TREK CHECKPOINT SL6 DISC GRAVEL BIKE 2021
A hugely versatile option, Trek’s Checkpoint SL6 Disc Gravel Bike can be loaded up for far-flung adventures, stripped down for fast gravel rides or used as a daily commuter with mudguards and rack.
The 500 Series OCLV Carbon frame incorporates Trek’s innovative IsoSpeed decoupler for more compliance off-road without compromising the bike’s stiffness or efficiency, and the plethora of mounting points allow multiple bottles, luggage, and even mudguards to be securely carried. There is sufficient frame clearance for 45mm tyres for great traction and comfort whilst the Bontrager Paradigm Comp wheels have a 25mm inner width which increases the effective width and volume of any tyre.
Shimano’s gravel-specific GRX groupset is the perfect match, with the 2x11-speed setup perfect for its wide-ranging brief. The double chainring and 11-34 cassette allow a good spread of ratios without the big jumps that can occur in 1x systems, and the flat-mount hydraulic disc brakes look neat and provide plenty of control and power in any conditions.
The inclusion of the Stranglehold Dropout means that the chainstay can effectively be lengthened to fine-tune the bike’s geometry, or allows a single-speed drivetrain to be used for those who relish an extra challenge.
Trek 500 Series OCLV Carbon frame with IsoSpeed, Control Freak internal routing, Stranglehold dropouts and rack and mudguard mounts
Trek Checkpoint carbon fork with rack and mudguard mounts
Shimano GRX hydraulic disc brakes
Shimano GRX 11-speed mechanical groupset
Bontrager Paradigm Comp 25 wheelset
Please note, the accessories shown are for illustration only and are not included.
Frame Trek 500 Series OCLV Carbon, IsoSpeed, tapered head tube, Control Freak internal routing, 3S chain keeper, rack and mudguard mounts, flat mount disc, Stranglehold dropouts, 142x12mm thru-axle
Fork Trek Checkpoint carbon, tapered carbon steerer, rack mounts, mudguard mounts, flat mount disc, 12x100mm thru-axle
Headset FSA Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom
Bottom Bracket Trek BB90
Stem Bontrager Pro, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree
Handlebar Bontrager Elite IsoZone VR-CF, alloy, 31.8mm, 93mm reach, 123mm drop
Handlebar Tape Bontrager Supertack Perf tape
Front Brake Shimano GRX hydraulic disc, flat mount
Rear Brake Shimano GRX hydraulic disc, flat mount
Brake Levers Shimano GRX hydraulic disc
Front Derailleur Shimano GRX RX810, braze-on
Rear Derailleur Shimano GRX RX810, long cage, 34T max cog
Shift Levers Shimano GRX RX810, 11-speed
Cassette Shimano Ultegra HG800-11, 11-34t, 11-speed
Chain Shimano Ultegra HG701, 11-speed
Crankset Shimano GRX RX810, 46/30t
Front Wheel Bontrager Paradigm Comp 25, Tubeless Ready, 25mm rim width, 100x12mm thru-axle
Rear Wheel Bontrager Paradigm Comp 25, Tubeless Ready, 25mm rim width, Shimano 11-speed freehub, 142x12 thru-axle
Front Tyre Bontrager GR1 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength casing, aramid bead, 120tpi, 700x40c clincher
Rear Tyre Bontrager GR1 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength casing, aramid bead, 120tpi, 700x40c clincher
Saddle Bontrager Arvada Comp, steel rails, 138mm width
Seatpost Bontrager carbon seatmast cap, 20mm offset
Pedals Available to be purchased separately
Claimed Manufacturers Weight 9.11kg size 54cm