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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. A wealth of features like nimble-yet-stable progressive geometry, loads of mounts, plus a GRX drivetrain 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 off-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 a progressive geometry that's stable at speed and efficient when you're grinding up a climb, hidden cables that won't interfere with bags, rack and fender mounts and integrated frame bag mounts, a 2x11 Shimano GRX drivetrain with lower gears for grinding up hills or through rough gravel, hydraulic disc brakes for all-condition stopping power, tubeless ready rims, 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, 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
- All-new progressive geometry is quick and nimble yet keeps you stable and in control on fast, choppy descents
- 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
- Integrated frame bag mounts and rack and fender mounts make it easy to carry gear and water
New progressive geometry
For quick, nimble handling that still keeps you stable and in control on rougher descents.
Lots of clearance means you can run meatier tires (700x45mm or 27.5x2.1") for tackling chunkier gravel and terrain.
Tons of mounts
Integrated frame bag and fender mounts make it easy to carry gear and water.
*spec applies to all sizes unless otherwise noted
||300 Series Alpha Aluminium, tapered head tube, Internal cable routing, 3S chain keeper, T47 BB, rack and mudguard mounts, integrated frame bag mounts, flat-mount disc, 142x12 mm thru-axle
||Checkpoint, carbon legs, tapered alloy steerer, rack mounts, fender mounts, flat mount disc, 12x100mm thru axle
||Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, CenterLock disc, 100x12 mm thru axle
||Bontrager Switch thru axle, removable lever
||Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, CenterLock disc, Shimano 11-speed freehub, 142x12 mm thru axle
||Bontrager Switch thru-axle, removable lever
||Size: 49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 61
Bontrager Paradigm, Tubeless Ready, 24-hole, 21mm width, presta valve
|Size: 49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 61
Bontrager Paradigm SL, Tubeless Ready, 24-hole, 21 mm width, Presta valve
||14 g stainless steel
||Bontrager GR1 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength casing, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 700x40 c
||Bontrager TLR sealant, 180 ml/6 oz
||Bontrager Aeolus XXX rim strip
|Max tire size
||700x45c / 650x2.1" Bontrager tires
||Shimano GRX RX600, 11-speed
||Shimano GRX RX810, braze-on
||Shimano GRX RX810, long cage, 34T max cog
Shimano GRX RX600, 46/30, 165 mm length
Shimano GRX RX600, 46/30, 170 mm length
|Size: 54, 56
Shimano GRX RX600, 46/30, 172.5 mm length
|Size: 58, 61
Shimano GRX RX600, 46/30, 175 mm length
||Praxis, T47 threaded, internal bearing
||Shimano 105 HG700-11, 11-34, 11-speed
|Max chainring size
||1x: 44T SRAM or 50T Shimano, 2x: 50/34
||Size: 49, 52
Bontrager P3 Verse Comp, steel rails, 155 mm width
|Size: 54, 56, 58, 61
Bontrager P3 Verse Comp, steel rails, 145 mm width
||Bontrager alloy, 27.2 mm, 12 mm offset, 330 mm length
Bontrager Elite Gravel, 38 cm width
Bontrager Elite Gravel, 40 cm width
|Size: 54, 56
Bontrager Elite Gravel, 42 cm width
|Size: 58, 61
Bontrager Elite Gravel, 44 cm width
||Bontrager Supertack Perf tape
Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree, 70 mm length
|Size: 52, 54
Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree, 80 mm length
|Size: 56, 58
Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree, 90 mm length
Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree, 100 mm length
||FSA Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom
||Shimano SM-RT70, CenterLock, 160 mm
||56 - 9.75 kg / 21.5 lbs
||This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider, and cargo) of 275 pounds (125 kg).
* Specifications and MSRP are subject to change without notice
** $25 Charge for Shipping of Bike from Distribution to Bike Shop