One of my regrets with buying my first helmet is that I didn’t understand the style that I wanted yet, and didn’t get a more race style one.
I got a Shoei GT-Air II, mainly because I thought Shoei were a reputable brand and the price was at the higher end which gave me confidence. I was (and somewhat still am) a biking n00b.
To help me love my helmet more, I thought I’d get a tinted visor to give it more of a race feel. I love the AGV race helmets (@Jay the one in your profile pic is ).
Cost £80, but thought fuck it I’ve got the thing for another four years so why not. But… after my first use, I made a really stupid decision to try wipe off some rain drop residue with kitchen towel and my breath… and scratched it .
I later read that this is a big no no. You should soak your visor to soften debris/bugs. It seemed to happen so easy! I applied little pressure. I’ve cleaned my clear visor in a harsher way before and it’s fine!
Are all tinted visors like this?
Lesson learned and I’ll be a lot more careful in the future, especially as this was a high price to pay for the lesson. But it feels like you have to be super gentle with these tinted ones. I’m scared to clean it again!
It’s pretty hard to get them to show up on camera, and to be fair, they are slightly subtle. I can still see them when wearing it though