Does anyone know of any helmets or visors that adjust to the light? I kind of like the dark visor look, but am kind of worried about riding with it at night!
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Thanks for the info! [thumbsup]simonster said:i've tried them all. i used to carry both a clear and dark visor if i thought i might get caught out at night. wearing a dark visor at night is pretty dangerous.
the fog city hyper optiks and the other insert are completely worthless as photochromatic lenses. they're too dark and night, and not dark enough in the daytime.
there's actually a new technology that the big helmet manufacturers have licensed (arai, shoei, hjc, etc.) where visors can be made with real photochromatic functionality built in. i think in the past the issue was the real photochromatic lenses had to be glass???
anyway, i suspect that the new technology allows plastic lenses to have real photochromatic functionality. i haven't read any updates about this technology since they did their press release about a year ago that the big helmet manufacturers had licensed their tech.
so, in the meantime, i ordered a caberg trip helmet with a flip-down dark visor like a pilot's helmet.
there are a few options there: schuberth, caberg, and nolan.
check out www.helmetharbor.com for products and reviews.
Cool! Please let us know! I tried a Scorpion Helmet on before, and it fits me pretty well.Kennylr said:Scorpion has one as well, I have yet to get mine because it is on back order... As soon as i get it i will let all know my opinion on it
Really? That's great news! Those helmets are really nice looking! If that is the case, then I will probably get the new Caberg. Thanks for sharing!simonster said:hmmm. i wonder if that new visor tech is available?!? the minute they have them for arai and/or shoei, i'm getting them. in the meantime, i'll check out the scorpion. those are good, inexpensive helmets!
taco, btw, the cabergs just got redesigned smaller. i measured my new caberg trip v2 race, and it's only 1/2" longer and about 1/3" wider. it's also only 0.5oz heavier than my arai corsair. i've heard the cabergs were ginormous in the past. i kinda like how my trip looks a bit funky.
yup. i'm not sure about the justissimo, but the trip v2 is the one i have. i was surprised by how light and relatively small it was, given all the gizmos, compared to my arai corsair, because i've always thought of the corsair as one of the lightest/smallest/sexiest helmets out there.TerribleTabo said:Really? That's great news! Those helmets are really nice looking! If that is the case, then I will probably get the new Caberg. Thanks for sharing!
BTW does the Caberg logo seem like it would come off easy?simonster said:yup. i'm not sure about the justissimo, but the trip v2 is the one i have. i was surprised by how light and relatively small it was, given all the gizmos, compared to my arai corsair, because i've always thought of the corsair as one of the lightest/smallest/sexiest helmets out there.
looks like it works a lot better than the stupid fog city shield. the clear looks properly clear for night riding, and the dark looks just dark enough to work for the daytime, although i'd like to see it get darker. still, a reasonable trade-off for not having to carry an extra visor around.Kennylr said:The scorpion visor just came in yesterday! its not too dark but it looks like it will do what i want it to.