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OK - So Santa brought some new Oakleys which I've nver worn before.

I normally go for the $6 gas station special.

Anyway, they come with a certificate to get a free pair of lenses. I will probably use these glasses primarily while biking AZ.

What color lense should I get? They come with grey, but I thought maybe the other colors would be more condusive to desert bright riding. Any ideas?
 

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maybe this link will help:
http://www.sunglasshut.com/sgh/lenseslifestyle.jsp#view=close

click on "cycling" and then select a color for a description.

I generally do the same as you described - my last pair were $3 at an REI garage sale.

But, I have heard that yellow lenses are good for low light conditions, so if you ride early morning or late afternoon (sunrise/sunset), those may be a good option. I do keep a pair of yellow lense glasses around and find they are nice at those times.

hth :thumbsup:
 

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Life looks better through rose tinted glasses..

daugela said:
OK - So Santa brought some new Oakleys which I've nver worn before.

I normally go for the $6 gas station special.

Anyway, they come with a certificate to get a free pair of lenses. I will probably use these glasses primarily while biking AZ.

What color lense should I get? They come with grey, but I thought maybe the other colors would be more condusive to desert bright riding. Any ideas?
I have a pair of Tifosi Pave frames with AC RED lenses. I really like the red since it seems to sharpen the landscape, as opposed to muting it with darker lenses, and yellow seems to just 'slam' the landscape and make the glasses useless when clouds go away.

http://www.tifosioptics.com/interchangeable/pave.html

I also use Racing Red lenses on my Rudy Project glasses, but have found Tifosi much less expensive and the customer support is outstanding!

Tommy
 

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Beer goggles work best otherwise:

Red: Cloudy, evenings, low desert
Yellow: Forests and woods, evenings and nights, rainy and muddy
Dark Blue/grey: Midday low desert, bright light
 

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I use the oakley persimmon transition lens' that are great for all conditions. If you already have the grey for daytime riding the normal persimmon lens' would be a great option for low light conditions as they really brighten things up.
 

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Persimmon, or not... that is the question.

tonloc08 said:
I use the oakley persimmon transition lens' that are great for all conditions. If you already have the grey for daytime riding the normal persimmon lens' would be a great option for low light conditions as they really brighten things up.
Tony, maybe the persimmon isn't working for you. Must block out the color of cacti, huh?
 

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I love my Oakley's. I've had them for 4 years now and are on the 3 set of lenses- Fire Iridium.
 

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I have used Tifosi Forza glasses with the 'Backcountry Orange' variable tint lenses. The orange is great for highlighting the trail features. My only complaint is that variable tint glasses never seem to get dark enough for the intense summer brightness of the Valley. I use them on most summer rides anyhow, but do find myself grabbing my everyday Rayban's on occasion. Those things are dark but have glass lenses, are heavy and make my face sweat too much.

http://www.tifosioptics.com/single/forza_fc.html
 

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I use some brown polarized lenses, and from dusk to dawn, car to bike, im happy to be wearing them.
 

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If you plan on doing any night riding then a pair of clear lenses would come in handy. My Oakleys frames came with the gray lenses and they work perfectly for all conditions.
 

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daugela said:
OK - So Santa brought some new Oakleys which I've nver worn before.

I normally go for the $6 gas station special.

Anyway, they come with a certificate to get a free pair of lenses. I will probably use these glasses primarily while biking AZ.

What color lense should I get? They come with grey, but I thought maybe the other colors would be more condusive to desert bright riding. Any ideas?
I'd go with a set of clear lenses for night riding.
 

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I had Native's, and now Smith's, that have interchangeable lenses:
- Polarized dark for sunny riding (most)
- Clear for night riding
- Amber for non-bright sun conditions
- Yellow for heavy clouds, gloom (not used much)

Having the dark polarized is very nice, and having clear for night riding is important.

The rest of the time, I wear rose-colored glasses...
 

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I love mitch hedberg and I always wanted to see the world through rose colored glasses, but from the mall, to bikeshops, to other sports stores, I have a hard time finding any the right type for me.
 

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en are es said:
I love mitch hedberg and I always wanted to see the world through rose colored glasses, but from the mall, to bikeshops, to other sports stores, I have a hard time finding any the right type for me.
I've been riding with a pair of monochrome glasses that I purchased from nashbar. Supposedly their supposed to adjust to any lighting condition. I like them although they are useless at dusk. Goggles, I always wear clear just my preference, I don't like obstacles to become distorted.
 

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I wear sunglasses to keep the sun out of my eyes and never understood the point of clear lenses myself... plus the brown lenses I have make the desert look so spectacular..
 

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en are es said:
I use some brown polarized lenses, and from dusk to dawn, car to bike, im happy to be wearing them.
I'd strongly discourage polarized lenses. I had them for a while, and made everything appear 3D to me....
 

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i rock my oakley gas can's on and off the bike :thumbsup:
 
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