Shark Race-R Pro / Speed-R Face Shield
Smoked visor is very dark
I bought the dark smoke visor and it is just as labelled, dark. It is much darker than some other visors I have seen and is darker than the internal visor in the Shark Speed-R. It is brilliant for daytime riding (bright sun to overcast), but you have no chance after dark. I have ridden with other dark visors at night under the city lights and they are passable, but this is simply too dark. If you are caught out after the sun goes down, prepare to ride by feel or by your Jedi senses. The visor is slightly darker in the center than the edges, this could be from the increased thickness in the middle. It fits the helmet perfectly and is easy to adjust the tension for leaving it open. The design to open it seems simple enough, but is very difficult with a gloved hand for some reason. You can open it with gloves on, but it takes practice and a bit of luck and you need to hold your tongue out just right or it won't work. Still an excellent visor for daytime riding.
September 10, 2014
These visors are a little on the pricey side, but are great quality. They are very thick and are optically correct. I got the dark smoke and it is VERY dark. Definitely switch back to a clear visor if riding at night.
If it doesn't fit out of the box loosen the adjusters on the visor. I had problems with mine, but after I loosed one side it went on super easy.
Worth the money. Get one.
July 12, 2014
Cool and practical
I got the silver mirror shield.
Things to like:
- Very nice mirror finish
- Darker tint than I expected for a silver mirror shield - more like dark smoke than light smoke. Great on sunny days.
- Thick, solid construction.
- Seals completely. No whistling at high speeds.
- Hinge mechanism designed so I can change the shield with my head still inside the helmet. Awesome.
June 14, 2014
I've got the Shark Race-R Pro Stinger Helmet. Bought the silver mirrored visor and it's sick! Love the fact that its mirrored and hides my face and is great when riding against the sun. No glare and very clear vision. Keep in mind, like stated on the visor, "For day time use ONLY." This isn't a joke. When it just starts to get dark, it gets DARK. Night time riding with this is a death wish. Either way I just pop up the visor at night and ride with safety glasses. Still a sick visor. Definitely my favorite!
May 14, 2014
This product has great features
the dark color is perfect for use in bright sun. has already become too dark cloudy.
January 20, 2014
Best visor ever
Shark makes great helmets and the visor on my Speed-R is great. It's really thick which reduces noise and since the thickness is reduces towards the back there is less distortion.
December 30, 2013
Dark Smoke for Race Use Only FYI
Got the dark smoke and my god is it dark-- like dark side of the moon dark. Like so dark if you ride into a covered garage you're almost blind, seriously.
Great for super sunny California where the light smoke visors barley cut it.
In case you're paranoid about breaking the law, the dark smoke shield has 'For Race Use Only' imprinted on it, which leads me to assume this is too dark for DOT approval.
You will not be able to ride in this at night like many "light smoke" visors.
December 20, 2013
The tinted screen is a good addition to a great helmet
The Shark Race-R Pro, is an amazing helmet. It's light, durable, well styled, just a great design. Adding a tinted screen to it is just a no brainer, especially when you look at just how beefy the screen's are on these Shark helmets.
July 8, 2013