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Sunglasses- what are you rockin' when ridin?(28 posts)

Sunglasses- what are you rockin' when ridin?globalhelipimp
Jul 22, 2003 10:14 PM
Well, I left my pair of Nike sunglasses (interchangeable
orange and black lenses) at my friend's camp this weekend
(3hrs one way), and appear to be in the market for some new
shades.

What are you rockin'?

Cost?

Place of purchase?

Satisfaction of product? High's/Low's?

Should make for an interesting read, and thanks in advance.

Dave
Rudy Project Ekynoxkjr39
Jul 23, 2003 3:35 AM
I got a pair of Rudy's from Performance when they were having a sale (plus a 20% off coupon) for $80. I am really happy with these glasses so far.

Highs: Good wind blockage, great adjustability

Lows: Look retarded when you don't have a helmet on.
Rudy Project Ekynox SXOwenMeany
Jul 23, 2003 4:51 AM
Great shades...129 at e-rudy.com. The SX is just for smaller faces.
Ditto...Ekynox SX with laser blue and racing red lenses. Watch EBay (nm)SS_MB-7
Jul 23, 2003 7:04 AM
Native Eyewear Dash SSburdiman
Jul 23, 2003 5:27 AM
http://www.nativeyewear.com/dashss.htm sweet shades. Interchangeable lenses and great ventilation through the top of the frame. They are very lightweight and one set of the lenses are polarized.

~ $100 (less on ebay)

REI

Best glasses I have had and I have had Briko Lucifers, Black Flys, and a few others.

The frame is only on top so no obstruction of your view and it is ventilated (works very well). Very comfortable to wear.
Answers:Zonic Man
Jul 23, 2003 5:27 AM
What are you rockin'?

Oakley Racing Jacket

Cost?

Rep-purchased.

Place of purchase?

Oakley direct.

Satisfaction of product? High's/Low's?

Really like the glasses, interchangable lenses are nice. Downside would be price, but I got them cheap.
Athletic Works (WALMART) $15...They're GREAT!!!!! nmAsphalt Addict
Jul 23, 2003 5:30 AM
Rudy & Brikodcdre
Jul 23, 2003 5:42 AM
I have 2 sets, Rudy Project Kerosene's and Briko Sprinter 1's. Like them both. Both look somewhat dorky without a helmet, the Briko's more so than the Rudy's. Both have interchangeable lenses, Rudy's have a bigger selection of colors. The frame of the Kerosene's is far more adjustable (adjustable nosepiece and ear hook part), but they are a good bit heavier than the Briko's. The lenses on the Briko's sit further away from your face - less sweat splatter on schweaty days. Both of those glasses have no frame on the bottom of the lenses so the sweat can just roll off if it does hit the lens though.

I bought the Briko's for $50 from a rep selling them at a ski swap, and the Rudy's through a friend whose team was sponnsored by them.
re: Sunglasses- what are you rockin' when ridin?shoalin
Jul 23, 2003 5:47 AM
Oakley M frame...Nice but high. You can get on ebay for around 100. Interchangeable lenses are range from 30 to 70 bucks.
Serengeti Summitbburgoyne26
Jul 23, 2003 6:25 AM
http://www.greatsunglasses.com/

$77.00 plus shipping.

Great all round glasses for biking, mt. biking, trail running, skiing, etc. shading at top and bottom of lense to cut glare, photochromatic, good for going in and out of shade...

don't look dorky...look a bit like the Terminator, Lance's new best friend!
oakley splicerrjc5488
Jul 23, 2003 6:38 AM
They're nice, kinda on the expensive side at 160 bucks bought at sunglass hut, but fit my face very well. The lenses stay relatively clean as any other lens would.
Maui Jim , nice shades...nmrwbadley
Jul 23, 2003 6:40 AM
Smith Voodoo's $65 Ebay and great glasses! nmJuanmoretime
Jul 23, 2003 6:47 AM
I second that!SpoiledBikeDaddy
Jul 23, 2003 7:16 PM
Cons: not for the large of head, look really dorky off the bike (the blue frames, at least - maybe the black ones look a little more "normal")
Various, but all cheapgeeker
Jul 23, 2003 6:47 AM
AOSafety from Lowes (about $11): No complaints, only negative is that the big wrap lenses seem hotter on very warm humid days.

Yellow lens "specials" from Longscycles.com (about $4): OK, but earpieces have a springy hinge that makes the glasses tough to put on while riding.

Julbo "Sunset" ($5) from campmor.com: Excellent lens; shape isn't perfect but can't complain for the price.
I ordered a couple of these 'free' offerings. Promo offer fyi128
Jul 23, 2003 6:51 AM
http://www.gattacacorp.com/
re: Sunglasses- what are you rockin' when ridin?03Vortex
Jul 23, 2003 6:59 AM
Oakley Half Jacket. Titanium finish lenses. Optics are superb! Best I have ever used.
Titanium-framed Rx Photogreys ...Humma Hah
Jul 23, 2003 7:02 AM
... OK, not the hottest setup and not stylin', but I gotta be able to read both roadsigns and maps. Wrap-arounds would give better bug and UV protection.

These are not exactly cheap, and I paid extra for features to make them suitable for cycling. They're featherweights, with light but exceptionally tough and flexible Marchon Flexon frames (nitinol, a titanium alloy), gradient bifocals, photogrey. I forget the cost (amnesia due to sticker shock). It was either $550 or $750.
re: Sunglasses- what are you rockin' when ridin?aliensporebomb
Jul 23, 2003 8:06 AM
Bolle Parole's with the Rx insert.

With a helmet on I look like a serial killer:
http://pod.ath.cx/syborg.jpg

Without, I look like a member of Kraftwerk:
http://pod.ath.cx/bombface.jpg
Rudy Project KeroseneCritLover
Jul 23, 2003 8:21 AM
Originally I got the sponsorship deal from my team (direct from RP), but later I picked up a few pairs on Ebay for about 50 bucks each.

I love the variety of lens and the style. Although, recently I have been drooling over a pair of Adidas that I have to have. Geez, like bike lust isn't bad enough, now I have bike apparel lust.
The $10 Wal-mart specialAllUpHill
Jul 23, 2003 8:59 AM
I don't even bother with anything more expensive. I'm just too scatterbrained, irresponsible, and butterfingered to justify any of these shades that are nice but cost a small fortune in my book.

I seldom keep a pair for more than half a year before they get misplaced or better yet, dropped onto the road and rolled over by 100 other pairs of wheels when I try to pull them out of my jersey pocket (see Cherohala challenge, 2001 ...).
BluBlockerssteve-z
Jul 23, 2003 9:09 AM
Smith Sliders: Bazookas & Mainlines - best specs I've ever ownedBergMann
Jul 23, 2003 9:20 AM
Smith sliders are amazing specs -- they come with three pair of lenses:
-yellow for low-light conditions like fog & snow,
-an amazing high-contrast orange that _rocks_ for MTBing in
alternating dark/light situations,
-and the standard gray lens for bright sunlight.

You can also purchase a set of clear lenses for $15-20, which I prefer over the yellow for night riding (less glare from oncoming headlights).

MSRP is about $95, but I've never paid more than $80. Performance had black-framed Bazookas on sale a month or two back for $49, so I picked up a second pair using a 20% coupon code (see the "best deals" forum, there's usually one posted!) -- an amazing deal considering you're getting specs for 3 conditions in one.

Smith makes over a half dozen different models of Sliders (the name basically designates models with replaceable lenses), so try a bunch on and see what fits you best.
My Bazookas are one of the models with the biggest coverage area, which I love as a contact lens wearer. I bought a set of Mainlines for my wife, and although I love the looks of the frame, they don't fit my face as well. My best friend swears by the super-minimalist Toaster model, so try before you buy.

Try searching www.qbike.com and www.bestbikebuys.com and www.dealtime.com for Smith Sliders and see what you come up with pricewise.
Oakley racing Jacketsmfuchs1
Jul 23, 2003 9:36 AM
Got that George H. look going on. Only if I could ride like him.

Like the glasses but for $125 I think that I could have found something cheaper that would be just as good.

As with all Oakleys the optics just can't be beat
Briko klipsKG 361
Jul 23, 2003 10:07 AM
Got them on-line. Can't remember where! it was an Italian site. Cheaper than here in the US. Like them alot but aren't made especially well. My Bolle's were better.
Oakly jackets, perscription lensesRoger2
Jul 23, 2003 10:25 AM
very satisfied.
re: snoppy joe cool shadesgdtrfb24
Jul 23, 2003 12:54 PM
cheerios, free special offer.

actually, oakley m-frames that i use for softball and riding.
NIKE InterchangesGazoo
Jul 23, 2003 6:52 PM
they never fog and have been very scratch resistant they also have nice tight fit.