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. But what sets this model apart is the performance parts and the wealth of features like adjustable horizontal sliding dropouts, massive tire clearance, and extra mounts that make it easy to customize for your kind of adventure.
Why you'll love it
With Checkpoint ALR 5, you're getting high-quality parts at an exceptional value, which means you'll have extra dough for adventure travel… and burritos
This bike is exceedingly versatile and suited to a wide variety of ride styles, including gravel rides, bike-packing, and daily commutes
Massive tire clearance means you can use tires up to 45c for extra traction and stability in any conditions
Mounts on the seat tube and both sides of the down tube make it easy to carry extra gear and water
The horizontal sliding dropout makes it easy to fine-tune your geometry or run single-speed
It's right for you if...
Unlike the pure roadie who measures watts and weighs out meals, you favor epic all-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 fu
The tech you get
A stout aluminum frame with rack and fender mounts, a vibration-absorbing carbon fork, a 2x11 Shimano GRX drivetrain with lower gears for grinding up hills or through rough gravel, hydraulic disc brakes for all-condition stopping power, 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 that keeps the price in check, and a wealth of features like extra tire clearance and customization options so you can confidently take on bigger, better adventures.
Sizing & Fit
This 52cm frame generally fits someone from 5'4" to 5'6", but there are some other factors, like arm and leg length, that determine a great fit. That’s why the best way to find your perfect fit is to consult the experts here at Sunshine Bicycle Center.