2024 Trek Checkpoint SLR 7 AXS Gravel Bike


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The 2024 Trek Checkpoint SLR 7 AXS Gravel Bike is a high-end carbon gravel bike that's built for crushing the world's greatest gravel races. The lightweight 700 Series OCLV Carbon frame has gravel-smoothing IsoSpeed and a nimble yet stable progressive geometry capable of handling the gnarliest gravel rides.

A 700 Series OCLV Carbon frame comes with Front IsoSpeed which adds a small amount of suspension to smooth out bumps without sacrificing efficiency. Carbon armour protects the frame from flying stone chips while progressive geometry is stable at speed and efficient when you're grinding up a climb. Internal storage, hidden cables that won't interfere with bags, and integrated frame bag and mudguard mounts let you equip the bike for your next race.

The Checkpoint SLR 7 AXS comes with a 1x12 SRAM Force XPLR AXS D2 wireless electronic drivetrain with a wide-range cassette and Bontrager Aeolus Pro 3V OCLV Carbon wheels with wide 700x40c gravel tyres that provide extra traction and stability. Fits up to 45c tyres.

This bike is perfect for

Gravel riders who have big dreams for the likes of The Mid-South, Belgian Waffle Rides and UNBOUND Gravel, and know you'll need a seriously dialled-in gravel bike for these epic adventures. You want our most advanced Checkpoint frame that's made specifically for gravel racing or fast gravel adventures.

Key Features
  • The SRAM Force XPLR AXS D2 drivetrain is smart, smooth and completely wireless
  • The controlled rebound of the IsoSpeed decoupler soaks up fatiguing bumps without bouncing you around
  • Massive tyre clearance means you can use tyres up to 45c for extra traction and stability in any condition
  • A sleek internal storage compartment gives you a versatile spot to stow tools and gear
  • Integrated frame bag mounts and mudguard mounts make it easy to carry gear and water

Gravel Bike Buying Guide

Gravel bikes have exploded in popularity over the last few years. There are now dozens of gravel bike events around the UK and a growing number of long distance cycling routes designed with gravel bikes in mind. In this gravel bike buying guide we’ll take you through the main things to consider when picking a gravel bike.

What’s the appeal of a gravel bike?

The main appeal of gravel bikes is versatility,. You can use them on normal roads but they’ll also work great on forest roads, old railway lines and farm tracks. So you can go for a ride off-road, avoiding cars and traffic, but link it with sections of tarmac as well. Of course you can do this on a mountain bike but a gravel bike will generally be faster and lighter. This also means you can cover some big distances when touring. A lot of gravel bike riders are road cyclists who want to get away from traffic.

As gravel bikes often get used for touring and bikepacking most will come with mounting points for bags. This luggage capacity combined with speed, and ability to handle mixed surfaces, means that gravel bikes are also extremely popular for commuting on.

Read our full gravel bike buying guide

Are Gravel Bikes Good for Commuting?

Gravel bikes are very popular for commuting. We sell lots of them on the cycle to work scheme. One of our biggest stores for gravel bike sales is our Greenwich shop in London. They're mainly selling them for commuting around central London on. We’re going to run you through the pros and cons of commuting on a gravel bike and answer the question ‘are gravel bikes good for commuting?’

The Pros of Commuting on a Gravel Bike

Gravel bikes are fast, nearly as quick as a standard road bike. They are certainly quicker on the road than most mountain bikes and many hybrids. That means you can get to work, and home, in the shortest time possible. But what makes gravel bikes so good for commuting is that they are extremely versatile. They can be ridden on tarmac, cycle paths, old railway lines, canal towpaths, and even off-road trails. So, it’s easy to mix it up on your commute and avoid traffic.

Another big advantage of commuting on a gravel bike is that they're generally more comfortable than road bikes. This is because they have wider tyres and longer wheelbases, which results in a smoother and more stable ride. So you don’t get bounced around as much on rough roads. Most gravel bikes have a fairly upright riding position which makes it easier to see what’s going on in traffic. The combination of stable handling and the comfortable riding position is a massive confidence boost for the rider, especially on wet roads.

Read more about the pros and cons of gravel bikes for commuting

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Trek made their first bikes in 1976 in a barn in Wisconsin. Now they’re one of the biggest bike brands in the world. Trek bikes cover everything from professional-level road and mountain bike race bikes to commuters, hybrids and kids bikes. There is a strong heritage of racing at Trek and many Trek bikes have a strong race influence. They take a very scientific approach to researching bike and human performance and then make the fastest and most efficient bikes they can.

It doesn’t stop their attention and passion for cycling flows through everything they do. Since the 1990s, Trek has supported Places for Bikes. Places for Bikes is an advocacy organisation in the USA that gets more people on bikes more often! Places for Bikes ethos falls in line with the companies mission statement to:

Build only products we love. Provide incredible hospitality to our customers, and change the world by getting more people on bikes.

Frame - 700 Series OCLV Carbon, IsoSpeed, downtube storage door, internal routing, Ride Tuned seat mast, chain keeper, T47 BB, mudguard mounts, integrated frame bag mounts, flat-mount disc, 142x12 mm thru axle

Fork - Checkpoint carbon, tapered carbon steerer, mudguard mounts, flat-mount disc, 12x100 mm thru axle

Wheel front - Bontrager Aeolus Pro 3V, OCLV Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 25 mm rim width, 100x12 mm thru axle

Wheel rear - Bontrager Aeolus Pro 3V, OCLV Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 25 mm rim width, 142x12 mm thru axle

Skewer front - Bontrager Switch thru axle, removable lever

Skewer rear - Bontrager Switch thru-axle, removable lever

Tyre - Bontrager GR1 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength casing, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 700 x 40 c

Tyre part - Bontrager TLR sealant, 180 ml/6 oz

Rim strip - Bontrager TLR

Max tyre size - 700x45mm / 650x2.10"

Shifter - SRAM Force AXS D2, 12-speed

Rear derailleur - SRAM Force XPLR AXS D2, 44T max cog

Crank - SRAM Force 1 AXS D2 w/ power meter, 40T, DUB

Bottom bracket - SRAM DUB, T47 threaded, internal bearing

Cassette - SRAM XG-1271, 10-44, 12-speed

Chain - SRAM Force, 12-speed

Saddle - Verse Short Elite, hollow magnesium rails

Seatpost - Bontrager carbon seat mast cap, 5 mm offset,

Handlebar - Bontrager Pro IsoCore VR-SF

Handlebar tape - Bontrager Supertack Perf tape

Stem - Bontrager Pro, 31.8 mm, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree

Brake - SRAM Force AXS hydraulic disc

Brake rotor - SRAM CentreLine X, CentreLock, round edge, 160 mm

Battery SRAM eTap battery pack (with charger)

Bag Bontrager BITS Internal Frame Storage Bag

Weight - 8.50 kg / 18.74 lbs

Weight limit - This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider and cargo) of 125 kg (275 lb).

Sizes 49, 52, 54, 56, 58, 61
Brand Trek
Model Year 2024
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