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Shoei CW-1 Spectra Faceshield

The Shoei Spectra CW-1 Face Shield fits Shoei QwestShoei RF1100 and Shoei X-12 Helmets

Features:

  • Q.R.S.A. (Quick-Release Self-Adjusting) base plate allows for tool-less shield removal and installation. The spring-loaded base plate pullsthe shield back to contact the window beading evenly and ensures a proper seal
  • The CW-1, three-dimensionally curved shield is both wider and taller than the CX-1V it replaces
  • Scratch-resistant coating
  • 99.9% protection from harmful UV A and B rays
  • A pre-set lever can easily lock the shield in place to prevent the shield from opening unexpectedly, as well as prop the shield open to increase airflow

Note: Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States

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Shoei CW-1 Spectra Face Shield 4.5 5 98 98
Good but definitely not great. Clarity is very good but you definitely have to squint from 10 am to 2 pm or if driving into the sun. It does allow some dusk/dawn use. Unfortunately it is not a substitute for my Serengeti velocity sunglasses. July 14, 2014
Great shield I got this one so I can switch the from the clear one when it is sunny and bright. It is slightly overpriced, but fits perfectly and easy to mount it onto the helmet. July 8, 2014
Great product, but... Mine arrived with a little portion of the tint missing right in the center of the shield. When I'm riding I don't notice it, and it's not big enough to obscure my view with the sun shining. But when I stop I can notice it and it's annoying. Especially for the price, I expected the quality to be perfect. Also, it's pretty dangerous to ride with at night. I know that's not the intention, but I've been caught staying out later than expected. Once the sun is down I have to flip it up to see the road. July 3, 2014
Super Hero Look, All Star Performance Location: Texas = Hot & Sunny I bought the Gold Spectra CW-1 for my Shoei RF1100 flat black helmet. The reason I bought this particular one was two fold: first, the spectra reflective coating will keep my face cooler, and secondly, because of the looks... it's just flat out awesome looking! Plus, my bike is a deep yellow, so it compliments it nicely. This is more expensive than a regular smoke lens, but you have to justify the difference yourself. For me, it was the looks... not because of being vain, but it's just different, and different gets you noticed, and being noticed keeps you alive!! Performance: The tint level is similar to my Ray-Ban sunglasses but not as dark as my dark Oakley's. In Texas, the sun can be intense. While I haven't had to wear sunglasses underneath, I do end up squinting a bit, but not uncomfortably. On occasion because of the intensity, there is a bit of glare back on the inside of the lens... again, not horribly noticeable. The fit onto my helmet required two tries. The first time I didn't read the instructions, but did the job. On my first ride I had a bit of a whistle, so before I adjusted the tension, I read the instructions and did the install again and it worked perfectly. Perfect seal! Day vs Night Time Riding: This is the big issue for most visors... do I need to carry two visors? For me... No. The tint on this Gold Spectra is dark enough to keep me comfortable during the day, absolutely perfect on a slightly cloudy day, and not dark enough to hinder my riding at night. Now, keep in mind, I'm riding in city / suburban areas, so there is typically ambient light to help illuminate the road, but the visor is perfectly fine. In fact, the day I wrote this review I rode to work on a dark overcast morning and it was absolutely fine... no concerns what so ever. Issues: Fogging... not a big issue, but I have noticed on cool mornings, it tends to fog quickly when stopped. I may try some divers anti-fog spray, but in reality, this isn't a show-stopper. Yes, I'd love for it not to fog, but I'd also love for it to automatically transition to clear also, but the technology isn't quite there yet. Yes, I know there is a transitions lens coming out for the CW-1, which is what I was waiting on, but they keep delaying it... it's been delayed for over a year, so I decided to get this one and stop waiting. Now, the only other issue is the tint level. I'm even debating as I write this to whether it is really an issue. Because, the tint level right now is perfect for daytime riding and can accommodate night time riding. But, I'd like it a bit darker for daytime, but then that would probably mean I'd need a clear lens for night... so you decide. Cleaning: One original concern I read about was durability... people say the iridium finish scratches. I don't know about that yet... I store my helmet in the Shoei helmet bag and am not rough with it. It's taken many bugs to the face and cleanings, but looks brand new. I clean it using the Honda Pro Spray & Wax Cleaner that I use on my bike. It lifts the dirt and buffs to a perfect reflective shine. Verdict: This is a great shield. The gold spectra is just awesome. It keeps it dark enough for day and light enough for night. And the other thing... it's noticeable. Not just noticeable but super hero noticeable... like an astronaut!! I ride a Can Am Spyder so people already think it's a Transformer, but adding this visor just completes the package of awesomeness!! June 23, 2014
Fantastic daily shield Great mix of shading and visibility - even when the night hits I can see very tolerably vs. some of the other shaded shield's I've used. On direct-sun super bright days, it's a little squinty but also totally fine. June 16, 2014
Super cool Great shield and easy to install. Blocks the sun pretty well. Not perfect in a full into the sun situation, but manageable. If shoei could put a pin-lock system on this shield so we could put a clear pin lock on it would be perfect! June 14, 2014
Great visor, add some taste to your Shoei I got this visor after having done a Carbon Fiber vinyl wrap on my Shoei RF1100. It looks great and added even more personalized touch to the helmet. As others have mentioned, it doesn't block direct sunlight that well, but it offers good protection from non-direct sunlight. Other than that, it's your standard replacement face shield. The gold looks epic. June 12, 2014
Gold Shield: Fantastic Optical Quality, Cuts down on glare/low sun well, You look like an astronaut and kids think you're cool lol Review for the gold shield: I love my new shield. I was a bit worried that it might be too dark but it works well even near twilight. (Haven't attempted to ride at night yet with it on, though I'd be hesitant.) Also, there is zero optical distortion. I get headaches often from light and this helps very well for me and I don't have to worry about sunglasses moving around on my face or digging into my temples. Even does well when the sun is low on the horizon and glaring into your face. *Tips for cleaning* I always carry disposable glasses cleaner wipes. They work well on bugs if you wipe them off right after the ride. Sometimes they streak or you may have trouble getting the visor back to that mirror shine. In this case use a gentle dish soap and water on a soft microfiber cloth. Only has to be damp. Then wipe dry. No fit/finish issues. A little on the expensive side but you do get what you pay for. If you're on the fence just buy it. June 11, 2014
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Shoei CW-1 Spectra Face Shield
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Arkadiusz G: Needed slight tint for the sun, this one looks awesome and keeps my face cool and protects from sun. my helmet looks bad ass now Jul 23, 2014
Jeffrey B: Since there is no internal shade on the Shoei Qwest Overt needed something that would block the suns rays during the day. Jul 14, 2014
Daniel A: Have ordered this product before and it works great! Lasted 2 seasons, but I finally scratched it. Time to replace. Jul 12, 2014
David M: Needed this shield for summer sun protection. Fits my helmet. Jul 2, 2014
Robert P: I have another color and I was impressed so the product. Looks good and performs well during riding. Jun 30, 2014
Steven B: Tint color for RF1100 helmet. Jun 22, 2014
Ryan C: Needed something better than sunglasses (since they move around on your face and dig into your temples) for glare and preventing headaches. Jun 18, 2014
Stuart K: Good quality shield and hopefully the reflective surface will help with keeping the sun out! Jun 14, 2014
Christopher E: Need `east in the morning' and `west in the afternoon' sun shielding. Jun 5, 2014
John L: Looks great on my Shoei Glacier Helmet! May 31, 2014
ken j: My girlfriend runs the RF1100 and likes the chrome mirrored screen. More then that I waited for a helmet to get released from arai for over a year and revzilla had it first plus gave me thirty dollars off my next purchase. I wish I could get rs tiaichi from this site. I want their armor and looks like I will have to get it from sport bike track gear. Revzilla is always my first stop when I want something however. May 25, 2014
Gordon H: To replace the current one May 25, 2014
Pawel G: Awesome face shield. Love the looks on the outside and the inside is very clear and so dark. Ride around day and night with it and have no problems in the sun or night time riding. May 13, 2014
Avais M: looks great and works amazing..! Apr 23, 2014
Robert B: UV A&B protection Mar 28, 2014
Patrick C: I got gold and I look like an astronaut. Plus a measure of anonymity is liberating. Mar 21, 2014
Brent B: To reduce glare. Feb 26, 2014
Robert H: Bought this to go with my new Shoei X-12 Kagayama 4 Helmet in Blue. Looks Awesome ! Feb 16, 2014
Jaime S: Chose this face shield as I can't wear sunglasses with the helmet, it goes with my bike and looks bada$$...also, the clear face shield looks just too plain. Feb 11, 2014
Graeme L: Not too dark yet greatly reduces the sun and if you run late, with care, you can ride home in the dark! Jan 30, 2014
Steve O: Superhero look with matte-black helmet. Dec 30, 2013
Reza E: Need tint. Dec 26, 2013
Liat S: need something for daylight to block sun in my eyes Dec 9, 2013
Ray R: It is a bit pricey, but the value of blocking the sun on afternoon and morning rides makes it worthwhile. Nov 29, 2013
Mel-Jovan S: I own a face shield on my older RF model and wouldn't wear it any other way. Nov 29, 2013
Kristine V: I chose the Spectra faceshield in blue because I thought it would look great on the Shoei helmet I purchased that has a blue heart design on it with grey and black graphics. Oct 1, 2013
David P: TO block UV rays Sep 26, 2013
Roger B: For shade and looks Aug 30, 2013
William G: Want a tinted face shield Aug 30, 2013
Esteban Y: this is a cool face shield need it during the day, so it can give me some protection from the sun and at night without carrying annoying unnecessary items. Aug 24, 2013
Lee Baxter 1: Because I left my sunglasses at a gas station and someone had picked them up before I got back there! Aug 23, 2013
Luke M: I ordered this with my X-Twelve mainly to cut down on glare while riding without having a tinted shield that would interfere with lower light conditions, but also to add some "cool factor" to my helmet Aug 22, 2013
A shopper asked: I need mirrored face shield for Shoei RF1200, do you cary any? Apr 18, 2014
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A shopper asked: Want to get the chrome mirrored or gold but was wondering how dark is it when looking through it as a rider, dark smoke or light smoke? Jun 20, 2014
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Jon G: Probably somewhere in between. I would not want to wear it at night, like any tinted shield. Jun 20, 2014
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Dr. Lance B: Looking through would be light smoke. Jun 20, 2014
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Daniel P: Light smoke, i can use at night... Jun 21, 2014
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Jon H: I have the Gold Spectra. I'm in Texas where the sun is fairly intense and would equate the tint to a medium smoke but with greater clarity. I've compared it similar to my Ray Ban sunglasses, but not as dark as my dark Oakley's. For me, when it's really bright I find myself squinting a bit, but not uncomfortably. It's perfect when it's partly cloudy.

The big question most people have is can they use it at night or do they need another visor. I'm in Dallas and the Dallas suburbs, so there's some light from the city, cars, etc. that helps illuminate the road, so I find that this visor actually works quite well at night... it's doesn't keep me from not seeing things. This morning I rode to work on a dark, overcast, about to rain, day and it was perfectly fine... I didn't even think twice about having this visor on.

So, it works decently in bright sun and is light enough to carry you through some dark times. Anything darker and I would say you probably need another night time visor.

Bottom line... it works fine, and there's nothing else out there that looks this awesome... super hero awesome!!
Jun 23, 2014
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A s: I have used the gold and blue mirrored CW-1 shield, and strangely enough from the rider's view both of them provide a medium, colorless tint. Great for reducing sun glare, and perfectly good any time except early dawn and night (obviously). They are a little tougher to install than the clear one, because you cannot see the grooves and springs behind, but it's not that tough - the Shoei shield installation system is one of the best. Jun 21, 2014
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Stephen B: It's about half way in between.
Caution - lots of internal reflection. I had mirrored chrome. Looked cool, but the reflection problem was bad enough that I went back to dark smoke -- which is perfect for daytime So Cal riding.
Jun 21, 2014
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Robert B: Hard to judge exactly. Dark day with sun glasses on may not be the best. But for almost all riding I do - no issues. works well for me in most all conditions. Jun 23, 2014
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Timothy G: Closer to a dark smoke. I wouldn't advise using it at night, it is significant. Jun 21, 2014
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Andres P asked: Do you see your reflection in the mirrored or smoke shields? Mar 6, 2014
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Jon G: Reflection how? Like your self looking back at you with the helmet on? No. When the helmet is on, and there is no light coming behind the shield, other people can see THEIR reflection in your shield. I had no weird visual issues with either my smoke or mirrored shield. I would be more worried about scratching them. Mar 10, 2014
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Stephen B: I ride in Southern California. Very bright!
I used the Spectra mirrored shield one time and gave it away because the inside reflections were too distracting.
I much prefer the dark smoke shield which is great for daytime riding. No internal reflections at all. However, it can't be used at night.
Mar 7, 2014
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Kevin R: no.
I do not see my own reflection on the inside of this shield. I don't think the backside of the coating is as reflective as the outside, and/or it is close enough to your face that I think it prevents that from happening.
Mar 7, 2014
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A s: Nope! I have the blue mirrored CW-1, it's perfect on sunny days. From the rider's view it just darkens the picture - no color, no reflections. Mar 6, 2014
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Michael O: No reflection with the Spectra. I am on my second Spectra shield. This is the best in my book for sun, glare and even visibility at night. Mar 7, 2014
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Timothy G: You can see your reflection in the mirrored, but it is a slight effect. Mar 7, 2014
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Pierre L: No. Mar 8, 2014
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A shopper asked: Chrome mirror vs dark smoke, which is darker/better sun protection during the day and which is better during low light/early evening conditions.

thanks.
Apr 21, 2011
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Smeggy: I've been a big fan of chrome for a long time. Gets a bit toasty in Sydney during summer and I used to have dark smoke on the old BMW hats I had but went to chrome on the Shoei hats. I could not put it down to the visor but it felt better inside, both makes were white (yep, I'm boring) but the Shoei felt better...might be down to the venting but the front of my face felt better in direct sun. I have a chrome visor on my new Qwest and it stays on day or night. However, this is mostly city or suburban riding so street lighting is always on. No doubt if I was out somewhere rural I would be swapping it for a clear visor at night, the light reduction is not severe but I woud prefer the full picture out in the sticks. Aug 29, 2011
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Joey F.: The dark smoke is really dark and designed for bright, sunny, daytime riding. If you want a shield that will work best on cloudy days and at dusk, I would not go with a dark smoke. Anytime we choose to use a colored or darkened/tinted shield, it's important that we have a pair of good polycarbonate eyeglasses on if we find ourselves in a situation where we need to ride with the shield partially or wholly in the up position due to low light. Jun 27, 2011
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Chris K: I typically find the dark smoke option to be the darkest for any shield. The Chrome Mirror or Silver color options tend to sit in-between light smoke and dark smoke as far as visibility goes. For cloudy or low light conditions, I would consider an amber or yellow shield as it improves contrast for best visibility in shadows. Apr 25, 2011
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jesse980315: i have dark tint (smoke) on my cx-1 shield... and often wear dark oakley (ducati of course) glasses underneath... the dark tints good, it takes the edge off, but it not so dark you need to worry about it on a cloudy day... night time out of the city sucks but cloudy days are fine. Nov 22, 2011
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Dena J: Overall I'd say Spectra. Sun is always in your face then dark tint would be a bit better. Dec 8, 2013
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Ducatihunter1: Smoke is made to shield the sun. Low light is a toss up. May 23, 2011
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David M asked: I want to decrease the bright glare and heat from sun , will this visor work better than dark smoke for this? Thanks!! Oct 14, 2013
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Timothy G: Hi David,

My experience is the Spectra range work far better at both glare reduction, as well as minimising heat.

I've used a range of Arai, Shoei and aftermarket faceshields and I have been very happy with mine.

Cheers,
Tim
Oct 14, 2013
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David K: I have both and neither one gives me a glare. I definitely prefer dark smoke as autumn approaches as the sun sets a bit sooner. With the dark smoke you need to be disciplined to get home before sunset or your screwed. Nov 25, 2013
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Jon G: i have both shields and do not notice a difference between the two. when it is bright, i wear sunglasses as well, with both. i bought the mirrored shield more for looks than functionality. Oct 14, 2013
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Dena J: Dark smoke may be better. Though the spectra is so close. If you're worried on money then get the dark smoke cause there isn't a huge difference for the price. Dec 8, 2013
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David N: Dark smoke would work better for that. This performs the same as a light smoke visor. The mirror finish seems to just add privacy and a "cool" look. Oct 15, 2013
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A shopper asked: Or do all of them come with pinlock inserts? Jan 13, 2012
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Chris K: Sorry! Our mistake. The Spectra version of this shield does not have that option. Jan 13, 2012
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Dena J: Shoei only makes Spectra for the regular visor. Dec 8, 2013
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Oztiger: All have this option Sep 14, 2012
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A shopper asked: i only see rs-1100 listed, if not where can i find a spectra for my 1000? Jul 5, 2011
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Chris K: No, this shield does not fir the RF-1000. The one you need is the CX-1V, which I have linked for you below: Jul 6, 2011
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84swbchevy4x: It does not. Aug 27, 2012
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A shopper asked: Does the CW-1 Spectra faceshield fit the Shoei MODULAR helmet? Sep 3, 2011
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VinnieT: The only helmets that the CW-1 will fit is the X-12 and the RF-1100 helmet. Those lids are not modular type helmets. They are geared to track riders and posers. As a matter of fact, I can't for the life of me figure out why anyone would have a modular helmet. Think about it... You're riding around with the face guard down (the safest position). All of a sudden you think to yourself that... "Hey, maybe this is too safe... After all, look at those Harley guys with their (not DOT approved) helmets... And what about the guys in Utah, they don't even have a helmet law!" So you throw caution to the wind and you raise your face guard on the modular lid. Now if you have to come off the bike your chin can enjoy the asphalt.

By the way, I'm sure that Shoei sells a tinted version for your helmet, just call the guys at Revzilla... They are good with advise and you never get the feeling that they are rushing you off of the phone.
Sep 6, 2011
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