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Mr E
DrBagg wrote:
I just got 2017 Boone 7 w/cantis for a deal, to good to pass up. Still at the shop, waiting to switch out a couple of parts.... put 40s on the the day it came in tho. Gonna be fun.


Be careful of the clearance.
I ran 40mm Happy Mediums on my 2016 Boone.
They fit in the stand, but when I rode on them, they removed the paint on the inside of the chainstays.
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That Bike Guy
I ordered Maxxis Ramblers 700 x 40. I'm told they measure around 39 so they should be perfect
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Mr E
SilverbackRacing wrote:


I am getting the top carbon as it will likely have better wheels than the lower carbon. After I would upgrade wheels on the lower model I'd be near the higher price anyways. So I get the top end model, ultegra, better wheels and probably a better paint scheme. To me a gravel bike has road gears as opposed to Boone gears. Boone does not enough high end and low end, for me. The new bike will have proper road gearing so it will serve as both my road bike and gravel bike. I'll swap rubber at will. My Domane will then go on the selling block.


When my Boone had a 40/11 high gear (I recently dropped it to 38), and I never had trouble keeping upon a club ride or a crit. It topped out about 30 for me...

I drink the single chainring KoolAid!
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DrBagg
Mr E wrote:


Be careful of the clearance.
I ran 40mm Happy Mediums on my 2016 Boone.
They fit in the stand, but when I rode on them, they removed the paint on the inside of the chainstays.


That's what I put on mine...have a good 1/4 In, maybe a tad more, between tire and stays
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SilverbackRacing
On order!
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JSinLR
Mr E wrote:


Be careful of the clearance.
I ran 40mm Happy Mediums on my 2016 Boone.
They fit in the stand, but when I rode on them, they removed the paint on the inside of the chainstays.


I pretty sure the 2018 models have more clearance so 40s fit fine for me. But anytime you ride gravel/dirt/mud you are gonna get some paint rubbing off the inside of your front fork & rear chainstays. Heck i get that on my road bike from miscellaneous debris getting picked up and wedged between the tires and frame.
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Mr E
JSinLR wrote:
I pretty sure the 2018 models have more clearance so 40s fit fine for me. But anytime you ride gravel/dirt/mud you are gonna get some paint rubbing off the inside of your front fork & rear chainstays. Heck i get that on my road bike from miscellaneous debris getting picked up and wedged between the tires and frame.


The 2018's were redesigned.
On mine, the tires literally rubbed when I turned
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JSinLR
Mr E wrote:


The 2018's were redesigned.
On mine, the tires literally rubbed when I turned


That stinks...how wide can you go without the tires rubbing? I purposely waited on the 2018’s to be released last spring and bought a Crockett in April on the first production run. Fortunately the owner of my LBS tipped me off about the redesign so I waited.

I like the Happy Mediums too...I run them on my MTB when I ride it on gravel.
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Mr E
JSinLR wrote:
That stinks...how wide can you go without the tires rubbing? I purposely waited on the 2018’s to be released last spring and bought a Crockett in April on the first production run. Fortunately the owner of my LBS tipped me off about the redesign so I waited. I like the Happy Mediums too...I run them on my MTB when I ride it on gravel.

The 2018s are supposed to clear a 40
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DrBagg
Mr E wrote:

The 2018s are supposed to clear a 40


I bet I can get a 42 On my 2017.
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neinneinthree
SilverbackRacing wrote:
On order!


Were you able to see the geometry chart? What about gearing, components, price, and colors?
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SilverbackRacing
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Were you able to see the geometry chart? What about gearing, components, price, and colors?



I'm going high end carbon, betting geometry will be Domane-like. Gearing will be Ultegra, color is matte black, tires are 700x40, raised chainstay, supposedly $3800. Supposed to have it this weekend.

I'm guessing the lower carbon will be 105 with lesser wheels. No idea what aluminum will look like.
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That Bike Guy
If you can find a shop that still had some stock in the XR-0/29-0 29x1.9" tire... that would be a great tire for the checkpoint. I have a new set in my collection and at a weight of just over 400 grams... they are amazing!
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SilverbackRacing
Aluminum #1 - Tiagra
Aluminum #2 - 105
Carbon #1 - 105
Carbon #2 500 Series - Ultegra - Paradigm Wheels
Comes stock with 700x35 Schwalbe's G-One
Isospeed in rear only

Mine will be delivered to the LBS this Friday.
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Jim_H
Thanks for the info.  That's awesome.

Any idea on MSRP for these?
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SilverbackRacing
Jim_H wrote:
Thanks for the info.  That's awesome.

Any idea on MSRP for these?


Not yet
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JSinLR
Mr E wrote:

The 2018s are supposed to clear a 40
yep. I have a 2018 Crockett and i run 40s on it right now...might be able to go a little wider but what would be the point. What I was asking you was how wide do you think you could go on your 2017?
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neinneinthree
SilverbackRacing wrote:
Aluminum #1 - Tiagra
Aluminum #2 - 105
Carbon #1 - 105
Carbon #2 500 Series - Ultegra - Paradigm Wheels
Comes stock with 700x35 Schwalbe's G-One
Isospeed in rear only

Mine will be delivered to the LBS this Friday.


Nice.  You got the VIP treatment.  Looking forward to a pic.
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Rashad F
So, am I finally going to be able to see this thing before I go to work in the morning or am I going to be stuck checking the Trek homepage between meetings all day? 😉
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SilverbackRacing
Checkpoint.jpg 
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SilverbackRacing
Sorry for the poor quality. Computer screens suck at taking pictures of them.
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Rashad F
Cool, it actually does look a lot like a Domane except for the chain stay from that angle.  I can't wait to see more.  
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Animal494
If previous reports of the high end carbon being $3800 are correct, it will be $300 more than the SL6 Domane and in exchange you lose the front iso and get more tire clearance (from 35c to 42c)? Surely there must be more to it than that?
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Tobin
Animal494 wrote:
If previous reports of the high end carbon being $3800 are correct, it will be $300 more than the SL6 Domane and in exchange you lose the front iso and get more tire clearance (from 35c to 42c)? Surely there must be more to it than that?


There’s not exactly more to bikes like the Open UP than “more tire clearance.” What did you have in mind?
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Animal494
Tobin wrote:
There’s not exactly more to bikes like the Open UP than “more tire clearance.” What did you have in mind?


No, I was just wondering about the comparison between the existing SL6 Domane for $3500 and the new Checkpoint for $3800.  From this thread, the only difference is the Checkpoint lacks the front ISO decoupler and has 5mm more tire clearance... but costs $300 more? 

Similarly, I don't understand why Trek has an 17.6lb SLR6 Domane with full Ultegra for $5500...while also selling an <17lb SL8 with full DuraAce for $5500. 

Hopefully later today when details are available it will become more clear what the difference is between the SL6 and the high end Checkpoint.
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