Checkpoint ALR 5 is the best value gravel bike in the line-up. It's a high-quality build that will hold up for long, rugged miles on roads, dirt and even the most treacherous gravel. But what sets this model apart is the performance parts and the wealth of features like adjustable horizontal sliding dropouts, massive tyre clearance and extra mounts that make it easy to customise for your kind of adventure. Unlike the pure roadie who measures watts and weighs out meals, you favour epic all-road adventures that probably end with a beer and a burrito. But that doesn't mean you'll compromise on performance. You expect to get a lot for your hard-earned money, including quality, versatility, durability and a ridiculous amount of fun. A stout aluminium frame with rack and mudguard mounts, a vibration-absorbing carbon fork, a 2x11 Shimano GRX drive train with lower gears for grinding up hills ...
The bikes displayed on our website are just a fraction of what is available and represent only the bikes we have available from stock right now. Beyond this there are many more options. We have a scheduled program of deliveries with our suppliers so new bikes are arriving with us every day, it may be that what's arriving soon could be just the bike you are looking for. Likewise the brands we work with warehouse their own stock of bikes giving us access to a huge range of models often available with short delivery times.
So if you are looking for a bike and don't find quite the right things here, or if you have any questions concerning, spec, availability, type or size of bike then we recommend you get in touch with a member of our team.
Our staff can access supplier stock information, search our scheduled stock deliveries and offer help and advice on your purchase. We have expert bike fitters and access to all supplier technical information to help ensure the bike you choose is the right style and a great fit for you.
You can reach us via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01970 626061. Alternatively, why not pay us a visit at 65 North Parade, Aberystwyth where you can view a wide range of bikes, clothing and accessories and chat with one of our team about your requirements.
To learn more, please visit our 'Buying from us' page https://www.summitcycles.co.uk/buyingfromus/
To order via our website you will need to pay using our payment gateway provider Opayo.
We do however offer several other methods of payment for in-store purchases. These include finance options using Klarna (and V12) and purchases via a Cycle to Work Scheme.
PLEASE NOTE Web orders are not fully confirmed until we issue dispatch or collection notification, we reserve the right to refuse or cancel any order and reverse or refund any associated payment.
Sale, offer & discounted PURCHASES Finance (Klarna/V12) and Cycle to Work Scheme may not be used as payment methods for the purchase of discounted, offer or items on sale. These payment methods are only available for the purchase of items at full retail price.
Klarna purchases are subject to status and terms and can only be used for purchases made in store, not via our website at present. If you would like to pay using Kllarna you will need to contact us directly, either via email, phone or visiting us in store to discuss your purchase and make sure that it is eligible for this payment method. More information on Klarna payment can be found here: https://www.klarna.com/uk/
We work with all major providers of cycle to work schemes but not all bikes, clothing and accessories that we sell is offered or eligible for purchase via this payment method. If you would like to use Summit Cycles for a Cycle to Work scheme purchase you will need to contact a member of our team to discuss this. You can email us using email@example.com or call 01970 626061.
Further information about cycle to work schemes can be found on our cycle to work scheme page: https://summitcycles.co.uk/cycle-to-work-scheme/
For more information about buying from us please view our full terms and conditions: https://www.summitcycles.co.uk/terms-conditions/
Summit Cycles work will all major providers of the government backed Cycle to Work scheme. If you would like to buy a bike from us using the scheme your employer offers you will need to contact us to discuss the arrangements and eligibility of your purchase. Cycle to Work schemes are a great way to buy a bike and can offer a big saving on the price of your purchase but the ways that each individual scheme operate can vary so it is worth taking some time to find out exactly how your scheme works.
At Summit Cycles we aim to make our part of the process of buying by a Cycle to Work scheme as easy and as simple as possible. We can help you find the right bike and any accessories or extras you will need to make sure you are 100% ready to enjoy your purchased.
The best starting point is to speak with your human resources manager or the person responsible for administering the scheme your employer offers to find out who the provider is and the terms and conditions of the scheme they offer. You can often begin the application process by registering directly with the provider, often via their website. Many providers will ask us to provide a quote for the purchase so this is when you will need to speak to us to check eligibility and of course availability of your chosen bike but our staff can help you make the best choice, guiding you to the right bike and accessories and then raising the information you will need.
Processing can take a little time but often we can secure the bike you want with the payment of a deposit, refundable when the scheme provider issues confirmation certificate or payment.
You will find more on our cycle to work scheme page or get in contact with us via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01970 626061 or call by the shop and speak to a member of our team.
We do not currently offer to ship bikes purchased via our website, these must be collected from our store. If you see a bike that you are interested in and are unable to collect from us then it may still be worth getting in touch with us to explore further options.
Bikes purchased via our website will be made ready for store collection. This can take a few days depending on where the bike is located. Some bikes will need to ship from a supplier but if this is the case the expected lead time for delivery to us will be displayed on our site. We also hold stock at an off-site storage location and transfer can take a day or so. When we have the bike it will be scheduled for assembly and safety checks with one of our CYTEC mechanics. Once this is complete we will send a final confirmation that the bike is ready for collection and you can then visit the store to pick it up.
With bike purchases, a member of our team will usually contact you prior to processing to check sizing and other details. For bikes in our stock the process from order to collection usually takes 3 or 4 working days but can be quicker sometimes or longer if the bike is shipping to us from a supplier. A member of our team will be able to give you more information if required.
Once your new bike is ready for collection we will get in touch with you to arrange a convenient time for pickup. Collection is from our store at 65 North Parade, Aberystwyth. When you come to collect we may ask for you to present proof of identity for security reasons. A member of staff will check size and personal adjustments like saddle height and can provide advice on care and service arrangements so please allow a little time for the handover process.
|Frame||300 Series Alpha Aluminum, tapered head tube, Control Freak internal routing, 3S chain keeper, rack and fender mounts, flat mount disc, horizontal sliding dropouts, 142x12mm thru axle|
|Fork||Checkpoint carbon, tapered alloy steerer, rack mounts, fender mounts, flat mount disc, 12x|
|Head Set||FSA Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8 top, 1.5|
|Stem||Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree|
|Handle Bars||Bontrager Elite IsoZone VR-CF, alloy, 31.8mm, 93mm reach, 12|
|Tape/Grips||Bontrager Supertack Perf tape|
|Brakes||Shimano GRX hydraulic disc, flat mount|
|Tyres||Bontrager GR1 Comp, wire bead, 60 tpi, 700x40c|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano GRX RX810, braze-on|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano GRX RX810, long cage, 34T max cog|
|Shift Levers||Shimano GRX RX600, 11 speed|
|Cassette||Shimano 105 HG700-11, 11-34, 11 speed|
|CrankSet||Shimano GRX RX600, 46/30|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano RS500, 92mm, PressFit|
|Front Tyre||Bontrager GR1 Comp, wire bead, 60 tpi, 700x40c|
|Rear Tyre||Bontrager GR1 Comp, wire bead, 60 tpi, 700x40c|
|Saddle||Bontrager P3 Verse, steel rails|
|Seat Post||Bontrager Approved, alloy, 27.2mm, 8mm offset|
Please note: Manufacturers can sometimes change the specification of the products from time to time.
Getting the right size and fit of bike is crucial to your enjoyment and to your bike working efficiently with your body. At summit cycles we take this job very seriously, that's why we think there is no substitute for the input of a skilled member of staff with years of experience and expertise in matching riders with the right style, size and fit of bike. Here, we think there is no substitute for a store visit. When you visit us we can discuss your needs, how and where you plan to ride and have you sit on and pedal bikes so we can know for sure your bike will be the perfect fit. We have a range of bike fitting and measuring tools on hand to help us to the job and staff who are qualified bike fitting experts who will be able to guide you through the process to ensure you won't be disappointed.
We highly recommend that anyone who is serious about getting the right bike should talk to us and arrange an in-store visit for sizing.
With this in mind there are some situations where learning more about the bike sizing and how individual models are sized by manufacturers can be useful.
Our two main brands Trek and Specialized both offer comprehensive online tools to help with bike selection. These can be useful for general sizing or to confirm expectation where you may have previous experience of a bike of the same model from the brand. We have provided links to both of these here.
If you are looking for confirmation of sizing or are coming to visit us for sizing then it can be helpful for us to know some specific information and measurements in advance. One important measurement is your inseam as this can be very helpful in providing a general guide to sizing and later in the process, allow us to calculate specifics like saddle height settings more accurately. It is a simple measurement to obtain and we have compiled a video showing you how to take the measurement yourself correctly.
You will find comprehensive geometry information provided in the product sections of individual bike listings on manufacturers websites. There are also online sizing tools that can be helpful in guiding you towards the right bike but we still think these are no substitute for a the skills and experience of a trained bike professional and a proper in-store sizing and fitting and our manufacturers still all recommend an in store sizing/fitting consultation is the best way to make sure your new bike is the correct fit for you.
If you would like to know more or need further help and advice on selecting the right size bike then please get in touch. You can visit us in store or contact us via phone or email