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Old 03-27-04, 08:55 AM   #1
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Differences between Project Rudy Sunglasses.

Anyone familiar with the various models of Project Rudy Sunglasses. A local shop has a real deal on RPJ Moove model...The other top end models ( Ekynox, Kerosene, and Rydon) are more than twice the price. Is the extra cost worth the expense.? ..I see the Rydon's are metal frames.That I might find worth the cost.
I have considerable less expensive Bolle and Performance SUnglasses. I get tired of the plastic nosepieces deteorating and the rough edges of the plastic frames digging into my nose. They do not sell replacement parts...I glue the nosepieces together with wet suit glue...Only glue that seems to hold the plastic together for any length of time.
I suspect Rudy's are made well enough that I would have this problem.? Any other brand wrap around sun glasses you would recommend.
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Old 03-27-04, 09:54 AM   #2
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I have only the Kerosene model. The Rydons are very close in look and design IMO to the Kerosene - both are well-made, very adjustable frames (nose piece and arms adjust to the shape of your nose and ears).

Glasses and shoes are the two items you have to try on for comfort and looks, IMO - others' opinions aren't very helpful, except regarding adjustability and durability, because fashion and fit are such individual things.
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Anyone familiar with the various models of Project Rudy Sunglasses. A local shop has a real deal on RPJ Moove model...The other top end models ( Ekynox, Kerosene, and Rydon) are more than twice the price. Is the extra cost worth the expense.? ..I see the Rydon's are metal frames.That I might find worth the cost.
I have considerable less expensive Bolle and Performance SUnglasses. I get tired of the plastic nosepieces deteorating and the rough edges of the plastic frames digging into my nose. They do not sell replacement parts...I glue the nosepieces together with wet suit glue...Only glue that seems to hold the plastic together for any length of time.
I suspect Rudy's are made well enough that I would have this problem.? Any other brand wrap around sun glasses you would recommend.

I have had the Rudy projecr 2's for around 5 years now, and in fact have 2 pairs, just in case they ever stop making this model. Comfort is there in that Except for the tint on the lens, I do not even notice I am wearing them. At least one model of Rudy's range that I can recommend.
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Stapfam..Think there is any difference between the Project 2's, and the RP Mooves? They do not have all models at this store..Some have to be special ordered..Just wonder if twice the price in upgrade to the Rydon's is worth it?
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i had the Graal SX ... which i didnt think had the greatest built quality. in fact, i dont think any plastic/polycarbonate-y plastic seem worth their price... especially all Oakleys

ill just stick with alloy glasses
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I use the RB3. I like the flip lens feature so that I can wipe my eyes without completely taking off the glasses from my face.
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Stapfam..Think there is any difference between the Project 2's, and the RP Mooves? They do not have all models at this store..Some have to be special ordered..Just wonder if twice the price in upgrade to the Rydon's is worth it?
Can't really tell you, as I found the P-2's so comfortable that I have not bothered to try any others. Plus the fact, look at the Tour Dr France, and see what the riders wear on this. A surprisingly large number were wearing them last year.
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I see this is an old thread but I thought I'd give my feedback nonetheless.

I can't speak to the differences between Rudy Project models and specifically the RPJ Mooves. What I can say is I've owned the RPJ Moove glasses for six months now and am very pleased with them. They're light, durable, and have good sight lines. The only deficiency is easily solved; the earpiece rubber grips slide on and off so you should glue them down to avoid losing them.

The Rudy Project name only appears on the black hard case. The glasses have an RPJ logo in the middle (above the nose) and on each of the ear stems. My guess is Rudy Project created the RPJ product line to allow it to sell glasses at a lower price point, thereby broadening its market, without diluting its brand for more expensive glasses.

I'll go further to guess these glasses are made the same way and from the same technology foundation as other Rudy Project glasses so they're probably just as good. I own or have owned glasses by Oakley, Smith, Spy, and Performance, among many others, and I rate the RPJ Mooves up there with the best of them. They certainly get my "seal of approval" for value.

As for Performance glasses, despite no availability of replacements lenses or parts, I also consider these good values especially if you need a supplemental pair of glasses or two for night riding (keep a pair with clear lenses rather than trying to change lenses all the time). At $25-30 when they're on sale, if something does break, you just toss 'em and get new ones. The only Performance glasses I've purchase that aren't still in use by me got lost on a roller coaster ride.

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Toegnix..I did the same thing with the Performance glasses...You can purchase inserts...But, I do not change colored lenses...I find the little nub that snaps in/out of the frame breaks readily...I just bought an extra pair of frames and keep the lenses for twilight conditions in at all times... At first I was angry that Performance did not allow for replacement parts...But they are such a deal who cares..
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