Checkpoint SL 7 pairs our best carbon gravel frame with high-tech parts picked for performance and incredible ride quality on the toughest and roughest gravel adventures. A lightweight OCLV Carbon frame with gravel-smoothing IsoSpeed, a SRAM Force/XX1 eTap AXS wireless electronic drivetrain, OCLV Carbon wheels, and extra mounts for gear and accessories give you the comfort and capability you need to tackle your next all-road excursion.
It's right for you if...
You want an adventure-hungry carbon gravel bike that can help you crush the toughest, longest rides—including epic races like Dirty Kanza, Land Run 100, and Trans Iowa. You also want the swift, precise, and cable-free shifting of a wireless electronic drivetrain, and carbon wheels for extra comfort on rough terrain.
The tech you get
A 500 Series OCLV Carbon frame with Rear IsoSpeed, a SRAM Force/XX1 eTap AXS 1x12 wireless electronic drivetrain with a wide-range cassette, powerful flat-mount hydraulic disc brakes, Bontrager Aeolus OCLV Carbon wheels with 12mm thru axles, and wide 700x40 Bontrager GR1 Team Issue Tubeless Ready gravel tires that provide extra traction and stability. Plus, a Bontrager Pro IsoCore OCLV handlebar for added comfort, Control Freak internal cable routing and a carbon seatmast cap.
The final word
This bike is built to stand up to the most grueling gravel races and burliest all-road bikepacking adventures. It's light, fast, comfortable, and fitted with pro-level parts, like an advanced wireless electronic drivetrain and carbon wheels.
Why you'll love it
- The SRAM Force eTap AXS drivetrain is smart, smooth, and completely wireless
- The XX1 AXS derailleur and wide-range cassette are built to withstand rugged mountain conditions, making them ultra capable on rough and varied gravel terrain
- The IsoSpeed decoupler cuts down on fatiguing bumps in gravel so you can wander more, reach new places, and stay stronger longer
- Extra mounts on the top tube, seat tube, and both sides of the down tube make it easy to carry extra gear and water
- The Stranglehold Dropout makes it easy to fine-tune your geometry or run singlespeed
Electronic drivetrain systems deliver excellent shifting, easy set up, and solid battery life. Here are the highlights of today’s electronic shifting systems:
Electronic shifting systems use powerful servomotors to rapidly shift the chain. Because microprocessors and sensors constantly monitor every aspect of the system, they shift with precisely and without chain rub.
Many major systems have customizable shifting. Some have the ability to add remote shifters for common riding positions, and some even allow you to change the functions of the shifting buttons.
Electronic groupsets are responsive and consistent. There are no cables to stretch and wear out, so you get a flawless shift every time. The added bonus is you’ll never have to replace a derailleur cable ever again.
Pedals sold separately
|500 Series OCLV Carbon, IsoSpeed, tapered head tube, Control Freak internal routing, Ride Tuned Seatmast, 3S chain keeper, rack and fender mounts, flat mount disc, Stranglehold dropouts
|Checkpoint carbon, tapered carbon steerer, rack mounts, fender mounts, flat mount disc
|FSA Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8'' top, 1.5'' bottom
Front: 12x100mm thru-axle
Rear: 12x142mm thru-axle
|Bontrager Aeolus Pro 3V, OCLV Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 25mm rim width
|Bontrager GR1 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength casing, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 700x40c
|SRAM Force D1
|SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS
|SRAM XG-1295 Eagle, 10-50, 12 speed
|SRAM Force eTap AXS, 12 speed
|Bontrager Pro IsoCore VR-CF, OCLV Carbon, 31.8mm, internal Di2 routing
|Bontrager Supertack Perf tape
|Bontrager Pro, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree
|Bontrager Arvada Elite, stainless steel rails, 154mm width
|Bontrager Ride Tuned carbon seatmast cap, 20mm offset
* Subject to change without notice.