How do Bontrager WaveCel helmets work? A major advancement in the protection against cycling-related head injuries
What is WaveCel?
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.
How it works
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.
Step 1: Flex
First, the cells flex to reduce the initial frictional forces.
Step 2: Crumple
Next, the cells crumple like a car bumper on impact.
Step 3: Glide
Finally, WaveCel glides to redirect energy away from your head.
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