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
|49 cm||52 cm||54 cm||56 cm||58 cm||61 cm|
|D. Effective Top Tube||54.1cm||55.5cm||57cm||58.4cm||59.7cm||61.7cm|
|E. Head Tube Angle||71.2°||71.6°||71.8°||72.2°||72.3°||72.6°|
|F. Head Tube Length||9cm||10.5cm||12.5cm||14.5cm||16.5cm||19.5cm|
|G. Seat Tube Angle||74.1°||73.7°||73.2°||72.8°||72.5°||72.1°|
|H. Seat Tube Length||49cm||52cm||54cm||56cm||58cm||61cm|
|J. Bottom Bracket Drop||7.8cm||7.8cm||7.6cm||7.6cm||7.4cm||7.4cm|
|K. Fork Rake/Offset||4.5cm||4.5cm||4.5cm||4.5cm||4.5cm||4.5cm|
|O. Chainstay Length||43.5cm||43.5cm||43.5cm||43.5cm||43.5cm||43.5cm|
Due to supply-chain issues, Specs are subject to change without notice.
|Frame||300 Series Alpha Aluminum, tapered head tube, Internal cable routing, 3S chain keeper, T47 BB, rack and fender mounts, integrated frame bag mounts, flat mount disc, 142x12mm thru axle|
|Fork||Checkpoint, carbon legs, tapered alloy steerer, rack mounts, fender mounts, flat mount disc, 12x100mm thru axle|
|Rims||Bontrager Paradigm SL, Tubeless Ready, 24-hole, 21mm width, presta valve|
Front: Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, centerlock disc, 100x12mm thru axle
Rear: Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, centerlock disc, Shimano 11-speed freehub, 142x12mm thru axle
|Spokes||14g stainless steel|
|Tires||Bontrager GR1 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength casing, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 700x40c|
|Bottom Bracket||Praxis, T47 threaded, internal bearing|
|Crankset||Shimano GRX RX600, 46/30|
|Shifters||Shimano GRX RX600, 11 speed|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano GRX RX810, braze-on|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano GRX RX810, long cage, 34T max cog|
|Cassette/Freewheel||Shimano 105 HG700-11, 11-34, 11 speed|
|Chain||Shimano 105 HG601|
|Rotors||Shimano SM-RT70, centerlock, 160mm|
|Handlebars||Bontrager Elite Gravel|
|Tape/Grips||Bontrager Supertack Perf tape|
|Stem||Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree|
|Seatpost||Bontrager alloy, 27.2mm, 12mm offset, 330mm length|
|Saddle||Bontrager P3 Verse Comp, steel rails|
* Subject to change without notice.