The Checkpoint ALR 5 is the best value gravel bike in the line-up. It's a high-quality build that will that hold up for long, rugged miles on the road, dirt and even the most treacherous gravel tracks. But what sets this model apart is the performance parts and the wealth of features like adjustable Stranglehold dropouts, massive tyre clearance and extra mounts that 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 all-road adventures that probably end with a beer and a burrito. But that doesn't mean you'll compromise on performance. You expect to get a lot for your hard-earned dosh, including quality, versatility, durability and a ridiculous amount of fun.
The tech you get
A 300 Series Alpha Aluminium frame with massive tyre clearance and adjustable Stranglehold dropouts that make it easy to fine-tune your geometry or run singlespeed, a carbon fork, 12 mm thru axles, an 11-speed Shimano 105 drivetrain, a wide-range 11-34 cassette that's great for climbing, mudguard and rack mounts, flat mount hydraulic disc brakes for all-weather stopping power and 700x35 Schwalbe G-One 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 that keeps the price in check 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
|frame||300 Series Alpha Aluminium, tapered head tube, BB86.5, flat mount disc brakes, Stranglehold dropouts, 12 mm thru axle, Control Freak, internal cable routing, 3S chain keeper|
|fork||Checkpoint carbon disc, alloy tapered steerer, flat mount disc brakes, rack mounts, hidden mudguard mounts, 12 mm thru axle|
|front hub||Bontrager alloy sealed bearing, 12 mm alloy axle, CenterLock|
|rear hub||Bontrager alloy sealed bearing, 12 mm alloy axle, CenterLock|
|rims||Bontrager Tubeless Ready|
|tyres||Schwalbe G-One Allround, aramid bead, 700 c 35 c|
|shifters||Shimano 105, 11 speed|
|front derailleur||Shimano 105|
|rear derailleur||Shimano 105|
|crank||Shimano 105, 50/34 (compact)|
|bottom bracket||SHIMANO PRESS-FIT|
|cassette||Shimano HG800, 11-34, 11-speed|
|chain||Shimano HG600, 11-speed|
|saddle||Bontrager Montrose Comp|
|seatpost||Bontrager Approved, 2-bolt head, 27.2 mm, 8 mm offset|
|handlebar||Bontrager RL IsoZone VR-CF, 31.8 mm|
|stem||Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm, 7-degree, w/computer and light mounts|
|head set||Integrated, cartridge bearing, sealed, 1-1/8? top, 1.5? bottom|
|brake set||Shimano BR-R7070 flat mount hydraulic disc|
|weight||56cm - 9.89 kg / 21.8 lbs|
|FRAME||300 Series Alpha Aluminium, tapered head tube, BB86.5, flat mount disc brakes, Stranglehold dropouts, 12 mm thru axle, Control Freak, internal cable routing, 3S chain keeper|
|Fork||Checkpoint carbon disc, alloy tapered steerer, flat mount disc brakes, rack mounts, hidden mudguard mounts, 12 mm thru axle|
|FRONT HUB||Bontrager alloy sealed bearing, 12 mm alloy axle, CenterLock|
|REAR HUB||Bontrager alloy sealed bearing, 12 mm alloy axle, CenterLock|
|RIMS||Bontrager Tubeless Ready|
|TYRES||Schwalbe G-One Allround, aramid bead, 700 c 35 c|
|Shifters||Shimano 105, 11 speed|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano 105|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano 105|
|CRANK||Shimano 105, 50/34 (compact)|
|Bottom Bracket||SHIMANO PRESS-FIT|
|Cassette||Shimano HG800, 11-34, 11-speed|
|Chain||Shimano HG600, 11-speed|
|Saddle||Bontrager Montrose Comp|
|Seatpost||Bontrager Approved, 2-bolt head, 27.2 mm, 8 mm offset|
|Handlebar||Bontrager RL IsoZone VR-CF, 31.8 mm|
|Stem||Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm, 7-degree, w/computer and light mounts|
|Head Set||Integrated, cartridge bearing, sealed, 1-1/8? top, 1.5? bottom|
|BRAKE SET||Shimano BR-R7070 flat mount hydraulic disc|
|Weight||56cm - 9.89 kg / 21.8 lbs|
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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.