Sunglasses recommendation?

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IrrelevantD
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by IrrelevantD

ak47 wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:03 am
I can't find anything more versatile than the Radarlocks even made by Oakley - it's few years old design now, but in my opinion still the best one. The ocking mechanism is super easy to use and lens swap is a matter of few seconds. The choice of lenses is much better than for Radar EVs or Jawbreakers and for me they are much comfier than these mentioned two.
+1 on this from me. I recently retired my jawbone/racing jackets and got a pair of Radarlocks due to lens availability issues. I have a Prizm Road for bright days, G40 photochromic for overcast, and clear photochromic for pre-dawn/after sunset rides.

If you're careful to watch out for counterfeits, you can find some good deals on MPH (Mr. Potato Head) and factory seconds on ebay.
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by waltthizzney

Oakley EV Range is really nice on you face.

I found a fake pair I bought on aliexpress actually felt better than the real ones

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by TonyM

waltthizzney wrote:(...)

I found a fake pair I bought on aliexpress actually felt better than the real ones

Better safe than sorry....

http://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/lates ... ash-327144


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by reknop

Oakley Radar EV Path with Prizm Road glasses is my preferred set on the road bike.
I don't think I've used any other brand of sunglasses in the past 25 years.
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by dgasmd

Ultimately, there is no substitute for trying them on and seeing which fit YOU best. For me, after almost a dozen different types, I ended up with the Tifosi Vogel. No frame to get in my field of view one I look up or to the sides, lightweight, and fits my face shape well. As a plus, they have some of the best haggle free warranty replacement in the industry and don't cost half as much as most ugly and dumb looking Oakley.

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by mrbubbles

I have 10+ pairs of Oakleys (M Frames, Pro M Frame, Radar, Radarlocks, Radar EV, EV Zero, and assortment of non cycling glasses).

I also have 4 pairs of Rudys and 1 pair of Smith Pivlock.

What I wear depends on the weather and whether I want a contrast lens or a neutral lens for the day.

Rudy Tralyx XL photochromic black lens is my go to for road riding, with Radar EV road prizm close 2nd. My general favorite is Radarlock with bronze iridium polarized lens. Bad weather gloomy days another Radarlock with persimmon lens, or Rudy Rydon with brown photochromic lens.

To the poster above, I also have a Tifosi Vogel, great quality but it's my workshop glasses that stay in the garage. :)

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by kkibbler

In terms of fit and feel I really like Oakley EVZero (path, not range, I think the raised brow looks weird).
Unfortunately lens aren’t swappable so you need multiple pairs for different conditions.

For interchangeable lens I still love my Racing Jackets, fashion be damned.

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by Stolichnaya

I have dozens of sunglass brands in the drawer.
I continually reach for the Adidas glasses over the years.
The LST lenses are amazing.

Salice are super value with nice lens options.
Rudy's prices seem to be adjusting which is nice, their lenses are super.
Oakley... overrated.
Smith gets scratched when you look at them wrong.
If you drop or sit on your glasses regularly consider Gloryfy - super durable, but a step down in lens quality.

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by waltthizzney

TonyM wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:43 am
waltthizzney wrote:(...)

I found a fake pair I bought on aliexpress actually felt better than the real ones

Better safe than sorry....

http://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/lates ... ash-327144
lol that article is a joke of course it will make a mark

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kkibbler wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:09 am
For interchangeable lens I still love my Racing Jackets, fashion be damned.
+1 Love my Racing Jackets, to hell with the critics.
I keep a pair of Jawbones with clear transitions for pre-dawn use, but I've retired my TdF Racing Jackets [Prizm Road] from ride duty to preserve them for daily wear use. Actual Oakley lenses for them are getting too hard to find and I can't risk them getting scratches or damaging the frame in a crash.
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by bilwit

kkibbler wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:09 am
For interchangeable lens I still love my Racing Jackets, fashion be damned.
Same. Once it's the time of year when it's pitch black by 5PM ,only my Racing Jacket/Jawbone get taken with me along with clear lenses

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by 853guy

Anyone been riding with Rapha's Pro Team Arenbergs?

Quite like that they come with replaceable nose pads to modify the fit (something I usually have a problem with).

Anyone?

Thanks!

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by taztaylortaz

Rudy Project - specifically the Rydon model for me.

Replaced the nose piece once after much sweat and neglect. Look like new. Like others have said, very good lens quality and no scratches.

Not a fan of Smiths, haven't found a pair I like as much as the Rudys and the ones I've tried weren't very durable.

Typically use older Oakleys for mtbing. I just bought a pair of Oakley Radars, but only because I found them super cheap at a REI clearance and I was looking for some variety. Looks like they will work well, but I still prefer the double lens 'glasses' appearance of the Rudy Rydons over the one piece lens look of the Oakleys.

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by jfranci3

Looking for something with a more sport casual frame. Currently, I use http://www.oakley.com/en/men/sunglasses ... 0285385167 Oakley Holbrooks with dark lenses. These are fine, but I have to choose between std glasses and dark suns. For transitional rides, need a third set.

I want to get another set of where anywhere glasses, but with a rubber nose gripper and arms. Oakley has a few options -
Targetline http://www.oakley.com/en/men/sunglasses ... 101010000m
Thinlink http://www.oakley.com/en/men/sunglasses ... 8392169440
CrossRange http://www.oakley.com/en/men/sunglasses ... 101000000m
and Manilink http://www.oakley.com/en/men/sunglasses ... 101000000m

I tried a set of Roka Kona, they were decent, but not for me https://www.sportrx.com/roka-kona.html

I'm also going to try a set of Nike Bandits (http://amzn.to/2pesJ7F ) and Adidas sunglasses.

Any other suggestions?


Lenses: Anyone tried non-oem lenses on Base 8 or base 6 sunglasses? I assume base 6 I'll be OK with traditional lenses, but for base 8 I'll need to step up to digitial/freeform.
Tint: was thinking about Xtractive transitions, since this will be a dawn/cloudy day set of glasses. Any experiences?
Coatings: For sunglasses, Premium AR worth it for $90???

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