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
Warbird is Salsa's gravel race bike, built on years of experience racing in some of the nation's premier gravel events. Its carbon fiber frameset, our carefully-honed gravel race geometry, and plentiful mounts for water, tools, and accessories make Warbird a top contender in the gravel bike world.
With the growing demand for electric bikes and gravel bikes, it was only natural for us to introduce the Libre EL. Built on our wildly popular Libre platform, the Libre EL features an aluminum frame and Verso Full Carbon Flat Mount Disc fork. Like its CR DL sibling, it's running a Shimano GRX 810 11-speed drivetrain and brakes, and a TransX + RAD Internal dropper post activated by Shimano's GRX lever. Unlike its analog sibling, it gets a power boost from a Shimano E7000 motor and 504 Wh internal battery. In other words, it'll get you to the top of that insanely steep hill you've been eyeing up while saving enough in the tank for the long ride home. Internal Headset Bearing cups are actually pressed into the frame and are easily removable. An internal headset also reduces stack height, so the height of the stem and bars are more adjustable, giving the rider the best fit possible. Tapered Head Tube More girth at the bottom of the head tube better distributes shock force, prolonging the bearing life of the headset itself and eliminating brake shudder, while providing confident steering performance. The inherent strength of its triangular design also means a stronger steering position and improved balance, giving the rider more control in rough terrain. A zero-stack, tapered head tube also puts strength where the load is going—into the lower headset cup—maximizing bearing durability where it's needed. Tubeless Compatible Rims Tubeless rims allow for tires with more puncture resistance; the ability to run lower tire pressure, which provides better tire grip on the trail; lower rolling resistance; and weight savings over traditional tube and tire systems. 12x142mm Axle 12x142mm, 12x148, and 12x157 rear axle standards provide two major advantages to the Kona rider: the 12mm diameter of the rear axle provides the rear hub and frame with a stiff interface, while the 142/148/157mm outer diameter of the hub allows the wheel to be quickly and properly positioned in the frame before the rear axle is inserted. 650B Wheels 650B wheels and tires have a similar overall diameter to a traditional 700c gravel or commuting tire, but with a smaller diameter rim and a wider, taller tire. The extra air volume in this new generation of urban and mixed-surface tires means they can be run comfortably at lower pressures while still rolling quickly on a variety of surfaces. It's the best of both worlds.
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