The Checkpoint SL 6 is a carbon gravel bike without limits. It's designed to take you to places you'd never reach on a standard road bike – like the mud-caked finish line of the world's greatest gravel races. A lightweight OCLV Carbon frame with gravel-smoothing IsoSpeed, a full Shimano Ultegra drivetrain and extra mounts for gear and accessories make the Checkpoint SL 6 a true gravel powerhouse and the best choice for serious all-road adventurers.
It's right for you if...
You have big dreams for the likes of Dirty Kanza, Land Run 100 and Trans Iowa, and know that you'll need the most dialled gravel bike for these epic adventures. You also love the idea of one bike with such incredible versatility that it excels at gravel racing, adventure road riding, bikepacking and whatever kind of ride you feel like tackling next.
The tech you get
A 500 Series OCLV Carbon frame with Rear IsoSpeed, a full Shimano Ultegra drivetrain, 700x35 Schwalbe TL-EX G-One Tubeless Ready gravel tyres, powerful flat mount hydraulic disc brakes and Bontrager Paradigm Comp Disc wheels with Shimano RT800 Ice-Tech FREEZA rotors and finned brake pads for reliability and extra stopping power. Plus, Control Freak internal cable routing, a carbon seatmast cap, Carbon Armour to protect the frame against debris, 12 mm thru axles and Stranglehold dropouts that make it easy to fine-tune your geometry or run singlespeed.
The final word
Trek's best carbon gravel bike for the longest days, roughest roads and biggest adventures. It's light, fast, comfortable and spec'd with parts that stand up to the most rugged terrain, like the upgraded Bontrager Paradigm wheelset and a full Shimano Ultegra drivetrain.
Why you'll love it
|frame||500 Series OCLV Carbon, Rear IsoSpeed, Stranglehold dropouts, tapered head tube, BB90, flat-mount disc brakes, rack mounts and hidden mudguard mounts, Control Freak, internal control routing, 12 mm thru axle, 3S chain keeper, Ride Tuned seatmast|
|fork||Checkpoint carbon disc, carbon tapered steerer, flat-mount disc brakes, rack mounts, hidden mudguard mounts, 12 mm thru axle|
|wheels||Bontrager Paradigm Comp Tubeless Ready Disc, 12 mm thru axle|
|tires||Schwalbe G-One Allround, aramid bead, TL Easy, 700 c 35 c|
|shifters||Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed|
|front derailleur||Shimano Ultegra, braze-on|
|rear derailleur||Shimano Ultegra, Shadow design, 11-speed|
|crank||Shimano Ultegra, 50/34 (compact)|
|cassette||Shimano HG800, 11-34, 11-speed|
|chain||Shimano HG600, 11-speed|
|saddle||Bontrager Montrose Comp|
|seatpost||Bontrager Ride Tuned carbon seatmast cap, 20 mm offset|
|handlebar||Bontrager RL IsoZone VR-CF, 31.8 mm|
|stem||Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm, 7-degree, w/computer and light mounts|
|headset||Integrated, cartridge bearing, sealed, 1-1/8? top, 1.5? bottom|
|brakeset||Shimano Ultegra flat mount hydraulic disc|
|FRAME||500 Series OCLV Carbon, Rear IsoSpeed, Stranglehold dropouts, tapered head tube, BB90, flat-mount disc brakes, rack mounts and hidden mudguard mounts, Control Freak, internal control routing, 12 mm thru axle, 3S chain keeper, Ride Tuned seatmast|
|Fork||Checkpoint carbon disc, carbon tapered steerer, flat-mount disc brakes, rack mounts, hidden mudguard mounts, 12 mm thru axle|
|Wheels||Bontrager Paradigm Comp Tubeless Ready Disc, 12 mm thru axle|
|Tires||Schwalbe G-One Allround, aramid bead, TL Easy, 700 c 35 c|
|Shifters||Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra, braze-on|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra, Shadow design, 11-speed|
|CRANK||Shimano Ultegra, 50/34 (compact)|
|Cassette||Shimano HG800, 11-34, 11-speed|
|Chain||Shimano HG600, 11-speed|
|Saddle||Bontrager Montrose Comp|
|Seatpost||Bontrager Ride Tuned carbon seatmast cap, 20 mm offset|
|Handlebar||Bontrager RL IsoZone VR-CF, 31.8 mm|
|Stem||Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm, 7-degree, w/computer and light mounts|
|Headset||Integrated, cartridge bearing, sealed, 1-1/8? top, 1.5? bottom|
|Brakeset||Shimano Ultegra flat mount hydraulic disc|
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You purchase your bike from evocycles.co.nz
Our expert mechanic pulls your bike out of the box and builds it to 100%, excluding accessories (i.e racks and baskets). We tune the brakes and gears then test ride to ensure everything runs smoothly.
We then take off a few simple parts to fit the bike into the box. We double check to ensure all the parts are enclosed, before sealing the box and sending to you.
Your bike arrives!
You use 2-3 common tools to fit a few simple parts. If you get stuck, use our help centre and bike assembly guides or give us a call and we'll talk you through the process.