Checkpoint ALR 5 AXS is a high-value alloy gravel bike that's kitted out with electronic shifting and quality parts for long, rugged, miles on anything from chunky gravel to smooth pavement. A wealth of features like nimble yet stable progressive geometry, loads of mounts for epic bikepacking adventures, plus a SRAM Apex AXS 1x12 speed drivetrain makes customizing for any adventure easy.
It's right for you if...
You favor epic gravel adventures that end with a big beverage 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 stout 300 Series Alpha Aluminum 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 1x12 SRAM Apex AXS electronic drivetrain 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
Checkpoint ALR 5 AXS is the bike for you if you want to pair an electronic drivetrain with quality parts, a durable alloy frame, and a wealth of features like extra tire clearance and customization options so you can confidently take on bigger, better adventures.
Why you'll love it
- Its progressive geometry is quick and nimble yet keeps you stable and in control on fast, choppy descents
- You get serious versatility that's suited for a wide variety of ride styles, from gravel and bikepacking to daily commutes
- The SRAM Apex 1x12 speed electronic drivetrain allows for unprecedented shifting speeds and ease of maintenance.
- 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
|Frame size number||49 cm||52 cm||54 cm||56 cm||58 cm||61 cm|
|A — Seat tube||49||52||54||56||58||61|
|B — Seat tube angle||74.1°||73.7°||73.2°||72.8°||72.5°||72.1°|
|C — Head tube length||9||10.5||12.5||14.5||16.5||19.5|
|D — Head angle||71.2°||71.6°||71.8°||72.2°||72.3°||72.6°|
|E — Effective top tube||54.1||55.5||57||58.4||59.7||61.7|
|G — Bottom bracket drop||7.8||7.8||7.6||7.6||7.4||7.4|
|H — Chainstay length||43.5||43.5||43.5||43.5||43.5||43.5|
|I — Offset||4.5||4.5||4.5||4.5||4.5||4.5|
|J — Trail||7.4||7.1||7||6.7||6.6||6.5|
|K — Wheelbase||102.5||103.3||104.1||104.8||105.8||107|
|L — Standover||73.5||76.5||78.9||80.9||82.9||85.9|
|M — Frame reach||39.3||39.9||40.3||40.7||41.1||41.7|
|N — Frame stack||53.8||55.3||57.1||59.2||60.9||63.9|
|49||156 - 163 cm
5'1" - 5'4"
|74 - 77 cm
29" - 30"
|52||163 - 168 cm
5'4" - 5'6"
|76 - 79 cm
30" - 31"
|54||168 - 174 cm
5'6" - 5'9"
|78 - 82 cm
31" - 32"
|56||174 - 180 cm
5'9" - 5'11"
|81 - 85 cm
32" - 33"
|58||180 - 185 cm
5'11" - 6'1"
|84 - 87 cm
33" - 34"
|61||185 - 191 cm
6'1" - 6'3"
|86 - 90 cm
34" - 35"
|Frame||300 Series Alpha Aluminum, tapered head tube, Internal cable routing, 3S chain keeper, T47 BB, rack and fender mounts, integrated frame bag mounts, flat mount disc, 142x12mm thru axle|
|Fork||Checkpoint carbon, tapered carbon steerer, rack mounts, fender mounts, flat-mount disc, 12x100mm thru axle|
|Rims||Bontrager Paradigm, Tubeless Ready, 24-hole, 21mm width, Presta valve|
Hub front Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, centerlock disc, 100x12mm thru axle
Hub rear Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, centerlock disc, Shimano 11-speed freehub, 142x12mm thru axle
|Tires||Bontrager GR1 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength casing, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 700x40mm|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB, T47 threaded, internal bearing|
Size: 49 SRAM Apex 1, 40T, DUB Wide, 165mm length
Size: 52 SRAM Apex 1, 40T, DUB Wide, 170mm length
Size: 54, 56 SRAM Apex 1, 40T, DUB Wide, 172.5mm length
Size: 58, 61 SRAM Apex 1, 40T, DUB Wide, 175mm length
|Shifters||Size: 49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 61 SRAM Apex AXS, 12 speed|
|Cassette/Freewheel||SRAM XG-1230, 11-44, 12 speed|
|Chain||SRAM Apex, 12 speed|
|Brakes||SRAM Apex hydraulic disc, flat mount|
|Rotors||SRAM Paceline, rounded, centerlock, 160mm|
Size: 49 Bontrager Elite Gravel, 38cm width
Size: 52 Bontrager Elite Gravel, 40cm width
Size: 54, 56 Bontrager Elite Gravel, 42cm width
Size: 58, 61 Bontrager Elite Gravel, 44cm width
|Tape/Grips||Bontrager Supertack Perf tape|
Size: 49 Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 70mm length
Size: 52, 54 Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 80mm length
Size: 56, 58 Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 90mm length
Size: 61 Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 100mm length
|Seatpost||Easton EA70 AX, 27.2mm, 0mm offset, 50mm travel|
Size: 49, 52 Bontrager Verse Comp, steel rails, 155mm width
Size: 54, 56, 58, 61 Bontrager Verse Comp, steel rails, 145mm width
* Subject to change without notice.