Checkpoint AL 3 may be the introductory gravel bike in the lineup, but it's packed with features that make it a worthy choice for new and experienced gravel grinders alike, like a lightweight aluminum frame, Shimano drivetrain, thru axles, Tubeless Ready wheels, and disc brakes for better braking power in all weather conditions.
It's right for you if...
You've heard about the new frontier of gravel riding and want to dip your toes into the grit with an affordable, capable ride that can meet your all-road adventure aspirations and also function as your daily commuter.
The tech you get
A 200 Series Alpha Aluminum frame with massive tire clearance, a carbon disc fork, 12mm thru axles, a 2x9 Shimano Sora drivetrain, fender and rack mounts, Tektro mechanical disc brakes for all-weather stopping power, Tubeless Ready wheels, and 700x32 Bontrager R1 Hard-Case Lite tires.
The final word
A rugged all-road ride for gravel adventures, daily commutes, touring, and more! Checkpoint AL 3 gives you all the capability of a true gravel bike at a price that leaves cash in your pocket for campsite fees, race entries, and post-adventure fun.
Why you'll love it
- This bike is exceedingly versatile and suited to a wide variety of ride styles, including gravel rides, bikepacking, and daily commutes
- Massive tire clearance means you can use tires up to 35c for extra traction and stability in any condition
- Mounts on the seat tube and both sides of the down tube make it easy to carry extra gear and water
- Internal routing protects your cables, even when the gravel gets muddy
|Frame||Alpha 200 series aluminum, tapered head-tube, BB86.5, flat-mount disc brakes, internal cable routing, w/rack mounts and hidden fender mounts|
|Fork||Checkpoint carbon disc, tapered steerer, flat mount disc brakes, rack mounts, hidden fender mounts|
|Headset||Integrated, cartridge bearing, sealed, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom|
Front: 12mm thru axle
Rear: 12mm thru-axle
|Wheels/Rims||Bontrager Affinity, Tubeless Ready, 24h|
|Hubs||Formula alloy disc, 24h|
|Tires||Bontrager R1 Hard-Case Lite, 700x32c|
|Bottom Bracket||Sealed cartridge|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Sora|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Sora|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano Sora, 11-32, 9 speed|
|Shifters||Shimano Sora, 9 speed|
|Handlebars||Bontrager Comp VR-C, 31.8mm|
|Stem||Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, 7 degree, w/computer & light mounts|
|Brakes||Tektro C550 Spyre, dual-piston mechanical disc brake, 160mm rotor|
|Saddle||Bontrager Arvada Comp, steel rails|
|Seat Post||Bontrager Approved, alloy, 27.2mm|
* Subject to change without notice.