BELL Custom 500 Helmet ECE Stripes
NOT RETRO. ORIGINAL.
Throwbacks and retro lids are nice, but nothing beats an original. Back in 1954 Bell founder Roy Richter formed his first helmet out of fiberglass and named it the “500.” Bell’s Custom 500 pays homage to Richter’s original design while adding modern protective technology to bring the design up-to-date.
Bell invented the modern helmet over 60 years ago, and this new interpretation of that original pioneering ¾ lid is our commitment to ensuring you have the best to choose from. With five unique shell sizes providing personalized and compact fit, a plush micro suede interior featuring contrast stitching, and available in either carbon fiber or fiberglass composite versions, the Custom 500 offers a feast of options within one classic, original package. In a competitive market filled with choices when it comes time to choosing a ¾ helmet, it’s reassuring to know the original is still the best.
- 5 shell and EPS liner sizes ensure a low profile look
- Anti-bacterial Interior
- Industry-Leading Five-Year Warranty
- Integrated 5-Snap Pattern for Aftermarket Shields and Visors
- Leather D-Ring Pull Tab
- Low-Profile Composite Shell
- Multi-density EPS liner
- Padded Chin Strap with D-Ring Closure and Strap Keeper
WEIGHT: 1200 Grams
SIZES: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
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BELL: A LEGACY OF CHAMPIONSHIP AND CONFIDENCE
It’s no coincidence that Bell is both the first name in speed and the first name in helmets. Born in the 1950’s California hot rod and racing scene, Bell founder Roy Richter built an entire industry anticipating the unmet needs of those with a speed-hungry disposition. People wanted to drive fast … he corralled all the go-fast parts he could find into the world’s first speed shop. They wanted to race … he built them race cars. And when the need-for-speed started to reveal some grim realities, Roy did something about that too and Bell Helmets was born.
Roy Richter spent his life removing the limits of what was possible — and his unlimited spirit has been Bell’s guiding light for nearly 60 years, earning the admiration, trust and loyalty of generations of champions. Throughout those years nearly every advance on the list of helmet “firsts” were built under Bell’s auspices. That drive to anticipate and create continues, as much a part of Bell’s ethos today as it was back in Roy’s day.
Whether for auto racing, motorcycling or bicycling, Bell is synonymous with instilling confidence and enabling awesomeness. Established 1954, proven ever since.
To obtain correct helmet size, measure the circumference of your head, about 2.5cm above your eyebrows and just above your ears (about where a headband would fit). Match your centimeter measurement to the chart below. If you happen to be between sizes, choose the next larger size. Your helmet should fit snugly on your head similar to a cap, but be fairly firm on the cheeks as they will bed in after a short period of time.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS AN APPROXIMATE GUIDE AND NOT EXACT. THE SHAPE OF YOUR HEAD IS AS IMPORTANT AS YOUR HEAD MEASUREMENT WHICH MAY AFFECT FINAL FIT.
XXS XS S M L XL XXL
51-52cm 53-54cm 55-56cm 57-58cm 59-60cm 61-62cm 63-64cm