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.