Smith is excited to announce this season the addition of the new Aleck CS crash detection sensor across four of its performance bike helmet models — the Forefront 2 and Payroll for MTB rides and Trace and Triad for road/gravel/XC adventures — furthering its commitment to rider safety. The Smith x Aleck CS helmets are offered in a unique matte black & gray topographic design with co-branded details.

Building on the advanced impact absorption of Koroyd® and rotational force protection provided from MIPS® technologies incorporated in Smith helmets, the addition of Aleck crash sensors offers next-level protection while on the bike. Integrated directly into a helmet’s fit system, the Aleck sensor measures impact forces — confirming a rider’s status and sending an emergency message with GPS location if necessary. Connecting via smartphone app, the Aleck CS links riders to chosen emergency contacts as well as any other Aleck app users within a 1.8-mile radius. No subscription is required to access basic crash detection features.

Aleck and Smith have previously collaborated to bring an award-winning audio and communication system for skiers and snowboarders to the global market. This is the first project launch specific to cycling, as Smith is the first brand in North America to launch bike helmets featuring integrated Aleck CS.

“We’re thrilled to see an evolution extending partnership with Aleck, one of our helmet technology partners,” said Scott Randall, global vice president of product at Smith. “The introduction of this new crash detection sensor continues to only further our pursuit of bringing meaningful solutions to enhance the customer experience. We take our responsibility to protect our bike riding community seriously and believe that the addition of Aleck’s crash sensor further enhances Smith’s already robust helmet proposition for our riders.”

The Aleck CS integrated sensors in the Forefront 2 (MSRP $270 USD), Trace (MSRP $270 USD) Payroll (MSRP $220 USD) and Triad (MSRP $210 USD) are available now at and at select retailers across the globe.

Tue 9th Apr, 2024 @ 12:30 am

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