 44 cm
|Handlebar tape||Bontrager Supertack Perf tape|
Bontrager RSL Carbon, 31.8 mm clamp, 7-degree, 70 mm length
Bontrager RSL Carbon, 31.8 mm clamp, 7-degree, 80 mm length
Bontrager RSL Carbon, 31.8 mm clamp, 7-degree, 90 mm length
Bontrager RSL Carbon, 31.8 mm clamp, 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|
|Weight||56 - 8.10 kg/17.86 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.
156.0 - 163.0 cm
5'1.4" - 5'4.2"
74.0 - 77.0 cm
29.1" - 30.3"
163.0 - 168.0 cm
5'4.2" - 5'6.1"
76.0 - 79.0 cm
29.9" - 31.1"
168.0 - 174.0 cm
5'6.1" - 5'8.5"
78.0 - 82.0 cm
30.7" - 32.3"
174.0 - 180.0 cm
5'8.5" - 5'10.9"
81.0 - 85.0 cm
31.9" - 33.5"
180.0 - 185.0 cm
5'10.9" - 6'0.8"
84.0 - 87.0 cm
33.1" - 34.3"
185.0 - 191.0 cm
6'0.8" - 6'3.2"
86.0 - 90.0 cm
33.9" - 35.4"
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||Saddle rail height min (w/short mast)||Saddle rail height max (w/short mast)||Saddle rail height min (w/tall mast)||Saddle rail height max (w/tall mast)|