Road Bikes

Trek Checkpoint ALR 5

By: Mason Arnold

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Trek Checkpoint ALR 5 2020 [Review]


Trek Checkpoint ALR 5 review

The trek checkpoint ALR 5 is a road bike designed to do well on rough terrains, including gravel path and muddy roads. This bike has special features like its adjustable Stranglehold dropouts, 300 series aluminum frame, Shimano hydraulic brakes and a reinforced carbon fork. With the trek Checkpoint ALR 5, you can ride confidently on rocky paths, and it would still be a fun ride. The bike does not just serve quality and durability, but it also offers versatility and comfort.


Shimano Hydraulic Disc Brakes

The trek checkpoint ALR 5 uses the Shimano hydraulic disc brakes that work well on any terrain and in any weather. With the hydraulic brakes, you can stop powerfully without putting too much effort into doing it. Apart from a powerful stop, the brakes provide consistency and control even on dirts or muddy roads.

The Sturdy Frameset

This bike has an alpha aluminum frame that contributes to the quality of the bike. The bike’s frame features adjustable stranglehold dropouts that help you to change geometry to fit any riding style. The aluminum frame also has mounts for racks and fenders, with control freak internal routing, and flat mount disc.

Bontrager GR1 Comp Tires

The trek checkpoint ALR 5 uses Bontrager GR1 Comp tires provide stability and traction, because of its large tire clearance. With these tires, you can take your adventure to the next level without limitations.

Tubeless Ready Rims

This is another interesting feature of the trek Checkpoint ALR 5. The tubeless-ready rims are usually stronger and better, with bead locks that help to keep the tires in place when they are inflated. Because of this feature and others as well, you can comfortably go for long rides even on gravels and not bother about the tires.


Frame; a 300 series alpha aluminum frame with internal cable routing, stranglehold dropouts, control freak, flat-mount disc brakes, 12mm thru-axle, and a 3S chain keeper

Fork; mounts for racks and mudguards, carbon disc, 12mm thru-axle, flat-out disc brakes, alloy tapered steerer

Front and rear derailleur; Shimano 105

Shifters; 11-speed, Shimano 105

Brakeset; flat-mount hydraulic disc, Shimano BR-R7070

Chainset; 50/44 comp, Shimano 105

Bottom bracket; Shimano press-fit

Chain; 11-speed, Shimano HG600

Handlebars; Bontrager RL, 31.8mm, IsoZone VR-CF

Rims; Bontrager tubeless-ready

Number of gears; 22

Hubs; Bontrager alloy sealed bearing, CenterLock, 12mm alloy-axle

Cassette; 11-speed, 11-34, Shimano HG800

Tires; 60TPI, 700x40c, Bontrager GR1 comp, wire bead

Seat post; Bontrager approved, 8mm offset, 27.2mm, 2-bolt head

Saddle; Bontrager Montrose comp

Headset; 31.8mm, Bontrager Elite, mounts for light, w/computer, 7-degree

Bar tape; Bontrager tape


  • The bike offers quality and versatility.
  • The trek checkpoint ALR 5 has a strong frameset.
  • The frame has mounts for racks and mudguards.
  • The pedals of this bike are sold separately.


Can racks be fitted into the trek checkpoint ALR 5?

Yes, the frame of this bike has mount, where you can fit the racks into.

Is the bike suitable for mountain biking?

The trek checkpoint ALR is a typical road bike that can be used on dirt, gravels, or other rough terrains. Though the bike is versatile, it is not suitable for mountain biking.


The trek checkpoint ALR 5 is a quality bike that won’t disappoint you in any weather. This bike is considered an all-weather bike and it also works well on different terrains too. The features of this bike enable it to provide stability, quality, and comfort.

So, do you want a bike that will be suitable for all your adventures on the road, irrespective of the weather and the terrain? Then, the trek checkpoint is a great bike for you.