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Old 09-01-17, 08:33 AM   #26
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I have two plus year old Oakley flak jackets prescription and the mirror finish of the sunglasses is cracked and makes it feel like I am looking through dirty glasses. It drives me crazy just don't have the cash to get $200-300 new lenses.

I love the way they fit and how clear they were at first everywhere I looked I could see clearly.
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Old 09-05-17, 07:52 AM   #27
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I have a pair of Tifosi glasses from my LBS and love them, cost $70, come with 3 different sets of lens you can exchange, work really well with bright sunlight with the proper lens, and stick to your nose, I even wear them when jogging and they don't budge
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More people should use the flip down visors that car makers provide. 100 years of automotive progress have not dispensed with the low tech flip down visor, and most of them can swivel more ways than a Las Vegas stripper to block the sun from any quarter except directly to the rear.

I have been trying to invent a cycling equivalent of an automotive style flip down visor for years. But, Eureka, I found it. After years of no progress and certain that someone somewhere also was thinking along the same lines I got Googling in earnest. After hours and hours of dead ends I found: wisersunvisor and I've been using one for a couple of weeks. It eliminates helmet visors which ride way too high and do not deal with the low angle sun that you find early in the morning and late in the evening.

The best sunglasses in the world can't do anything about dead on low angle sun, and every morning and evening rush hour thousands of freeway accidents take place because drivers can't see. Most have sunglasses on, and they are behind tinted windshields to boot. They don't have their visors down. Unless they are applying make-up. That is another thread. Sunglasses reduce the light, they reduce the glare, they protect your retina from UV, but when the sun is that low, and in your face, what you really need to do is to SEE. To do that you have to BLOCK the sun. Totally. With a visor.
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Old 09-10-17, 02:47 AM   #29
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I often ride in direct east-west direction. Good sunglasses let me see nicely, even with the sun shining directly low into my face. I even don't bother with a cycling cap most of the time. However, my eyes are not very sensitive to bright light, so your experience might differ.
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I hope you guys all have super bright tail lights. If you're looking into the sun, so are the cars behind you.
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Typical SUV with high positioned driver seat and sun visor is already equipped for summer mornings and evenings.
If someone don't rely on drivers using them, there are lights like the Cateye Rapid X3 which are so bright they will be recognized.
Or even the Niteflux Red Zone 8.
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Old 11-09-17, 01:02 PM   #32
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I hope you guys all have super bright tail lights. If you're looking into the sun, so are the cars behind you.
Tail lights is useless when riding at the sun.
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Old 11-09-17, 01:09 PM   #33
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Thanks for the replies. I'm going with a pair of photocromatic sunnies.
My experience with Oakly's photocromatic tells me it is not dark enough for your situation.

I like the Oakly Black Iridium (10% light transmission)...it is very dark.
The photochromatic ones are 23%...way too much light transmission for riding towards the sun.
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I always wear a cycling cap:saves my eyes from sweat and low sun. For sun glasses, from now o it is Smith because when they wear out (rubbery plastic pieces that they all seem to have these days) the lifetime warranty takes over. (Polarized because--fishing).
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    Tail lights is useless when riding at the sun.
Mine work great, perfect for underpasses and such.
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All my helmets come with a visor, just tip it down a little.
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Ok... here I go. Rant on. If you were driving a car, even a newer one with 5 different coatings on the windshield to deal with glare, UV, etc. What do you do when you turn a corner and are heading directly into low sun? Put on sunglasses? No. You probably already have sunglasses on. You flip down the visor! Right? I know I do. But I hate sun in my eyes. Besides being annoying, its dangerous, moving forward when you cannot see! More people should use the flip down visors that car makers provide. 100 years of automotive progress have not dispensed with the low tech flip down visor, and most of them can swivel more ways than a Las Vegas stripper to block the sun from any quarter except directly to the rear.


I have been trying to invent a cycling equivalent of an automotive style flip down visor for years. But, Eureka, I found it. After years of no progress and certain that someone somewhere also was thinking along the same lines I got Googling in earnest. After hours and hours of dead ends I found: https://wisersunvisor.com/ and I've been using one for a couple of weeks. Along with sunglasses for the UV and glare, and a standard golf visor to hold it in place, the Wiser Visor has the 'flip' built in that allows you to put the sun out of consideration right down to the horizon! It flat out works. It eliminates helmet visors which ride way too high and do not deal with the low angle sun that you find early in the morning and late in the evening.


The best sunglasses in the world can't do anything about dead on low angle sun, and every morning and evening rush hour thousands of freeway accidents take place because drivers can't see. Most have sunglasses on, and they are behind tinted windshields to boot. They don't have their visors down. Unless they are applying make-up. That is another thread. Sunglasses reduce the light, they reduce the glare, they protect your retina from UV, but when the sun is that low, and in your face, what you really need to do is to SEE. To do that you have to BLOCK the sun. Totally. With a visor. In a car you wouldn't have to think that hard about where to find a visor. On a bike you take a hand off the bars to shield your eyes right? Tell the truth. That's what you do, wobble about with one hand on the handlebar while you try to make a left turn and keep the sun out of your eyes at th BOOM! That was you getting T-Boned by the Escalade you couldn't see. Don't risk that. By the way, I have zero connection in any way, shape or form, with the Wiser Visor company, beyond being a satisfied customer.
Thank you for pointing this product out.
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I gave up polarized for Oakley Prizm. Almost as good at glare reduction, no distortion.

As for varying light levels, I have G40 photochromic for overcast days, and clear photochromic for before/after sunset.
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After hours and hours of dead ends I found: https://wisersunvisor.com/ and I've been using one for a couple of weeks. Along with sunglasses for the UV and glare, and a standard golf visor to hold it in place, the Wiser Visor has the 'flip' built in that allows you to put the sun out of consideration right down to the horizon! It flat out works. It eliminates helmet visors which ride way too high and do not deal with the low angle sun that you find early in the morning and late in the evening.
So does it only work with the 'standard golf visor'? I do not even know what that is. On their website there is no explanation of how it attaches, no video, no nothing. I appreciate the value of visors and have been adapting other visors to helmets that came with none or a poor visor, but this thing leaves me baffled. Do I need to stack visor adaptations?!
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