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Do you wear sunglasses?(11 posts)

Do you wear sunglasses?manicoti
Jan 23, 2003 7:34 AM
I have been wearing some Smith Slider Mainlines and I really like them for road and dirt, as well as casual wear. They broke and I am going to use a $100 gift cert. at Colorado Cyclist (thanks mom) to buy a new pair of sunglasses. Does anyone have any opinions as to what the best pair of sunglasses around $100? I really liked the interchangeble lenses of the Sliders, but I didn't really change them all too much after I started heavily leaning toward road and away from dirt. What do you like, or dislike, and why?
I cycle through 2 pairs of Arnette Catfish (black) a year/7years. nmonespeed
Jan 23, 2003 7:38 AM
Interchangeable lenses are greatvelocity
Jan 23, 2003 7:44 AM
Glasses are, I think, essential for road riding. They keep gunk from flying into your eyes and good lenses help you see better. Right now I'm using Rudy Project's Ekynox frames, which I got on sale some time ago at This time of year I've pretty much been keeping the transparent lenses in all the time. Means I can wear them on the commute home -- and I swear it makes me feel warmer.
re: Do you wear sunglasses?netso
Jan 23, 2003 7:49 AM
I wear Rudy Kerosene glasses with two pair of lens (clear & yellow).
re: Do you wear sunglasses?outofthesaddle
Jan 23, 2003 8:10 AM
Rudy Project Kerosene Premium with two pair of lenses (racing red and smoke black). The lens replacement deal they have is great. Send back the scratched lenses with $15 and they'll send you a new set. Super customer service.
Haven't seen the sun for two months :-( nmlonebikeroftheapocalypse
Jan 23, 2003 8:15 AM
re: Do you wear sunglasses?rogue_CT1
Jan 23, 2003 9:50 AM
Rudy Project Rydon
I always wear my Oakleys...biknben
Jan 23, 2003 10:41 AM
I've been an Oakley user for over ten years. At $110-150, they are pricey but once you have the frame, replacement lenses are actually cheap ($30). I have M frames (both folding and non-folding) and about 5 different lenses. I find the fit to be great. The lenses are easy to switch and the choice of lenses is huge. Everyone carries them so you can easily find lenses or cases, etc.

Glasses are like shoes or saddles though. Everyone prefers something different. I'd try on some different brands and see what you like.
I'm using photogrey Rx glasses ...Humma Hah
Jan 23, 2003 10:57 AM
I really liked wearing contact lenses and choosing appropriate sunglasses to wear with them, until my eyes got so bad that I couldn't read in contacts. Not a problem in an organized ride, but on my own I couldn't read a map.

I like my photogrey prescription glasses. While they're not as dark, and don't offer the side protection that a sleek set of wrap-around sunglasses do, they get around the problem of what to do with the sunglasses when the sun goes down. The only problem with sunglasses is when you take them off -- you lose protection against bugs, etc, and where the heck do you PUT 'em?
re: Do you wear sunglasses?syart
Jan 23, 2003 11:18 AM
rudy project graal fyol with yellow, blue and clear (no tint) lenses. don`t leave home without them
YOU MUST....snwbdrhoon
Jan 23, 2003 11:34 AM
Get either a pair of Oakley Racing Jackets or Oakley Half Jackets. The array is $170, but well worth it.

The Racing Jackets rock for mtn and road.