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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.
    Last edited by Cablestein; 07-28-10 at 02:32 PM.

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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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