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    What kind of glasses do you wear???

    Shopping for some new sunglasses and was just wondering what everyone else on here is wearing. The shear myriad of choices is nearly overwhelming but im hoping maybe someone has something ive overlooked thus far.....

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    I have some new balance glasses that were $25 :/

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    I hear Serfas sunglasses are good. I have cheap $20 sunglasses from the LBS. I actually really like them, because they fit my narrow head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bomccorkle View Post
    Shopping for some new sunglasses and was just wondering what everyone else on here is wearing. The shear myriad of choices is nearly overwhelming but im hoping maybe someone has something ive overlooked thus far.....
    Bolle Parole system with Prescription Adapter. When you wear glasses you tend to be limited to wearing them, Sunglasses with an RX adapter or stick contacts on your eyeballs so you can pretend to be an average 20/20 sighted person and wear whatever you choose..
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    I've been fine using a $8 pair of 3M safety sunglasses, or Arena Flakjaks when the weather isn't so nice.

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    Sun glasses ? we have cloud cover out here, instead.

    Beer goggles
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    Prescription Wiley X p-17s with transitions

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    Regular prescription glasses with clip on sunglasses...if I remember to take them with me, the sunglasses that is.

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    Got a $20 pair of polarized glasses with magnafied reading section at the bottom from Wal-Mart. They're actually listed as "fishing sunglasses" but work great for riding.

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    Everyday Glasses: Ørgreen Ridley frame, Seiko Surmount progressive lenses
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    Oakley Radars! Thinking about some Jawbones, I like being able to change the lenses, both do so, and have had no problems with the Radars.
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    Rudy Project Kerosenes with a prescription insert. Great glasses.
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    Love my Rudy Project Horus with polarized lens and another set of clear lenses

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    Scattante Matrix from Performance. Comfortable and they never slip down on my nose like some glasses have. 3 sets of lenses. I prefer the grey smoked, but also keep the clear ones in my Camelbak for when I'm riding at dusk. Resaonably priced as well, often on sale for $30.
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    I have a bunch of sport-bike specific sunglasses, but I keep coming back to Maui Jim Sports, or MJS. Love the quality, weight and they never slip. Good on and off the bike. But, ... pricey.

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    I almost always wear Cudas polycarbonate safety glasses (search Amazon.com for "cudas safety glasses"). Under $10, good coverage, blocks UV, and hey, I need safety glasses for work anyway. I usually wear the clear ones, but they also have yellow-tint if you like that, and the dark ones are VERY dark and would be good for super-bright environments like summer desert.

    If they made a polarized medium-grey one, I'd be on cloud nine. But for about $7, I'll take what I can get.

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    Prescription. Costa Del Mar Eliminator.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bomccorkle View Post
    Shopping for some new sunglasses and was just wondering what everyone else on here is wearing....
    Please, make your question meaningful first. What we have so far is a "what color of your bike" kind of question.

    Are you looking for a cycling-specific sunglasses or any sunglasses? What are the specific requirements that made you ask the question? Normally people just go and buy whatever looks at them. Since you decided to ask, you must have something that prevents you from doing exactly that. What is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndreyT View Post
    Please, make your question meaningful first. What we have so far is a "what color of your bike" kind of question.

    Are you looking for a cycling-specific sunglasses or any sunglasses? What are the specific requirements that made you ask the question? Normally people just go and buy whatever looks at them. Since you decided to ask, you must have something that prevents you from doing exactly that. What is it?
    Hey guys, wait, Andrey isn't happy with the format of the question. I guess we were all answering for nothing. Thanks Andrey for setting the OP, and the rest of us, straight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebel1916 View Post
    Hey guys, wait, Andrey isn't happy with the format of the question. I guess we were all answering for nothing. Thanks Andrey for setting the OP, and the rest of us, straight.
    Er... Yeah, kinda... When people ask questions it means that they "aren't happy" with not knowing the answer. When people buy food it is because they "aren't happy" with being hungry. When people go to sleep at night it is because they "aren't happy" staying awake. Basically anything can be expressed in terms of "people aren't happy". To me it sounds bizarre, since I prefer to express myself differently, but if you insist I'll try the "not happy" approach. So here goes:

    In this particular case I'm indeed "not happy" with a question since it is not clear to me: I'm trying to find out whether it is 1) "help me choose glasses" kind of question or 2) "9-year-old girls having a chit-chat in the park" kind of question. When something is not clear to me, I prefer to ask, instead of jumping to conclusions. Oh, sorry... I meant: I'm "not happy" jumping to conclusions. I know that some people get irritated ("not happy"?) when they hear serious questions instead of sunny giggling in their morning-yap style chat, but that's just life.
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    The broader the question the more varied the answers...

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    Just wondering what all is out there and what others prefer. If that's okay. Maybe thought someone would have something they are fanatical about I havnt heard of. In other words, yes, it was meant to be a broad question.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyccommute View Post
    Rudy Project Kerosenes with a prescription insert. Great glasses.
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    I wear Tifosi Tyrants. I am half Japanese, and the features of my nose and cheekbones are asian, so I have a difficult time fitting most sunglasses; the bridge of my nose is too low and they slip down and hit my cheekbones. The Tifosis are nice because they have adjustable nose pads, and interchangeable lenses are nice. I spent like $65 on my first pair, but have realized that you can order them for like $35 on ebay, which really isn't bad. I keep breaking/losing them, so I have a large supply of various lenses, which has sort of successfully locked me into this model frame.

    I'd love to try asian fit Oakleys but no one ever has them in stock in a real store. I definitely need to try something like that out before dropping ridiculous buco bucks.

    I also want prescription sunglasses (usually use contacts). The sportsrx ones look OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bomccorkle View Post
    Just wondering what all is out there and what others prefer. If that's okay. Maybe thought someone would have something they are fanatical about I havnt heard of. In other words, yes, it was meant to be a broad question.....
    Well, I am glad it wasn't all for nothing...
    I am kinda fanatical about the Wiley X. I get em from a company called RX-Safety.com. They look sharp, stay on good enough that I use em for all kinds of high impact activities, are priced very reasonably for prescription shades, are ANSI z87 approved and lots of special forces types use em, so they MUST make me look super tough. Well probably not the last one.

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