Checkpoint AL 4 is an ideal entry point to the world of gravel riding. It's built with a lightweight aluminum frame and a durable parts group that won't quit on you as your skills advance. Plus, this gravel bike has exceptional versatility. Extra mounts make it easy to add bags and racks for daily commutes and touring.
It's right for you if...
Your idea of the perfect ride includes chasing the sunlight through a car-free landscape on a long dirt road. You ride for the experience of it, but you also need your bike to have the versatility to take on city commutes and daily around-town rides.
The tech you get
A 200 Series Alpha Aluminum frame with massive tire clearance, a carbon disc fork, 12mm thru axles, a 2x10 Shimano Tiagra drivetrain, fender and rack mounts, hydraulic disc brakes for all-weather stopping power, Tubeless Ready wheels, and 700x32 Bontrager R1 Hard-Case Lite tires.
The final word
If you're looking for adventure off the beaten path without breaking the bank, Checkpoint AL 4 is a great choice. This value-minded ride is built for epic gravel rides, but it's equally at home on city streets, your daily commute, and more!
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 38c 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
- Internal routing protects your cables, even when the gravel gets muddy
- Hydraulic disc brakes give you all-weather, all-terrain stopping power that doesn’t get bogged down by mud, grit, or gravel
|Frame||200 Series Alpha Aluminum, tapered head tube, Control Freak internal routing, rack & fender mounts, flat mount disc|
|Fork||Checkpoint carbon, tapered alloy steerer, rack & fender mounts, flat mount disc|
|Headset||FSA Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8'' top, 1.5'' bottom|
Front: 12x100mm thru-axle
Rear: 12x142mm thru-axle
|Wheels/Rims||Bontrager Affinity Disc, Tubeless Ready, 24-hole, 21mm width, presta valve|
|Hubs||Formula RX-512 alloy, 6-bolt|
|Tires||Bontrager R1 Hard-Case Lite, wire bead, 60 tpi, 700x32c|
|Crankset||Shimano Tiagra 4700|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano RS500, 68mm, threaded external|
|Chain||Shimano Tiagra HG54, 10 speed|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Tiagra 4700, 31.8mm clamp|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Tiagra 4700, long cage|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano HG500, 11-32, 10 speed|
|Shifters||Shimano Tiagra R4725, short reach lever, 10 speed|
|Handlebars||Bontrager Comp VR-C, alloy, 31.8mm|
|Tape/Grips||Bontrager Supertack Perf tape|
|Stem||Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree|
|Saddle||Bontrager Arvada Comp, steel rails|
|Seat Post||Bontrager Approved, alloy, 27.2mm, 8mm offset|
* Subject to change without notice.