Shoei CW-1 Spectra Faceshield
Good looks at a price
This is the third Spectra Shield I've bought in two years. The first one lasted an entire season. The second, about two weeks before getting a nice scratch across the center--don't ask me how, it just sort of magically appeared.
I guess what's important is why I bought yet one more of these ridiculously expensive shields. First, well they look so amazingly cool on my helmet. Second although my version looks like a blue mirror on the outside, on the inside everything is filtered to a slightly dimmed yellow, which is absolutely fantastic when it's bright outside. Last, even at night, the reduction in brightness isn't so great that you can't ride with the visor down, as with some tinted visors.
Still, it is really easy to scratch the reflective tinted coating, so either be very careful with it or know what the next winning lottery number will be.
May 20, 2013
Loving this visor, strikes a good balance between privacy and visibility. Not too dark, not too light. Great for day and dawn/dusk riding. Becomes a little too impairing at night. Revzilla experience was excellent as always.
May 20, 2013
Looks great on any helmet
I got this when I got my Marquez helmet because I already had the dark shield with my flat black x12. It's not as dark on the inside and my other one and I like that because if your going in a long ride during the day and you lose track of time it's not as hard to see and most of all it looks very cool
May 13, 2013
A little pricey, but its Shoei quality
First, Revzilla did their normal perfect job with my order..
Overall fit and finish was your typical good quality I have come to expect from Shoei..
As another rider already posted I wouldn't mind it to be a little more mirrored but I can live with the way it came..Tear off posts wouldn't be a bad option to add if your lazy like me and don't want to clean visors...
If you can live with the price its a nice addition, I figure I already dropped the coin for a X-Twelve so why stop now ?!?
April 19, 2013
Great product. Overpriced for what it is.
Almost $90 for a visor... really? Might be justified if it were made out of scratch resistant plexiglass... Regardless of the price, this product is as described. Has a nice reflective finish with a light smoke tint. Usable during night rides, but caution is advised, as it does block out a small amount of light.
I suppose I wouldn't be griping about the price as much, but when I received the visor, it had a small "chip" near the tab you use to raise/close the visor. Also, the reflective coating is extremely easy to scratch. Even the smallest amount of pressure to remove bugs causes the coating to scratch. I had scuff marks in one area while trying to remove bug residue.(I was using a microfiber eyeglass cleaner square)
Apparently, the ease of being scratched is a common issue that's just accepted as a requirement to own mirror finish visors.
Hopefully, this visor lasts longer than I suspect it will.
April 15, 2013
Good vision, looks awesome
I have both the blue and the 'chrome' mirrored shields. The blue one seems to be a little more mirrored, but also seems to pick up bug splatters much more than the silver shield. Neither have scratched enough for me to see from behind the shield, but I can see where the mirrored finish might scratch off along the front, just from normal wear and tear. I would still recommend it, though, because it offers a high degree of vision in both the sunlight and on cloudy days. On top of that, it looks really cool.
April 15, 2013
Super fast shipping! I love my cw1 gold, crisp and clean very pleased with my purchase. Only wish it was a little cheaper . Would recommend to anyone.
March 18, 2013
Not what I had hoped
The good: It does serve the purpose it was made for
The bad: The shield is not quite as "mirrored" as I would like... I think there is a little too much luminosity. The price is ridiculous, no reason it should be this expensive. If I had it do over, I would not have bought it.
March 15, 2013