Where to get/What to get good cycling sunglasses

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  1. bobbyOCR

    bobbyOCR New Member

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    After some recent searching to no avail, I have come to the conclusion that my Rudy glasses were stolen or I lost them. I'd prefer to think they were stolen. So, I need to cancel plans for campy parts in order to get glasses and so my question is.....

    What glasses to get (have to be under $150USD) and where to get them from. I have found Rudy Ekynox SX for $130AUD and Ekynox multilaser for $140.
     
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  2. Bro Deal

    Bro Deal New Member

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    I have a pair of the Ekynox SXes. I like them along with all the Rudys I have. I like the Rydon better because you don't have to turn you head as far as you do with the SXes when looking backward. I don't know about Austalia, but you can get the Rydons for about $110 USD.

    The Ketyum are also nice but they cost more than $150.
     
  3. Walrus

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    I wear Oakley Zero, they're very light, comfortable, and a little different to the standard.
     
  4. Rockslayer

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    I usually sit on, drop, step on, scratch my sunnies withing a few months. Thankfully never had any stole or lost them. Got tired of paying the bucks for bling.. I bought a pair of Serfas Traitors with 4 shades of lenses. $79AUD they do the trick and I don't have to worry about them if I lose or damage them. [​IMG] I actually like them more than the others I have paid 3-4 times as much for.
     
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    "stolen" reminds me of a Jeff Foxworthy comedy skit; men never lose things they get stolen. One thing for sure if you do find them they'll be in the last place you looked:p

    Nashbar has the Smith Frontline for around $40 which are pretty decent shades for the money. Only one lens for that price but Smith does offer other color lenses if you so desire. With the money you save you can pick up 2 others and still stay within budget.

    JS
     
  6. DamianM

    DamianM New Member

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    I had a set of those too. I liked them a lot, but I found that my sweat ate away at the glue that attached the rubber bits on the bridge. I had to reglue them every month or two.
    I just replaced with them with some BBB Winners (the Tom Boonen ones) for about the same price, and I like them even more.
     
  7. Sci-Fi

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    May sound odd, but I wear these $13.00 safety/sunglasses:

    http://www.safetyglassesinc.com/Saf...lympic-Flame-Gold-Mirror-Lens-Safety-Glasses/

    http://www.safetyglassesinc.com/Saf...esson-Magnum-3G-Black-Frame-Gold-Mirror-Lens/

    Light and stylish and does the job of protecting your eyes from the sun and from any kicked up rocks/debris. Both brands have nose pieces that seems to mold to your nose and keeps its position rather well...the SW is better at it though. If lost or stolen, I'm not out a lot of cash and can order another pair or 2. They come in different lens colors/shades, so you can get whatever lens you are most comfortable with. Even the HD sunglasses are selling for $10 on eBay:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Harley-Davidson...3846559QQihZ011QQcategoryZ11902QQcmdZViewItem

    But it's your money.
     
  8. bobbyOCR

    bobbyOCR New Member

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    They are definitely gone regardless. They were not found in the only method of transport I used to get from Perth back to Bunbury (200km). I thought about Zeros, they look quite good. I tried a pair of BBB glasses but my sweat made the glue dissolve and I lost a nosepad in a mtb race. I made another out of foam rubber but then the other one ell outand I gave up.
     
  9. Ian179

    Ian179 New Member

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    Have a look at Probikekit in the UK, they have Prorace Sunglasses for AU$51.00 delivered, good service, you have them within 4-5 days.
    http://www.probikekit.com/display.php?cat=Sunglasses&PHPSESSID=fd5d899f9517bf033198efaa69cf6c51

    Cheers

    Avanti Team Carbonio 06 - 6730grms
     
  10. Eldron

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    Gotta second that - BBB make awesome glasses at a reasonable price.

    The white frame paint is coming off in a few places though...
     
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    I need a pair too, but I find that most glasses available out there do not fit my big head :eek: They are all too tight and would end up giving me headache. Do any of you have any difficulty finding the right size? The problem is that they all seem to come in one size.
     
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    You my try the safety glasses for landscapers sold at your home store. In the US HomeDepot has various reasonably stylish choices for US$10. If I lose or trash them, they are easy to replace.
     
  14. benkoostra

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    I get my sunglasses at TARGET for about $15 USD. They work great at blocking out sunlight, which I'm pretty sure is their intended purpose.

    If I spend more than that, I'll be bothered when I inevitable lose them.
     
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    I have a set of zeros that I love, and ride in quite often. The downside is they are black iridium, so on bright sunny days are perfect but useless commuting in winter, racing on overcast or rainy days etc.

    I've also got a set of M Frames, actually my second set, the first lasted about 5 years of abuse until the bridge cracked and I replaced (and still retained use of the lenses I had). I use the clear and G28 lenses a lot in winter and a set of vented iridium lenses that I use a lot when it's bright out.

    My vote goes for M Frames.

    --brett
     
  17. alienator

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    You can't go wrong with Rudy. I wear Kerosenes and luv 'em very much.
     
  18. xtrainer

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    One brand you also should check is Tifosi (www.tifosioptics.com). I have some experience of their cycling spesific Pave Fototec glasses and for me they have worked really well. The glasses have also received thumbs up from the ProCycling magazine.
     
  19. bobbyOCR

    bobbyOCR New Member

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    I agree. I am thinking about going for another set of Kalyos, in black this time. I am very particular about glasses. I hate riding without them, and feel uncomfortable if they aren't right. Rudy's fit system was spectacular so I loved them. The big lenses also hide the pain.
     
  20. Sci-Fi

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    Just to update...the S&W Magnum's are being discontinued...new links with lower pricing:
    http://www.tasco-safety.com/sglasses/sglasses02.html#b

    The Olympic Flame:
    http://www.tasco-safety.com/sglasses/sglasses03.html#oflci
     
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