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 dialed 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 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, and integrated frame bag and fender 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 tires that provide extra traction and stability. Fits up to 45c tires.
The final word
Our best Checkpoint frame is designed and built for performance and comfort during grueling gravel races. It's ultra-light, fast, and comes with premium parts like SRAM’s top-of-the-line wireless electronic drivetrain and RSL carbon wheels.
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- 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 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
"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
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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.
*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, fender mounts, integrated frame bag mounts, flat mount disc, 142x12mm thru axle|
|Fork||Checkpoint carbon, tapered carbon steerer, fender mounts, flat mount disc, 12x100mm thru axle|
|Wheel front||Bontrager Aeolus RSL 37V, OCLV Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 37mm rim depth, 100x12mm thru axle|
|Wheel rear||Bontrager Aeolus RSL 37V, OCLV Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 37mm rim depth, 142x12mm 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, 700x40c|
|Tire part||Bontrager TLR sealant, 6oz|
|Rim strip||Bontrager TLR|
|Max tire size||700x45c / 650x2.1" Bontrager tires|
|Shifter||SRAM RED eTap AXS, 12 speed|
|Rear derailleur||SRAM RED XPLR eTap AXS, 44T max cog|
SRAM RED AXS Power Meter, 40T, DUB, 165mm length
SRAM RED AXS Power Meter, 40T, DUB, 170mm length
SRAM RED AXS Power Meter, 40T, DUB, 172.5mm length
SRAM RED AXS Power Meter, 40T, DUB, 175mm 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, 155mm width
54, 56, 58, 61
Bontrager P3 Verse Pro, carbon rails, 145mm width
49, 52, 54, 56
Bontrager carbon seatmast cap, 5mm offset, short length
Bontrager carbon seatmast cap, 5mm 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, 44cm
|Handlebar tape||Bontrager Supertack Perf tape|
Bontrager RSL Carbon, 31.8mm clamp, 7 degree, 70mm length
Bontrager RSL Carbon, 31.8mm clamp, 7 degree, 80mm length
Bontrager RSL Carbon, 31.8mm clamp, 7 degree, 90mm length
Bontrager RSL Carbon, 31.8mm clamp, 7 degree, 100mm length
|Brake rotor||SRAM CenterLine X, centerlock, round edge, 160mm|
|Rotor size||Max brake rotor sizes: 160mm front & rear|
|Weight||56 - 8.10 kg / 17.86 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 - 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 noted.
|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)|