Can anyone recommend a reasonably priced (under $40) pair of sunglasses that would be good for cycling (aerodynamic) but not dark? Essentially I am looking for a relatively clear set of glasses that will keep the bugs out of my eyes, prevent me from piling into a tree when I get into the shade, and preferrably have some modicum of style.
wiley x makes some good wrap arounds, and they are ballistic rated-you can find them on Ebay, usually military surplus. Gargoyles are ok, too.Both brands have interchangeable lenses as well (gray, clear, and amber, usually) I wear a 3+ year old pair of Oakley XLJ half jackets (interchangeable lenses) so while mine weren't 40.00, ive had them a lot longer than any 40.00 sunglasses Ive owned so it works out.
If you are looking for something to cut the glair and you still want to see in the shade I would try yellow lenses. I first started using them for fog and snow but now they are my favorite sunglasses. They even work well if you forget to remove them when you go inside.
I get my riding glasses at the larger hardware stores. The ones used by the landscapers. They have sporty/ aerodynamic looks and there are clear lenses and dark reflective lenses. They claim to be shatter-proof and protective for most flying debris.
Check out these. I bought the Torrid model but looks like Nashbar is out of them. Probably the best cheapest sunglasses I have even owned.
My vision is already marginal so I usually spend big bucks on sunglasses to get clear vision. No need to spend the big bucks with these babies.
These will do a great job for you as far as eye protection goes. They are polycarbonate plastic
Originally Posted by SJFL
which means they'll stop rocks/pebbles others won't. I strongly suggest this brand for known
all 'round great safe performance for cheap.:thumb:
My last 2 pairs are not 40.00, but they are only $60.00 and have optics equal to glasses of 3x their price. Things like decentered lenses, etc.
Tifosi Optics, I use the pave model. You can get them in clear, tinted, or photochromatic that change as light changes.
You can even check out their athletes page and see other cyclists use em, for that 'look like a pro' feeling, lol.
+2 on the Tifosi. Nashbar had them for $40. Interchangeable lenses. I've had mine for about 3 years and use them on the bicycle and motorcycle. I broke the clear lense and needed new temple pads and nose pads and Tifosi sent them to me for FREE. I was impressed.
+1 on Tifosi as well. Have a pair that are about 5-7years old, one of the nose pads fell out and went awol. Contacted them, email pic of my frames, they id'd and sent a pair of nose pads n/c. Guaranteed for life. Verrrrrrrrrrrry impressive.
Originally Posted by one_beatnik