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Lost my shades...need a quik reccomendation...(15 posts)

Lost my shades...need a quik reccomendation...OwenMeany
May 29, 2003 7:04 AM
My sunglasses somehow flipped out of my back pocket this morning...gone...Oh, well..

I have not looked into sunglasses for some time, what is the latest brand/style etc of preference these days? I do not have the time or where-with-all to go from LBS ot LBS to pick and choose...I just want to order on line and be done with it...

The Rudy Project Ekynox looks good...any thoughts?

Thanks all.
I like my Rudy Ekynoxs....SS_MB-7
May 29, 2003 7:15 AM
Well ventilated, light, durable, stylish, reasonably priced, interchangeble lenses, etc. I used to be an Oakley-guy, but after scratching way too many lenses too easily, I switched to Rudy's because they are cheaper and have a much more durable lense coating....I also have a pair of Rudy Graals for "everyday" wearing.

Ride Hard,
Mike B.
I like my Rudy Ekynoxs....OwenMeany
May 29, 2003 7:29 AM
Sounds good. Any ideas on how to determine if I should get the SX version? I do have a bit of a smaller head. I once tried on a pair of Briko Lucifers and they were immediately poo-poo'd by the wife as being too big for my head.

Where on-line is the best price??

Thanks for you help...I will order very soon!!
I like my Rudy Ekynoxs....kjr39
May 29, 2003 7:57 AM

Go to the book store and search the magazines for a Performance 20% off coupon...
Check eBay for deals on Rudys and....SS_MB-7
May 29, 2003 8:12 AM
I just checked eBay for deals on Rudy's and there are lots.

As for the decision whether the SX (small face) or standard version is right for you....I'd suggest going to a shop in your area that has Rudys and trying both on. When I bought my Ekynoxs, there was only the 1 (standard) version. In looking at my pic (above), they look OK. Now, Ekys are not an everyday sunglass and would look funny without a helmet, I have a pair of Rudy Graals for that.

Ride Hard,
Mike B.
re: Lost my shades...need a quik reccomendation...bigdeal
May 29, 2003 7:16 AM
Rudy Project just started (?) a program where is you scratch a lens you can have it replaced for free. I'm actually considering buying a pair now....consider a pair with swappable lenses so you can switch up depending on light conditions.
re: Lost my shades...need a quik reccomendation...andy02
May 29, 2003 7:39 AM
I love my ekynox glasses but I have a small face so they look pretty dumb but in a hard cold wind they are the ony thing that I have found that doesn't fog and keeps all of the wind out
My .02Juanmoretime
May 29, 2003 7:48 AM
As with bikes, shoes and everything else, it's all about the fit. I am using Smith Voodoo's, great deals on Ebay. I think the performance of a set of glasses depends on how well the fit you and unfortunately that means going to somewhere where the have a selection or trying on your firends glasses for fit. One size fits all would be great although unrealistic and without trying them on before purchasing you could be setting yourself up for disatisfaction. On the upside, if they don't work for you, possibly one of your cycling buddies might get a great deal on a set of sunglasses.
shades with interchangabe lensest-bill
May 29, 2003 8:14 AM
I like my Smith Sliders because I can change out lenses: dark, yellow, and orange. The yellow are great for low light days - they really make things stand out - especially shadowy areas.
I use my Smith Slider Bazookas for MTB'ing....SS_MB-7
May 29, 2003 8:23 AM
I use my Smith Slider Bazookas for MTB'ing since I only have the one stock blue lense with my Ekynoxs. For 99% of the racing/riding I do, I use the orange lense since the majority of my racing/riding is in singletrack, which is typically dark and shadowy. I also use clear lenses for night riding.

My only complaint about the Smiths is the durability of the lenses. My orange lenses are very badly scratched.

Ride Hard,
Mike B.
Where on God's green earth did you find that Morati?El Guapo
May 29, 2003 11:12 AM
As a fellow roadie/mtbr, I have say props to the no suspension and the above fixie. I feel like a fool riding 20 speeds on the road and SC superlight on the trails. For what it's worth, I sure miss the H%&$ out of my Full rigid MTB with Canti's. Someone, somewhere with very few morals is riding my old bike for free. I naively assume they'll be sending me a check with late fees in the coming months!
Thanks for the props.......SS_MB-7
May 29, 2003 11:45 AM
Thanks for the props. I've been 100% singlespeed for 2+ yrs....road, MTB, cross, etc. It has completely changed the way I race/ride.

I bought the Morati fork from the CDN distributor (VJJ).

Ride Hard,
Mike B.
Oakley Half-jackets maybe (nm)Rich_Racer
May 29, 2003 8:37 AM
re: Lost my shades...need a quik reccomendation...brider
May 29, 2003 9:49 AM
My personal faves are Oakley Ms. But recently I was turned on to a newish comapny that offering decent glasses at CHEAP prices. Vanquish Eyewear. Basically, you put in a code (Runner's World gave a code as 331), and it gets you into an order page where the glasses run anywhere from $9 to $18 (they say "you get them free, just pay the shipping, but I don't think that's the real deal -- they give "retail" prices that rival Oakleys), with extra lens kits running about the same. I ordered 4 different styles 4 weeks ago, got them last weekend, and they're decent (especially for the price). I also got a watch for $10 that's pretty bulky and complex to work, but hey, it was cheap. Mostly casual styles, but some that are suitable for cycling. I was impressed enough to make another order under my wife's name and have it shipped to my in-laws. Might be worth checking out.
Nike interchanges...nmuksrfr
May 29, 2003 11:29 AM