Gear Pick: Bell Custom 500 Helmet

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The Bell Custom 500 3/4 helmet pays homage to the first helmet Bell founder, Roy Richter, ever made. The DOT approved, Custom 500 is a classic open-face helmet with modern technology to help protect your noggin.

Price: $99.95 - $139.95*

*Price varies depending upon finish.

Gear Pick: Bell Custom 500 Helmet
Bell Custom 500 Helmet

Why We Like It: Nothing beats a classic look, except maybe protecting your face, but that’s not the point. As far as 3/4 open-faced helmets go, the Bell Custom 500 is your best bet. A lot of 3/4 helmets make your head look like a mushroom, the Custom 500 is on the slimmer side, minimizing the mushroom look while still offering excellent impact protection. Features include, a fiberglass shell, padded strap with D-ring closure and quilted liner. It is a light, comfortable helmet with high visibility and as much protection as you can get from a 3/4 helmet.

Less Expensive Competitor: Ranging from $89.99 - $124.99 the Torc Route 66 T-50 open-face helmet has similar features at a slightly lower price point.

You Should Also Check Out: The $149.95, retro-inspired, Biltwell Gringo full-face conjures up the same classic imagery as the Custom 500 but with a little more protection.

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