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Rudy Ekynox(9 posts)

Rudy EkynoxBill RHIT
Sep 18, 2003 7:56 AM

I am looking to get rid of my old Oakley EyeJackets since sweat and years of wiping them off with my jersey has left them in bad shape. I am looking to get a pair of Rudy Project Ekynox or Ekynox sx. Does anyone have any experience with these glasses? What is the difference in size between the sx and the original? Any reccomendations? How are the lenses? Thanks in advance.

I am getting them from ebay, for around $60-80.
re: Rudy Ekynoxandy02
Sep 18, 2003 8:37 AM
I have the ekynox glasses and a small face but it is cold a lot around here so I need more eye protection. I have had them for 2 seasons and they are really nice.
re: Rudy EkynoxMisJG
Sep 18, 2003 8:52 AM
I have the SX model and I would really love them if I had good eyes. As it is, I have the prescription insert which adds weight to the front and essentially unbalances the glasses, putting the extra weight on my nose. Without the insert, the glasses are light and comfortable and (per my wife) look good on me. It made me seriously consider laser eye surgery again because I love these glasses w/o the Rx insert. With the insert, I really like them a lot.

I also have really long eyelashes and with the Rx insert in place, they rub on the Rx lenses. I have to trim my eyelashes in order be comfortable. Just another problem that would be solved with the laser eye surgery. W/o the insert, my eyelashes do not touch the regular lenses.
re: Rudy EkynoxKSC
Sep 18, 2003 9:15 AM
I have Kerosenes and really like them - Sim. to Ekynox I think. I had Smiths before and the Rudy Project optics are considerably better. You do have buy extra lenses separate & they're expensive. Sx is the version for smaller faces... wish they had this when I was looking because the Ekynox made me look like bubblebee man.
re: Rudy EkynoxJohnIV
Sep 18, 2003 10:09 AM
Big Bill,
With your melon sized head, I would check out the Ekynox. However, you can wear the SX's in public without looking like an alien. Check out the Rydon's as well. You can use them for your golf game as well. I tried on both the Ekynox's and the SX, and the SX still fit my crater-sized nogan just fine. Drop me an email when you get a chance.
re: Rudy EkynoxVaughnA
Sep 18, 2003 10:50 AM
I think the sx is for smaller faces. I have a BIG head and even the normal ekynox wouldn't fit. So I had to go with the Freeons which I love and they don't have the alien look of the ekynox. I think that Rudy's just have a better quality feel to the frames than Oakley. The lenses are great and you can't beat the lense replacement policy.

I'm happy with the reg Ekynoxvelocity
Sep 18, 2003 12:55 PM
They don't feel/look too big.
I have lots of Rudy experienceEric_H
Sep 18, 2003 1:08 PM
I have a pair of Ekynox and Rydon, and in the past I have worn the Tayo and Kerosene. Here is a summary:

Ekynox - large glasses, very adjustable, excellent coverage for wind (I wear contacts), easy lens changes, not really a "casual" option.

Tayo - much like the Ekynox, but less adjustable and harder to change lenses.

Rydon - smaller lenses, very adjustable, very light, can be worn casually, difficult lens changes.

Kerosene - much like the Rydon, only heavier.

Right now, my personal favorites are the Rydon. They are very light, and the lack of a lower frame edge is great when turning to look behind or under one's arm while racing. I wore them for about 4 months straight and recently wore my Ekynox a few times, and I really do notice the difference when looking behind. The only downer is that the Rydon lenses are tough to change, so much that I just leave the Laser lenses in and do not fuss with them. I always think I am going to break the frame when I change them, and one of my teammates has cracked a lens while changing them.

The Ekynox are great glasses as well, especially on days that are windy, wet or cold (or all at once). I use them with Racing Red lenses for almost all conditions, but I have clear lenses for very low light and/or night. Changing the lenses is literally a snap. If I could only have one pair I would keep the Ekynox because they are definitely more versatile. I have only tried on the SX version, and while me head is reasonably large, they actually look OK on me. The smaller frames make changing the lenses a little more difficult but they do allow for casual wearing without looking like a freak.

Whatever you do, get the Racing Red lenses as one option. They can be used from bright sunshine to near darkness quite effectively.
I have several Rudys....SS_MB-7
Sep 19, 2003 6:17 AM
I have/had several pairs of Rudys. I have a pair of RP Graal and RP Ekynox SX. I had a pair of Ekynox, but sold them because they were just too large for my smallish head/face. The Ekynox SX's are much nicer. But, as a MTB'er (90%), I don't find that the Ekynox SX do not ventilate as well as the Ekynox. This is a result of the slower speed associated with MTB'ing on tight-n-twisty singletrack and shouldn't be and hasn't been an issue on the road. As such, for MTB, I'm going to be getting a pair of the Freeons which will allow more/better air circulation between my face and lenses.

Ride Hard,
Mike B.