Introducing Wavecel, the Most Important New Helmet Technology Since the Invention of the Helmet

Exclusively Bontrager

WaveCel is only available from Bontrager. Shop the safest helmets you can buy today.

XXX WAVECEL ROAD

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

BLAZE WAVECEL MTB

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

SPECTER WAVECEL ROAD

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

CHARGE WAVECEL COMMUTER

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

WHAT IS WAVECEL?

WaveCel is a collapsible cellular material that lines the inside of Bontrager helmets.

It 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 and pioneered advances in fracture care, thoracic and pelvic trauma, and head injury prevention. They are funded by grants from the National Institute of Health to help prevent traumatic brain injuries amongst cyclists.

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.

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.*

We've Got You Covered

Every Bontrager WaveCel helmet is backed by a 30-day guarantee. If you don’t love it, we’ll take it back. It’s that simple.

If your WaveCel helmet is impacted within the first year of ownership, we’ll replace it for free through the Bontrager Crash Replacement Guarantee.

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 lineup.

*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. For more information visit trekbikes.com/WaveCel