Shoei CWR-1 Transitions Pinlock-Ready Face Shield
Does not get dark enough
For the money you pay for this...I'm sorry....i'm pretty disappointed in the performance of this transition shield. I would only buy this shield if you absolutely need it. if you are regularly out from day time into the night.
The shield requires strong sunlight to get dark, so mornings when sun is up, but the temp is down, the shield is almost clear. Overcast days...it's still basically see through (clear). In strong high noon type of light, the shield gets darker, but still quite a few shades lighter than the regular smoked shield. I always feel like ppl can see through this shield no matter how tinted it gets. I want a dark a shield!
Now, in no light, it's clear as clear. it's great there. But for rides where I know i'll be home before dark, I see myself not using this shield anymore, and going back to the regular tinted. This $150 shield is going to stay on the shelf for occasions when I know i'll be out late, which is a shame because this is supposed to be a do it all shield.
August 24, 2015
After a long wait for this to get in stock, I'm glad I did. It was worth the wait. The lens transitions as advertised and you don't even notice it until you take the helmet off. This lens is well worth the money
August 16, 2015
Doesn't get dark enough
It's a Shoei product, and fits perfectly. Just doesn't get dark enough, and it turns purple-ish instead of smoke. I live in Hawaii and need to wear sunglasses under it...
August 13, 2015
A good idea and should add convenience to my rides, but wait!
I received the visor!! It was on back order for a long time. It's good to be in possession of it finally. When I opened the shipping box, the visor was packed in what appeared to be a UV protective sealed sleeve. I immediately thought that this might be to prolong its life. But why would this be necessary? Well, in reading the very small product description on the UV barrier sleeve, this product has a limited life. It doesn't state how long, but eventually the shield will not go fully clear even when riding at night. It's performance is also effected by various weather conditions. Hmm, this is a bit of a buzz kill. $153 for a limited life product. I think this is something that should be included in a web site's product description. That said, I will ride with this shield and see how it performs short term and see how it holds up over the long term. I bought it, it's mine, I'll use it. I hope I feel I got my money's worth when it finally degrades to an unusable condition. That's a lot of money for a shield. Hope it lasts! I'll update after I've had a chance to use it for a while. Good roads, everyone!
August 6, 2015
Another Great Product from Shoei
The Shoei Transitions Pinlock-Ready Face Shield is everything I was hoping for. I was a little skeptical about the transitioning, fit and clarity of the shield before ordering but once I installed it on my helmet, BAM, I am extremely happy with the overall performance with the shield. It is super clear and the transitioning from day to night is excellent. Maybe Shoei will make one for my Quest?!?!?!
August 6, 2015
Compared to Bell???
I had the shield for my Bell helmet and the Bell was a lot better. The sun never bothered me with the Bell helmet and transition shield and I used it for 3 years. the Shoei does not darken enough with a strong sun. The Shoei is ok but at times depending on time of day the sun does bother me but it is still better that wearing sunglasses with a full face helmet. Not much choice if you want a transition shield but if this is my only option (which it is) I'd buy it again.
August 5, 2015
This was a great buy
Best bang for the buck.. eliminates the need for multiple visors
August 4, 2015
Product works as advertised
Transitions shield is nice. On days of mixed clouds and sunshine eliminates need to wear sun glasses with a clear shield. Also, do not need to worry about riding at night with a dark shield. a bit steep in price, but cost of buying two different shields would not be a significant amount less and then have to deal with switching shields all the time.
August 3, 2015