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MTBing shades??
« on: September 10, 2009, 06:59:38 PM »
I currently have to wear contacts when I ride so I can see where I am going but... when I hit the higher speeds or a good wind picks up my contacts shift and I am momentarily blind.

So... I am looking at getting some cycling sunglasses to help divert that wind....  Anyone recommend something that works well with all the sudden changes in shadows/ bright light etc and is good at not fogging up?

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Re: MTBing shades??
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2009, 08:40:19 PM »
You can get a good light durable pair of Tifosi glasses with multiple lenses for 50.00

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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2009, 09:45:29 PM »
You can get a good light durable pair of Tifosi glasses with multiple lenses for 50.00

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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2009, 11:05:33 PM »
or you can get the best eye protection...Oakley

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Re: MTBing shades??
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2009, 07:39:33 AM »
or you can get the best eye protection...Oakley

I would rather not drop $$ on some Oakley's.

I like the Tifosi's... What is the best color lens for Mtbing?
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Re: MTBing shades??
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2009, 07:40:50 AM »
or you can get the best eye protection...Oakley

I would rather not drop $$ on some Oakley's.

I like the Tifosi's... What is the best color lens for Mtbing?

Clear or a light yellow/orange.
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Re: MTBing shades??
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2009, 08:15:34 AM »
or you can get the best eye protection...Oakley


I would rather not drop $$ on some Oakley's.

I like the Tifosi's... What is the best color lens for Mtbing?


I understand that - I just hate putting price tag on what my eyes are worth to protect.

Another thing to consider is how humid it is in FL - if you don't get lens that are vented and even better "Hydrophobic"

http://www.oakley.com/video/hydrophobic/drops_30_720x486.mov?1172248974

http://www.oakley.com/video/hydrophobic/marker_480x400.mov?1172255562

as far as color goes:

what Bill said - Clear, Yellow or persimmon  for MTBing

you can go to

http://www.oakley.com/innovation/optical_superiority/lens_tints

 and change scene to trail/forrst and see what mtb trails will look like through different colors - it lets you see the difference between naked eye and individual colors. 

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Re: MTBing shades??
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2009, 08:31:42 AM »
The Tifosi glasses are well ventilated my latest pair came with a lightly shaded pair also that I can use all day as well as on the trails nothing against the Oakley but these are just as good and the shop sells a lot of them
over the Oakley(we carry both) they sell themselves

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Re: MTBing shades??
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2009, 08:34:42 AM »
I wear contacts too and I know what you are talking about.  Riding in hard rain or mud is just a no go.  Going downhill fast (specially up north) is just impossible without glasses.  Whatever glasses you get try to get the ones that change tint intensity as you ride on bright light or in low light condition.  Multiple lenses are okay but you don't have time to change the lense in mid-ride.  Instead get ones with adaptalite (specilized) or photochromic lense. Ventilation is a MUST!  Also look at the time the lenses take to get brighter or darker. 

I had the Tifosi Dalomites and are great for road.  But for MTB, the lense intensity did not change fast enough on the trails when going from open trail to fully tree covered shade.  I settled for the Specialized Half Time but now looking at the Oakley Radars as I need to get with the times.
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« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2009, 08:54:10 AM »
nothing against the Oakley but these are just as good

do the magic marker test or the water test - you will change your mind

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« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2009, 08:55:52 AM »
Oakley Radars as I need to get with the times.

I have both those and the jawbones - I like the radars a LOT for MTBing - you get a better field of vision

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Re: MTBing shades??
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2009, 09:07:38 AM »
Oakley Radars as I need to get with the times.

I have both those and the jawbones - I like the radars a LOT for MTBing - you get a better field of vision
You spend too much money in gear and bike bling!!!

You have the Radar Range right?  I am interested on the smaller Radar Pitch or the Path... Asian fit.  But can't afford the $160 right now.   $160 will feed my kids for a couple of weeks.

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« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2009, 09:13:07 AM »
Oakley Radars as I need to get with the times.

I have both those and the jawbones - I like the radars a LOT for MTBing - you get a better field of vision
You spend too much money in gear and bike bling!!!

You have the Radar Range right?  I am interested on the smaller Radar Pitch or the Path... Asian fit.  But can't afford the $160 right now.   $160 will feed my kids for a couple of weeks.

get up with pro edge - he can get you the best price on Oakley stuff

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Re: MTBing shades??
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2009, 11:06:45 AM »
Tim,
I have a set of photochromic Gatorz Wraptors and they're pretty much the best sun glasses I've ever had. I use them for biking, running, and every day driving. Since they're photochromic you don't have to worry about being blind when you go from sunny areas to shaded areas and I've never had them slip off my face. Check em out.

http://www.gatorz.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage_im.tpl&product_id=26&category_id=7&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=1


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