Bontrager WaveCel Helmets

WaveCel is revolutionary helmet safety technology that is redefining 30-years of accepted safety standards, providing for the biggest advancement in protection against cycling concussions to date. WaveCel accounts for how most cycling accidents actually happen - ungracefully, with twists, turns, and angled impacts. WaveCel is a significant improvement over standard foam helmets, which are designed for direct impacts. Through an exclusive partnership with WaveCel, Trek and Bontrager now offer WaveCel road, mountain, commuter, and e-bike helmets that are remarkably effective at preventing concussions caused by common cycling accidents. 

You only get one brain. It's worth protecting.

How It Works

Unlike a standard foam helmet (designed to protect against direct impacts), WaveCel accounts for how most cycling accidents actually happen - ungracefully, with twists, turns, and angled impacts.

WaveCel absorbs energy in multiple ways. On impact, the layers of the WaveCel material move independently and flex until the cell walls crumple and then glide, actively absorbing direct and rotational energy, redirecting it away from your head.

This three-step change in material structure - flex, crumple, glide - is remarkably effective at dispersing the energy from an impact. Nearly 99 out of 100 times, WaveCel prevents concussions from common cycling accidents.*

Up To 48X More Protection

WaveCel is a revolutionary, Bontrager-exclusive helmet technology that's up to 48x more effective than standard foam helmets in preventing concussions.*


What is WaveCel?

Superior Protection. Proven.

WaveCel is the result of a four-year partnership between Trek’s Research & Design teams, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Steve Madey, and biomechanical engineer Dr. Michael Bottlang. Drs Madey and Bottlang have collaborated for the past 25-years, pioneering advances in fracture care, thoracic and pelvic trauma, and traumatic head injury prevention with grant funds from the National Institute of Health.

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Flex / Crumple / Glide

Designed for a cool, dialed, and comfortable fit, Bontrager WaveCel helmets are engineered with a collapsible cellular structure that lines the inside of your helmet. It works like a crumple zone that absorbs the force of an impact before it reaches your head.

Exclusively Bontrager

WaveCel is only available from Bontrager. Shop the safest helmets you can buy today & let us fit your right at Bickel's Cycling & Fitness!

XXX WaveCel Road

$299.99

An aerodynamic road bike helmet with advanced WaveCel technology for the best in protection and performance.

Specter WaveCel Road

$149.99

A lightweight, breathable cycling helmet for all types of riding with the advanced protection of WaveCel technology.

Blaze WaveCel Mountain

$299.99

A trail-tested mountain bike helmet with advanced WaveCel technology for comfort and protection on any trail, any time.

Charge WaveCel Commuter

$149.99

An e-bike approved commuter helmet with great fit, feel, and the advanced protection of WaveCel technology.