Checkpoint ALR 5 is the best value gravel bike in the lineup. It's a high-quality build that will hold up for long, rugged miles on pavement, dirt, and even the most treacherous gravel roads. But what sets this model apart is the performance parts and the wealth of features like adjustable Stranglehold dropouts, massive tire clearance, and extra mounts that make it easy to customize for your kind of adventure. It's right for you if... Unlike the pure roadie who measures watts and weighs out meals, you favor epic all-road adventures that probably end with a beer and a burrito. But that doesn't mean you'll compromise on performance. You expect to get a lot for your hard-earned dollar, including quality, versatility, durability, and a ridiculous amount of fun. The tech you get A stout aluminum frame with rack and fender mounts, a vibration-absorbing carbon fork, a 2x11 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. The final word If the amount of adventure you can get per dollar spent is a priority for you, you won't do better than Checkpoint ALR 5. 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. Why you'll love it - With Checkpoint ALR 5, you're getting high-quality parts at an exceptional value, which means you'll have extra dough for adventure travel… and burritos - 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 45c 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 - The Stranglehold Dropout makes it easy to fine-tune your geometry or run singlespeed
Domane SL 5 Women's is all about smooth riding, speed, and efficiency. It's the ideal road bike for women who value the lightweight advantage of carbon and also prioritize comfort and value. Domane SL 5 Women's is the entry point for bikes with both Front and Rear IsoSpeed, and it's spec'd with quality parts and touchpoints that can provide a better fit for women from the start. It's right for you if... You want an awesome performance road bike at a great value, and you side with women who prefer the fit and feel of a women's specific bike. You want a carbon frame with a super smooth ride and the lightweight performance of rim brakes. The tech you get A 500 Series OCLV Carbon frame with Front and Rear IsoSpeed, powerful direct mount rim brakes, and a full 2x11 Shimano 105 groupset. Domane SL 5 Women's also comes stock with touchpoints designed specifically for women, internal cable routing for clean looks, a Ride Tuned alloy seatmast cap, and a stable Endurance Geometry for comfort on the longest days and roughest roads. The final word Domane SL 5 Women's is the introductory carbon women's model in the family, but when you make the small jump in price from aluminum models, you get a big jump in tech, including a lighter frame, women's specific parts, Front and Rear IsoSpeed, and a full carbon fork. Why you'll love it 1 - It's a lightweight carbon bike at an exceptional value, with touchpoints designed specifically to provide a better fit for women from the start 2 - It's the most affordable bike with IsoSpeed in both the front and rear 3 - Domane SL 5 Women's is super versatile and equally suited to racing, club rides, and rough roads
Checkpoint AL 3 may be the introductory gravel bike in the lineup, but it's packed with features that make it a worthy choice for new and experienced gravel grinders alike, like a lightweight aluminum frame, Shimano drivetrain, thru axles, Tubeless Ready wheels, and disc brakes for better braking power in all weather conditions. 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 campsite fees, race entries, and post-adventure fun. Why you'll love it - 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 35c for extra traction and stability in any condition - 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
Trek's Silque SL Di2 is one smooth operator. Graced with Trek technology like the race-winning, bump-erasing IsoSpeed, women's-specific geometry, and their super-light and efficient OCLV size-specific carbon tubing, the Silque is a true game-changer. It masters long, epic rides with ease while also delivering unrivaled speed and comfort over the roughest roads that dare to challenge you. The Silque rolls on quality Bontrager components including aluminum wheels, bar and stem, a carbon seatpost and a supportive saddle. Plus, you get the impeccable shifting of Shimano's electronic Ultegra Di2 drivetrain with a compact crankset for easy climbing and solid Ultegra brakes for total control on descents. Uncompromisingly fast, confidently stable, sublimely comfortable, the Silque SL has it all!
Checkpoint AL 4 is an ideal entry point to the world of gravel riding. It's built with a lightweight aluminum frame and a durable parts group that won't quit on you as your skills advance. Plus, this gravel bike has exceptional versatility. Extra mounts make it easy to add bags and racks for daily commutes and touring. It's right for you if... Your idea of the perfect ride includes chasing the sunlight through a car-free landscape on a long dirt road. You ride for the experience of it, but you also need your bike to have the versatility to take on city commutes and daily around-town rides. The tech you get A 200 Series Alpha Aluminum frame with massive tire clearance, a carbon disc fork, 12mm thru axles, a 2x10 Shimano Tiagra drivetrain, fender and rack mounts, hydraulic disc brakes for all-weather stopping power, Tubeless Ready wheels, and 700x32 Bontrager R1 Hard-Case Lite tires. The final word If you're looking for adventure off the beaten path without breaking the bank, Checkpoint AL 4 is a great choice. This value-minded ride is built for epic gravel rides, but it's equally at home on city streets, your daily commute, and more! Why you'll love it - 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 - Hydraulic disc brakes give you all-weather, all-terrain stopping power that doesn’t get bogged down by mud, grit, or gravel
Checkpoint SL 7 pairs our best carbon gravel frame with high-tech parts picked for performance and incredible ride quality on the toughest and roughest gravel adventures. A lightweight OCLV Carbon frame with gravel-smoothing IsoSpeed, a SRAM Force/XX1 eTap AXS wireless electronic drivetrain, OCLV Carbon wheels, and extra mounts for gear and accessories give you the comfort and capability you need to tackle your next all-road excursion. It's right for you if... You want an adventure-hungry carbon gravel bike that can help you crush the toughest, longest rides—including epic races like Dirty Kanza, Land Run 100, and Trans Iowa. You also want the swift, precise, and cable-free shifting of a wireless electronic drivetrain, and carbon wheels for extra comfort on rough terrain. The tech you get A 500 Series OCLV Carbon frame with Rear IsoSpeed, a SRAM Force/XX1 eTap AXS 1x12 wireless electronic drivetrain with a wide-range cassette, powerful flat-mount hydraulic disc brakes, Bontrager Aeolus OCLV Carbon wheels with 12mm thru axles, and wide 700x40 Bontrager GR1 Team Issue Tubeless Ready gravel tires that provide extra traction and stability. Plus, a Bontrager Pro IsoCore OCLV handlebar for added comfort, Control Freak internal cable routing and a carbon seatmast cap. The final word This bike is built to stand up to the most grueling gravel races and burliest all-road bikepacking adventures. It's light, fast, comfortable, and fitted with pro-level parts, like an advanced wireless electronic drivetrain and carbon wheels. Why you'll love it - The SRAM Force eTap AXS drivetrain is smart, smooth, and completely wireless - The XX1 AXS derailleur and wide-range cassette are built to withstand rugged mountain conditions, making them ultra capable on rough and varied gravel terrain - The IsoSpeed decoupler cuts down on fatiguing bumps in gravel so you can wander more, reach new places, and stay stronger longer - Extra mounts on the top tube, seat tube, and both sides of the down tube make it easy to carry extra gear and water - The Stranglehold Dropout makes it easy to fine-tune your geometry or run singlespeed
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