Product: Bell Custom 500

Product: Bell Custom 500

Product: Bell Custom 500

If urban crowding and impending global apocalypse have you feeling a little hot and claustrophobic lately, there’s still no better way to combat the forces of darkness than a quick blat around town for a face full of fresh air. Bell’s excellent new Custom 500 series helmet harkens back to happier times, 1954 to be precise, when Bell Helmets founder Roy Richter produced his first fiberglass lid. Available in sizes XS-XXL, the new Custom 500 doesn’t just look retro, it is retro, with a custom fiberglass shell, special EPS liner with quilted interior and various cool graphic treatments including our choice—the Speed Soul—complete with rear-facing koi, snaps for a peak or shield, real leather trim and chinstrap padding, etc. Very comfy, lightweight (1.94 pounds), low-profile and DOT-approved, and not at all overpriced at $119.99-139.99.

**Bell Sports, Inc.

5550 Scotts Valley Dr.

Scotts Valley, CA 95066

800/456-2355