Review: Endura Guppy Glasses


Hydrophobic–that’s me!  Many years ago, when I chose to serve, there’s a reason I walked into the Air Force recruiter office and not the Navy recruiter.  Fact is, I don’t like any body of water deeper than I am tall.  Really, my name, German for “fish,” is a horrible misnomer.  I swim like an anchor …

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Review: Ryders Hijack Photochromic Sunglasses


Ryders has a strong reputation in the biking community for well-designed optics that cater to a broad spectrum of athletes. These Hijack glasses are designed to accommodate just about anyone, whether you race ‘cross, pine for enduro, or wear Lycra in pursuit of a polka-dot jersey. Mountain bike riders know that light conditions are constantly fluctuating, which …

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Photo Blog: New Shades from Bolle, Ryders, Smith, Spy, and Tifosi at Interbike 2014

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Every time I think I know all of the eyewear manufacturers that are competing in the mountain bike market, I round another corner and spot yet another booth! This massive photo roundup doesn’t even begin to cover all of the different shades and companies in attendance at Interbike–much less the companies that didn’t deign to …

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Review: Oakley Radarlock Pitch Sunglasses


If there’s any one brand name that’s synonymous with “quality sunglasses,” it’s Oakley. Despite their top-tier prices, the number of people that you’ll see at the mountain bike trailhead–or simply walking around downtown–wearing Oakleys on their face is impressive. The Oakley brand has penetrated deep into the heart of not only the mountain bike subculture, …

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Review: Kaenon Black Label Collection: Trade Sunglasses


Kaenon’s Trade sunglasses feature excellent coverage and superior optics in a murdered out, black matte finish as part of the company’s new Black Label Collection.  I’ve been testing the Trades on the trail and around town and here’s what I’ve found. At first glance, the Kaenon Trades are larger and darker than most sunglasses you’ll …

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Review: Ryders Binder Interchangeable Glasses

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Choosing the perfect pair of sunglasses can be a daunting task. Even if you’re considering just one brand, the possibilities seem endless! Do I want maximum coverage, or light weight? What style of tint? But what if I’m riding in bright light, cloud cover, and possibly at night? What about interaction with my helmet? While …

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Review: Tifosi Duro Sunglasses


The Tifosi name has become synonymous with “high-performance sunglasses at an affordable price,” and their Duro glasses are no exception to this mantra. Specs The Duro glasses, weighing in at 32 grams, are a squarish, full-framed pair of glasses that feature casual styling, yet quality performance features. The frames are “made of Grilamid TR-90, a …

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