Checkpoint ALR 5 is the best value gravel bike in the lineup. It's a high-quality build that will hold up for long, rugged miles on pavement, dirt, and even the most treacherous gravel roads. But what sets this model apart is the performance parts and the wealth of features like adjustable Stranglehold dropouts, massive tire clearance, and extra mounts that make it easy to customize for your kind of adventure. It's right for you if... Unlike the pure roadie who measures watts and weighs out meals, you favor epic all-road adventures that probably end with a beer and a burrito. But that doesn't mean you'll compromise on performance. You expect to get a lot for your hard-earned dollar, including quality, versatility, durability, and a ridiculous amount of fun. The tech you get A stout aluminum frame with rack and fender mounts, a vibration-absorbing carbon fork, a 2x11 Shimano GRX drivetrain with lower gears for grinding up hills or through rough gravel, hydraulic disc brakes for all-condition stopping power, and wide 700x40c gravel tires for added stability and traction. The final word If the amount of adventure you can get per dollar spent is a priority for you, you won't do better than Checkpoint ALR 5. Quality parts, a durable alloy frame that keeps the price in check, and a wealth of features like extra tire clearance and customization options so you can confidently take on bigger, better adventures. Why you'll love it - With Checkpoint ALR 5, you're getting high-quality parts at an exceptional value, which means you'll have extra dough for adventure travel… and burritos - 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 45c for extra traction and stability in any conditions - Mounts on the 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
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
Domane SL 6 eTap is a high-performance endurance road bike with the huge advantage of a fully wireless electronic drivetrain SRAM Rival AXS drivetrain. Pair that with road-smoothing Front and Rear IsoSpeed, easy-access internal storage, and tubeless ready wheels and you'll be riding longer—and having more fun—than you ever thought possible. It's right for you if... You want a super smooth, fast carbon endurance bike for long days in the saddle. You also want the incredible speed, precision, and clean looks of SRAM's newest wireless electronic drivetrain. The tech you get A 500 Series OCLV Carbon frame with road-smoothing Front and Rear IsoSpeed. A SRAM Rival eTap AXS 2x12 wireless electronic drivetrain, and powerful flat-mount disc brakes. Plus, Bontrager Paradigm Comp tubeless ready wheels, a fatigue-reducing Bontrager Elite IsoZone handlebar, and internal storage and cable routing that add to the bike's capability and sleek look. The final word All the comfort and road-smoothing benefits of a carbon frame and Front and Rear IsoSpeed, plus the performance advantage of wireless electronic shifting. With Rival eTap, you'll enjoy lightning-fast shifts (even under load) and less maintenance. Why you'll love it - The SRAM Rival eTap AXS wireless drivetrain won't leave a hole in your wallet, and you can fully customize your shift logic using the AXS app - The 12-speed cassette lets you be more precise about your cadence - Front and Rear IsoSpeed soak up fatiguing bumps in the road so you can stay stronger longer - A sleek internal storage compartment gives you a versatile spot to stow tools and gear
When your bike touring route takes you over the river and through the woods with a quick jaunt through town for supplies, you can't beat the versatility and smooth riding characteristics of Surly's new Bridge Club. First off, it's a Surly so you know the 'Natch chromoly steel frame and fork are built to handle your entire kit and caboodle, and thanks to the typical overabundance of rack and cage provisions you can mount your gear via traditional racks and panniers, go full bikepacking-style, or mix-up your favorite combo of the two. The Bridge Club rolls on plump 27.5 x 2.4-inch WTB Riddler tires for a blend of low rolling resistance on smooth pavement and confident handling on forest trails. You can also run up to a 2.8-inch wide tire for more flotation, or swap-in a 700c wheel and tire combo if your route includes a lot of on-road riding. A dependable 2x10 drivetrain ensures you'll never run out of gears as you make the push up long climbs, and mechanical disc brakes offer worry-free performance to keep you safe no matter what the weather brings. And, thanks to fully housed cabling and front and rear fender mounts, you can splash through soggy days with a smile. A comfortable Salsa Bend flat bar and WTB Volt saddle complete this relaxed all-terrain tourer.
The redesigned Cutthroat drop-bar mountain bike and gravel frameset offers more stability and compliance in a package that’s equally at home bikepacking on remote doubletrack, taking the occasional singletrack shortcut, or conquering a gravel race. Build it into the all-day, mixed-surface bike you’ve always wanted.
Warbird is Salsa's gravel race bike, built off years of experience racing in some of the nation’s premier gravel events. It's designed to survive and thrive on anything from the often-hazardous B-roads that make up much of the Midwest gravel scene to the fire roads that climb to the heavens on the coasts. - High-modulus carbon frame with rear thru-axle dropouts and rear rack compatibility via Rack-Lock seat collar (sold separately) - Class 5 vibration reduction system dramatically increases comfort - Waxwing carbon fork featuring a 12 x 100mm thru-axle, Three-Pack and fender mounts, mid-blade eyelets, dynamo cable routing, and flat-mount brake standard - Full-frame internal cable routing for Di2 and mechanical brakes - Toptube bag mounts on all sizes, 3 bottle mounts on sizes 56cm and up - Clearance for 40mm travel suspension forks and internal dropper post routing (1x set-ups only) - Enhanced geometry with added clearance for up to 700c x 45mm, or 650b x 54mm (2.1") - Headset included
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