Specialized Chicane Optics Eyewear

4.67/5 (3 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Exclusive Specialized Adaptalite Lens
  • NXT lens material
  • Molded Grilimid frame is light and durable
  • Molded Megol nosepiece and ear tabs hold comfortably

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dashiell Feierabend a Cross Country Rider from Anchorage, Alaska

Date Reviewed: March 8, 2008

Strengths:    Sick design, venting is as effective as it gets, will NOT fall off your head!

Weaknesses:    Adaptalite lenses don't quite cut it for full-on sun.

Bottom Line:   
These glasses are sweeeeeeet. They fit super snug compared to some of the others that slipped off my head over time. I'm pretty sure the side venting helps, but like every other pair I've tried, they will fog when you're taking a break and sweating hard. That's to be expected I suppose (unless they have a built in fan...why hasn't Smith brought their snow goggle technology to glasses?!?!) The one thing I'm disappointed about is that the darkest shade of the lens doesn't seem to be satisfactory in full sun, but considering I've only ridden them on the streets so far, it's probably not a huge problem for mountain biking. Summer will tell all.

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Favorite Trail:   gnarly steeps, both ways

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Smith District, Smith Diablo, Spy Scoop, Spy Scoop Hybrid

Bike Setup:   Raleigh Lahar 02

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Daniel H a Weekend Warrior from Melbourne, Vic, Australia

Date Reviewed: February 24, 2008

Strengths:    Cool Design, Its Specialized, Adaptalite, Apparently they are unbreakable!

Weaknesses:    Little tight around my head but not too bad.
Few Scratches but thats after a year of use.

Bottom Line:   
Very cool glasses. I highly Recomend them. Comfortable after about 5 mins u feel like ur not even wearing them at all. Adaptalite lense works really well. You dont notice them when wearing it but as soon as you take it off you certainly do.

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Favorite Trail:   One just off Com. Games Track

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Present

Similar Products Used:   Cheap 2 dollar shop glasses

Bike Setup:   Avanti Aggressor- LX/XT Drivetrain, Sid Forks, Hayes Mag Brakes and Mavic Rim XT hub combo

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dan0 a Cross Country Rider from Nashua, NH USA

Date Reviewed: January 22, 2008

Strengths:    strong, good contrast

Weaknesses:    low light

Bottom Line:   
pretty decent glasses, Ive got a big head so alot of specs dont fit. these have held up well. I didnt get a case, they come with one now. I did replace the lenses once, probably wouldnt of had to had I gotten the case

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Favorite Trail:   sidewinder

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   direct

Bike Setup:   rip9, xt/xtr

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