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.
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- This bike is exceedingly versatile and suited to a wide variety of ride styles, including gravel rides, bikepacking, and daily commutes
- Massive tire clearance means you can use tires up to 38c 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
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200 Series Alpha Aluminum
Trek's high-performance road alloy, formed into sophisticated tube shapes for maximum strength and minimum weight.
Lightweight fork with carbon fiber 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 tire 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 customizable set up.
Hidden fender mounts
Discreet mounts accommodate full-coverage fenders for added utility.
Going for a long ride? Rack mounts make carrying accessories a breeze.
DuoTrap S compatible
DuoTrap S seamlessly integrates a Bluetooth®/ANT+ sensor into the frame with no added aerodynamic drag, allowing you to measure speed, distance, and cadence on your computer or smart phone. It works with all major ANT+ wireless technology players.
*spec applies to all sizes unless otherwise noted
|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|
|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||Bontrager Affinity Disc, Tubeless Ready, 24-hole, 21mm width, presta valve|
|Spokes||14g aero stainless steel, black|
|Tire||Bontrager R1 Hard-Case Lite, wire bead, 60 tpi, 700x32c|
|Max tire size||38c Bontrager tires (with at least 4mm of clearance to frame)|
|Shifter||Shimano Sora R3000, 9 speed|
|Front derailleur||Shimano Sora R3000, 31.8mm clamp|
|Rear derailleur||Shimano Sora R3000, mid cage, 34T max cog|
Shimano Sora R3000, 50/34 (compact), 165mm length
49, 52, 54, 56
Shimano Sora R3000, 50/34 (compact), 170mm length
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|
|Saddle||Bontrager Arvada Comp, steel rails, 138mm width|
Bontrager Comp, 6061 alloy, 27.2mm, 8mm offset, 250mm length
52, 54, 56, 58, 61
Bontrager Comp, 6061 alloy, 27.2mm, 8mm offset, 330mm length
Bontrager Comp VR-C, alloy, 31.8mm, 100mm reach, 124mm drop, 38cm width
Bontrager Comp VR-C, alloy, 31.8mm, 100mm reach, 124mm drop, 40cm width
Bontrager Comp VR-C, alloy, 31.8mm, 100mm reach, 124mm drop, 42cm width
Bontrager Comp VR-C, alloy, 31.8mm, 100mm reach, 124mm drop, 44cm width
|Handlebar tape||Bontrager Supertack Perf tape|
Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 70mm length
Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 80mm length
Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 90mm length
Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm clamp, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 100mm length
Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm clamp, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 110mm 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||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).|
Sizing & fit
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 Trek retailer.
150.0 - 153.0 cm
4'11.1" - 5'0.2"
71.0 - 73.0 cm
28.0" - 28.7"
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 noted.
|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|