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WaveCel - ground-breaking helmet technology!





Bontrager’s wavecel technology has been around for some time now, it has been at the forefront of protective technology and is now used by Bontrager in almost all of their helmet models.


As one of cyclings most prominent brands, any significant change to a staple product is a big deal. Wavecel is a big deal. Since the invention if MIPS in 1996, there have not been many changes to the protective nature of the bicycle helmet. Wavecel has been invented to increase safety within helmets massively.


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Worldwide there are over 80,000 head injuries related to cycling, the majority of these could be prevented with better head protection.  Trek and Bontrager have partnered with WaveCel to create a helmet technology that disrupts 30 years of accepted safety standards. You only get one brain. It's worth protecting.

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

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* Results based on AIS 2 Injury (BriC) at 6.2 m/s test at 45° comparing a standard EPS Helmet and the same helmet modified with WaveCel insert as described in detail in Evaluation of a Novel Bicycle Helmet Concept in Oblique Impact Testing. This study compares standard foam helmets and the same helmets with WaveCel inserts in a simulation of a typical bike crash.


How it works

Unlike a standard foam helmet, which is 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 and redirecting it away from your head.   

  

Superior protection. Proven.

Bontrager WaveCel helmets offer significantly better protection than standard foam helmets. They're up to 48x more effective in preventing concussions caused by common cycling accidents. *

* Results based on AIS 2 Injury (BriC) at 6.2 m/s test at 45° comparing a standard EPS Helmet and the same helmet modified with WaveCel insert as described in detail in Comparison of Bicycle Helmet Technologies in Realistic Oblique Impacts.