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Old 02-17-06, 07:18 PM
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No, but I enjoy having a full and unobstructed view by not wearing any glasses.
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Old 02-17-06, 07:22 PM
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Tifosi has the Q3 or something like that which has adaptive lens or "fotec?" and they are new for 2006. i think they go for $60. i plan on picking up a pair. later.
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Originally Posted by Singlespeedster
I've been using the Specialized adaptive sunglasses for almost a year now. The lens quality is amazing, some of the clearest optics I've seen, and I'm comparing them to Oakleys, Smiths and Rudy project, all of which are gathering dust because I only use the Specialized.

I started out with the mountain bike glasses, which have a slightly lighter range of light transmission. Last fall I got a set of the road glasses, which are tinted slightly red, and are darker in their range of light transmission. Specialized also angles the lenses differently on each. These may not have all of the style and brand name cachet associated with Smith Oakley or Rudy, but if you are in the market for cycling glasses, they are well worth considering.

The adaptive technology is quite good. I've never found myself wanting to change lenses, or wishing for more or less light transmission.

i agree 100%. i have 2 pairs of Brikos and numerous pairs of Oakleys and thought they worked fine. i just recently bought a pair of Specialized Shiftys with light adaptive lenses (Adaptalite NXT) and have one sunny ride & one overcast ride on them. it takes 15 seconds for full transition. they're dark enough for full sun and light enough for the most overcast days. with full sun they have a gray/blue tint and yellow/orange when overcast. lets just say the my Brikos & Oakleys will never see the light of day again unless i lose my Specialized.
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I have performance glasses. I use the orange lenses at night and the black lenses during the day.

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Oakley something or other Jackets. Prescription lenses for now. Dark blue iridium.
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Originally Posted by jazzy_cyclist
YMMV of course, but the primary reason I got cycling-specific glasses was because my eyes would tear up and blur when going fast (as in downhill) with my regular glasses.
I've never had this problem. The serengetis I use were designed for sports, but not cycling per se. The only problem I've ever had is fog, and if I remember to grease 'em up with antifog, that's not a problem either. I've gone up to 45 mph with no tears or blurring.
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Old 02-18-06, 12:37 AM
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Buy polarized lens, they tend to have a lighter tint and work amazingly well on sunny days and can be used all the way till the sun is about settled. If you search on the net in all the cycling sites constantly you will eventually find one you like. I did, a name brand that is the best in price and style. Just be patient.
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Old 02-18-06, 01:26 AM
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Originally Posted by aham23
Tifosi has the Q3 or something like that which has adaptive lens or "fotec?" and they are new for 2006. i think they go for $60. i plan on picking up a pair. later.
yep! i have my eyes on a set of those too. they're pretty well priced and have good designs. i especially like the Pave. however, i do like the RP Rydons a lot. too bad those don't have light adaptive lenses.
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