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Favorite (cheap) cycling glasses on Amazon.

Old 09-16-17, 05:37 PM
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Favorite (cheap) cycling glasses on Amazon.

Got some credit on my Amazon Prime account and I'm in need of some new glasses. Prefer something with interchangeable lenses.
I know we just had a thread about knock off a recently. I'm not necessarily looking at knockoffs or should I say "imitations" but wouldn't necessarily not consider them either.
So let me her. What's out there you like.
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Old 09-16-17, 08:23 PM
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The most important thing about sunglasses is how they fit your face. Which is kind of an in-person thing.
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Old 09-16-17, 10:03 PM
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I like Tifosi's - I have a couple pairs. Their models with photochromic Fototec lenses are especially nice-decent enough optics and frame quality for the $$ and you don't have to worry about changing lenses for varying light conditions. Styles can be hit or miss depending on your taste.
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I just got these Radian bifocal safety/sunglasses last week. Not interchangeable lens but cheap at around ten bucks. Wore 'em a couple of times on hot sweaty rides.

So far, so good. They fit right, don't slip down or pinch my nostrils. I get sinus headaches from glasses that fit too tightly on the bridge of the nose, so I'm picky about all eyewear. They didn't fog up from getting sweaty.

The smoked lenses are a bit darker than I'd expected so I'll order a second pair with clear lenses. I need bifocals so I can see my phone or anything within arm's length. This way I can leave my reading glasses home.

No idea yet about scratch resistance. The last pair of Radians I bought scuffed up pretty easily, but they were a totally different design and lens type.
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Goodr running sunglasses. $25, but I've been wearing them for biking, running, work, for a few weeks now and they're doing a great job so far. Very popular at the running club.

https://www.playgoodr.com/shop-sunglasses/

If changing lens shade is important, get the Tifosis. I've been riding with those for a couple of years now and they're excellent.
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Old 09-17-17, 03:11 AM
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I have about 5 or 6 pairs of 'fashion' sunglasses right now. Keep a different pair in each car, at home, office, travel bag, etc. Don't me why.

But on the bike I find it pretty silly to drop money on haute branded glasses. Partly because I've also had cycling-marketed/specific glasses such as Project Rudy and quality wise they felt like trash.

It's about comfort and function.

Good pair I've had were some Peppers from REI. Optics don't give much up to Maui Jim's and etc that I have. But my fav ever are Flying Fisherman from Amazon. Supremely comfortable and zero distortion.
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Old 09-17-17, 07:40 PM
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Bolle Anaconda

You can buy replacement lenses as well ...
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This is my favorite
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I've decided to try a pair of bifocals out. The only brand I could find that offers something somewhat cycling specific, and who seems to also offer interchangeable lenses with bifocals options, was Dual Eyewear, who sell on Amazon or direct.
https://www.amazon.com/Dual-Eyewear/...n=Dual+Eyewear

Is there some reason Oakley etc. don't have a lineup of off-the-shelf bifocal options. No way was I going to go custom or optician route.
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Old 09-18-17, 05:18 AM
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I don't wear cycling specific sunglasses and prefer to use general purpose safety glasses. You can get good quality polycarbonate glasses with UVA and UVB protection and anti-glare coating for $12 - $15. I bought a set of three that included dark smoke (gray), dark amber and light yellow glasses. I wear the dark amber 90% of the time and the yellow on cloudy/hazy days or in the early morning or evening. There is no noticable distortion and they don't scratch any more easily than more expensive sunglasses I've had in the past. The set of 3 cost me less than $25 and gave me the smoke colored ones to leave in the car. Best of all, I don't have to whine about my expensive glasses if I ever scratch or lose a set. They have a wrap-around style very similar to some Oakleys.
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Old 09-18-17, 06:04 AM
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I have these-

RIVBOS RB302 Polarized Sports Glasses Casual Cycling Sunglasses (Black&White Coating Lens) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0179HHEVO..._1y7VzbC1BZ4YM

They're cheap and for me they're perfect.
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Old 09-18-17, 07:21 AM
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I just got ones called VeloChampion Tornado. They were about $20. I like them because they don't slip down my nose. The description says they are the official sunglasses of UAE Emirates, so they got to be good.
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00JB3DU4U/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1505755009&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=rivbos+sunglasses&dpPl=1&dpID=419I1BiOlUL&ref=plSrch

I've been wearing these for about 2 years with no quality issues. They feel good. I think they look a little wide, bit that's just a style thing, and I don't have to look at them, everybody else does.
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Old 09-18-17, 02:11 PM
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I just recently purchased the Cavalo Lugano multi-lenses. I like them and would recommend them, but, I soon after saw photochromatics for about the same price and I wouldn't have to carry around extra lenses and the cleaning cloth for the inevitable smudges all over after switching lenses. Just food for thought.
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Old 09-18-17, 02:19 PM
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link to imitation thread?
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I have a few pairs of good cycling sunglasses ....

however ....

when I go on a long ride, I always take my vintage 1980's Serengeti Drivers (with Corning glass lenses)



these are not cycling glasses (made for driving a car or flying an aeroplane/helicopter), but they are loads better than any cycling sunglasses which I have ever used

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It's not Amazon, but I like these:

Cycling Sunglasses 5 Lens Polarized Bike Glasses Good Quality | eBay

The slight tint on one of the lenses is great for early morning commute in darkness, but still some protection for the bright afternoon ride home.
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I think two sets of favorite cycling glasses, they are many uses lenses glasses with pocket and cleaning material and price an incredible. they work excellently, not Oakley but greetings who gives a set at that cost!!
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Originally Posted by canklecat View Post
I just got these Radian bifocal safety/sunglasses last week. Not interchangeable lens but cheap at around ten bucks. Wore 'em a couple of times on hot sweaty rides.

So far, so good. They fit right, don't slip down or pinch my nostrils. I get sinus headaches from glasses that fit too tightly on the bridge of the nose, so I'm picky about all eyewear. They didn't fog up from getting sweaty.

The smoked lenses are a bit darker than I'd expected so I'll order a second pair with clear lenses. I need bifocals so I can see my phone or anything within arm's length. This way I can leave my reading glasses home.

No idea yet about scratch resistance. The last pair of Radians I bought scuffed up pretty easily, but they were a totally different design and lens type.
Bollé has a lot of models too. Marketed as safety glasses but some models are pretty stylish, imo. Some models can be had in polarised versions. Just do a google or amazon search.
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Old 02-20-18, 01:30 PM
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I've used both the smoke and clear versions of the Radians C2 safety/bifocals (1.5 diopter) for several months. Very good values. No complaints. They're comfortable, are scuff resistant and don't hinder my view from the drops on the road bike. And I don't need to carry reading glasses with me now.

On longer rides where I start in sunlight and end at night I just tuck the clear pair into the helmet vents until I need it that night, then swap the sunglass version to the helmet. But I've also stuffed them into jersey pockets alongside other stuff. No scuffs or damage.

Much better design and quality than the Radians XT1-11 Extremis I got a year earlier, which scuffed too easily, blocked my view from the drops and were less comfortable. I'm doubtful the Extremis are as effective at impact resistance. The lenses are thin, easily scratched and scuffed, compared with the much better Radians C2 lenses.
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I have Ray Bans and Maui Jims for regular wear, but those eBay cheappes are great for biking & running. If they get scratched I just toss them, or they may just get lost at a coffee stop.

For me, the amber does a good job of dealing with tree shadows and glare. Too many close calls coming out of bright sun into dark shade only to see a enormous pot hole or debris at the last minute.
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Old 02-20-18, 03:04 PM
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+1 on Tifosi.
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