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Which Rudy Project Glasses are the Coolest?(8 posts)

Which Rudy Project Glasses are the Coolest?sievers11
Apr 15, 2003 9:48 AM
Our team just picked up Rudy Project as a sponsor, which sunglasses should I get? Ekynox, Tayo, Kerosene, Freeon, Rydon?

I like my M-Frames with the Hybrid lense, I also have a pair of Spy Scoop SX I really like.
How do the Rydons compare to the Kerosenes?ms
Apr 15, 2003 10:16 AM
I have a pair of the Kerosenes, which I like a great deal. However, I was thinking about getting another pair of glasses and was wondering if anyone could compare the new Rydons to the Kerosenes.
I would get the kerosene over the ekynox ... here's whycyclinseth
Apr 15, 2003 10:22 AM
I had a pair of kerosenes until I sat on them. My big fat ass crushed them like a steam-roller over a carton of eggs. I decided to order a pair of ekynox. I don't like the ekynox as much because the frame goes all the way around the lens instead of just the top part, like the kerosenes. I find that the frame on the bottom part of the lens obstructs my vision when looking behind for on-coming traffic. This may not sound like a big issue (you may think this is a joke post) but it's a little fustrating sometimes. Just a consideration.
I would get the kerosene over the ekynox ... here's whyZogpound
Apr 15, 2003 10:30 AM
I agree with cyclinseth. I find the the frame to get in the way and they also fit very close to the face. I have the ekynox and skeey. I prefer the skeey. it doesn't have the full frame which also allows sweat to fall off the bottom of the lens. it collects in the ekynox frame.
re: Which Rudy Project Glasses are the Coolest?raboboy
Apr 15, 2003 10:48 AM
I think the Ekynox look cooler, but you should really try a few on to see which ones fit most comfortably. As stated by a couple other, you may not like the full frame.
They are all cool, but differentEric_H
Apr 15, 2003 11:11 AM
I have used the Tayo, Kerosene, Ekynox and now the Rydon (sponsorship). The big difference between the Kerosene and the Rydon is in the weight, the Rydon are very light and I hardly notice they are on my face. Both frames are highly adjustable and very comfortable, with edge going to the Kerosene as they have slightly more adjustable arms. I find both of these frames somewhat difficult to change the lenses in. I was sure I was going to break the frame on the Rydon the first time I did it.

With the Ekynox and the Tayo, the bottom part of the frame is obstructive but not overly so. I like the Ekynox, especially on very cold and/or windy days. I wear contact lenses and find I get less irritation from the wind with the Ekynox than either the Rydon or Kersosene. The Ekynox also have the easiest lens changes and are moderately adjustable. I did not like the Tayo, they are the least adjustable and simply did not work for my face, and the lens changes are difficult.

In terms of lenses, the team issue frames come with laser blue and racing red lenses. The racing red are great for almost any light condition. Just add a set of clear lenses for the darkest days and night riding and you are set!
re: Which Rudy Project Glasses are the Coolest?brian n
Apr 15, 2003 12:07 PM
my team is sponsored by them, and i have the standard kerosenes. they are awesome, it is nice to hae the open frame bottom so that your eye/face sweat doesn't pool at the bottom of the lenses like full framed glasses do.

some of the frames are different sizes to fit fuller or smaller faces, so make sure you take that into consideration when you choose.

-good luck,
go with the Tayoinnergel
Apr 15, 2003 2:14 PM
if you have a big face or head, like me. I don't mind the full frame and the lens changes are very simple. Plus, when I wear my Tayo's, I can only think of Jan Ullrich or Eric Dekker wearing them in the TDF. The Ekynox look very groovy as well.