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Old 03-25-10, 07:58 AM
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Show us your shades

I'm using these right now and they are decent but I'm in the market for something a little nicer.

What sunglasss are you guys and gals wearing this year?

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Old 03-25-10, 08:11 AM
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Oakley M Frame Sweep. Yea, they're old school design, but they're my absolute favorite. Got them for Xmas from my woman. Was wearing a pair of specialized. Fits perfectly. Doesn't put too much pressure on my head and they never budge. Also slides into my helmet nicely.

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Tag Heuer Curves 2S Polychromatic. Best pair of shades I've ever owned. Use for driving, water sports, and cycling. The flexible arms are great.
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Cheap 2 for $20 mall kiosk type sunglasses. For some reason I can maintain cheap sunglasses but the minute I spend big money on some they get broken or lost. They work so well I went back a month later and bought some more.
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tifosi Q2

honestly, nothing all that special and relatively cheap. comfortable and they get the job done.
however, after a couple years of ownership, i dropped them and one of the lenses scratched pretty badly. i sent tifosi an email inquiring about purchasing a replacement lens. they asked me to send them in, along with $10 s/h. they sent me back a brand new pair. so i highly recommend tifosi sunglasses!
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Ride with these.
Specialized Arc with Adaptalite.
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Here ya go. They are "honeycomb" type shades to reduce hat into the room for summer and to help trap heat in house for winter. Reflective on the outer side to reflect sun.
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depends on how much dough you want to spend.

if you got a lot, rudy project & oakleys are the way to go. i don't spend more than $60 sunglasses, so i use smith's reactor max (& parallel max before i lost them). the smith comes with a polarized grey, pink (for cloudy days), and clear lenses. the only thing i don't like is its color, as i prefer black rims, but the blue color does match my kit & bike. you can find all three brands at a discounted price on sierratradingpost (otherwise the smith would be $120 minimum)

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tifosi Q2
I have those with the red fototec lenses (they adjust with the light). They work great.
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Old 03-25-10, 10:27 AM
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M-Frames, ofcourse
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Oakley Radars...never fog, sit well on my face and helmet, look good.
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Rudy Project Ekynox SX
I love the adjustable nose grip because it allows me to place the sunglasses higher up on my face so I can look directly through the shades even while riding in the drops.
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I've never liked the way that Oakley's sit on my face. I wore my Maui Jim Titaniums for a long time but at high speeds caused my eyes to water. Tried the specialized and they fit great.
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I get oaks for a very nice discount through the law enforcement / military government program. So I wear oaks. At 50% off retail they are only a little overpriced

I prefer polarized lenses. Good for the bike and the boat.
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Cheap Nashbar sunglasses with interchangeable lenses. Can't find the product page so, from the cycling cap thread:

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