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Old 12-10-10, 08:39 PM
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Rudy Project Deal

I'm considering taking advantage of the Rudy Project Deal advertised here on BF. My question is, which lenses do folks prefer, the Racing Red with 28% light transmission or the $30 upgrade impactx photochromatic red with 21-50% light transmission?

I'm cycling on New England roads which in spring/summer/fall are typically in and out of sunlight and shade. Would the photochromatic lenses work better in those conditions or are they not worth the extra money?

Appreciate any feedback...
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I rock the rp graal's. I dont see them on the site anymore but they are quite similar to the ekynox. they have the smoke black lenses. they also came w/ clear and orange but I havent used them. Im also in new england and my normal black lenses work great. depending on which model you get you have the choice of lenses, helmut, watch, or kit, the watch is worth 250, or an easy 150 on ebay. I would take the helmet over the other 2 if the watch wasnt on the table.
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I've had smoke (22%), orange (70%), and the photochromic red. I much prefer the photochromic lenses as I don't have to worry about the light conditions of the day. They transmit enough light for overcast/foggy days, and block enough for California summers in direct sunlight.
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Thanks for the advice, any opinions between the Noyz, Magster or Genetyk for road cycling?
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I've had a number of different types and I find they all fit differently. So depending on your head shape what works great for someone else may be less than ideal for you...

So I'm partial to the Ketyum and Kerosene but YMMV. I also use the clip on Rx adapter which works pretty well.

I have the racing red lenses but ended up liking the mutlilaser red better.
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the graals I have are designated as " for small faces" and they fit me great. Im 5'10 and its 23.25 inches around my head at the brow line if that helps.
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Originally Posted by fatdad View Post
Thanks for the advice, any opinions between the Noyz, Magster or Genetyk for road cycling?
I've had Kerosenes, Rydons, and now Zyons. I prefer the Zyons. The Noyz is shaped similarly to the Zyons without the full enclosure around the lens. I find the kerosenes a bit bulky. I broke the Rydons in a crash, but they always suffered from slightly wobbly lenses (partially why I got the fully enclosed Zyon afterwards). You couldn't notice it while riding, but they definitely weren't as secure as the fully enclosed lenses.

They've all fit fine though, 22" circumference at my brow.
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