Introducing the Trek Checkpoint: A new foray into Gravel Riding
The all-new dedicated gravel road bike from Trek is now available.
Gravel bikes are very much on trend in the UK right now, you’ll struggle to find a bike manufacturer that doesn’t have at least one in their line-up and now Trek have joined the party with the Checkpoint. Versatile, rugged and adaptable – gravel bikes are for the rider looking to venture away from tarmac and explore new avenues.
The Checkpoint comes ready to roll with a wealth of adventure-ready features aimed at the rapidly-growing gravel scene, like adjustable Stranglehold dropouts, massive tyre clearance, and extra mounts that make it super versatile and easy to customise.
The geometry of the Checkpoint is comfortable for long rides and rough roads, but aggressive enough to provide the speed and ride-feel most gravel riders are looking for. Checkpoint features almost identical reach as the Boone cyclocross bike but with a slightly taller stack and lower bottom bracket. Chainstay length and wheelbase are the same on the Checkpoint and Boone.
Carbon models feature the same Rear IsoSpeed decoupler found on the Domane for additional comfort over rough roads, along with Control Freak internal cable routing. There are mounts all over the Checkpoint, with room to fit three bottles in the main triangle and an additional bottle mount under the down tube. Rear and fork mounts make plenty of room to carry luggage and clearance for up to 45mm tyres mean exploration can be taken onto the gnarliest roads.
There are seven models in the Checkpoint range with the entry point being the ALR 4 at £1450 and the top of the line SL 6 at £3400. Each of the Trek Checkpoint models are now available in-store and to order online for store collection.