Cycling sunglasses. Any suggestions?

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weeve
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Postby weeve » Thu Mar 12, 2009 21:43 pm

Bolle ESP Spider "safety" glasses from Ebay.....also do dark lenses in other models
UK6 and when my Mrs hit the deck at 30+ mph she bent back two teeth, badly fxcked a 1500quid Look frame, cracked a helmet and these glasses showed the evidence of what would have been a blind woman - an unbelievable day out as we had an hours cycle along a coastal path in NL to get to a dentist then a hospital

Since then have bought a box of 10 for 50 odd quid and dont go without them

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Postby COVEC » Wed Mar 25, 2009 18:22 pm

Any users of the Oakley Flak Jacket XLJ's out there? I fancy getting a pair as they are a good bit cheaper than the Radar's at the moment and do not look as wide at the arms either, if you are an owner how do you get on with them?

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GemmaAtkinson1
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Postby GemmaAtkinson1 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 19:12 pm

i picked up some specialized san remo glass in the evans sale for £25 recently, they might astill have them

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Postby mrushton » Wed Mar 25, 2009 21:08 pm

+1 for the Radars but I'm not convinced that a 'flexible' piece of plastic is the ideal way to hold the lens in place. I still like my M and Pro-M Frames, but if you are going to go down the Oakley route why not wait for the new 'jawbone' which has a neat lens change system that also looks more substantial than the older retention systems.

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Postby cougie » Wed Mar 25, 2009 23:20 pm

I've had my M frames for 8 years or more now - never had a problem with them - so frame isnt a problem. I think it might be if you swap lenses a lot - but I dont - I have the M frames with a yellow lens in, and my radars for sunnier days.

Jawbone looks a bit too freaky at the moment. May grow on me though.

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Postby STEFANOS4784 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 23:29 pm

Sorry to hijack a thread slightly but are theses worth the bother?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Kuota-Multi-Lens- ... 240%3A1318

they're always on ebay urt cant help but think they're probaby rubbish considering the price :?

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Postby Barkiesnake » Thu Mar 26, 2009 06:27 am

I bought a pair of Pro-lite Rovigo's from CRC last month and they are excellent. 5 sets of lenses, all polarising and all uv400 protection, complete with hard case and cleaning cloth.
Price an AMAZING £22.99 including P+P and was delivered next day.

Recommended? you bet.
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Not Another Hill
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Postby Not Another Hill » Thu Mar 26, 2009 18:49 pm

Aren't you all being a bit optimistic?

If last summer's anything to go by, my sunglasses will remain firmly in their box :)

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Postby STEFANOS4784 » Thu Mar 26, 2009 19:03 pm

Not Another Hill wrote:Aren't you all being a bit optimistic?

If last summer's anything to go by, my sunglasses will remain firmly in their box :)


Sop cursing it :wink:

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Postby on-yer-bike » Fri Mar 27, 2009 16:28 pm

Thanks for all the advice. I went for Radars with Iridium lenses and smoke frame because they suited me the best and the lens are very good. The Flack Jackets were good but not as high. I can't see why the lens holding system would be a problem.


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