Trek Checkpoint ALR 5, 52cm, Era White/Trek Black

$2,499.99 $1,999.99

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

  1. All-new progressive geometry is quick and nimble yet keeps you stable and in control on fast, choppy descents
  2. This bike is exceedingly versatile and suited to a wide variety of ride styles, including gravel rides, bike-packing, and daily commutes
  3. Massive tire clearance means you can use tires up to 45c for extra traction and stability in any conditions
  4. 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 52cm frame generally fits someone from 5'4" to 5'7", 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.


    *spec applies to all sizes unless otherwise noted

    Frame 300 Series Alpha Aluminum, tapered head tube, Control Freak internal routing, 3S chain keeper, rack and fender mounts, flat mount disc, horizontal sliding dropouts, 142x12mm thru axle
    Fork Checkpoint carbon, tapered alloy steerer, rack mounts, fender mounts, flat mount disc, 12x100mm thru axle
    Frame fit Gravel
    Hub front Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, centerlock disc, 100x12mm thru axle
    Skewer front 100x12mm thru axle
    Hub rear Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, centerlock disc, Shimano 11-speed freehub, 142x12mm thru axle
    Skewer rear 142x12mm thru axle, 174mm length
    Rim Bontrager Tubeless Ready, 28-hole, 17mm width, presta valve
    Spokes 14g stainless steel
    Tire Bontrager GR1 Comp, wire bead, 60 tpi, 700x40c
    Max tire size 45c Bontrager tires (49 & 52cm: 40c due to toe overlap), with at least 4mm of clearance to frame
    Shifter Shimano GRX RX600, 11 speed
    Front derailleur Shimano GRX RX810, braze-on
    Rear derailleur Shimano GRX RX810, long cage, 34T max cog
    *Crank Size: 49
    Shimano GRX RX600, 46/30, 165mm length
    Size: 52
    Shimano GRX RX600, 46/30, 170mm length
    Size: 54, 56
    Shimano GRX RX600, 46/30, 172.5mm length
    Size: 58, 61
    Shimano GRX RX600, 46/30, 175mm length
    Bottom bracket Shimano RS500, 86mm, PressFit
    Cassette Shimano 105 HG700-11, 11-34, 11 speed
    Chain Shimano 105 HG601, 11 speed
    Saddle Bontrager Montrose Comp, steel rails, 138mm width
    Seatpost Bontrager Comp, 6061 alloy, 27.2mm, 8mm offset, 330mm length
    *Handlebar Size: 49
    Bontrager Elite IsoZone VR-CF, alloy, 31.8mm, 93mm reach, 123mm drop, 38cm width
    Size: 52
    Bontrager Elite IsoZone VR-CF, alloy, 31.8mm, 93mm reach, 123mm drop, 40cm width
    Size: 54, 56
    Bontrager Elite IsoZone VR-CF, alloy, 31.8mm, 93mm reach, 123mm drop, 42cm width
    Size: 58, 61
    Bontrager Elite IsoZone VR-CF, alloy, 31.8mm, 93mm reach, 123mm drop, 44cm width
    Handlebar tape Bontrager Supertack Perf tape
    *Stem Size: 49
    Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 80mm length
    Size: 52, 54
    Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 90mm length
    Size: 56, 58
    Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 100mm length
    Size: 61
    Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 110mm length
    Headset FSA Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8'' top, 1.5'' bottom
    Brake Shimano RX400 hydraulic disc, flat mount
    Brake rotor Shimano SM-RT70, centerlock, 160mm

    Weight 56 - 10.17 kg / 22.42 lbs
    Weight limit This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider, and cargo) of 275 pounds (125 kg).