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 Aluminium frame with massive tyre clearance, a carbon disc fork, 12 mm thru-axles, a 2x9 Shimano Sora drivetrain, mudguard and rack mounts, Tektro mechanical disc brakes for all-weather stopping power, Tubeless Ready wheels and 700x32 Bontrager R1 Hard-Case Lite tyres.
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.
favorite_borderWhy you'll love it
- This bike is exceedingly versatile and suited to a wide variety of riding styles, including gravel rides, bikepacking and daily commutes
- Massive tyre clearance means you can use tyres up to 38 c for extra traction and stability in any conditions
- Mounts on the seat tube and both sides of the down tube make it easy to carry extra gear and water
- Internal routing protects your cables, even when the gravel gets muddy
200 Series Alpha Aluminium
Trek's high-performance road alloy, formed into sophisticated tube shapes for maximum strength and minimum weight.
Lightweight fork with carbon fibre legs soaks up hand-numbing road vibration.
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.
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.
Control Freak Cable Management
Control Freak is the lightest, quietest, most versatile cable management system. It allows any combination of shift and brake housing to be routed through the frame for clean aesthetics and an easily customisable set-up.
Hidden mudguard mounts
Discreet mounts accommodate full-coverage mudguards for added utility.
Going for a long ride? Rack mounts make carrying accessories a breeze.
DuoTrap S compatible
DuoTrap S integrates a Bluetooth®/ANT+ sensor into the frame to measure speed, distance and cadence on your computer or smart phone with no added drag. Works with all the major ANT+ wireless players, including Bontrager, Garmin, PowerTap and SRM.
*spec applies to all sizes unless otherwise noted
|Frame||200 Series Alpha Aluminium, tapered head tube, Control Freak internal routing, rack and mudguard mounts, flat-mount disc, 142x12 mm thru axle|
|Fork||Checkpoint carbon, tapered alloy steerer, rack and mudguard mounts, flat-mount disc, 12x100 mm thru axle|
|Front Hub||Formula RX-512 alloy, 6-bolt, 100x12 mm thru axle|
|Rear Hub||Formula RX-142 alloy, 6-bolt, Shimano 11-speed freehub, 142x12 mm thru axle|
|Rim||Bontrager Affinity, Tubeless Ready, 24-hole, 21 mm width, Presta valve|
|Spokes||14 g aero stainless steel|
|Tire||Bontrager R1 Hard-Case Lite, wire bead, 60 tpi, 700x32 c|
|Shifter||Shimano Sora R3000, 9-speed|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Sora R3000, 31.8 mm clamp|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Sora R3000, long cage, 34T max cog|
49, 52, 54, 56
Shimano Sora R3000, 50/34 (compact), 170 mm length
Shimano Sora R3000, 50/34 (compact), 175 mm length
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano RS500, 68 mm, threaded external|
|Cassette||Shimano Sora HG400, 11-32, 9-speed|
|Chain||Shimano Sora HG53, 9-speed|
|Saddle||Bontrager Arvada Comp, steel rails, 138 mm width|
Bontrager Approved, alloy, 27.2 mm, 8 mm offset, 250 mm length
52, 54, 56, 58, 61
Bontrager Approved, alloy, 27.2 mm, 8 mm offset, 330 mm length
Bontrager Comp VR-C, alloy, 31.8 mm, 100 mm reach, 124 mm drop, 40 cm width
Bontrager Comp VR-C, alloy, 31.8 mm, 100 mm reach, 124 mm drop, 42 cm width
Bontrager Comp VR-C, alloy, 31.8 mm, 100 mm reach, 124 mm drop, 44 cm width
|Handlebar Tape||Bontrager Supertack Perf tape|
Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree, 80 mm length
Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree, 90 mm length
Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree, 100 mm length
Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm, 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, 160 mm rotor|
- 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 125 kg (275 lb).
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 authorised Trek retailer, where an expert skilled at sizing will help you find the appropriate bike and size for your individual needs.
150.0 - 155.0 cm
4'11.1" - 5'1.0"
71.0 - 73.0 cm
28.0" - 28.7"
158.0 - 163.0 cm
5'2.2" - 5'4.2"
74.0 - 77.0 cm
29.1" - 30.3"
162.0 - 169.0 cm
5'3.8" - 5'6.5"
76.0 - 79.0 cm
29.9" - 31.1"
167.0 - 174.0 cm
5'5.7" - 5'8.5"
78.0 - 82.0 cm
30.7" - 32.3"
173.0 - 180.0 cm
5'8.1" - 5'10.9"
81.0 - 85.0 cm
31.9" - 33.5"
179.0 - 186.0 cm
5'10.5" - 6'1.2"
84.0 - 87.0 cm
33.1" - 34.3"
184.0 - 191.0 cm
6'0.4" - 6'3.2"
86.0 - 90.0 cm
33.9" - 35.4"
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|