Shoei CW-1 Spectra Face Shield
It works but not amazing.
It fits fine. It does help with glare. It is not very dark. I still have to wear my sunglasses. Not sure about durability. It does seem to make a little more noise than the pinlock face shield I have.
June 29, 2015
Great face shield
I've been using a dark smoke shield on my Shoei X12 since I got it a few years ago. I bought a spectra gold shield, mostly because I thought it would look cool. It does, in my opinion, but it also passes a really good quality of light. It's hard to qualify exactly, but compared to the dark smoke shield, I'd say the spectra looks clearer and brighter in similar light, but cuts glare at least as well. It's made by Shoei, so of course the fit is great and the seal is perfect.
June 22, 2015
An Excellent Product!
This is the 3rd Visor for my Shoei after the stock and 1 replacement. Both earlier ones were clear visors. I would use sunglasses inside the helmet when riding during the day and though was always concerned about safety if I had a fall, but just could not take the glare during day riding. I was waiting for the Photo-chromatic Transition Visor to be launched but finally got tired of waiting for over a year and decided to go for the Spectra Faceshield in Gold tint.
I have a Black and Hi-Viz yellow Helmet and this compliments it perfectly giving it a very Stylish look.
I have ridden long and short distances in all sorts of weather and light conditions including rain, direct sunlight, night time riding (city as well as highway).
I was initially concerned that night riding would be disadvantageous with this visor for obvious reasons, but my doubts were unfounded. I have now ridden many times at night with this Face Shield and can vouch that as long as you have a decent headlight on your bike to light your way, this face shield does not hamper driving at night.
It gives you very decent protection from harsh glare during summer riding also and unless you are riding with sun shining directly into your eyes, this product is perfect for all times.
I am going to make sure that I buy this tinted face-shield every time I change my helmet. Full marks for this product
June 22, 2015
1000 Miles Not a Scratch!
I ride a naked bike with no windscreen, so bugs, rocks, and other debris has hitting me relentlessly, especially in the Spring before the roads are cleaned. I use Original Bike Spirits to clean once a day and a little spit with a cotton facecloth when on the road. It is still like new after 1000 miles. No more squished face for everyone to see, now my X12 is truly a knight's helmet. Also, if you get a whistle, gently press down on the face of the shield when it is closed, it quickly makes the seal and stops the noise. Try to keep the helmets rubber seal clean too, there is a groove there.
June 1, 2015
I bought this face shield to replace one I damaged when I low sided my bike. Not too dark but takes the harsh edge out of the sunlight. Not so fun at night when you forget your clear shield. Makes an annoying whistle at interstate speeds which the clear the helmet came with didn't. All in all expensive but held up when I needed it too. If not for the whistle this would be 5/5.
5/5 on looks, if that gives you the warm fuzzies.
May 11, 2015
Great for reducing glare. No worries driving in full sun, has uv protection. Worked real well in the rain. I use Plexus Plastic Cleaner, Protectant and Polish to clean it and keep it looking good. Its holding up well with no defects after several hundred miles.
April 30, 2015
Love the mirror tint, looks great and hasn't scratched yet after about a hundred miles of use and plenty of bugs.
April 27, 2015
No complaints. Product was exactly as described. I haven't had any chipping issues that some people have talked about, but we'll see how it fairs against a full season.
April 20, 2015