Mountain Biking - Goggles?
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02-14-07, 01:55 PM
Are there any differences in goggles for MTB and ski/snowboard?
02-14-07, 01:56 PM
Ski googles have orange lens, and take to wet conditions better.
02-14-07, 01:56 PM
Can anyone recommend a pair for freeriding?
02-14-07, 02:00 PM
I use a cheap pair of Oaklys. They were $60 bucks and they do great. They might offer you a pair that are fog free. The cheap pairs do the same thing, just when you are riding.
Just remeber to take them off and put them away from your mouth. Because you do not want to get them fogged up and have to use your fingers, because then you will scratch the lens.
Ski goggles almost all have some tinting that are not ideal for your light conditions. You'll want clear or something glare-cutting. MX goggles are fine. Smiths, Oakleys, etc. are expensive. Scott makes some real budget MX goggles but you did not hear that from me. My personal preferrence is Dirty Dog (http://www.dirtydogcanada.com/):) from New Zealand.
02-14-07, 03:47 PM
I use snowboard goggles myself, but if it isn't cold out (i.e. enough to fog them), Moto goggles are probably a more scratch-resistant choice.
Plus, you can use tear-offs. And who doesn't want that?
I use Oakley O-Frames in snow camo (I am so hardocre man). The best lenses I have used were an orange iridium lens. In the bright light they cut out glare and in the shadows they really highlighted any variations in the ground. Not only were they good to wear, they looked awsome. However standard clear lenses are easily good enough.
Different goggles have different shapes (some take your helmet with you when you get them to make sure they fit well). Also the main difference between Snow and Dirt goggles are that snow goggles have more ventilation to stop fogging and they also have double layer lenses to stop fogging.
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