Checkpoint ALR 5 is the best value gravel bike in the lineup. It's a high-quality build that will that 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 Stranglehold dropouts, massive tire clearance, and extra mounts that make it easy to customize for your kind of adventure.
Checkpoint SL 5 is a carbon gravel bike made for epic all-road adventures. It's built with a full Shimano 105 drivetrain and hydraulic disc brakes, but the defining feature of this model is the lightweight OCLV Carbon frame with IsoSpeed, a decoupler at the top tube/seat tube junction that provides additional compliance over rough terrain so you can stay stronger longer. It's right for you if... Chamois or cut-off shorts, bikepacking trip or brutal day of gravel racing—you're going to ride far, go fast, and have a great time. You'd rather spend your money on a lightweight carbon frame than a top-of-the-line drivetrain, but you still expect your workhorse gravel bike to perform. You want a bike that's both fast and comfortable, and you want endless carry options for gravel races and everyday adventures. The tech you get A 500 Series OCLV Carbon frame with Rear IsoSpeed, powerful flat mount hydraulic disc brakes, a full 2x11 Shimano 105 groupset, and 700x40 Bontrager GR1 Tubeless Ready gravel tires. Checkpoint SL 5 also has Control Freak internal cable routing, an alloy seatmast cap, Carbon Armor to protect your frame against debris, 12mm thru axles, and Stranglehold dropouts that make it easy to fine-tune your geometry or run singlespeed. The final word Light, fast, comfortable. Checkpoint SL 5 is a carbon gravel bike that nails this trifecta. A quality groupset, massive tire clearance, options for carrying gear, an OCLV Carbon frame with IsoSpeed, and a ride quality that can't be matched. Why you'll love it - The IsoSpeed decoupler cuts down on fatiguing bumps in gravel so you can wander more, reach new places, and stay stronger longer - This bike is exceedingly versatile and suited to a wide variety of ride styles, including gravel rides, bikepacking, and daily commutes - Extra mounts on the top tube, seat tube, and both sides of the down tube make it easy to carry extra gear and water
Domane AL 3 is smooth, stable, and confidence-inspiring. It's perfect for new riders and anyone looking to upgrade to a versatile aluminum road bike built for a comfortable riding experience. The quality parts are ready to tackle fast group rides and adventures that stray from the beaten path to rougher roads. It's right for you if... Domane AL 3 is the right choice if you're pretty confident you're going to take to road cycling, and want a great first road bike or an upgrade that will be your companion for years to come. The tech you get The full Shimano Sora groupset has 18 speeds with integrated brake/shift levers. It's a lighter parts group than Shimano's introductory groupset and provides a wide range of gears that"s great for climbing. Domane AL 3 has a lightweight Alpha Aluminum frame with a stable Endurance Geometry for a confident ride, plus mounts for fenders, racks, lights, and more. The final word Lighter parts, with 18 speeds for easier riding on varying terrain, an advanced aluminum frame, and a comfort-first geometry designed to help you fall in love with road cycling. Plus, it's built in Trek's performance heritage and backed by a lifetime warranty. Why you'll love it - Domane AL 3 is a great-looking bike for a great value, and it's a super foundation for a happy future of road riding - A lightweight frame and quality parts make it a totally appropriate platform for fast group rides - The stable Endurance Geometry is comfortable over long distances, but this is still a quick race bike - The unique IsoSpeed Carbon fork, which swoops forward toward the dropouts, absorbs vibrations from the road so your arms won't fatigue as quickly
Domane SL 5 Disc is all about smooth riding, speed, and versatility at a great value. It's great for riders who want to make the jump to carbon, and want to get a lot for their money when they do, including disc brakes, a performance drivetrain, and Front and Rear IsoSpeed. It's right for you if... You want a versatile, capable carbon bike with a super smooth ride so you can stray from the beaten path. It's a great choice if you're likely to ride in conditions where the added capability of wider tires and disc brakes will make a big difference. The tech you get A 500 Series OCLV Carbon frame with Front and Rear IsoSpeed, powerful flat mount disc brakes, and a full 2x11 Shimano 105 groupset. Domane SL 5 Disc also has internal cable routing for clean looks, a Ride Tuned alloy seatmast cap, a stable Endurance Geometry, and wide 700x32 tires for comfort, confidence, and extra stability. The final word Carbon, comfort, capability. Domane SL 5 Disc is a smart buy if you're making the jump from aluminum and want a big jump in tech to go with it. It has a lighter frame, Front and Rear IsoSpeed, flat mount disc brakes, and a carbon fork. Why you'll love it - It's a lightweight carbon bike with disc brakes at an exceptional value, with dependable parts that keep the price in check without compromising performance - It's the most affordable bike with disc brakes and IsoSpeed in both the front and rear - Domane SL 5 Disc is fully capable of racing and riding rough roads in all weather conditions - This bike has a "go anywhere, do anything" mentality, which makes it the perfect companion for your most epic road adventures
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