Specialized designed the Align II to offer brilliant value for money as it features many of the same technologies used on Specialized's more expensive helmets. This helmet is ideal for cycling enthusiasts having now been further improved with MIPS technology which is designed to redistribute impact energy through a low friction layer which allows the helmet to slide relative to the position of the head, reducing the impact your head receives when it hits the ground. And it doesn't stop there. The Echelon is ready to be fitted with Specialized's ANGI Crash Sensor lets those closest to you know when you're in trouble. Pairing with your smartphone on Andriod or IOS, it then sends through an accurate location in partnership with STRAVA so you can be sure you're safe, wherever you're exploring. Finally, the Align features Specialized Headset SX system which has a range of fitting options to ensure you feel safe and comfortable.
Clean aesthetic, comfortable fit, and a budget-friendly price—that’s what makes up the Align II. The standout feature of the Align II is the inclusion of the Multi-Directional Impact Protection System (MIPS), a patented technology designed to mitigate against rotational forces transmitted to the brain during certain angled impact scenario. In addition, the Align II became the only $50 helmet to earn the highest Five Star rating from the independent testing done at the renowned Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
When including MIPS and earning this Five Star Virginia Tech® Helmet Rating™, Specialized didn’t give up any comfort—the Align II includes the Headset SX dial fit system for easy fit adjustment, our 4th Dimension Cooling System for incredible ventilation, and an easy one-size fit system. If you’re on the quest for a feature-rich helmet that leaves some jingle jangle in your pocket, the Align II is for you.