Specialized designed the Align 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.
Ready for Helmet SOS
The Align is ready to be fitted with Specialized's ANGI Crash Sensor that gives you and your loved ones peace of mind like never before—when combined with Specialized's iOS or Android app, the sensor will detect a crash and send a text message to specified contacts in your phone. It also syncs with our app and STRAVA® to provide GPS-based activity tracking.
In a helmet with MIPS Brain Protection System (BPS) the shell and the liner are separated by a Low Friction Layer. When a helmet with MIPS Brain Protection System is subjected to an angled impact, the low friction layer allows the helmet to slide relative to the head. The MIPS BPS is designed to add protection in helmets against the rotational motion.