Trek Checkpoint SL 5

Item no. 68902
3,199.00 € *
3,699.00 € Save 500.00 € **
Sport, speed, adventure - the Checkpoint SL 5 is your ticket to the diverse world of gravel biking. The robust Shimano GRX components guarantee a confident ride over hill and dale. Have we already mentioned the numerous mounting options for accessories? Now nothing stands in the way of your toughest bikepacking trips.



500 Series OCLV Carbon




Bontrager GR1 Team Issue 700 x 40C


28" Bontrager Paradigm SL


Shimano GRX RX820 (2x12)


Shimano RX410 (160/160)

Trek Checkpoint SL 5 - Carbon gravel bike with innovative damping system

One thing is certain: a gravel bike will bring a breath of fresh air to your everyday cycling life. Trek's Checkpoint model range is more versatile than ever: from training on mixed terrain to fast commutes to the office and multi-day tours with small luggage. From sport to adventure, it's all there. Even on your home turf, you will discover many new routes because you are no longer confined to tarmac roads. Another argument: with all its clever details, the Checkpoint stands for genuine Trek quality. The frame offers numerous mounting options for bikepacking accessories such as frame bags, water bottles and mudguards. If you are mainly riding off-road, you can fit tyres up to 45 millimetres wide. This corresponds to 2.1 inch tyres, which is almost comparable to a cross-country mountain bike. Another clever feature is the Blendr system developed by Trek, which allows you to attach lights, bike computers, smartphones and other accessories to the cockpit in no time at all.

The highlight of the Checkpoint SL 5 is the carbon frame with the innovative IsoSpeed damping system. You can find out more about this impressive technology below. The frame is equipped with a clever mix of components from the Shimano GRX groupsets, which were specially developed for gravel bikes. After all, durability is particularly important in this area of use. The GRX820 rear derailleur and GRX410 brakes offer the usual precise Shimano performance even in dusty, dirty and wet conditions. Thanks to the double chainring and 12-speed cassette, the result is a powerful mountain gear ratio. A carbon seatpost and, above all, the lightweight Bontrager wheelset make the Checkpoint SL 5 unbeatable in this price class.

Trek OCLV Carbon - The classic in lightweight construction

The OCLV Carbon developed by Trek has been a household name in the scene for years. There are different series for different bike classes, from mountain bike to road bike. The 500 Series variant is slightly less complex in construction than the wafer-thin 800 OCLV. Specifically, the difference is around 400 grams. However, it is not just the lower weight that distinguishes a carbon frame from an aluminium frame. Rather, the material offers better opportunities to specifically improve stiffness at neuralgic points. Nevertheless, the Trek OCLV frames are extremely comfortable to ride. On the one hand, carbon has a natural inherent damping effect that minimises vibrations. But Trek goes one step further with its specially developed IsoSpeed system: it is based on a flexible connection that decouples the top tube from the seat tube. In addition, the seat tube flattens out above the bottom bracket like a kind of leaf spring. Studies show that the increase in comfort means that the rider tires less quickly than on a conventional frame.

Additional Information

Bike category Gravel Bike
Brand Trek
Colour Matte Pennyflake
Model year 2024
Wheel Size 28''
Frame 500 Series OCLV Carbon, IsoSpeed, interne Zugführung, Unterrohrstaufach, 3S-Kettenführung, T47-Innenlager, Gepäckträger- und Schutzblechösen, integrierte Befestigungselemente für Rahmentasche, Flat Mount-Scheibenbremsaufnahme, kompatibel mit Variosattelst
Frame type Diamond
Fork Trek Checkpoint, full carbon, tapered carbon steerer, rack mounts, fender mounts, flat mount disc, 12x100mm thru axle
Customization - only in store
Wheel set Bontrager Paradigm SL, Tubeless-Ready, 21 mm Innenweite
Rims Bontrager Paradigm SL, Tubeless Ready, 24-Loch, 21 mm Innenweite, Presta-Ventil
Front hub Bontrager, Aluminium, gedichtetes Lager, Center Lock-Scheibenaufnahme, 100 x 12 mm-Steckachse
Rear hub Bontrager, Aluminium, gedichtetes Lager, Center Lock-Scheibenaufnahme, 11fach-Freilaufnabe von Shimano, 142 x 12 mm-Steckachse
Tires Bontrager GR1 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength Karkasse, Aramidwulstkern, 120 TPI, 700 x 40C
Shifters Shimano GRX RX610, 12fach
Front derailleur Shimano GRX RX820, Anlötversion, Down Swing
Rear derailleur Shimano RX410 hydraulic disc, flat mount, Shimano RT70, Center Lock, 160 mm
Crank Shimano GRX RX610, 46/30 Z.
Cassette Shimano 105 7100, 11-36 Z., 12fach
Brake Shimano RX410 hydraulic disc, flat mount, Shimano RT70, Center Lock, 160 mm
Handlebar Bontrager Elite Gravel
Grips Bontrager Supertack Perf Lenkerband
Saddle Bontrager Verse Comp, Stahlstreben
Seatpost Bontrager aus Carbon, 27,2 mm, 8 mm Versatz, 330 mm Länge


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