Cycling Glasses Recomendations - Aero Position

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Cycling Glasses Recomendations - Aero Position

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Could any one offer up some recommendations for Cycling glasses that don't impede vision and give decent coverage when on the drops/aero position?
I haven't started looking yet, but I know locally, that I can try Oakley and 100%, though what models would be best to try beforehand would be good.
Also, any other manufacturers and models would also be appreciated. Ideally, i'd be looking for frames that would allow me to change lenses as well.

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My eyes are pretty sensitive to (high speed) airflow and Racing Jackets have worked very well...and don't look as polarizing as wraparound glasses. Good FOV as well. The downside is that they're pricey, but it's a durable design.

There's probably a reason they've stayed in the Oakley lineup for so long.

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2nd that on the racing jackets... If you need prescription lenses like me.. And don't want inserts.. These are great glasses for sports in general.

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Rimless like Oakley EV Zero or Flight Jackets are your best bet, but even then they don't provide enough top coverage so that you are looking straight through the lens when you really get into a deep aero position. You're going to end up half looking through the top of the lens and half looking over the top. If you truly want to get around that, then consider a helmet with an integrated visor (and deal with the jokes.)

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TobinHatesYou wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 10:52 pm
Rimless like Oakley EV Zero or Flight Jackets are your best bet, but even then they don't provide enough top coverage so that you are looking straight through the lens when you really get into a deep aero position. You're going to end up half looking through the top of the lens and half looking over the top. If you truly want to get around that, then consider a helmet with an integrated visor (and deal with the jokes.)
This, and if your aero position is really aggressive, you don't look through your glasses at all, no matter which ones you've got. If you have the resilience to deal with the friendly mocking :roll: that will most likely ensue, there's helmets like the Giro one or the new Lazer Bullet which is quite normal looking and has a visor incorporated..

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100% S2. Very nice coverage, much better than Oakley radar ev path IME.

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Flight Jackets and the Sutro both work wellImageImage

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Really wish the Sutros had rubber socks on the stems. Had a pair bounce off my face a while ago.

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Just need a fatter head haha

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What about quality between 100% and Oakley?
Are they pretty comparable?

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Djakninn wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 3:15 pm
What about quality between 100% and Oakley?
Are they pretty comparable?

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Lens quality is about the same. Some of the fancier finishes on 100% are just coatings that eventually start flaking off. Had this happen with the oil slick finish Sagan collection stuff. 100% sunglasses have a really strong plastic odor when brand new. It’s a bit off-putting.

Oakley is cheaping out on some models. See my earlier complaint about no rubber socks on the Sutro.

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My experience is not the same. In terms of quality I find 100% as nice as Oakley. No plastic odor at all. They are also made in Italy and not China.

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maybe it was just bad luck for me, but are your 100% glasses straight? I ordered a speedcraft, but i was tilted towards the right side when wearing it. Readjusting didn't help as it always returned into its tilted position. At first i thought my head was to asymetrical, but the radar ev and flight jackets i wear sit straight.
I then assumed, that i got a bad one and returned it for another one. Different color, same problem. When i put them on a table, you could see that the arms had different angles. Bending didn't help.
I love the coverage of those speedcrafts, but they look pretty stupid not sitting straight.

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Julbo Aerospeed with photochromic lense: Reactiv cat. 0 to 3 or Zebralight 1 to 3.

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eins4eins wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 1:53 pm
maybe it was just bad luck for me, but are your 100% glasses straight? I ordered a speedcraft, but i was tilted towards the right side when wearing it. Readjusting didn't help as it always returned into its tilted position. At first i thought my head was to asymetrical, but the radar ev and flight jackets i wear sit straight.
I then assumed, that i got a bad one and returned it for another one. Different color, same problem. When i put them on a table, you could see that the arms had different angles. Bending didn't help.
I love the coverage of those speedcrafts, but they look pretty stupid not sitting straight.
This is really strange. How is this possible? Even 20 euros glasses are straight since the are all produced in machined molds.

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