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Cycling and MTB glasses with photochromic lenses


Pass itone for two wheels now brings together a large number of enthusiasts throughout the worldone or professedone they spend many hours riding their bicycles every week, eating up kilometers of asphalt or dirt road. Let the development of its own stepsone either for the purpose of victory or satisfactionone of having completed your exit, there are some essential factors that professionals and amateurs have in common.

The research of materials, from componeBicycle engineering, clothing and accessories have taken on a fundamental role in the choice of equipment for every cyclist.

Cycling sunglasses have become a must-have accessory that accompanies the cyclist on every outing. In addition to the typical mirroring of racing bike glasses, in recent years the use of photochromic lenses has also been constantly growing for use on racing bikes, forrimused mainly for mountain bikes. The evolutionone of technology has led to the creationone of photochromic lenses for cycling glasses that can be used obtaining maximum performance of the lens for both disciplines.

When specifically talking about photochromic lenses for the practice of MTB and BDC it is necessary to specify the different technical characteristics that the glasses have for the different disciplines. Although he builds itone of the frame and lens materials are the same, mountain bike glasses differ from those for road cycling in small details, which during use especiallyrimI'm all the technicality.
cycling and mtb glasses with black photochromic lenses

Photochromic Glasses for Mountain Bike:


  • Photochromic lenses: Photochromic lenses for MTB glasses are THE must have for every rider, in fact the use of a dynamic lens that adapts by becoming dark and lightening according to the light conditions of the route makes the difference between a performanceone where the athlete can exprimgive yourself 100% to a performanceone where the athlete cannot seeone perfect path wastes physical and mental energy to pay attentionone to every possible obstacle, limiting performanceone and funtimento.

The photochromic lenses for MTB glasses are speciallenses that are exposed to UV and solar rays generate a reactionone chemical that darkens the surface of the lens when you irradiate itone solar and UV decreases the lens returns to its original color and lightens.

The lenses of mountain bike glasses are generally larger than those of racing bike glasses because they must 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 grazie the oversized lenses in anti-breakage polycarbonate, which will protect your eyes even in the event of very strong accidental impacts. The anti-breakage lens in the event of a very strong accidental impact (e.g. fall) does not create any type of fragment that can damage the eye, but visually generates classico spider web effect of unbreakable glass, invalidating itself, but protecting your eyes as best as possible.

There are 2 types of photochromic lenses for MTB glasses:

    • Photochromic lenses DCHROM®: It starts with coloringone slightly veiled at the start (Category 1) and darkens until it reaches category 3 (same darkness as common sunglasses). It is particularly recommended for prolonged use without large light-dark variations, in fact using this lens allows you to have glasses that do not never have to remove. In MTB practice it allows you to delve into zone of dense bush, however we do not recommend this lens to those looking for glasses that can also be used for night outings, as the starting color may be slightly dark in very low light conditions.


photochromic lens dchrom for cycling and mountain bike glasses

    • Mirrored Photochromic Lenses: Recommended for both road cycling and mountain biking, it represents in all respects the evolutionone for cycling glasses, in fact they start from the starting color with very slight haze (also ideal for very low light conditions) and in the maximum working phase reaches category 3.
      The peculiarity of this lens is the aesthetic factor, in fact when darkened the lens does not become smoke but reflects in colors: red, blue depending on the color chosen
      These mirrored photochromic lenses are very reactive, therefore also ideal for mountain biking where there are numerous light-dark light changes.
      The cyclist's eyes will be well protected even in very strong light conditions and with very prolonged use. In fact, these particular cycling glasses with mirrored photochromic lenses can achieve greater darkness than normal photochromic lenses, only if the route and the UV and solar intensity require it. The lens DCHROM® will always be constantly "adapting" to your path, to allow for perfect facialsone with any conditionsone atmospheric. We do not recommend this particular photochromic lens for those looking for cycling glasses that can be used for night excursions because the light haze of the lens is too dark for poor lighting conditions.one artificial.

Cycling glasses with photochromic mirrored lens model PERFORMANCE

    • Smoke Photochromic Lens: It starts with coloringone completely transparent (Category 1). It darkens until it reaches Category 2,5. It remains slightly lighter during maximum work to help the eye adapt more quickly from the light to the shadow area. This allows the rider not to have to interrupt his performanceone or slow down to remove the glasses with the lenses "still dark" to enter the shaded area. In zone In very dense forests the lens will be completely transparent, and will serve as protectionone from Air and projections such as: leaves and branches. This specialand lens can be used for night outings as simple protectionone from the air.


smoke photochromic lens for mtb and cycling

    • Frame: The frame of the photochromic mountain bike glasses is in TR90, one specialand compositionsone of Nylon and carbon fiber which makes the cycling glasses 20% lighter than conventional materials and more resistant to impacts or mechanical traction. The TR90 has shape memory, in fact it adapts to your face by widening to envelop it, the moment you remove the glasses it will return to its original state. Plus this specialand material offers greater resistance to high and low temperatures without deformation, significantly increasing the lifespan of the glasses.


In the shape of the MTB glasses frame, an increase in the thickness of the temples is evident, also placed to protect the temples and the lateral part of the head as much as possible. It remains open in the underlying part to allow the athlete a better viewone of the terrain often made more difficult by the use of glasses with closed frames. The presence of rubberized parts on the internal part promotes a 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 created in grip material.
cyclist wears mountain bike glasses with photochromic lenses

Photochromic Glasses for Road Cycling:


  • Photochromic lenses: As regards photochromic glasses for racing bikes, the situation varies with respect to MTB glasses because the irradiationone solar radiation is very prolonged and without continuous variations in light. We therefore prefer a photochromic lens which reaches category 3 in the maximum working phase to best protect the eye from light.

Using glasses for racing bikes with photochromic lenses means wearing glasses that you will no longer have to remove for the entire duration of your ride, because they will adapt immediately to every change in light along the route, guaranteeing you perfect visibility.one of the road always.

The lenses are tapered to allow better aerodynamics, some models are equipped with ventilation holesone to counteract fogging in slower sections.

The lenses are made of anti-breakage polycarbonate and protect from impacts and mechanical tractions as well as from projections that you may find along the road (midges, dust, stones, etc.).

As far as racing bikes are concerned, we recommend using photochromic glasses with lenses DCHROM®.

  • Photochromic lenses DCHROM®: Usable for BDC, starts from colorsone slightly veiled at the start (Category 1) and darkens until reaching category 3 (same darkness as common sunglasses) It is particularly recommended for prolonged use without large light-dark variations, in fact using this lens on a racing bike allows you to have glasses that you never have to remove. We do not recommend this lens to those looking for glasses that can also be used for night outings.

    • Frame: The frame of the photochromic glasses for Bdc is in TR90, one specialand compositionsone of Nylon and carbon fiber which makes the cycling glasses 20% lighter than conventional materials and more resistant to impacts or mechanical traction. The TR90 has shape memory, in fact it adapts to your face by widening to envelop it, the moment you remove the glasses it will return to its original state. Plus this specialand material offers greater resistance to high and low temperatures without deformation, significantly increasing the lifespan of the glasses.


In racing bike eyeglass frames, the classica tapered aerodynamic shape. The thickness of the shafts is very much up to personal taste, in fact there are athletes who prefer the very thin shaft and others who prefer the bulkier shaft typical of MTB.

It is very important to choose cycling glasses that are as comfortable as possible and fit your face without being too tight.
photochromic lenses for cycling color change

The importance of wearing sunglasses to practice your favorite discipline allows you to not only elevate yours performance grazie to a faceone always perfect on the route, it guarantees maximum protectionone for your eyes against possible impacts.

For those who wear prescription lenses?


For cyclists who wear prescription lenses for racing bikes and mountain bikes, a line of sports prescription glasses with photochromic lenses and clip removable optic. Through your trusted optician it is possible to create prescription lenses to insert inside the clip optics.

To see the collectionone complete prescription glasses for road cycling and mountain biking with photochromic lenses click here


photochromic eyeglasses for cycling and mountain biking