You only get one brain
Trek and Bontrager have partnered with WaveCel to create a helmet technology that disrupts 30 years of accepted safety conventions.
You only get one brain
WaveCel is a collapsible cellular structure that lines the inside of your Bontrager helmet. It’s designed to be more effective than traditional foam helmets in protecting your head from injuries caused by certain cycling accidents.
WaveCel works like a crumple zone that helps absorb the force of impact before it reaches your head. In order to protect your head and absorb the energy created by an angled impact, WaveCel is designed to go through a three-step change in material structure.
First, the cells flex to reduce the initial frictional forces.
Next, the cells crumple like a car bumper on impact.
Finally, WaveCel glides to redirect energy away from your head.
This revolutionary material is the brainchild of a biomechanical engineer and an orthopaedic surgeon who wanted to solve the problem of cycling-related head injuries. It’s the first advanced helmet technology ever to receive funding from the US National Institute of Health.
Wear it for them
A leading technology in the protection against cycling-related head injuries
If your WaveCel helmet is impacted within the first year of ownership, we’ll replace it for free through the Bontrager Crash Replacement Guarantee.Watch the video
WaveCel is available only in Bontrager helmets online and through authorised Trek and Bontrager retailers.
Every Bontrager WaveCel helmet received a five-star rating in Virginia Tech’s safety rating system. That’s perfect marks on every helmet in the line-up.
We recommended wearing a helmet at all times while cycling. No helmet can completely prevent injury, including concussion, in every type of cycling accident. Some portions of helmets with an insert, such as the perimeter portion, will have properties similar to EPS helmets. The WaveCel insert of Bontrager XXX, Specter, Blaze and Charge WaveCel helmets covers the front, rear, top and sides of the internal area. The WaveCel insert of Bontrager Starvos, Rally and Jet WaveCel helmets covers the front, top and sides of the internal area, while the rear is EPS and may have properties similar to EPS helmets.