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About The Checkpoint:
This isn't some delicate road bike made for beautiful tarmac. Oh no. Where we're going, we don't need roads...*
The Checkpoint is part of a growing trend in cycling of all-road, go-anywhere bikes, equally suited to bashing out miles on tarmac as cruising up forest roads and exploring miles of back country paths and access roads. When the asphalt stops, the Checkpoint keeps going.
The Checkpoint design is founded on versatility. The aluminium frame and matching carbon fork have an efficient and comfortable geometry that allows you to pedal mile after mile in comfort, and handle tricky gravel corners. It balances the efficiency of a road bike with the handling of a mountain bike to make a bike ready to explore anywhere.
The frame and fork feature clearance up to a massive 45c tyre for proper off roading bike-packing adventures, though it comes as standard with a 40c width Bontrager GR1 tyre which acts as a good go-between, dealing with tarmac and mild off road trails with aplomb. Thru-axles and disc brakes promise great handling, especially useful when laden up with everything you need for a bivouac or clattering down a stony fire road. Mudguard and rack mounts, plus extra bottle mounts, mean you can carry everything you need and set the Checkpoint up for light-and-fast touring or comprehensive commuter. Speaking of commuting, the Stranglehold dropout allow you to easily convert the Checkpoint to singlespeed for ultra reliable city slicking.
On this ALR 5 model comfort is further improved over your typical road bike with Bontrager's IsoZone handlebars featuring gel inserts as standard, and both stem and bars are sized accordingly to each frame size for a comfortable fit. The full Shimano 105 groupset features 22 smooth and reliable gears across a wide range. The compact chainset brings a good spread and the 11-34 cassette amplifies this for an ultra-low off-road climbing gear, while leaving you plenty of options for chainganging with the local club.
So who is the Checkpoint for? If you enjoy the exploration and challenge of road riding but want to go further and see something new, if you've ever been inspired by the big self-supported races like the Trans-Continental, if you want to ride all day epics one day and commute to work the next, the Checkpoint could be the one for you.
*Though forest roads, paths and trails would be nice. And we like the odd bit of tarmac too!
Product code: BICYG1AL0125 | Colour: BRITISH RACING GREEN
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