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Align II

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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 scenarios. 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™ we 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.

For helmets sold in the U.S. and Canada: Complies with U.S. CPSC Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets for Persons Age 5 and Older.

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Rider Reviews

  • 4.8
  • 358 Reviews

Great!

I'm 5'5 and the M/L size fits perfectly on my head after adjusting.


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Name:
Salman

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No Round-Fit

Does not provide round fit


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Salman

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Crash

Using it for almost 3 years. Been on 40 kph head-on accident since January. The helmet didn't get any damages but it stays snug and didn't move on my head after the impact.


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Jasper

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Saved my life

I got T-boned by a car that ran a red and was going at 40mph a few days after buying this helmet. I flew 20 feet and my bike flew 50 feet. The helmet has massive cracks from both the inside and outside, but in terms of head injuries, I only had a minor concussion - compared to my other injuries, this was so minimal - especially since my head definitely hit the road and pavement several times. I'm so thankful and would definitely recommend. It was comfortable, looks cool, and saved my life.


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Varun

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Best MIPS helmet sub-100 bucks by far

I have a BIG head. XL of the Align II actually fits unlike many other helmets I've tried. Also, this is the #13 'safest' helmet in the 2023 helmet buyers guide and was only about $60 USD. Compared to most of the top 20, and basically all of the top 10 that were $150+ (or much more). Great value for the money. Also the black matte, gloss red paint job is a phenom!

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Yes!

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Christopher H.

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Straps are a nightmare

I've no idea why Specialized raves about the straps. They're awful. There's only one way to adjust them, but the two straps above the Trifix bolt are the wrong length, so it's either fine on one and too tight on the other, or fine on one and too loose on the other. Really peculiar and unhelpful system.


Name:
Chris

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Good

Good

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Yes!

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Name:
Ralston D.

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Turbo Vado SL 4.0 Step-Through

The bicycle does everything well that it is supposed to do. However, I do have two issues: 1. The non-EQ did not come with a computer, but my dealer supplied one. For almost $4000 this should have been standard equipment; 2. There were none available in my size (S) at first, but five throughout the country did pop up on the Specialized website so my dealer grabbed one for me. I also was interested in the next model up but it, too, was unavailable. That said, I am very happy with the bicycle.

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Yes!

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Laurel B.

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Confortable, light and beautiful

Confortable, light and beautiful

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Yes!

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Sara N.

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Fits well, comfortable, and cute

Fits well, comfortable, and cute

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Yes!

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Olivia M.

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