Bell Custom 500 Deluxe - Roland Sands Design 74
Customer Product Reviews
I love this helmet.Its horrible buying a new helmet. This helmet doesn't look new at all. It looks 30 years old, straight out of the box. Lovely lining and comes with a peak and a visor and a bag. Great service from sportsbikeshop too.
Great quality and cool graphics
The usual great customer service from the Sportsbikeshop, the helmet arrived on time as promised. This is a quality helmet but sadly it didn't suit my head / face shape although the sizing was accurate it sat too low on my brow to be comfortable so I've had to return it and look for something different.
Nice fit, Ok quality for the price
Looks good :-) I use large in Shoei and the Bell fits me fine in large also. The actual shell is nice and with a good paint job. The inner seems a bit 'cheap', but as expected for the price range. The Visor clicks on nice and easy, while the Peak take quite some force to click on the middle bottom. Ok happy.
Ordered this at the NEC bike show through Helmet City however after some drawn out confusion and debate my order had to be cancelled. Order placed with Sportsbikeshop who saved the day and with a £30 price reduction. Great job, also very pleased with the product.
Purchased for my better half, fantastic finish and great quality she deserves nothing less. Worn to Classic TT and many folk commented upon the helmet once she had decided on peak or visor, visor or peak!! Great carrying bag she loves it and hasn't lost it yet!
Nice lid, sizing a little smaller than other brand
Really like the hat, it fits well if a little smaller than I was expecting but not too small to warrant exchanging. Just buyer beware that Bell sizing does seem to be smaller than other brands. Can't fault the helmet itself though, feels solid and comfy when on can't wait to use it on The DGR 2019 ride.
Simple but effective and well made
Nice and light to wear, with a secure fit (it seems to suit my head shape - I tried a Caberg Freeride in the same size, but that helmet could roll off the back of my head. No issues with this Bell) yet room for glasses. Great fun riding with my face in the breeze, and especially nice not to have to take the helmet off to get through the gate at work or at petrol stations.
New helmet, same great products and service
Great service, very quick delivery, very pleased with the helmet, have had Bell helmets before so new the quality, this one was as expected !! I have used sportsbikeshop before, will definitely recommend and use again.
The Bell Custom 500 is a really great helmet. At first I thought that I had ordered the wrong size as it felt quite tight on the sides. But after reading the information about the helmet I realised that it fitted just right and a couple of weeks on I know I was right. Great quality finish and comfortable inside. I would definitely buy another when needed.
Average and let me tell you why
I like the design and looks of the helmet. My usual size M fits perfect. Helmet is very comfortable and stays on well even with speeds around 90 mph (not tried faster). Rating it "average" because of the quality of materials. Rubber finishes are made of very soft rubber that gets cut and torn even when putting the helmet on the ground. After three trips the rubber at the bottom of the helmet is battered and I did try to be gentle with it. After few stones, bugs hits can clearly see tiny chips of black paint coming off, revealing white coating underneath. Own few helmets and never had issues like that. Was hoping for a bit more from Bell.
I ordered the XL as that's my usual size, this was actually too big, so returned and exchanged for the Large. This is a perfect snug fit for my oval head shape and sits nicely above the eyebrows, I can put sunglasses on comfortably. The D type fastener is my preferred type so I can tighten to the tension I want. Sportsbikeshop are probably the best online company I've ever used - everything was so easy and straightforward from my order to the return and receiving the correct size, I was emailed with updates throughout the whole process and given 1 hr time slots from DPD for delivery, very pleased.