Up for auction here is my beloved Trek Checkpoint SL5 gravel bike in a size 56cm.
Ive owned this bike for about six months and I truly love it. Ive ridden about 1100 miles on it over mixed surfaces from gravel roads to farm tracks to bridleway to towpath to tarmac and it is truly one of the most versatile and comfortable bikes I have had the pleasure of owning. The only reason im selling it is to upgrade to a higher spec model of the same bike.
Heres the details:
500 series OCLV carbon fibre frame and fork with uncut steerer tube IsoSpeed seat/top tube decoupler designed to add compliance and comfort to the ride quality Rubber armour under the down-tube to protect from stones damage Stranglehold dropouts to allow you to run as a single speed or adjust the wheelbase of the bike 11 speed Shimano 105 groupset 50/34, 12-34 transmission New gear cables fitted Shimano RS505 Hydraulic disc brakes Bontrager TLR wheels set up tubeless with Bontrager super-juice sealant 700×35 Schwalbe G-One Allround tyres Bontrager Race Lite Isocore handlebars (42cm) Bontrager Blendr stem (10cm) Bontrager Montrose saddle Shimano SPD pedals Bontrager Race Lite bottle cages x2 Bottom bracket & headset just serviced Numerous mounts for extra bottle cages, racks and fenders. It weighs in at 10.5kg.
The bike retails for 2700 brand new.
The bike is in excellent condition. That said, there is some overshoe polishing on the cranks which is very common on painted components where your overshoe can brush the crank and polish away the paint over time. It doesnt affect use in any way but it can look unsightly so I always touch it up with a black permanent marker and then youd never know. There is little wear to the centre tread on the rear tyre but it still has a ton of life left in it. There is the odd very minor scuff here and there on the components but nothing worth singing about. The frame is totally unblemished.
This bike is a brilliant allrounder. I have used it as my commute bike on mixed surfaces since ive owned it but ive also done several long sportive gravel rides on it where it has performed absolutely faultlessly. This bike takes whatever you throw at it with no complaints!
Heres the formalities:
The winning bidder needs to collect the bike from Northants (J16 M1) UK bidders only All viewings welcome after 7pm any day Any questions, please let me know and ill reply asap
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