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Good Affordable Riding Glasses????

Old 03-28-07, 01:39 PM
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Good Affordable Riding Glasses????

I know Rudy Project and Oakley make some amazing sunglasses for riding but is there anything anybody uses cheaper that are pretty good. Something around 50 60 dollars for a pair with interchangeable lenses. Let me know what you guys think
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For less $$ look to Performance and Nashbar for some excellent deals and fine sunglasses with multiple lenses.
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Performance Quattros! Just got mine in the mail a week ago, love em.
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http://www.probikekit.com/display.php?code=G1005



5 lense system, $25. Free shipping.
 
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The Tifosi's are pretty good.
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Originally Posted by DocRay
http://www.probikekit.com/display.php?code=G1005



5 lense system, $25. Free shipping.

Just received these this week, they're awesome.
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$9.00 Wal-Mart... When they get scratch up, and they will, I buy a new pair.

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Performance has Bolle Mongrels for $30.00, with two lenses. Ordered a pair over the weekend.
http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=2510
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Originally Posted by cuski
Just received these this week, they're awesome.
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TIFOSI kick butt!

http://AthleticShades.com

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I have Oakleys I wear in the summer, but I have glasses with clear lenses for night riding I bought at the local Home Depot and they're fine. Lot's of styles and colors of frames and lenses. If I needed new summer lenses, I'd try a place like Home depot before I'd spend a lot anywhere else. Look on the sites for Home Depot, Lowes, etc for "safety glasses" and you can see the kind of thing they offer.
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Originally Posted by crd15
I know Rudy Project and Oakley make some amazing sunglasses for riding but is there anything anybody uses cheaper that are pretty good. Something around 50 60 dollars for a pair with interchangeable lenses. Let me know what you guys think
Don't waste your money on those high end shades. I've been using these for years and you can't beat the price at $3.47!! No joke, I'm very happy with them.

http://www.safetycompany.com/the-nemesis-safety-glasses/p_672.html/
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I've been using two different pairs of Optic Nerve glasses: the Rodango, which came with 4 different colored interchangeable lenses, and the V4 (I think) which doesn't have interchangeable lenses but came with the Rx insert.

Both of these cost $20 at Performance. I'm pretty happy with them. I'm not saying I wouldn't be happier with Rudy's or Oakley's...but Twenty dollars!

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Bolle from Nashbar, heavily discounted. I have two pairs of the vigilante, one for 4-5 years, and like it a lot.
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I had a pair of bolle's I loved, then I stepped on them. I bought another pair of bolles, I hate them. The fit is atrocious. I tried a pair of tifosi's at the LBS today, and I want them very badly.
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Old 03-28-07, 02:30 PM
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This just arrived in my e-mail.
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Definitely Tifosi's...you can get a really nice pair designed with plenty of cycling specific features that work, plus multiple lenses, and a nice hard case right in your price range. Mine have held up a lot better than Oakleys or Rudys too.
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ok well i just found out my friend will sell me some rudy's for 50 bucks. nothing really wrong with them and they look pretty new. so no would you say tifosi's or the 50 dollar rudys
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I got some no name (or at least can't remember the name) brand ones off of eBay for like $2....they work just great. Just check out auctions and pick a color
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elvex rx200 or rx300 w/bifocals for OFs - about US$9 a pair in grey w/2.5+ diopter are most bang-for-buck for me (i can read 'puter on handlebar or fix a flat)... perhaps not as sexy as oakleys?
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I have the tifosi slip's and love them very comfortable and the optics are top notch. The field of vision is unbelievable you cant see around the lense and you cant see the frame which makes it perfect, at least on my noggin.
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I use these...

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/....cfm?SKU=15255

Performance vega
3 sets of lenses and a case

Looks like they are selling for 19.98/pair at Performance

I paid 24 dollars for mine. I like them a lot. I'm on my 2nd pair.

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$3.75

$2.12
$6.55
$7.19

$9.02


http://www.discountsafetygear.com/sa...es-shaded.html
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