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suggestions for sunglasses

PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 3:06 pm
by MikayP
my most recent cycling sunglasses got rolled over by a chair (RIP), so im in need of a new pair. id prefer ones where there is no top rim or very small since i have a TT bike and often have to look through the upper part of the sunglasses. also the cheaper the better, i go through them relatively quickly

Re: suggestions for sunglasses

PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 3:39 pm
by Herbsman
Try a tradesman's hardware store like whatever the US equivalent of Screwfix is... they sell pretty good protective glasses there. Very cheap and some are shaded with UV protection. I got mine from there - they might not look as good as Oakley Jawbones but I won't be too upset when they get lost or broken.

Re: suggestions for sunglasses

PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 4:30 pm
by fredrikw
If you get a pair that's designed for cycling you won't have any trouble with not being able to see properly when on your TT bike. From there it's all a matter of taste and budget. I have a pair of Rudy Project Rydon with photo chromatic lenses, quite expensive but worth it considering how much I have used them. Worth mentioning is that I'm quite careful with my stuff, so I rarely have accidents where they would be ruined.

Re: suggestions for sunglasses

PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:25 pm
by Mr. Cleetus
If you ride in the rain much or sweat like a beast (like I do) I cannot recommend hydrophobic lenses enough - a huuuge improvement for me. I think as long as you stay away from some of the fat Oakleys, you'll be able to see when down in your bars. I received some cheapo glasses for free from Pro Bike Kit when I ordered a helmet recently and they came with about 6 different sets of lenses - might be worth checking those out. I don't use them when I'm riding my TT bike, but they'd be good.