My Oakley Radar XL’s snapped in a crash.bura wrote:I totaly disagree.kgt wrote: ↑Sun May 13, 2018 4:01 pmIt's not just sunlight but UV radiation that you should protect your eyes from.
There are tons of tasteful protective glasses out there which cost a fraction of that what is worn by "pro riders" and of that what especially a US company with their fancy HQ wants us to wear. Their last models have exaggerated towards the welder and ski googles design and size and cyclists around the globe do think they must follow their last shit produced. What you then see are stereotypes of otherwise smart people ,who just look embarrassing in their welder googles.
Even if you disagree with my views and you think that you need to spend money to have protective eyewear then for heavens sake check on Rapha classic line or their regular "cyclists MUST wear curved aerodynamic glasses" line.
I also believe there was a test not long ago, may have been on the BBC where they tested cheap and expensive sunglasses. There was barely any difference in protection against harmful rays only in clarity.
In 30 years of cycling with people wearing some of the cheapest most hideous glasses I’ve yet to see a cracked lens on anyone apart from Hinault.
I remember pre Oakley everyone I knew wore Maddison 3 lens for £10 specials and there where no problems and nobody I know has gone blind.
Go to any beach in Europe and see thousands of tourists with the cheapest sunglasses available, you’d thing there’d be an epidemic of people with eye problems.
Don’t get me wrong, I love my Oakleys, I’ve been using them since 92 and think the clarity and style is fantastic.
If I’m riding CX or MTB I use my fake Oakley clear lenses. They’ve been battered for 5 years and are still going strong.
Google snapped Oakley and you’ll see it’s fairly common. My old monster dog arms weren’t very strong at all.
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