What sunglasses do you use for riding?

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  1. Verve2

    Verve2 New Member

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    I find clip-ons leave a gap at the top between the glasses and the helmet visor. Lately I've been using large over-glasses polarized sunglasses that work really well - I get 0 intrusion at the top. I don't even lose any significant peripheral view since these particular ones actually have lenses at the sides.

    What do you use?

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  2. Mr. Beanz

    Mr. Beanz Well-Known Member

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    Oakley M frames. Had them since 2005 I'm guessing. Beat up, finish on frames is thrashed but I love them as they have no frame around the outer and lower edges. That really impairs my vision for some reason. I could not use those you posted in the OP.

    I do replace my lens every couple of years by contacting Oakley and getting a replacement lens for a good price. O have tried new models and they suck imo, not into thick frames and radio in my ear scene. :D

    I have a big nose so it's hard to fit and I hate looking for new glasses.

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  3. Verve2

    Verve2 New Member

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    Will they fit over glasses?
     
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    Mr. Beanz Well-Known Member

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    I don't think so.

    I didn't realize you were looking for something to fit over glasses.
     
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    zipp2001 Well-Known Member

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    I've been using rx rudy projects.
     
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    maander` New Member

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    Cheap as chips safety glasses by Bolle. You can even buy them with perscription inserts.
     
  7. Verve2

    Verve2 New Member

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    Looking at everything - seeing what people use. Those Oakleys look super light. The over-glasses pair I'm currently using aren't bad as far as weight/comfort but who knows, I might consider contacts.
     
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  8. Froze

    Froze Well-Known Member

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    don't get crazy with high priced sunglasses, those high priced jobs use plastic lenses which scratch pretty easily then you have to get another lens which for the high prices glasses will cost more then a new mid level pair of sunglasses. I went with Tifosi because the replacement lenses are cheap, but they have high quality lenses with no distortion.

    We're in a sport where all these companies that make products for cycling put on at least 1000% surcharge onto certain things like sunglasses. Oakleys, as well as others are made mostly in China and they get them for about $1 each.

    There are other good low cost glasses that have gotten rave reviews like the Ryders Via Photochromic; Zeal Optics Penny Lane; Rudy Project Tralyx; and Smith Pivlock Arena.
     
  9. Ashley Gray

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    I use Uvex Sportsyle 116. It's great because It comes with two compatible replacement lenses in mirror orange and clear. In this way, you can perfectly adapt the glasses to the prevailing light conditions.
     
  10. DenisP

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    While I'd consider myself a cycling enthusiast, I'm not really as enthusiastic when it comes to road cycling, and therefore don't really wear what one would consider your typical cyclist attire.

    I'm a mountain biker, so when I head out into the forest for a ride, I wear my typical hiking equipment, and that includes my Ray Ban sunglasses.

    I got tired of buying cheap sunglasses that would constantly break on me, so I decided to go a bit more expensive and pick up a pair of Ray Ban Wayfarer sunglasses. Typical, cheap glasses would last me two or three months at most, but I've had my Ray Bans for the last four years and couldn't be happier. I consider them my all-purpose sunglasses.
     
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