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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-15-2011, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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Riding into the bliding sun - advice sought

Sunblocker or Super-Visor testimonials...?

Hello all.

I recently started a new job and find myself riding directly into the sun on both legs of my trip. I wear a full-face helmet, and can tip my head a little to reduce some of the blinding effects (I do wear some great sunglasses which help a LITTLE), but I was thinking it sure would be nice to be able to have something like the sun visor on a car or truck, but didn't think there were any options for full-face street helmets.

I did some Internet searches and found the 2 products mentioned in the title of this post. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with either of them, or maybe even some other ideas of how to deal with the blinding sun?

It seems to me that the Sunblocker is basically just like a tint strip, or some type of shading that would only mimic what sunglasses do. I could be wrong - that's why I'm asking here. As far as the Super Visor goes, it looks ok, but I am concerned that it is so large it may obstruct my vision a bit.

I would love to hear what you all have to say about this and appreciate your feedback. Happy - and safe - riding all

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During the day I wear sunglasses ...under my dark tinted visor. I also put a strip of plastic tape along the very top of the visor..(electrical tape works well)
...so I can tip my head down a bit and completely block the sun.

My clear visor has a strip of tinted tape at the top... Found a roll of colored transparent tape that works great and is enough to do about a hundred helmets for three bucks.

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Just depends on the time of year for me. Fall and spring I ride home heading straight west.

I had considered a tinted visor (full face helmet) but I ride in when it's dark and don't like the idea of not seeing then, or carrying two visors. Thought about getting a Scorpion EXO 1000 or the new 500 with the retractable visor, but wonder how they'd work when you're already wearing sunglasses.

So far, it's just been squinting and tilting my head down.

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Dirt helmets have a built in visor.

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I'm with you man. I ride east on the way to work and west on the way home. I wear shades under my clear visor but for some reason when I tip my head down, a shadow comes over my eyes with just my normal full face on. Maybe there's a full face out there that has a little removable visor like the half helmets have. Might be worth a look...
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Dirt helmets have a built in visor.
I remember the old Bell helmets you could snap a small visor on to it. My dirt helmet would probably snap my neck if the the wind caught it just right.

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LOL...If you lived in the UK,,then you wouldn't have that problem. We get a good 3 to 4 days of sunshine a YEAR. Honest.

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Electrochromic visor, turns from clear to dark at the push of a button:

http://www.webbikeworld.com/r4/e-tin...-tint-mx-8.htm

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I wear a helmet that has flip down shades. In those blinding sunlight hours, both way commute for me as well, I wear yellow tinted sunglasses under the built in shades.

It works great for me, and no clearance issue at all.

This is the Helmet I wear

P.S. - The bluetooth sucks for phone calls at any speed over 30mph, but is great for listening to pandora radio or other music sources through my phone

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Like the e tint, until I saw the price.

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