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    WTB: Your old sunglasses

    Gear Whores:
    I'm want to buy light-lensed, rose or amber-lensed sunglasses for dark/shaded riding. My current smith's are way too dark for my ageing eyes. I thought I would check here to see if anyone has something laying around they would part with, before I buy new.

    On a related note, the LBS told me to get the Smith photochromic lenses...anyone have real world experience?

    Edit: Found some Smith Pivlock Arenas super cheap. Thanks for all the insight.
    Last edited by supermodel159; 10-28-2021 at 04:42 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supermodel159 View Post
    On a related note, the LBS told me to get the Smith photochromic lenses...anyone have real world experience?
    I have Oakley photochromatic lenses in some cycling glasses. They are are great for mixed coverage. I choose them for MTB on bright overcast days in the woods. Or closer to sunrise/sunset road rides.
    They change automatically and I never notice them, which is a plus. Its fair that I think they are too dark in the woods, or not dark enough out in the open on a forest road climb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supermodel159 View Post
    Gear Whores:
    I'm want to buy light-lensed, rose or amber-lensed sunglasses for dark/shaded riding. My current smith's are way too dark for my ageing eyes. I thought I would check here to see if anyone has something laying around they would part with, before I buy new.

    On a related note, the LBS told me to get the Smith photochromic lenses...anyone have real world experience?
    I have several Smith lenses and my photochromatic lenses are used the least. They don't change quickly and are too light when I want them to be dark and too dark when I want them to be light. Instead I use a clear lens, an in-between, and a sunny day lens.

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    I crashed and broke my rx Rayban wayfarers, i got 5 pair on extended medical so I just popped the rx lenses out and into another frame,

    something to be said for redundancy eh ... still got the Wayfarers on, baby
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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    Amber lens Vuarnets are da bomb for those conditions..
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    https://www.revantoptics.com/
    or
    https://www.fuselenses.com/

    just buy other lens for the shades you have?


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    I bought some $20 Banglong cycling glasses off Amazon that came with 3 lens. Clarity is good and they fog less than some old expensive smith pivlocks I used to have.


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    WTB: Your old sunglasses

    Similar experience with the cheap Amazon Poc knockoffs. 5-6 lenses included for something like $30 Canadian. Not quite as nice as “real” glasses, but they’ve worked well for biking all summer.

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    All good insight; thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by funkendrenchman View Post
    I have several Smith lenses and my photochromatic lenses are used the least. They don't change quickly and are too light when I want them to be dark and too dark when I want them to be light. Instead I use a clear lens, an in-between, and a sunny day lens.
    I agree with this.

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    Tifosi Sledge. Good quality. Good price. Come with 3 lenses.

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    Ended up ordering these with some additional clear/yellow lenses.

    https://sport.woot.com/offers/smith-...n=lower_funnel

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    ^ Great deal! I have a pair and love em.

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    Too good of deal. They sent me a shipping notice, but it never went active and they don’t refund until you complain

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