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CYCLING SUNGLASSES WITH PHOTOCHROMIC LENSES

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The passion for two wheels is now common all over the world with a large number of enthusiasts who spend many hours a week riding their bikes, eating miles of asphalt or dirt road for passion or profession. Whether the development of one’s passion is for the purpose of victory, or the satisfaction of having completed one’s exit, there are essential factors that unite professionals and amateurs.

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The search for materials, from bicycle components, to clothing and accessories, have taken on a fundamental role in choosing the equipment of each cyclist.

The cycling sunglasses have become a must-have accessory that accompanies the cyclist every ride. In recent years the use of the photochromic lens has been constantly increasing in the typical mirroring of racing bike glasses for racing bike use, previously used mainly for mountain bikes. The evolution of technology has led to the creation of photochromic lenses for cycling glasses that can be used obtaining the maximum performance of the lens for both disciplines.

When specifically, we talk about photochromic lenses for the practice of MTB and Road bike it is necessary to specify the different technical characteristics that the glasses have for the different disciplines. Although the construction of the frame and lens materials is the same, the Mountain bike glasses differ from those for road cycling in small details, which in the use phase express all the technicality.

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There are 2 types of photochromic lenses for MTB sunglasses:

When specifically, we talk about photochromic lenses for the practice of MTB and Road Bike it is necessary to specify the different technical characteristics that the glasses have for the different disciplines. Although the construction of the frame and lens materials is the same, the Mountain bike glasses differ from those for road cycling in small details, which in the use phase express all the technicality.

Photochromic Mountain Bike sunlasses:

  • Photochromic Lenses: The photochromic lenses for MTB sunglasses are THE must have for every rider, in fact the use of a dynamic lens that adapts to become dark and lightening according to the light conditions of the path makes the difference between a performance where the ‘athlete can express himself 100% to a performance where the athlete does not have the perfect vision of his path wastes physical and mental energy to pay attention to every possible obstacle, limiting performance and fun.

The photochromic lenses for MTB sunglasses are special lenses that when exposed to UV and solar rays generate a chemical reaction that darkens the surface of the lens, when the solar and UV irradiation decreases the lens returns to the original color by lightening.

The lenses of mountain bike sunglasses are generally larger than those of racing bike sunglasses because they have to protect your eyes from all possible obstacles or projections that you may find along your route. Leaves, branches, insects, dust, stones will not be a problem thanks to the increased lenses in anti-breaking Polycarbonate, which will protect your eyes even in the case of very strong accidental impacts. The anti-breaking lens in the event of a very strong accidental impact (es: falling) does not create any kind of fragment that can damage the eye, but visually generates the classic spider web effect of unbreakable glasses, invalidating itself, but protecting your eyes in the best way.

There are 2 types of photochromic lenses for MTB sunglasses:

  • DCHROM photochromic lenses: It starts from a slightly veiled starting color (Category 1) and darkens until it reaches category 3 (the same darkness as common sunglasses). It is particularly recommended for prolonged use without large variations, clear dark, in fact use this lens allows you to have glasses that you never need to take off. In the practice of MTB, it allows you to penetrate in areas of dense scrub, but we do not recommend this lens to those looking for a pair of glasses that can also be used for night-time outings, as the starting color may be slightly dark in very low light conditions.

Photochromic DCHROM lenses for MTB sunglasses

  • Photochromic Smoke Lens: Completely transparent coloring part (Category 1). It darkens until Category 2.5 is reached. It remains slightly clearer during maximum work to help the eye adapt more quickly from light to the shaded area. This allows the rider to not have to interrupt his performance or slow down to remove the glasses with “still dark” lenses for entry into the shaded area. In very dense wooded areas, the lens will be completely transparent, and will serve as protection from air and projections such as: leaves and branches. This special lens can be used for night-time outings as a simple protection from the air.

Photochromic smoke lenses for MTB sunglasses

Frame: The mount of the photochromic Mountain Bike sunglasses is in TR90, a special composition of Nylon and carbon fiber that makes cycling eyewear 20% lighter than conventional materials and more resistant to impact or mechanical traction. The TR90 has a shape memory, in fact it adapts to your face by spreading out to wrap it, and the moment you remove the glasses it will return to its original state. Furthermore, this special material offers greater resistance to high and low temperatures without deformation, significantly increasing the life span of the glasses.

In the form the mount for MTB sunglasses is evident an increase in the thickness of the rods, also placed to protect the temples and as much as possible the lateral part of the head. It remains open in the lower part to allow the athlete to have a better view of the land often made more difficult by the use of glasses with closed frames. The presence of rubber parts on the inside promotes better grip, which counteracts the vibrations of the glasses, preventing all those annoying micro slips towards the tip of the nose. The nose pads are made of hypoallergenic non-slip rubber, also made of grip material.

Cycling sunglasses with photochromic lenses for road cycling

Photochromic Sunglasses for Road Cycling:

  • Photochromic Lenses: As far as photochromic sunglasses for racing bikes are concerned, the difference varies from MTB sunglasses because the solar irradiation is very prolonged and without continuous light variations. A photochromic lens is therefore preferred, in which it reaches the category 3 in the phase of maximum work to best protect the eye from light.

Using sunglasses for racing bikes with photochromic lenses means wearing a pair of glasses that you will no longer need to remove for the duration of your ride, because it will immediately adapt to every change of light on the route, guaranteeing you the perfect view of the road at all times.

The lenses are tapered to allow better aerodynamics, some models have ventilation holes to counter fogging in slower sections.

The lenses are made of anti-rupture polycarbonate and protects against impacts and mechanical traction as well as the projections that you can find along the way (gnats, dust, stones, etc.).

As for the racing bike, we recommend the use of photochromic sunglasses with DCHROM lenses.

  • DCHROM Photochromic Lenses: Can be used for BDC, it starts from slightly veiled starting color (Category 1) and darkens until it reaches category 3 (same darkness as common sunglasses) It is particularly recommended for prolonged use without large light variations dark , in fact, using this lens in a racing bike allows you to have a pair of glasses that you never need to take off .. We do not recommend this lens to those looking for a pair of glasses to use even for night outings.
  • Frame: The frame of the photochromic sunglasses for Road bike is in TR90, a special composition of Nylon and carbon fiber that makes cycling eyewear 20% lighter than conventional materials and more resistant to impact or mechanical traction. The TR90 has a shape memory, in fact it adapts to your face by spreading out to wrap it, and the moment you remove the glasses it will return to its original state. Furthermore, this special material offers greater resistance to high and low temperatures without deformation, significantly increasing the life span of the glasses.

photochromic lenses for cycling sunglasses

In the frames of racing bike sunglasses the classic streamlined aerodynamic shape is denoted. The thickness of the temples is very personal, in fact there are athletes who prefer the very thin rod and others who prefer the more voluminous rod typical of MTB.

It is very important to choose a cycling eyewear that is as comfortable as possible and fits the face without tightening.

The importance of wearing sunglasses to practice your favorite discipline allows you not only to improve your performance thanks to an always perfect view of the course, but also guarantees maximum protection for your eyes against possible impacts.

For those who wear prescription lenses?

For cyclists who wear prescription lenses for road bikes and mountain bikes, a line of sports eyeglasses with photochromic lenses and removable optical clips has been created. Through your trusted optician you can create prescription lenses to be inserted inside the optical clip.

To see the complete vision collection for road cycling and mountain bike with photochromic lenses click here

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