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Author:  MikeM [ Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:35 pm ]
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Alright guys,

Was looking for recommendations for sunglasses - previously used Oakley M frames and currently have Oakley Split jackets. The main issue I generally have with sunglasses is the length of the arms; it would seem I have a shallow head and so on most sunglasses the back of the arms interfere with the helmet retention system.

I've tried on a pair of Giro Havik 2, which fitted perfectly however a) they are discontinued and b) I can't seem to find any mirrored lenses (vain, I know). So was looking for some sunglasses similar to the Haviks, currently in production, interchangeable lenses.

Cheers!

Author:  prendrefeu [ Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:41 pm ]
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From Tifosi (reflective lenses available):
Logic XL
Podium (rimless, but not sure if you're necessarily seeking the 'upper rim' design from the Giro Haviks)

From Salice:
006
006ITA

From Spiuk:
Arqus

From Uvex:
sgl103
sgl104

From Endura:
Cross bow (rimless)

From Carrera:
C-TF01B

Author:  Weenie [ Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:41 pm ]
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Author:  sigismond0 [ Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:21 am ]
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Big fan of the Tifosi Podium, if you're on a budget. $40 on Amazon gets you the set with black/red/clear lenses. Not polarized, but you definitely can't beat them at that price.

Author:  rowdysluggins [ Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:32 am ]
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I've had good luck with Tifosi's especially for the price. I haven't used the Podiums, but I might have to try them. I'm a big fan of no upper rim to obscure the view when in a tuck. I'm currently using Smith Pivlock V90s and I really like them. Not polarized either, but I really don't like polarized for riding. It can change the way things look just by changing the angle of your head. Creeps me out.

Author:  sigismond0 [ Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:42 am ]
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The other upshot of being rimless is that it's considerably easier to clean most of the sweat off without completely disassembling the glasses.

Moderately off-topic, but has anybody ever used something along the lines of Rain-X on their lenses to help with sweat? I can hardly go a half-hour these days without streaks and beads inside the lenses.

Author:  rowdysluggins [ Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:55 am ]
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sigismond0 wrote:
Moderately off-topic, but has anybody ever used something along the lines of Rain-X on their lenses to help with sweat? I can hardly go a half-hour these days without streaks and beads inside the lenses.

That's why I never ride without my headsweats shorty. ;)

Author:  hmai18 [ Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:31 am ]
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Rudy Project Genetyk. The arms are flexible, so you can give them slight downward bend to hook them behind your ears andshorten them a bit.

Author:  bombertodd [ Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:49 am ]
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I've had a pair of Spy Screws since Christmas and love them. Go try on a pair and see if they fit.

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Author:  kervelo [ Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:06 am ]
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sigismond0 wrote:
Moderately off-topic, but has anybody ever used something along the lines of Rain-X on their lenses to help with sweat? I can hardly go a half-hour these days without streaks and beads inside the lenses.


Oakley has a product that may be useful for you. It works fine with rain water.
http://uk.oakley.com/products/6730/25107" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Author:  bura [ Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:19 am ]
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Current favorite are Adidas a 168 evil eye halfrim S of Valverde.
Not necessarily in red .
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Author:  idler [ Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:49 am ]
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Lazer (same brand as the helmets) have very short arms - only sunglasses that really work for me with Kask Mojito helmets.

Author:  nickf [ Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:27 pm ]
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Been loving my salice 006 with the crx lenses. Super comfortable, lightweight, great price. The only complaint is they don't fit in my cat like whisper vent holes. I also have a pair of the salice 005 and they do fit in the helmet. Also a great pair of glass. 005s are super light, I forget I have them on.

Author:  Devon [ Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:04 pm ]
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+1 for the Salice 006 here. One of the smartest pairs of glasses I've seen with a very unique/euro look. I'm putting some on order myself at the end of the month.

Author:  MarkGiardini [ Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:06 pm ]
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Oakley Flak Jacket XLJ with polarised lenses for me.

Author:  Weenie [ Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:06 pm ]
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Author:  Devon [ Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:09 pm ]
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Oakley's are great, but if you're concerned about image (as OP suggests with a want for mirrored lenses), then avoid. 99% of people I ride with wear either Radarlocks or Jawbones. Yawn.

I also don't see the need to pay (using Radarlocks as an example) £170 for a pair of glasses no better than say the Salice 006s which cost £60. (Obviously there are some differences, but really, when it comes down to it I'd argue they're minimal, and not worth an extra £110).

Oakley = Apple of the glasses world.

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