TREK CHECK­POINT

R69 999 / TREK­BIKES.COM

Bicycling (South Africa) - - Gear Of The Year -

Trek turned some peo­ple on their heads with the launch of the Check­point, their grav­el­trav­eller. While ev­ery­one was clam­our­ing around the gravel band­wagon, Trek held off, bid­ing their time. The move paid off, and the prover­bial fruit that was borne is an OCLV car­bon con­struc­tion ready to tackle any dirt road – or tar.

The Check­point takes its cues from the CX-driven Boone, with ge­om­e­try tweaks, an off­set fork rake and dropped BB. It’s proven it­self a real break­through as a true gravel ride, thanks in part to the buzz-smooth­ing de­cou­pler link.

But throw on a set of road tyres, and even a sub-3 Cy­cle Tour is pos­si­ble. And with an ar­ray of lug­gage-mount op­tions and gen­er­ous tyre clear­ance, it’s also ready to switch from race to tour mode.

BEST GRAVEL TRAV­ELLER

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