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Author Topic: Bell Custom 500 helmets vs Biltwell helmets  (Read 34249 times)

Offline bigragu9

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Bell Custom 500 helmets vs Biltwell helmets
« on: Mar 12, 2011, 17:48:09 »
Anyone know if the Biltwell helmets are any smaller in outside diameter. Just tried on a Custom 500 helmet, makes me look like a lolly pop.

Offline Adamantium

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Re: Bell Custom 500 helmets vs Biltwell helmets
« Reply #1 on: Mar 12, 2011, 20:44:36 »
idont know anything about the bitwells, have a 500 also and is a very good helmet. headshape overall would say is the best factor in making you a lollipop. the rockhard helmets are supposed to be even smaller the the 500s. going to buy one in the spring and find out. a good review on the 3/4 rockhards on youtube.
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Offline bigragu9

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Re: Bell Custom 500 helmets vs Biltwell helmets
« Reply #2 on: Mar 13, 2011, 11:19:40 »
Cool I'll check that out

Offline scotch

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Re: Bell Custom 500 helmets vs Biltwell helmets
« Reply #3 on: Mar 13, 2011, 12:20:34 »
take a look at this, it's a a comparison of the helmets actually being worn by someone (which seems to be nearly impossible to find from the manufacturers?)
 
The Fulmer V2 looks to have the smallest DOT profile. There are some decent videos on youtube that show the Rockhard helmet.
 
http://www.biltwellinc.com/images/Biltwell_Hustler_Compared_To_Fulmer_and-Bell.jpg
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Offline bigragu9

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Re: Bell Custom 500 helmets vs Biltwell helmets
« Reply #4 on: Mar 13, 2011, 22:09:12 »
It almost seems like the color makes the helmet look bigger than it is. Tried a black Bell 500 on which
seems much larger than the colored ones on their site. Maybe white is the way to go.

Offline mothgils

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Re: Bell Custom 500 helmets vs Biltwell helmets
« Reply #5 on: Mar 15, 2011, 22:33:38 »
idont know anything about the bitwells, have a 500 also and is a very good helmet. headshape overall would say is the best factor in making you a lollipop. the rockhard helmets are supposed to be even smaller the the 500s. going to buy one in the spring and find out. a good review on the 3/4 rockhards on youtube.


what size did you go with?  I have a Scorpion Exo 700 full face in size large. I am not sure what size my fitted hat would be nor have I measured my head recently.  I am thinking of picking up a silver flake Bell 500.
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Offline Adamantium

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Re: Bell Custom 500 helmets vs Biltwell helmets
« Reply #6 on: Mar 15, 2011, 23:41:10 »
i have the scorp 1000, and a bell 500 silver metalflake as well, both in Large. i have one of those inbetween heads so i can wear medium or large depending on the helmet. i tried on my friends M bell 500 and it fit tighter and a little better. 
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Offline 71cb450

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Re: Bell Custom 500 helmets vs Biltwell helmets
« Reply #7 on: Mar 17, 2011, 02:29:05 »
Buy a vintage helment and re-line it.
they just don't make them like they use to.

Offline mothgils

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Re: Bell Custom 500 helmets vs Biltwell helmets
« Reply #8 on: Mar 17, 2011, 08:20:46 »
i have the scorp 1000, and a bell 500 silver metalflake as well, both in Large. i have one of those inbetween heads so i can wear medium or large depending on the helmet. i tried on my friends M bell 500 and it fit tighter and a little better.


So the large is a little loose?  When you tried on the medium did it sit at the same height on your head or did it look more lolly-pop ish?
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Offline Adamantium

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Re: Bell Custom 500 helmets vs Biltwell helmets
« Reply #9 on: Mar 17, 2011, 11:00:39 »
the large is wearable and comfy, but the medium was tighter and more secure and can see it is a tad smaller around the shell. if was going to buy another, which might this spring if get the rockhard, will buy a medium for sure.
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