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Old 07-28-10, 02:14 PM   #1
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Alternatives to Ryders brand cycling sunglasses?

Hi

Ryders has some good sunglasses, with some great features that I really like... but for what I pay for I don't feel like their plastic frames are up to snuff. http://www.ryderseyewear.com

I'm looking for other sunglasses brands, cycling or general sporting.

Any recommendations for sunglasses brands?

Features I'm looking for:
-Adjustable rubber nose support and side grips!

-The least amount of peripheral vision blockage (ie frameless bottom & sides)

-Highend lenses (assortment of colours, filters, photochromatic, etc)

-Sturdy frames: This is where I felt Ryders shades were lacking a bit. Why not metal frames? Flexy titanium frames like some regular glasses have? Why are they always flimsy plastic? I suppose the idea is people should take care of them, but after daily usage over years, that plastic is gonna break somewhere, somehow. Then I have to spend another $100 every 3 years?

I had some Ryders cycling glasses years ago, they were great, but sold them. I forgot why. Just want to shop more before spending bucks on them again.

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Old 07-28-10, 02:27 PM   #2
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Try dark safety glasses. Cheap, reliable and come in many styles.

http://www.safetyglassesusa.com/made-in-usa.html
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Oakley is an alternative, but so expensive... for what?
http://oakley.com

Another brand, Endura... any comments?
http://www.endura.co.uk/Dept.aspx?dept_id=138
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Aha Giro has a line now:
http://www.giro.com/en-us/products/sunglasses/

Any actual cycling models, or is it just sports fashion stuff?
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Another good source:
http://www.rudyprojectusa.com/produc...sses/index.htm

"As one of the last remaining "independent" sunglass companies in the world... our mission is simple - research, develop, apply and promote innovations to create comfortable, practical, stylish and cutting-edge product that meets the needs of even the most demanding athletes."
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