Cycling sunglasses. Any suggestions?

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Cycling sunglasses. Any suggestions?

Postby on-yer-bike » Wed Mar 11, 2009 21:52 pm

I've seen some Oakley Radar Path Black Iridium sunglasses I quite like. Are they good? They are pricey. Is there anything else I should look at? I wear prescription sunglasses at the moment and they are causing me to have to bend my head back too far to see through the lenses. My plan is to go back to contact lenses with these Oakleys or something...

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Postby Wappygixer » Wed Mar 11, 2009 22:00 pm

I've just bought some Radar paths and the best glasses I've had since I bought my old M frames.
The new coating on them helps loads in poor wet weather as it just run s right off the lenses.
I get zero wind blowing behind the lenses which is good for me as I wear contacts lenses to and too much wind dries then out.
They are expensive but the clarity of the lenses is second to none.
Buy them and you wont be disappointed
I got mine from this guy
Glasses are genuine and he's a reliable seller,it is a bit iffy buying off Ebay but with the amount he's selling Ebay would have pulled the plug a long while ago if they were fakes
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Postby rjh299 » Wed Mar 11, 2009 22:03 pm ... um=froogle

I've got these red and white Radars with polarized lenses. Awesome glasses. Pay the extra money, you only need one pair of glasses and should last few years really.

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Postby softlad » Wed Mar 11, 2009 22:38 pm

I bought two sets of sport glasses from Aldi recently - each comes with a carry case and interchangeable yellow, smoke and clear lenses - all for less than £4 each. I couldn't decide which style I preferred, so I bought both...

They look good and they work perfectly well...

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Postby GavH » Thu Mar 12, 2009 01:21 am

Go to eBay and search for 'ESS' and save yourself a few bob.

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Postby giant man » Thu Mar 12, 2009 07:53 am

Aldi +1 - Love Oakleys of course but to me £3.99 pair, lasting nearly two years now, makes more sense. And they have been dropped. And they're fine.

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Postby maddog 2 » Thu Mar 12, 2009 08:22 am

currently using Adidas Shield which are excellent. Light, rimless, good lenses, not cheap at RRP but you can pick them up cheaper.
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Postby kevinharley » Thu Mar 12, 2009 08:40 am

Probably the opposite end of the price spectrum to what you are looking at, but these are perfectly good, and good value too: ... 360021749/

and these are similar, have an additional set of lenses, and are only £14.99 ... 360036389/

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Postby DomPro » Thu Mar 12, 2009 09:31 am

Bolle Contour ESP from eBay @ £7 - 10/10
Shazam !!

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Postby fnegroni » Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:48 am

DomPro wrote:Bolle Contour ESP from eBay @ £7 - 10/10

+2 (I have the clear lenses version too)

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Postby dilemna » Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:21 pm

I wouldn't waste your money buying expensive sunglasses. There are loads of cheaper alternatives as previous posters have said which are just as good. I bought some genuine RayBands (Bosche and Lamb) £100 about 10 years ago that I thought suitable for cycling. They were good but within three months had got scratched depsite me being very precious with them. Then I stood on them whilst coming down the stairs - crack. So now I buy only cheap or cheaper glasses that are perfectly good.

My favs are the Madison D'Arc collapsibles. £29.99 for the frame and a set of three interchangeable lenses - clear, dark and orange. If you want individual a local LBS in Cambridge does dark or clear for £13 each with bike club discount 10% on top which makes for £11.70. I bought 3 pairs at once as I'm always losing them. They have soft carry cases as well. Of the 3 I bought two years ago I still haven't lost the first pair so have x2 as insurance for when I do. Cannot go wrong. BTW the Madison glass/plastic lenses are excellent and the style is open frame so no blindspots on either side or under neath when looking around and behind. Plus they are collapsible, did I say that already? Really easy to assemble and robust.
Hope this helps.

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Postby Harp » Thu Mar 12, 2009 15:13 pm

Pro Bike Kit to great glasses with interchangeable lenses.

I have a pair with 5 lenses, box , soft bag all for £14.95 DELIEVRED !!

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Postby sportbilly1976 » Thu Mar 12, 2009 15:43 pm

+1 for the Aldi ones......

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Postby ride_whenever » Thu Mar 12, 2009 15:59 pm

I'm so fond of my tifosi ones that I'm planning on buying another pair again polarising but this time also light sensitive, for cycling when i next see the distributor.

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Postby Robmanic1 » Thu Mar 12, 2009 16:04 pm

BBB's are good, I have the Sprinter's, cant remember where from though.
Pictures are better than words because some words are big and hard to understand.

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Postby Flasher » Thu Mar 12, 2009 16:55 pm

Robmanic1 wrote:BBB's are good, I have the Sprinter's, cant remember where from though.

Me too, 20 quid from dotbike 8)

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Postby Robmanic1 » Thu Mar 12, 2009 16:57 pm

Flasher wrote:
Robmanic1 wrote:BBB's are good, I have the Sprinter's, cant remember where from though.

Me too, 20 quid from dotbike 8)

Yes! I got the ones with the sheckshy blue lenses, very nyshe! 8)
Pictures are better than words because some words are big and hard to understand.

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Postby cougie » Thu Mar 12, 2009 17:20 pm

Never seen RayBANs advertised for cycling ?

I've had Oakleys for decades now. OK - they are pricey - but you look after them better and they work so well. Plus if you do break them - you get good customer care.

Radars are great - even better than the M Frames.

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Postby bobpzero » Thu Mar 12, 2009 19:20 pm

stuff i have wouldnt be available anymore - rudy project ekynox, briko lucifier & (well except the) specialized miura. id say go for the oakley radars, this review might be worth a look

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Postby barrybaines » Thu Mar 12, 2009 21:39 pm

If you need prescription lenses why don'y you just get Oakley to do you some lenses instead of going to contacts? Not sure of the cost but they are supposed to be pretty good.

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