Checkpoint SLR 9 eTap is our best carbon gravel bike, and it'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. Plus, a smart and smooth SRAM RED wireless electronic drivetrain for blazing fast shifts, Aeolus RSL 37V carbon wheels, and extra mounts for gear and accessories. This bike a true gravel-grinding powerhouse.
It's right for you if...
You have big dreams for the likes of The Mid South, Belgian Waffle Rides, and Unbound Gravel, and know you'll need the most dialed gravel bike for these epic adventures. You want our most advanced Checkpoint, one that's made and spec'd specifically for gravel racing.
The tech you get
A 700 Series OCLV Carbon frame with Front IsoSpeed and carbon armor, a progressive geometry that's 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 fender mounts. Plus, a carbon fork, 2x12 SRAM RED eTap AXS wireless electronic drivetrain with a wide-range cassette, and Bontrager Aeolus RSL 37V carbon wheels with wide 700x40c gravel tires that provide extra traction and stability. Fits up to 45c tires.
The final word
Our best Checkpoint frame is designed and built for performance and comfort during grueling gravel races. It's ultra light, fast, and comes with premium parts like SRAM’s top-of-the-line wireless electronic drivetrain and RSL carbon wheels.
Why you'll love it
- The SRAM RED eTap AXS drivetrain is smart, smooth, and completely wireless
- The controlled rebound of the IsoSpeed decoupler soaks up fatiguing bumps without bouncing you around
- All-new progressive geometry is quick and nimble yet keeps you stable and in control on fast, choppy descents
- A sleek internal storage compartment gives you a versatile spot to stow tools and gear
- Integrated frame bag mounts and fender mounts make it easy to carry gear and water
|49 cm||52 cm||54 cm||56 cm||58 cm||61 cm|
|D. Effective Top Tube||54.1cm||55.5cm||57cm||58.4cm||59.7cm||61.7cm|
|E. Head Tube Angle||71.2°||71.6°||71.8°||72.2°||72.3°||72.6°|
|F. Head Tube Length||9cm||10.5cm||12.5cm||14.5cm||16.5cm||19.5cm|
|G. Seat Tube Angle||74.1°||73.7°||73.2°||72.8°||72.5°||72.1°|
|H. Seat Tube Length||49cm||52cm||54cm||56cm||58cm||61cm|
|J. Bottom Bracket Drop||7.8cm||7.8cm||7.6cm||7.6cm||7.4cm||7.4cm|
|K. Fork Rake/Offset||4.5cm||4.5cm||4.5cm||4.5cm||4.5cm||4.5cm|
|O. Chainstay Length||43.5cm||43.5cm||43.5cm||43.5cm||43.5cm||43.5cm|
Due to supply-chain issues, Specs are subject to change without notice.
|Frame||700 Series OCLV Carbon, IsoSpeed, downtube storage door, internal routing, Ride Tuned seat mast, chain keeper, T47 BB, fender mounts, integrated frame bag mounts, flat mount disc, 142x12mm thru axle|
|Fork||Checkpoint carbon, tapered carbon steerer, fender mounts, flat mount disc, 12x100mm thru axle|
Front: Bontrager Aeolus RSL 37, OCLV Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 37mm rim depth, 100x12mm thru axle
Rear: Bontrager Aeolus RSL 37, OCLV Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 37mm rim depth, 142x12mm thru axle
|Tires||Bontrager GR1 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength casing, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 700x40c|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB, T47 threaded, internal bearing|
|Crankset||SRAM RED AXS Power Meter, 40T, DUB GLS spindle|
|Shifters||SRAM RED eTap AXS, 12 speed|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM RED XPLR eTap AXS, 44T max cog|
|Cassette/Freewheel||SRAM XG-1271, 10-44, 12 speed|
|Chain||SRAM RED D1, 12 speed|
|Rotors||SRAM CenterLine X, centerlock, round edge, 160mm|
|Handlebars||Bontrager Pro IsoCore VR-SF|
|Tape/Grips||Bontrager Supertack Perf tape|
|Stem||Bontrager RSL Carbon, 31.8mm clamp, 7 degree|
|Seatpost||Bontrager carbon seatmast cap, 5mm offset|
|Saddle||Bontrager P3 Verse Pro, carbon rails|
|Accessories & Extras||Bontrager TLR sealant, 6oz, Bontrager XXX TLR valve, 55mm, Bontrager TLR rimstrip, Bontrager BITS Internal Frame Storage Bag|
* Subject to change without notice.