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
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, bike-packing, 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
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 fun.
The tech you get
A sturdy 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 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 54cm frame generally fits someone from 5'6" to 5'9", 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.