Schuberth C3Pro / C3 / C3W / S2 Pinlock Lens Insert
Essential for Shuberth riders
At a dealer's recommendation, I installed this on the face shield and just left it there 24/7. It's perfectly clear so you'll never know it's there. Then no matter what conditions arise --say you get an unexpectedly cool early morning ride -- you will have zero fogging---very nice!
Like other reviewers, I also found that the seal fails after several months. A "pro" tried to reseal mine but that fix lasted only a few days, so I ended up buying a new shield. Some riders get up to a year between replacements, but I've never heard of anything longer. To me, the functionality is so good that it's worth it, but yes I would like it to last longer (the only reason I removed a star) or better yet --- why can't Shuberth just make their face shields double wall at the factory?! This would be ideal, and what we have gone to as standard for double paned glass for residences.
October 8, 2014
It really works - will not fog!
I have friends with other brand pinlocks. They don't work. The Schubarth system works very well. The seal between the pin-lock and the shield is secure and seals well. No fogging what so ever.
August 26, 2014
Could last longer
Excellent performance but I am a bit disappointed with the durability. Mine has developed small bubbles in the inner coating and became opaque after 5 years of light and careful usage.
August 25, 2014
Love Schuberth products. Fit and finish is perfect.
August 4, 2014
Needed a replacement and this was exactly what I needed.
April 14, 2014
Performs as described
No fogging whatsoever! Make sure you follow the instructions, and you will have a perfect visor-down experience.
February 17, 2014
Works as advertised
The pinlock lens works perfectly for keeping the viewing area of the visor clear of fog, especially in cold, rainy conditions.
PRO TIP: You have to remove the very thin yellow plastic covering on the face side of the lens. I think it is to protect from scratches and prevent moisture absorption prior to installation. When the plastic is removed, this lens is crystal clear.
December 2, 2013
Schuberth Pinlock Shield Insert
When I bought my C3W it came with a Pinlock insert. I had never used one prior to this and I was very pleased with its performance. Using physics to keep moisture off the helmet visor is much preferred to using sprays or whatever else. My only complaint is that the insert only lasted one season and at $40 a pop it should have lasted much longer. I'll give Pinlock the benefit of the doubt and blame its short lifespan on my removing it and replacing it a few times but this time I'll install it on a new shield and leave it. Will update next season if I remember......
November 25, 2013