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I hope I'm not the only one with this problem. Sweat runs down my face from my helmet and onto my sunglasses. Obviously it obscures vision. I also wear clear lenses during evening descents. So sweat rolls down my face and onto the lens. Can you recommend a brand of sunglasses with a foam strip on the top? Any other suggestions? A bandana under the helmet?

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Jake
 

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I find Halo headbands to be pretty effective. They're a neoprene headband with a rubber strip that runs across the bottom, which does a good job of channeling sweat away from your eyes after the band itself becomes saturated.
 

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Oakley just re-released some 'retro' styles, and the Factory Pilot had a foam strip.

That being said, I join d365 and jjaguar in recommending a sweatband or helmet liner. I prefer helmet liners over headbands.
 

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A regular cycling cap moves the 'drip point' out far enough that it stays out of eyes. Sometimes it'll get blown or knocked onto my glasses but generally falls clear . The halo works well also, but i find that they leave a pink groove across my forehead for quite a while after so the cap is my preferred.

now, if I could figure a way to keep my toxic sweat from staining my raw frame..
 

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Getting a little off topic, but toxic sweat can be a real problem - I've seen bikes break because the salt has eaten through the aluminum frame tubes. Rinsing your bike could actually be a safety step, Kark; and a painted frame will last longer (paint is protective as well as cosmetic).
 

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Getting a little off topic, but toxic sweat can be a real problem - I've seen bikes break because the salt has eaten through the aluminum frame tubes. Rinsing your bike could actually be a safety step, Kark; and a painted frame will last longer (paint is protective as well as cosmetic).
True, and thanks for the cautionary tale. I'm pretty confident about keeping it to cosmetic, at least so far, but I can well appreciate the concern.
I've never heard of failures from sweat myself but have heard accounts of damage caused by sport drinks around the pem-nuts for bottle cages.
 
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