Checkpoint ALR 5 is the best value gravel bike in the line-up.
It’s a high-quality build that will hold up for long, rugged miles on roads, dirt and even the most treacherous gravel. A wealth of features like nimble-yet-stable progressive geometry, loads of mounts, plus a GRX drivetrain make it easy to customise for your kind of adventure.
It’s right for you if…
Unlike the pure roadie who measures watts and weighs out meals, you favour epic off-road adventures that probably end with a beer and a bag of chips. But that doesn’t mean you’ll compromise on performance. You expect to get a lot for your hard-earned money, including quality, versatility, durability and a ridiculous amount of fun.
The tech you get
A stout aluminium 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 mudguard mounts and integrated frame bag mounts, a 2×11 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 tyres for added stability and traction.
The final word
If the amount of adventure you can get per pound 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 tyre clearance and customisation 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 riding styles, including gravel rides, bike-packing and daily commutes
- Massive tyre clearance means you can use tyres up to 45 c for extra traction and stability in any conditions
- Integrated frame bag mounts and rack and mudguard mounts make it easy to carry gear and water
|Frame:||300 Series Alpha Aluminium, tapered head tube, Internal cable routing, 3S chain keeper, T47 BB, rack and mudguard mounts, integrated frame bag mounts, flat-mount disc, 142×12 mm thru-axle|
|Fork:||Checkpoint, carbon legs, tapered alloy steerer, rack mounts, mudguard mounts, flat-mount disc, 12×100 mm thru axle|
|Hub front:||Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, CenterLock disc, 100×12 mm thru axle|
|Skewer front:||Bontrager Switch thru axle, removable lever|
|Hub rear:||Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, CenterLock disc, Shimano 11-speed freehub, 142×12 mm thru axle|
|Skewer rear:||Bontrager Switch thru-axle, removable lever|
|Rim:||Bontrager Paradigm SL, Tubeless Ready, 24-hole, 21 mm width, Presta valve|
|Spokes:||14 g stainless steel|
|Tyre:||Bontrager GR1 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength casing, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 700×40 c|
|*Tyre part:||Size: 49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 61|
|Bontrager TLR sealant, 180 ml/6 oz|
|Size: 49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 61|
|Bontrager XXX TLR valve, 50 mm|
|Rim strip:||Bontrager Aeolus XXX rim strip|
|Max tyre size:||700x45c / 650×2.1″ Bontrager tires|
|Shifter:||Shimano GRX RX600, 11-speed|
|Front derailleur:||Shimano GRX RX810, braze-on|
|Rear derailleur:||Shimano GRX RX810, long cage, 34T max cog|