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 damped Rear IsoSpeed and carbon armor, 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 fender 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 45c tires.
The final word
This bike is built to stand up to the most grueling 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.
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- The SRAM Force eTap AXS drivetrain is smart, smooth, and completely wireless
- The damped, controlled rebound of 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 fender 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 gotten better."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 tires (700x45mm or 27.5x2.1") for tackling chunkier gravel and terrain.
Tons of mounts
Integrated frame bag and fender mounts make it easy to carry gear and water.
Sleek internal storage
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 the road. No tubes mean there’s no pinch flats, allowing you to run lower tire pressure. With lower tire pressure you can increase traction, control. and comfort, reduce fatigue on you. Best of all, the tire sealant seals up punctures as soon as they happen!
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
Domane Gravel features wider 700x35c gravel-specific tyres that 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 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, mudguard mounts, flat-mount disc, 12x100 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|
|Tire||Bontrager GR1 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength casing, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 700x40 c|
|Tire part||Bontrager TLR sealant, 180 ml/6 oz|
|Rim strip||Bontrager TLR|
|Max tire size||700x45c / 650x2.1" Bontrager tires|
|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, 27.2mm, 8mm offset, 330mm 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|
|Weight||56 - 8.90 kg / 19.63 lbs|
|Weight limit||This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider, and cargo) of 275 pounds (125 kg).|
Sizing & Tech
The charts below show our recommended sizes based on height, but there are some other factors, like arm and leg length, that determine a great fit. That’s why you’ll see some overlap in our recommendations. Not every rider who’s 5´8˝, for example, will fit on the same size bike. The best way to find your perfect fit is to consult the experts at your local retailer.
156.0 - 162.0 cm
5'1.4" - 5'3.8"
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|