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    What sunglasses do you wear?

    I need a good pair of shades for riding. Any suggestions?

    I was thinking about getting these:


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    Originally posted by troie
    I need a good pair of shades for riding. Any suggestions?
    There were a few things I had to consider when I was looking for cycling sunglasses?

    [1] Do you need prescription? And if so, do you prefer removable inserts or permanent single-lens? Some lens styles can be made prescription. Many wraps cannot. Most companies offer insert-capable frames but some like Oakley can take a wrap and embed a prescription lens into it.

    [2] Do you want changeable lenses to suit different lighting conditions? Some frames offer the ability to quickly change out lenses.

    [3] Do you want side-wind protection (ala wraps)? Some designs hug your face closer and offer more sidewind shielding. While others are like more traditional sunglasses.

    I wear contacts sometimes and wanted more sidewind shielding. I also wanted the ability to change lenses and needed prescription for times when I didn't want to wear contacts (read: MTBing). I ended up going with Rudy Project Kerosenes which use Rx inserts that clip behind the main lens.
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    I have a pair of Madison Ravens, they were 40 at Wiggle, and they come with Amber, Mirrored tint, and clear interchangeable lenses, they are a nice fit, look good, and they are stong as hell.
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    I'm a 4 eyes. Too expensive to get presription sunglasses. I might get contacts and use regular wrap around sunglasses. Thats if I can get over the whole touching the eye phobia I have.

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    Originally posted by Maelstrom
    I'm a 4 eyes. Too expensive to get presription sunglasses. I might get contacts and use regular wrap around sunglasses. Thats if I can get over the whole touching the eye phobia I have.
    I just think about all the dirt and mud and sweat and gunk that get thrown up around my eyes while mountain biking and decided to leave contacts for road riding.
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    I dont need anything fancy, just something to keep the sun outta my eyes. My face does get sweaty (hot in las vegas) and the glasses I have now tend to slip. So if side-wind is a band that goes around your head then yes I need that. Those gator skinz look like theyll do just fine. They dont have it in black though

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    I wear a pair of fake oakleys I got off the internet :cool:
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    check out the Wiley-X SG-1. converts from sunglasses to goggles and has interchangeable lenses and Rx lenses available.
    http://www.wiley-x.com/eyewear/sg1.html

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    I use a pair of silver Rudy Projects. Came with interchangeable lenses in clear, orange, and a darker black for bright-sun riding(like the road). I picked up a pair of reflective-blue lenses for longer road rides. The system seems to work pretty good. They haven't come off my face in many falls and have taken some good abuse.

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    Here's my contribution... not fancy, but they're cheap and pretty good IMO:

    Affordable riding eyewear

    I can have one pair each of clear, yellow, dark grey and mirrored for under US$40. Even the clear ones block 100% UV. They're actually safety glasses, but function well as cycling glasses.

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    I wear Arnettes. I bought them in Richmond, VA for like 70 bucks. Amber lenses work great for nasty conditions, both dark and light. I like them alot. Make sure to get a lense that is free of distortion, by the way. Distortion + Mountain biking = Scary
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    Salsa makes a set with three lenses and a bag around Fifty bucks, mine have made it two years. Tifosi also makes inexspensive sets with three lenses and a case.
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    Originally posted by Rev.Chuck
    Salsa makes a set with three lenses and a bag around Fifty bucks, mine have made it two years. Tifosi also makes inexspensive sets with three lenses and a case.
    Salsa actually makes them? I looked at Salsa's site and couldn't find them. Smith however makes a pair called Salsa. Are these the ones you're talking about? If not, do you have a link to the Salsa ones? I'd like to see them.
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    Hmmm. Salsa made them, I'll look into it.
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    I wear the glasses that the eye surgeon gave me after removing the cataract from my right eye
    I can't ride and Frown!

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    If you're anything like me, then you should get some cheapies, coz I lost my $150 Oakley Polarized Minutes and I'm still kicking myself about that.

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    That's them
    My money pits:

    Cannondale Jekyll 500 with Avid Mechs and Sun DS2 rims with XT disc hubs.

    Cannondale F900 with SRAM XO shifters/derailler, Mavic X3.1 tubeless wheels, Avid Mechs, Race Face Next LP cranks, Time ATAC pedals, SRAM levers.

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    I use prescription Oakley Juliets .
    I love them.
    That is all

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    I have a pair of Native Eyewear Dash SS. I do a lot of activities on and around the water, so I selected these because the dark grey lense is polarized. They're comfortable, yet a bit small for my big face, but I like them. I use them all the time and I have a pair of croakies, so they're always around my neck. I bought the basic black, but they come in a variety of colors.

    I had a pair of Smith Buzzsaws, but I lost them. I still have the extra set of lenses, so if you've got a pair with really scratched lenses and want to get rid of them let me know. Or, if you see any on closeout, send me the link.

    My wife also has a pair of Smith's, she's on her 2nd pair. Loves them!

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    I use the bolle swoosh. they are sweet... same styling as oakely only like 60 dollars and they have the most kickass blue reflecting stuff on the lense
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    You've got to hand it to Oakleys, their expensive but look cool, work flawlessly and are pure quality.

    Luckily my brother's friend is an optician so I got them cheap.

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    I ware Oakley XX prescription sunglasses with fire lenses. Very cool but very spendy. Cost over $350.

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    The only problem I have with Oakleys is that their nosepiece doesn't fit my nose and they aren't adjustable... at least not the ones I looked at.
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    I wear a pair of Ryders, it seems every cycling shop up here sells them. They are a shield type, and all of their glasses are 100% UVA / UVB which is important esp if they are tinted.

    I wear Yellow lenses, good for trail, and road as well as at night.

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    Smith Mainlines. I have em and i like em

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