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2020

Checkpoint AL 3

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$1,499.99 Model 24969

Checkpoint AL 3 may be the introductory gravel bike in the lineup, but it's packed with features that make it a worthy choice for new and experienced gravel grinders alike, like a lightweight aluminum frame, Shimano drivetrain, thru axles, Tubeless Ready wheels, and disc brakes for better braking power in all weather conditions.

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It's right for you if...

You've heard about the new frontier of gravel riding and want to dip your toes into the grit with an affordable, capable ride that can meet your all-road adventure aspirations and also function as your daily commuter.

The tech you get

A 200 Series Alpha Aluminum frame with massive tire clearance, a carbon disc fork, 12mm thru axles, a 2x9 Shimano Sora drivetrain, fender and rack mounts, Tektro mechanical disc brakes for all-weather stopping power, Tubeless Ready wheels, and 700x32 Bontrager R1 Hard-Case Lite tires.

The final word

A rugged all-road ride for gravel adventures, daily commutes, touring, and more! Checkpoint AL 3 gives you all the capability of a true gravel bike at a price that leaves cash in your pocket for camp site fees, race entries, and post-adventure fun.

The Walkthrough

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  1. This bike is exceedingly versatile and suited to a wide variety of ride styles, including gravel rides, bikepacking, and daily commutes
  2. Massive tire clearance means you can use tires up to 38c for extra traction and stability in any conditions
  3. Mounts on the seat tube and both sides of the down tube make it easy to carry extra gear and water
  4. Internal routing protects your cables, even when the gravel gets muddy


Features

Specifications

*spec applies to all sizes unless otherwise noted

Frameset
Frame 200 Series Alpha Aluminum, tapered head tube, Control Freak internal routing, rack & fender mounts, flat mount disc, 142x12mm thru axle
Fork Checkpoint carbon, tapered alloy steerer, rack & fender mounts, flat mount disc, 12x100mm thru axle
Wheels
Front hub Formula RX-512 alloy, 6-bolt, 100x12mm thru axle
Rear hub Formula RX-142 alloy, 6-bolt, Shimano 11-speed freehub, 142x12mm thru axle
*Rim Size: 44, 49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 61
Bontrager Affinity Disc, Tubeless Ready, 24-hole, 21 mm width, Presta valve
Size: 44, 49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 61
Bontrager Affinity Disc, Tubeless Ready, 24-hole, 21mm width, presta valve
Spokes 14 g aero stainless steel, black
Tire Bontrager R1 Hard-Case Lite, wire bead, 60 tpi, 700x32 c
Max tire size 38c Bontrager tires (with at least 4mm of clearance to frame)
Drivetrain
Shifter Shimano Sora R3000, 9 speed
Front derailleur Shimano Sora R3000, 31.8mm clamp
Rear derailleur Shimano Sora R3000, mid cage, 34T max cog
*Crank Size: 44
Shimano Sora R3000, 50/34 (compact), 165mm length
Size: 49, 52, 54, 56
Shimano Sora R3000, 50/34 (compact), 170mm length
Size: 58, 61
Shimano Sora R3000, 50/34 (compact), 175mm length
Bottom bracket Shimano RS500, 68mm, threaded external
Cassette Shimano Sora HG400, 11-32, 9 speed
Chain Shimano Sora HG53, 9 speed
Components
Saddle Bontrager Arvada Comp, steel rails, 138 mm width
*Seatpost Size: 44, 49
Bontrager Comp, 6061 alloy, 27.2 mm, 8 mm offset, 250 mm length
Size: 52, 54, 56, 58, 61
Bontrager Comp, 6061 alloy, 27.2 mm, 8 mm offset, 330 mm length
*Handlebar Size: 44
Bontrager Comp VR-C, alloy, 31.8 mm, 100 mm reach, 124 mm drop, 38 cm width
Size: 49, 52
Bontrager Comp VR-C, alloy, 31.8 mm, 100 mm reach, 124 mm drop, 40 cm width
Size: 54, 56
Bontrager Comp VR-C, alloy, 31.8 mm, 100 mm reach, 124 mm drop, 42 cm width
Size: 58, 61
Bontrager Comp VR-C, alloy, 31.8 mm, 100 mm reach, 124 mm drop, 44 cm width
Handlebar tape Bontrager Supertack Perf tape
*Stem Size: 44
Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree, 70 mm length
Size: 49
Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree, 80 mm length
Size: 52, 54
Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree, 90 mm length
Size: 56, 58
Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm clamp, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree, 100 mm length
Size: 61
Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm clamp, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree, 110 mm length
Headset FSA Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8'' top, 1.5'' bottom
Brake Tektro C550 mechanical disc brake, dual piston, flat mount, 160mm rotor
Weight
Weight 56 - 10.50 kg / 23.15 lbs
Weight limit This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider, and cargo) of 275 pounds (125 kg).
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Bike and frame weights are based off Trek pre-production painted frames at time of publication. Weights may vary in final production.

Sizing & fit

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 authorized Trek retailer, where an expert skilled at sizing will help you find the appropriate bike and size for your individual needs.

 

Rider Height

Inseam

All measurements provided in cm unless otherwise stated.

Frame size number A — Seat tube B — Seat tube angle C — Head tube length D — Head angle E — Effective top tube F — Bottom bracket height G — Bottom bracket drop H — Chainstay length I — Offset J — Trail K — Wheelbase L — Standover M — Frame reach N — Frame stack
44 cm 39 75.5° 9 70.6° 50.5 27.5 8 43 50 7.2 100.2 68.5 36.8 53.1
49 cm 44 75.0° 10 71.4° 51.8 27.7 7.8 43 50 6.6 100.5 72.3 37.3 54.1
52 cm 47.5 74.0° 12 71.7° 53.7 27.7 7.8 43 50 64.6 101.1 75.5 37.6 56.1
54 cm 50 73.5° 13.5 71.8° 54.8 27.9 7.6 43 50 6.4 101.8 77.5 37.8 57.4
56 cm 52.5 73.0° 15 72.2° 56 27.9 7.6 43 50 6.1 102.1 79.4 38 59
58 cm 54.8 73.0° 17 72.3° 56.8 28.1 7.4 43 50 6.1 102.8 81.6 38.2 60.7
61 cm 56.7 73.0° 20 72.6° 58.1 28.1 7.4 43 50 5.9 103.9 83.7 38.6 63.7

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