The Checkpoint is ready to explore, whatever you've got in mind. Whether that means a continental race across Europe or a local weekend trip out with your family or friends. The 300series Alpha aluminium frame hits the spot of lightweight and rugged durability. Compatible with racks so you can carry luggage around as well as mudguards so you can stay protected in the toughest of conditions. The Checkpoint ALR 5 comes kitted out with Shimano's 11-speed hydraulic disc groupset which is a brilliant option for those who are serious about cycling but aren't looking to be the next world champion. A huge tye clearance of up to 45c means you can get extra traction on challenging surfaces as well as upsize when the ground gets sticky. The Bontrager rims are also tubeless-ready meaning you can greatly reduce the risk of puncturing, meaning more time moving.
Is this bike for you?
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 money, including quality, versatility, durability and a ridiculous amount of fun.
A 300 Series Alpha Aluminium frame with massive tyre clearance and adjustable Stranglehold dropouts, a carbon fork, 12 mm thru-axles, an 11-speed Shimano 105 drive train and a wide-range 11-34 cassette that's great for climbing. Plus, mudguard and rack mounts, flat-mount hydraulic disc brakes for all-weather stopping power, a Bontrager Elite IsoZone handlebar with foam pads integrated into the tops and 700x40 Bontrager GR1 Comp tyres for added stability and traction.
What to expect
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.
Frame - 300 Series Alpha Aluminium, tapered head tube, Control Freak internal routing, 3S chain keeper, rack and mudguard mounts, flat-mount disc, Stranglehold dropouts, 142x12 mm thru-axle
Fork - Checkpoint carbon, tapered alloy steerer, rack mounts, mudguard mounts, flat-mount disc, 12x100 mm thru-axle
Seatpost - Bontrager Approved, alloy, 27.2mm
Headset - FSA Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom
Front and Rear Rims - Bontrager Tubeless Ready, 28-hole, 17 mm width, Presta valve
Front & Rear Tyre - Bontrager GR1 Comp, wire bead, 60 TPI, 700x40c
Front Hub - Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, CenterLock disc, 100x12 mm thru-axle
Rear Hub - Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, CenterLock disc, 142x12 mm thru-axle
Crankset - Shimano 105 R7000, 50/34 (compact)
Shift Levers - Shimano 105 R7020, 11-speed
Front Derailleur - Shimano 105 R7000, 31 mm clamp
Rear Derailleur - Shimano 105 R7000, Shadow design, medium cage
Cassette - Shimano 105 HG700-11, 11-34, 11-speed
Chain - Shimano 105 HG601, 11-speed
Bottom Bracket - Shimano RS500, 92 mm, PressFit
Front and Rear Brake - Shimano 105 hydraulic disc brakes
Handlebars - Bontrager Elite IsoZone VR-CF, alloy, 31.8 mm
Stem - Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm, Blendr-compatible
Saddle - Bontrager Montrose Comp, steel rails, 138 mm width