Checkpoint ALR 5
Checkpoint ALR 5
The Checkpoint ALR 5 is the best value gravel bike in the line-up. It's a high-quality build that will hold up for long, rugged miles on the road, dirt and even the most treacherous gravel tracks. But what sets this model apart is the performance parts and the wealth of features like adjustable Stranglehold dropouts, massive tyre clearance and extra mounts that make it easy to customise for your kind of adventure.
It's right for you if...
Unlike the pure roadie who measures watts and weighs out meals, you favour 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 dosh, including quality, versatility, durability and a ridiculous amount of fun.
The tech you get
A 300 Series Alpha Aluminium frame with massive tyre clearance and adjustable Stranglehold dropouts that make it easy to fine-tune your geometry or run singlespeed, a carbon fork, 12 mm thru axles, an 11-speed Shimano 105 drivetrain, a wide-range 11-34 cassette that's great for climbing, mudguard and rack mounts, flat mount hydraulic disc brakes for all-weather stopping power and 700x35 Schwalbe G-One tyres for added stability and traction.
The final word
If the amount of adventure you can get per pound 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 tyre clearance and customisation options so you can confidently take on bigger, better adventures.
Frame: 300 Series Alpha Aluminium, tapered head tube, BB86.5, flat mount disc brakes, Stranglehold dropouts, 12 mm thru axle, Control Freak, internal cable routing, 3S chain keeper
Fork: Checkpoint carbon disc, alloy tapered steerer, flat mount disc brakes, rack mounts, hidden mudguard mounts, 12 mm thru axle
Front hub: Bontrager alloy sealed bearing, 12 mm alloy axle, CenterLock
Rear hub: Bontrager alloy sealed bearing, 12 mm alloy axle, CenterLock
Rims: Bontrager Tubeless Ready
Tyres: Schwalbe G-One Allround, aramid bead, 700x35 c
Shifters: Shimano 105, 11 speed
Front derailleur: Shimano 105
Rear derailleur: Shimano 105
Crank: Shimano 105, 50/34 (compact)
Bottom bracket: Shimano press-fit
Cassette: Shimano HG800, 11-34, 11-speed
Chain: Shimano HG600, 11-speed
Pedals: Not included
Saddle: Bontrager Montrose Comp
Seatpost: Bontrager Approved, 2-bolt head, 27.2 mm, 8 mm offset
Handlebar: Bontrager RL IsoZone VR-CF, 31.8 mm
Stem: Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm, 7-degree, w/computer and light mounts
Head set: Integrated, cartridge bearing, sealed, 1-1/8˝ top, 1.5˝ bottom
Brake set: Shimano BR-R7070 flat mount hydraulic disc
Weight: 56cm - 9.89 kg