As winter approaches i want to ride a few afternoon rides up the Bollards etc. but want a pair of glasses that protect from sunlight but change to clear as the light goes down. So far i have looked at Oakey / Rudy Projects but am interested if others have tried or recomend any. I am looking for as dark of tint as possible to clear
I have a pair of Rudy Project Rydon photochromatics and love them. I have had no dramas with mine at all from riding at night to full summer sun.
thanks pat, where did you purchase them??
Got bthem from Wiggle last March as a 50th birthday present. I've always thought expensive sunnies were a waste of time but now I can see the value in them. I've never kept a pair of sunnies for 12 months because I'm clumsy with them or lose them ,I take care of these :).
I have a pair as well, and can't recommend them highly enough. There are 2 sorts of inserts that go with them and they fit in equally as well. From Wiggle $190 + $70 for the prescripton inserts + $160 for high index lenses from the optometrist.
I think the lenses go from 80% down to 20% light reduction, and I have found they are fine for riding in the dark - even though I am naturally a bit night blind being myopic (-4.5).
+1 for Rydon from Rudy Project. Impossible to ride anywhere without glasses and these do the trick in all conditions.
Hi Jason, I am considering a laser photochromatic red for my Rydon since I have a standard clear lense and it's too clear before sunset.
Would you recommend using the red photochromatic lenses for night rides with a well light bunch? We often ride up into the hills and descent places like Greenhill Rd and Norton Summit. I use a 6W Niteflux lamp.
Can't find anyone in Adelaide with sample lenses...
I have used the photochromatic red at night and they work ok with good lighting. They are only about 55% clear at best so you do drop some vision. I tend to use the photo clear when I go out at night or when I know that I will be returning at night. Having said that I probably use the photo red more than any other lens...
Reply much appreciated!
Further to the info provided thus far, most ofthese manufacturers say they are clear (but tech data says they still block about 16% light.??
1: do you find them quite clear as if having no glasses on at all??
2: do they flicker at all with headlights from on coming cars, or tint to cut headlight glare??
@jason, dont want to change lens mid ride, so photochromatics it is