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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by drumbum540, May 7, 2008.

  1. drumbum540

    drumbum540 Monkey

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    does anybody wear any sunglasses while they ride? im looking at getting some, but i dont know whats good.
     
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  2. TreeSaw

    TreeSaw Mama Monkey

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    Yes. I love my Smith Optics Sequel II. Interchangeable lens, great coverage, light-weight and they don't slip.
     
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    dhmike Turbo Monkey

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    dragon sunglasses are my pick .
     
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  4. skinny mike

    skinny mike Turbo Monkey

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    i got a pair of these for riding, they were fairly cheap for me as i worked for a shop at the time.

    optical clarity is pretty good, very easy to change between the multiple lenses included, not heavy, stay on my face well, and not too expensive when compared to most decent sunglasses with interchangeable lenses and all that on the market.

    i would never want to mountain bike with any of my nicer sunglasses, i'd be pissed if i broke a nice pair in a crash.
     
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  5. Quo Fan

    Quo Fan don't make me kick your ass

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    Just got a pair of Tifosi Slip. Love them.
     
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  6. drumbum540

    drumbum540 Monkey

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    snazzy.
     
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  7. DirtyMike

    DirtyMike Turbo Fluffer

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    I wear BMI glasses for MTN biking, there cheap, they have a lifetime warranty, and the ones I have, have the gaskets style padding. Kinda a cross between glasses and goggles. They work for me, maybe not everyone.




    EDIT... Cant find the padded style on the BMI site, but here are the Eyeride ones with the pads. Another style I wear on the Motorcycle
    http://www.eyeride.com/comfortzone.htm
     
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  8. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    Found some Rayban RB3239s the other day and now my $40 cheapo Ryders just sit on my dining room table feeling sad.



    Go to a Sunglass Hut and figure out what you like, then go online and buy them cheap.
     
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    ire Turbo Monkey

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    I have a pair of Rudy glasses that are similar to Skinny Mike's glasses....work great
     
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    mantispf2000 Turbo Monkey

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    Smith Bazookas. Alaina picked them out for me, had them for about 3-ish years, broke the frames, called Smith, replaced at a really cheap discount, and still riding with them. Sure hope they continue to last, 'cuz I really don't want to get another pair........
     
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    MtnbikeMike Turbo Monkey

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    Specialized Helix with Adaptalite lenses.
     
  12. lovebunny

    lovebunny can i lick your balls?

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    i just use my gascans
     
  13. jacksonpt

    jacksonpt Turbo Monkey

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    I wear Oakley Half Jackets on the road, but nothing on the trail.

     
  14. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    I have a pair of Rudy Project Apaches that I use for both road and MTB. I got a ski industry hookup though. I love the glasses but I'd never pay full retail. Rudy has a great replacement program. If you damage your lenses, they'll replace them for $20 as long as the glasses are in the current year catalog. I dropped mine riding and they got run over, which scratched the hell out of them. $20 later I got new lenses. :thumb:

     
  15. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    seriously though,
    Smith Sliders (model 01?) that I've had forever.
    Replaceable lenses, non-slip fit and comfortable with a helmet.
    I'd never ride in the woods without eye protection.
     
  16. cannondalejunky

    cannondalejunky ease dropper

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    i've got a pair of smith....not sure what style though...i love the replaceable lenses, and the clear lenses that come with them are great for riding in the rain or when its windy and getting dark
     
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    r464 Turbo Monkey

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    Mine are all Rx. If you are lucky enough to not need vision correction (or you are wearing contacts), there are lots of good options out there.

    If you are planning on wearing them on the trail, depending upon where you are located that may mean a lot of tree cover/shade. I would suggest going with the lighter-tint orange/amber/red lens. The Rudy Projects in IAB's post look good, and there are many Smith models that include multiple, changable lenses.

    Some people tend to lose or destroy glasses regularly. I do not, but those who are prone to needing a new pair on a regular basis may want to get a pair that are more reasonable in cost or that give good replacement covereage.
     
  18. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    I have an old pair of Smith Voodoos that are still kicking. I've worn them so much though that the frame behind the earns has gotten worn out and sharp and they start to hurt after a couple of hours.
     
  19. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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    really, I thought I saw you wearing these

     
  20. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    On mine, the rubber slip-on earpiece things were torn. I called Smith to see if I could purchase replacements and they sent me four new pieces (two sets) free of charge. Big thanks to Smith!
     
  21. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    The lenses don't offer enough UV protection so I only wear those on cloudy days.
     
  22. Lowlight7

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    The answer to every questions about sunglasses is: Oakley Juliets.

    Actually, it's a very good answer to several questions completely unrelated to sunglasses as well.
     
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    jacksonpt Turbo Monkey

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    correction: "Juliet" is a good answer to several questions... "Oakley Juliets" is a bit too specific.
     
  24. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    I'm kind of a sunglass whore. My 2 favs are oakley and and electric (I've got 3 pairs of each). I ride more with the oakleys than electrics. I lost my favorite pair of electrics, and still need to replace them.
     
  25. Arkayne

    Arkayne I come bearing GIFs

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    My favorite riding pair is the Oakley Minute. It makes a good seal around the eye so there is no air turbulence to make your eyes tear up.

    I also recommend you bring your helmet with you and see if the arms fit well. Sometimes they are big and put pressure on your temples.
     
  26. moff_quigley

    moff_quigley Why don't you have a seat over there?

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  27. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    I wear either the cheap pair I wear all day anyway, or my old school Okley M-Frames. My eyes are wicked sensitive to light, so I wear them rather than goggles for DH too.