The Trek 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.
The tech you get
The Trek Checkpoint SL 6 has a 500 Series OCLV Carbon frame with Rear IsoSpeed, a full Shimano Ultegra drivetrain, 700×35 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
The IsoSpeed decoupler cuts down on fatiguing bumps in gravel so you can wander more, reach new places and stay stronger for longer
This bike is exceedingly versatile and suited to a wide variety of riding styles, including gravel rides, bikepacking and daily commutes
Extra mounts on the top tube, seat tube and both sides of the downtube make it easy to carry extra gear and water.
Trek Checkpoint SL 6 Specifications
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 cable routing, 12 mm thru axle, 3S chain keeper, Ride Tuned seatmast
Checkpoint carbon disc, carbon tapered steerer, flat mount disc brakes, rack mounts, hidden mudguard mounts, 12 mm thru axle
Bontrager Paradigm Comp Tubeless Ready Disc, 12 mm thru axle
Schwalbe G-One Allround, aramid bead, TL Easy, 700 c 35 c
Max tyre size: 40 c Bontrager tyres (with at least 4 mm of clearance to frame)
Shimano Ultegra, 11 speed
Shimano Ultegra, braze-on
Shimano Ultegra, Shadow design, 11-speed
Shimano Ultegra, 50/34 (compact)
Shimano HG800, 11-34, 11-speed
Shimano HG600, 11-speed
Bontrager Montrose Comp
Bontrager Ride Tuned carbon seatmast cap, 20 mm offset
Bontrager RL IsoZone VR-CF, 31.8 mm
Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm, 7-degree, w/computer and light mounts
Integrated, cartridge bearing, sealed, 1-1/8˝ top, 1.5˝ bottom
Shimano Ultegra flat mount hydraulic disc
56cm – 8.94 kg / 19.7 lbs
This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider and cargo) of 125 kg (275 lb).