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    Cycling Sun Glasses! Which are cool?

    Ok fellas I needs more learnin......... :|

    Teach me about cycling sunglasses, the types of lenses and vision protection it gives you, and some of the popular brands and styles. Some links and pics would be nice too.

    Oh, and can those types of sunglasses be made for prescription lens like regular glasses? And how much money are we talking about here? Post some pics with ya cool cycling sunglasses on to show off if ya want.

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    IMO jacket style lenses with some-what rimless frames are best.(take a look at oakley M-frames for a good example) They allow for a wide field of vision and give max protection.

    some brands that seem to be popular here:

    Oakley
    Smith
    Rudy Project

    Edit: Most Oakleys and Rudy projects run $100 - $150. They can have custom prescription lenses made. Smith, I'm not sure about.

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    Cool I will check those out.

    But keep posting people I still need more info.

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    I have sunglasses I bought at Wal-Mart. IMHO "cycling" sunglasses are overated and waaaay overpriced.
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    yea i got a pair of 15 dollor ones i got from a fred myers works fine for me...

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    if you have eye insurance they will pay for prescription glasses.

    Thats what I did. Insurance = free sunglasses! yay!

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    Quote Originally Posted by StalkerZERO
    Ok fellas I needs more learnin......... :|

    Teach me about cycling sunglasses, the types of lenses and vision protection it gives you, and some of the popular brands and styles. Some links and pics would be nice too.

    Oh, and can those types of sunglasses be made for prescription lens like regular glasses? And how much money are we talking about here? Post some pics with ya cool cycling sunglasses on to show off if ya want.
    I use Bolle Paroles, great fit, aero, great protection from wind and debris, and they look cool. Also, they will take a prescription insert if you happen to wear glasses.
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    This is all you need to know..........Flea market,foaley,cheap,cool.
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    check out this place:

    www.sportsvisionbend.com

    I've bought a few pairs of sunglasses from them and got great prices (no tax, free shipping over $100).

    I wear either Oakley Half Jackets or Oakley XX Twenty. I really good about keeping glasses in good shape and find that NOTHING beats a good pair of comfortable, polarized lenses on a really bright day.

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    I've got a pair of Coyotes from Nashbar with 3 sets of interchangeable lenses for only 25 bux

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    I prefer orange or 'driving\shooting' tinting, or very light color as I need to see as well as well as cut the glare.

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    Nice! Whom and $?

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    Rudy project ketyum's. Too much, but they're worth every penny. Makes the ergonomics on oakley's look like a joke.

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    I think MSRP on those is like $220.

    I want to get some, but insurance only covers $150. Oh well...

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    I went the cheap route for starters, Performance Cygnus. I'll get better shades in the future. I like that they're cheap, doesn't worry me much to fling them around or ding them up. One problem is I have a large head and the set of lenses were not shaped properly. I filed a couple of them into shape but there's one set that will always pop out when I try to put the frames around my helmet straps. Really a pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forum*rider
    I think MSRP on those is like $220.

    I want to get some, but insurance only covers $150. Oh well...
    Can't you pay the rest out of your own pocket? It's not such a bad deal then. The venting and fit are almost dead on for my weird shaped face.

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    I wear Oakley jackets during the sun and a pair of oakley dartboards with the titanium clear lenses at night. I'm going to pick up a pair of tofosi or something...cryogenic picked up a pair with a case and THREE sets of lenses for 60 bucks and they're polycarbonate lenses. Same as oakley...I'll be heading there soon
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    I just use a pair of prescription glasses with transition lenses, which darken (not a whole lot, and they dont cover my whole eyes). Not the best situation, but my parents only paid for a set of regular glasses, and I decided against buying some fancy shades which I couldn't even use a prescription with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid
    Can't you pay the rest out of your own pocket? It's not such a bad deal then. The venting and fit are almost dead on for my weird shaped face.
    I could.

    But I'm a cheap bastard who likes getting free stuff(I know, it's technically not free.). So I'll just get the kerosenes or something.

    Or if I really want them I may just suck it up and pay the $70. Just may be worth it if they can fit my lumpy head perfectly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forum*rider
    I could.

    But I'm a cheap bastard who likes getting free stuff(I know, it's technically not free.). So I'll just get the kerosenes or something.

    Or if I really want them I may just suck it up and pay the $70. Just may be worth it if they can fit my lumpy head perfectly.
    that's how I felt about the Giro Atmos...everyone asked how I justified the price...simple, it fits me like a glove. Things that are necessary, helmet, eye protection, gloves, I just don't see the point in "budgeting" on these items if you're getting what you WANT and not what kinda works.
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    YES, justification to spend more money! Just what I need

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    OMG Cool STuff people!

    Got alot to research now. However, still got questions.....
    What would you suggest for someone with prescription glasses? Would you suggest I use a clip on or a sunglasses lens specifically prescribed for my vision?
    And whatever type you suggest also specify a brand.

    And what if your on a budget? Like say $100.00 maybe $150.00. Or how about a great great deal somewhere on the net?

    edit: I understand as well some things you just have to pay the best for and you can't avoid that. Lets just say I don't want to pay a fortune and at the same time I'm not interested in paying $20 bucks for something at walmart.

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    Rudy Projects have a design that allows for jacket lenses with a place for insertion of prescript lenses. Keeps the look slick. Otherwise you'll be looking at a fairly flat lense, prescript lenses can't be curved that greatly or something, or atleasty they don't when I wanted them 5 years ago
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    Quote Originally Posted by PWRDbyTRD
    Rudy Projects have a design that allows for jacket lenses with a place for insertion of prescript lenses. Keeps the look slick. Otherwise you'll be looking at a fairly flat lense, prescript lenses can't be curved that greatly or something, or atleasty they don't when I wanted them 5 years ago
    Possibly they can now.
    I know my current glasses lens couldn't be made as thin as it is now several years ago. Perhaps my prescription can be made into those curved shapes of those performance sunglasses brands.
    Any cyclists here with prescription lens? What kind of vision problem you've got and what kind of sunglasses do you own? :|

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