Trek introduced its revamped Checkpoint gravel bikes
Kit it up or dress it down, the all-new 2022 Trek Checkpoint will help you discover more.
Maximizing on gravel biking mania, Trek introduced its revamped Checkpoint line up on Thursday.
Checkpoint is now available in race-focused carbon SLR models, exploration-focused SL models, and alloy ALR models that are super fun on gravel rides, everyday commutes, and more.
Trek Checkpoint SLR-built for racing
Ultra light and ultra fast, the Checkpoint SLR is the gravel racer’s bike. 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, nothing but SLR will do. This is Trek’s most advanced Checkpoint frame, one that’s made specifically for gravel racing.
Key features: 700 Series OCLV Carbon frame with Front IsoSpeed and carbon armor, Bontrager Aeolus Pro 3V OCLV carbon wheels, 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.
Checkpoint SL- built for exploring
Light, fast, and comfortable, the Checkpoint SL is a carbon gravel bike made for epic all-road adventures. It’s built with lightweight OCLV Carbon, terrain-smoothing damped IsoSpeed, nimble-yet-stable progressive geometry, internal storage and loads of mounts. All of that adds up to a rad gravel bike capable of crushing the longest, roughest rides and the most ambitious bikepacking trips.
Key features: 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. Fitted with pro-level parts, like an advanced wireless electronic drivetrain and carbon wheels, this bike is built to stand up to the most grueling gravel races and burliest all-road bike packing adventures.
Checkpoint AL- built for all-road adventures
If you favor epic all-road adventures that probably end with a beer and a burrito, but don’t like to compromise on performance, the Checkpoint AL is for you. Checkpoint AL gives you a lot for your hard-earned dollar, including quality, versatility, durability, and a ridiculous amount of fun.
Key features: A stout aluminum frame with rack and fender mounts, a vibration-absorbing carbon fork, a 2×11 Shimano GRX drivetrain with lower gears for grinding up hills or through rough gravel, hydraulic disc brakes for all-condition stopping power, and wide 700x40c gravel tires for added stability and traction. Quality parts, a durable alloy frame that keeps the price in check, and a wealth of features like extra tire clearance and customization options so you can confidently take on bigger, better adventures.
Whether you’re a gravel racer, bike packer, or off-road explorer, there’s a Checkpoint for everyone.