Sunglasses recommendations

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MikeM
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by MikeM

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!
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prendrefeu
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by prendrefeu

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
Exp001 || Other projects in the works.

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sigismond0
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by sigismond0

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.

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by rowdysluggins

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.

sigismond0
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by sigismond0

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.

rowdysluggins
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by rowdysluggins

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. ;)

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hmai18
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by hmai18

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.

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by bombertodd

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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by kervelo

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.
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bura
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by bura

Current favorite are Adidas a 168 evil eye halfrim S of Valverde.
Not necessarily in red .
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idler
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by idler

Lazer (same brand as the helmets) have very short arms - only sunglasses that really work for me with Kask Mojito helmets.

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nickf
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by nickf

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.

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Devon
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by Devon

+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.
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MarkGiardini
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by MarkGiardini

Oakley Flak Jacket XLJ with polarised lenses for me.
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Devon
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by Devon

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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