Checkpoint SL 5
Checkpoint SL 5
The Checkpoint SL 5 is a carbon gravel bike made for epic all-road adventures. It's built with a full Shimano 105 drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes, but the defining feature of this model is the lightweight OCLV Carbon frame with IsoSpeed, a decoupler at the top tube/seat tube junction that provides additional compliance over rough terrain so you can stay stronger for longer.
It's right for you if...
Chamois or cut-off shorts, bikepacking trip or brutal day of gravel racing – you're going to ride far, go fast and have a great time. You'd rather spend your money on a lightweight carbon frame than a top-of-the-line drivetrain, but you still expect your workhorse gravel bike to perform. You want a bike that's both fast and comfortable, and you want endless carrying options for gravel races and everyday adventures.
The tech you get
A 500 Series OCLV Carbon frame with Rear IsoSpeed, powerful flat mount hydraulic disc brakes, a full 2x11 Shimano 105 groupset and 700x35 Schwalbe TL-EX G-One Tubeless Ready gravel tyres. Checkpoint SL 5 also has Control Freak internal cable routing, an alloy seatmast cap, Carbon Armour to protect your frame against debris, 12 mm thru axles and Stranglehold dropouts that make it easy to fine-tune your geometry or run singlespeed.
The final word
Light, fast, comfortable. The Checkpoint SL 5 is a carbon gravel bike that nails this trifecta. A quality groupset, massive tyre clearance, options for carrying gear, an OCLV Carbon frame with IsoSpeed and a ride quality that can't be matched.
Frame: 500 Series OCLV Carbon, Rear IsoSpeed, Stranglehold dropouts, tapered head tube, BB90, flat mount disc brakes, rack mounts and hidden mudguard mounts, Control Freak, internal cable routing, 12 mm thru axle, 3S chain keeper, Ride Tuned seatmast
Fork: Checkpoint carbon disc, carbon 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, TL Easy, 700x35 c
Shifters: Shimano 105, 11 speed
Front derailleur: Shimano 105, braze-on
Rear derailleur: Shimano 105
Crank: Shimano 105, 50/34 (compact)
Bottom bracket: BB90
Cassette: Shimano HG700, 11-34, 11-speed
Chain: Shimano HG600, 11-speed
Saddle: Bontrager Montrose Comp
Seatpost: Bontrager Ride Tuned seatmast cap, 10 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
Pedals: Not included
Weight: 56cm - 9.60 kg