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Cycling Glasses (mtb and road)

Old 01-30-22, 08:11 AM
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Looking for an advice regarding glasses (mtb and road)

Hello , this question is specific to the cycling who are both mountainbikers and road bikers.
What type of glasses do you have? and why do you prefer this type instead of that type?

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Old 01-30-22, 08:25 AM
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Frameless because there's only an upside IMO. Framed more likely required though if you need prescription lenses
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Old 01-30-22, 09:27 AM
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Both. I find right tint for conditions is more important.

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Old 01-30-22, 09:39 AM
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Framed for us as with Tifosi I can get replacement nose and ear pads and many differing lens including my current favorite that are bi-focal and my daughters with her prescription lenses.
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I prefer (mostly) frameless such than when I do a quick and dirty wipe to get sweat it doesn't just collect there.

My favorite "activity" glasses are Oakley (yeah, I know). They are rugged, have extra parts available if you do break them and work well to keep that "eye watering wind around the edges" thing from happening to me. I use them for shooting as well. I have come to prefer the yellow lenses.
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I voted “other.”
I’m strictly a road rider. And, I’m a “function over fashion” kind of person. So, what I look for are glasses with lenses that will ride higher on the bridge of my nose so that when I’m in the lower road posture position (as opposed to the more upright position on a mountain/hybrid/commuter) I’m looking through the lenses when I look down the road, and not over the top of them, or having my field blocked by the top of the frame. My personal experience is that glasses, even the expensive ones, tend to break at weak points on the frame/templets. Or they accidentally hit the ground and break, etc. So I usually end up getting safety glasses with UV protection on the cheap at the hardware store. They work well for me.

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Old 01-30-22, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by _ForceD_ View Post
....I usually end up getting safety glasses with UV protection on the cheap at the hardware store. They work well for me.
3M Virtua. Extremely cheap, light-weight, UV blocking, full coverage/protection. Clear, neutral grey, or a bluish, coated tint. No brow/frame obstruction. Not 'cool', but pretty innocuous, style-wise.

https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/p/d/b00034301/
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Bifocals, so I can read the maps.
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Originally Posted by ehcoplex View Post
3M Virtua. Extremely cheap, light-weight, UV blocking, full coverage/protection. Clear, neutral grey, or a bluish, coated tint. No brow/frame obstruction. Not 'cool', but pretty innocuous, style-wise.

https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/p/d/b00034301/
I actually have some of those in clear for nighttime riding.

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Old 01-30-22, 11:55 PM
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Other.

I couldn't care less which is on my face. I used frameless for years. I've used framed for the last couple years.
Both work.

The only thing I would care about when it comes to style/fit is that the lenses don't cover half my face like so many cycling glasses do.

Nope
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
Other.

I couldn't care less which is on my face. I used frameless for years. I've used framed for the last couple years.
Both work.

The only thing I would care about when it comes to style/fit is that the lenses don't cover half my face like so many cycling glasses do.

Nope
Those aren't sunglasses. Those are loose-fitting goggles.
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I wear the kind that cover half my face. My eyes are bothered by the wind.... I think it is because of Rosacea.
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Old 01-31-22, 07:57 AM
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I wear prescription sun glasses.
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Old 01-31-22, 08:20 AM
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Magnetic visor. I have this yellow one for cloudy, rainy, and dark rides; I also have a dark one for sunny rides. I much prefer the wider coverage compared to regular sunglasses for both protection from the elements (wind / rain) and from glare on sunny days.
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Old 01-31-22, 08:51 AM
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I know a lot of people are really rough on their sunglasses. For that reason alone, framed are nice. They're more rugged.
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Frame or frameless doesn't matter to me.
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Various tinted and non-tinted safety glasses with a bifocal reader on them. Cheap enough so I can drop them and step on them and smile about it.

Frameless seems a tad easier to clean but I have both. Or at least several pair are half frames, others entirely frameless.

Why do you care what I have? Can't you just try some and form your own opinion?
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Why do you care what I have? Can't you just try some and form your own opinion?
This is an inteligent question. To be quick is to compare both answer with cycling that already have and then decide with myself. But for now i'am pretty much convinced for the framless option.
I have a pair of DPV Nostral , but since my crash they are a bit scratched.
They are scratched in the lower part of the lens , i actually do not see anything when i wear but the most annoying part is that i losed the nose pads.
Regarding the nose pads i asked a few stored but they never helped me since "i bought them online" oh well thats a clear way to lose a potential customer.
I ,temporarely fixed by buying a nose pads on internet and then glued it. They are not as new but since they are kinda ruined i still can use until i will buy a new one.
Basically my question is to get a product that is used by mtb and roads and also check if someone had any problem with the option A or B.
For example the framed looks more durable and in case of a crash the lens will not cut your skin (as my nostral did) but also the look chunky and not too into the road-style.
Otherwise the frameless seems to be more fragile , more easy to clear and i hope this pair have a more stable nose pads. (and also looks like a pair of glasses that a pro definitely will wear).
If you guys noticed , the both framed and frameless are from decathlon since i have a gift card , but also i'am a bit a frain how they wear and look to my face since i can't test them. The local decathlon shop has none of those pair and i had to buy online.
Those are my dpv nostral photocromatic
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Originally Posted by CrowSeph View Post
the most annoying part is that i losed the nose pads.
Regarding the nose pads i asked a few stored but they never helped me since "i bought them online" oh well thats a clear way to lose a potential customer.
I ,temporarely fixed by buying a nose pads on internet and then glued it. They are not as new but since they are kinda ruined i still can use until i will buy a new one.
I frequently pull the nose pads off. That lets them sit closer to my face and actually feel more secure without slipping down every bump I hit. But that might be a more individual experience than the thing everyone should do. The glasses I use are so light, they don't dig into my nose without the pads.

Last year I noticed that it seemed that on long rides on hot days that sweat would get in my eyes when I wore the bigger lensed glasses that come a little higher on my brow. However by the time I was starting to make that connection the hot and really sweaty days were over. Will have to wait for some 95°F temps later in the year to see if there is anything to that or not.
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Originally Posted by Iride01 View Post
I frequently pull the nose pads off. That lets them sit closer to my face and actually feel more secure without slipping down every bump I hit. But that might be a more individual experience than the thing everyone should do. The glasses I use are so light, they don't dig into my nose without the pads.
Just don't do it , trust me! During my crash i lost the lose pads and that's how the glasses cut deep into my skin


One of the reason why i made a compare betwheen frame and frameless is how strong they will hold the nose pads.
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Frameless. Smith Reverb, which are similar to the ones posted in the OP.
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Originally Posted by Reflector Guy View Post
I wear the kind that cover half my face.
Left or right half?
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Originally Posted by ehcoplex View Post
3M Virtua. Extremely cheap, light-weight, UV blocking, full coverage/protection. Clear, neutral grey, or a bluish, coated tint. No brow/frame obstruction. Not 'cool', but pretty innocuous, style-wise.

https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/p/d/b00034301/
Yup! Another plug for safety glasses here. I use Dynamic EP855 - note prices are CDN. I went through a ton of different models at work before we settled on these, I am super critical about the optics on glasses. These really surprised me how good the lenses are and are so comfortable I forget I'm wearing them. I have the smoke and clear but almost always use the clear. I didn't know there was a mild tint version so I'm going to try those this year.
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Framed, they are more robust
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Framed.

Oakley with Prizm Road lenses - prescription.

I've had various brands over the years, keep coming back to Oakley.


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