Trek and Bontrager have unveiled a ‘groundbreaking’ helmet technology called WaveCel.
It is a collapsible cellular material that lines the inside of Bontrager WaveCel helmets, and 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 the head.
Bontrager WaveCel helmets are initially being offered in four models: XXX WaveCel road helmet, Blaze WaveCel MTB helmet, Specter WaveCel road helmet and Charge WaveCel commuter helmet.
“We are cycling enthusiasts on a mission to help more people enjoy the benefits of biking and to do that with the most advanced protection possible,” said Tony White, lead engineer on the project. “WaveCel represents a significant leap forward for all types of riders, and we are proud that this technology is exclusively available in Bontrager helmets.”
“Trek is committed to making riding safer and more accessible for everyone,” said Trek President John Burke. “WaveCel is the most advanced helmet technology ever designed, and these helmets are a big step toward making riding a safer, more enjoyable experience for everyone.”
WaveCel is available exclusively in Bontrager helmets sold online and through authorised Trek and Bontrager retailers.