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2023 Trek Checkpoint SL5

Old 02-11-23, 05:16 PM
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2023 Trek Checkpoint SL5

Just purchased a Trek Checkpoint SL5. I couldn't be happier with it, the tubeless wheels with the isospeed has made it a lot smoother riding, a couple photos taken today while at Mount Erie, Anacortes, WA included.
Would like to hear from others that own the Checkpoint.


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Nice bike, nice photos. I'm not a Checkpoint owner, but it looks like a great ride.
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Originally Posted by ToppDogg
Just purchased a Trek Checkpoint SL5. I couldn't be happier with it, the tubeless wheels with the isospeed has made it a lot smoother riding, a couple photos taken today while at Mount Erie, Anacortes, WA included.
Would like to hear from others that own the Checkpoint.

Nice pics! How does the it compare to your Jamis Renegade?
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Old 02-19-23, 09:43 AM
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Originally Posted by 1sp33d
Nice pics! How does the it compare to your Jamis Renegade?
The Jamis is a great gravel bike, I think the GRX/105 drivetrain, hydraulic brakes and tubeless wheels make the biggest differences for me, also having a son-in-law that is about my exact size, he gets the Jamis now.
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Love the shot in the 2nd image. Looks amazing.
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Old 02-21-23, 12:16 PM
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Great pictures there in WA!

I have a 2022/23 Checkpoint ALR5. Same groupset, wheelset, etc as your SL, except its the ALR frame. It's a joy to ride.

I have about 1K trouble-free miles on mine:

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I have a 2021 ALR4, which is the previous generation geometry, but I must say for what was at that time Trek's entry-level Checkpoint, it has really done well.

Although that new SL6 sure looks temping....
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I have the same bike, same color. Got it last fall, probably ridden it 12 - 15 times now. Rides ranging from 20 - 60 miles, any where from a 50/50 mix to a 90/10 gravel/road mix.

Could not be happier, absolutely love it. The 40mm tires with the Iso speed handles the gravel very well.

If I have 1 gripe, it's the black rubber knubs that cover the mount holes. They fall out way to easy when washing the bike!
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Nice! 😎

One of the best features of the carbon models is the internal frame storage. I've got pretty much all my spares/repair kit stashed inside the frame, so no saddle bag required!
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