The science of safety A talk with the creators behind the WaveCel helmet

The science of safety A talk with the creators behind the WaveCel helmet

Cycling has changed drastically over the last 30 years. Advances in materials science and engineering technology have propelled bike development to places folks previously couldn’t imagine. 

But despite this boom, a critical piece of the puzzle remained unchanged, stuck in the early 80s: helmet safety technology

Today on the Better With Bikes podcast, you’ll meet the three brilliant minds responsible for bringing WaveCel technology to the forefront of the cycling community.

Our host, Mark, and co-host, Eric, sit down with Dr. Steve Madey and biomedical engineer Dr. Michael Bottlang, creators of WaveCel. As well as with Trek’s Lead Helmet Designer, Tony White. 

Together, they’ll discuss how WaveCel came to be, how the technology works, and why it’s so important for the future of cranium protection across the cycling realm and beyond.

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What is WaveCel?

WaveCel is a revolutionary, Bontrager-exclusive helmet technology that has been shown in a recent study to be up to 48x more effective than traditional foam helmets in protecting your head from injuries caused by certain cycling accidents. *
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