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Smith Pivlock Arena Sunglasses

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Smith’s PivLock Arena’s light weight, wraparound lens and adjustability combine to provide great fit and performance. As a contact lenses wearer, I appreciated the coverage and never had an issue with debris or wind affecting my eyes. The PivLock feature makes it simple and quick to change lenses, allowing you to find the perfect lens for the riding conditions you face. The price tag puts these sunglasses on the higher end of the spectrum, but the quality optics and performance make them a worthy choice.

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Tifosi Talos with Light Night Fototec

Tifosi.Talos.WEBAs the days get shorter I find myself forced to ride either in diminishing sunlight or in the dark. For a while I had been looking to replace my scratched clear-lens sunglasses I use for night riding, but hadn’t pulled the trigger yet. Then I stopped by the Tifosi booth at InterBike and the rep talked to me about their Light Night Fototec lens that auto-adjusts to varying light conditions. The Fototec lens practically eliminates the need to have sunglasses with interchangeable lenses.

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Lazer Solid State SS1 Sunglasses

Lazer Solid State SS1 Sunglasses White and Blue.webWhen we recently tested the available MIPS helmets for the road market, we were intrigued to see that Belgian helmet maker Lazer offered an array of what we considered fairly reasonably priced cycling and leisure sunglasses as well. We decided to put a pair to the test. There are countless options for cycling eyewear ranging from cheap to ridiculously expensive. The Laser Solid State SS1's are a great combination of features important to cyclists at a reasonable price point.

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Sports Optical - Rudy Project Ketyum Rx Sunglasses

Rudy Project Ketyum frame photo.web The benefits of being able to wear a "one-piece" traditional Rx pair of sunglasses are myriad: greater field of vision (and related benefits, including improved safety and the overall added enjoyment of improved vision); better wind-blocking; no need to mess with Rx clips or attachments; and no need to carry extra glasses for store or other stops.

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Bolle Vortex Sunglasses

bolle vortex sunglasses photo.web These proved to be some of the best riding sunglasses I've ever used. I found the Bolle Vortex sunglasses extremely comfortable, especially in cooler weather. The wind blocking is outstanding, and the optical quality is first-rate, with a cycling-specific style that works well. If you're looking for high-end cycling-specific sunglasses, these should be on your short list.

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Dual Power Eyewear SL2 Glasses

Dual Power's SL2 glasses are perfect for roadies who require readers. They only cost $49.95 but boast all the features cyclists need, plus spot diopters (overlaid magnifiers on the bottom of the lens) that let you read the fine print on a computer when you're riding and check a cellphone and read maps, etc., when you're stopped. Using the SL2s made me realize how much I've been missing on rides. 

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Rudy Project Prescription Sunglasses

rydon matte blackI've worn eyeglasses since I was 11 or 12 years old and need them to function in my everyday life. I couldn't dream of riding without them; I'd be a menace worse than Mr. Magoo to myself and anyone in the vicinity. I'm not alone in my need for visual aid. According to the Vision Council of America, approximately 75% of adults use some sort of vision correction. About 64% of them wear eyeglasses, and about 11% wear contact lenses, either exclusively, or with glasses.

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Specialized Helix Optics Sunglasses

I've always been happy with my vintage Oakley M Frames. These classic non-hinging sunglasses are bombproof and the lenses provide plenty of coverage against airborne bugs and gravel. They stay securely in place. Most important, the frames are compatible with various helmet styles, never bumping against the helmet annoyingly. So why would I plunk down $130 for a new pair of shades? I was intrigued by the photochromatic lenses that Specialized is offering.

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Oakley Jawbone Sunglasses

Oakley Jawbone sunglasses coordinate great with a helmet. The new SwitchLock lens retention system is well designed and offers a functional improvement over other systems by avoiding smudges and scratches when switching lenses. Although I enjoy wearing the Jawbone, I'm going to hang on to my Radars because I prefer the seamlessness of the open lens design and its unhindered peripheral view.

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Smith Pivlock V90 Max Sunglasses

Smith's Pivlock V90 is a good choice if you like to change tints to deal with various light conditions. Lens swapping takes less than 30 seconds. Lenses are treated to reduce streaking and they are free of distortion, but they may scratch more easily than promised. The potential exists for the Max lens to touch the cheeks but this nuisance may not affect all faces. It can be avoided by purchasing the standard Pivlock V90 model rather than the oversize version.

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