It's right for you if...
You have big gravel dreams, and know you'll need the most dialed, capable bike for these epic adventures. You also want the incredible speed, precision, and clean looks of SRAM's newest wireless electronic drivetrain.
The tech you get
A 500 Series OCLV Carbon frame with 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, a 1x12 SRAM Rival eTap AXS wireless electronic drivetrain with a wide-range cassette, and Paradigm Comp 25 wheels. You can even run a dropper post to get low on long descents. Fits up to 45c tires.
The final word
A carbon gravel bike built for the longest days, roughest roads, and biggest adventures. It's light, fast, comfortable, and spec'd with high-end parts that perform even in the most rugged terrain, like an advanced wireless electronic drivetrain for lightning fast shifts (even under load) and less maintenance.
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- The SRAM Rival eTap AXS wireless drivetrain won’t leave a hole in your wallet, and you can fully customize your shift logic using the AXS app
- 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
- Massive tire clearance means you can use tires up to 45c for extra traction and stability in any conditions
"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.
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.
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 Tires
Wider gravel-specific tires 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|
|Wheel front||Bontrager Paradigm Comp 25, Tubeless Ready, 25mm rim width, 100x12mm thru axle|
|Wheel rear||Bontrager Paradigm Comp 25, Tubeless Ready, 25mm rim width, SRAM XD-R 12-speed freehub, 142x12 thru axle|
|Skewer front||Bontrager Switch thru axle, removable lever|
|Skewer rear||Bontrager Switch thru axle, removable lever|
|Rim||Bontrager Paradigm Comp 25, Tubeless Ready, 25mm rim width, 100x12mm thru axle|
|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 Rival eTap AXS, 12 speed|
|Rear derailleur||SRAM Rival XPLR eTap AXS, 44T max cog|
SRAM Rival, 40T, DUB Wide, 165mm length
SRAM Rival, 40T, DUB Wide, 170mm length
SRAM Rival, 40T, DUB Wide, 172.5mm length
SRAM Rival, 40T, DUB Wide, 175mm length
|Bottom bracket||SRAM DUB, T47 threaded, internal bearing|
|Cassette||SRAM XG-1251, 10-44, 12 speed|
|Chain||SRAM Rival, 12 speed|
|Max chainring size||1x: 46T, 2x: 50/37 (Shimano: 36)|
Bontrager P3 Verse Comp, steel rails, 155mm width
54, 56, 58, 61
Bontrager P3 Verse Comp, steel rails, 145mm width
|Seatpost||Bontrager carbon, 27.2mm, 8mm offset, 330mm length|
Bontrager Elite Gravel, 38cm width
Bontrager Elite Gravel, 40cm width
Bontrager Elite Gravel, 42cm width
Bontrager Elite Gravel, 44cm width
|Handlebar tape||Bontrager Supertack Perf tape|
Bontrager Pro, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 70mm length
Bontrager Pro, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 80mm length
Bontrager Pro, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 90mm length
Bontrager Pro, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 100mm length
|Brake rotor||SRAM Paceline, rounded, centerlock, 160mm|
|Rotor size||Max brake rotor sizes: 160mm front & rear|
|Bag||Bontrager BITS Internal Frame Storage Bag|
|Weight||9.05 kg / 19.96 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.
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||Stem length|