At the Bicycle Barn, we are always watching and testing new technology. Rider protection products are no different. This is why it is with great excitement that we are now offering Bontrager helmets with WaveCel technology.
We’ve seen helmets evolve quite a bit and believe it’s important to share how far helmet technology has progressed in terms of safety, comfort, and performance. Historically, much of the progression in cycling helmet design has focused on decreased weight and improved aerodynamics. The cycling helmet is long overdue for a design change for increased rider protection. Enter WavCel by Bontrager.
There are various technologies in other helmet industries – contact sports, motorcycles, car racing, etc. – that provide improved safety performance but do not translate well to the design of the cycling helmet. Comfort, weight, and airflow are all paramount to an enjoyable helmet-wearing experience. WaveCel helmets make no sacrifices on this experience while offering 48x better protection against concussions.
Helmet technology has been a hot topic in the headlines for several years, and rightfully so. From the football player to the cyclist, protection from head injury should be a priority for everyone. The scientific community is continually shedding new light on the consequences of repeated impact and head trauma, and as consumers we expect our safety products to continually advance.
WaveCel was developed by a team of doctors who have been studying head injury prevention for over 15 years. A true testament to the development work behind the technology is the design offers largely the same rider experience.
WaveCel brings a new level to cycling helmet technology. A collapsible cellular structure lines the inside of the helmet shell, which is able to “flex, crumple, and glide” as a three-step process to absorb and dissipate the impact force within the helmet structure before it reaches your head. This three-step design also allows for better protection at multiple angles, as may occur during an impact. The WaveCel helmet increases your safety, without sacrificing comfort, size, or adding significant weight.
As with any new technology introduction, it’s no surprise to you that WaveCel helmets are more expensive than the traditional design; however, we believe rider safety is the best and smartest area to spend a bit more of your hard-earned cash. The human body is spectacular at recovering from injury – cuts, scrapes, bruises, and even broken bones – but head trauma is not somewhere we want our family or customers to compromise.
On top of improved safety and performance, WaveCel helmets are backed by the Bontrager Crash Replacement Guarantee, which replaces an impacted helmet for free within the first year of ownership.
Proper fit and use of a helmet are the most important steps any rider can take in protecting their brain in case of a wreck or impact. Our team ensures each customer finds the right fit with their new helmet.
The Bicycle Barn always aims to offer quality and products. Our current selection includes styles for road, trail, and commuter riding. We believe the new WaveCel helmet technology is a major step forward in the progression of rider safety, but don’t just take our word for it! Stop by and check it out for yourself.
Questions? Swing into the shop, or give us a call at 509.529.7860.