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Old 09-03-20, 04:52 PM
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Cycling goggles

It seems that the latest fashion in cycling eyewear are goggles. A year ago I saw Peter Sagan wearing them. Now in this year’s Tour quite a few riders are sporting them. I don’t like the look....too big. What’s your opinion?
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Meh....what's old is new again.

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Old 09-03-20, 05:00 PM
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The Pro’s get them free and get sponsored by the companies. So they wear them.
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Originally Posted by hrdknox1 View Post
It seems that the latest fashion in cycling eyewear are goggles. A year ago I saw Peter Sagan wearing them. Now in this year’s Tour quite a few riders are sporting them. I don’t like the look....too big. What’s your opinion?
I guess one person's "wraparound sunglasses" are another person's "goggles." Potato potato, I guess.
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I wouldn’t call those goggles.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I wouldn’t call those goggles.
Yeah, same here. Maybe the guy on the left, but even those look to have just a large white nose bridge.

But why would you want goggles? Bombing down my regular descent at the start of my commute today, I must have hit a good speed, because my eyes started to water a bit. Googles would prevent that, so long as they didn't fog up. Or I just need to spend more than $40 on cheap sport glasses.
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Originally Posted by BoraxKid View Post
I guess one person's "wraparound sunglasses" are another person's "goggles." Potato potato, I guess.
Let's call the whole thing off !

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Originally Posted by Chinghis View Post
Yeah, same here. Maybe the guy on the left, but even those look to have just a large white nose bridge.

But why would you want goggles? Bombing down my regular descent at the start of my commute today, I must have hit a good speed, because my eyes started to water a bit. Googles would prevent that, so long as they didn't fog up. Or I just need to spend more than $40 on cheap sport glasses.
Certainly goggles cover a larger area of your face and could provide more safety, but probably fog up more.
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Those are sunglasses, not goggles.

These are goggles:
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Those are sunglasses, not goggles.

These are goggles:
Let's bring those back in fashion!! All the steampunks will start riding bikes.
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Goggles:



Glasses:



Googles:

Goggles vs. Glasses
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wish i could wear them but i have prescription eye glasses
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wish i could wear them but i have prescription eye glasses
What about contact lenses?
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Let's bring those back in fashion!! All the steampunks will start riding bikes.
I've got my set:
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I've got my set:
wearing welding goggles while cycling on a busy road... what could go wrong
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Isn't Goggle where you search for stuff on the Interwebs?
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wearing welding goggles while cycling on a busy road... what could go wrong
Well, there's actually a tinted lens and a clear lens. I could remove the tinted lens and just use the clear lens. Or put in a #2 tinted lens instead of the #4 lens.
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For the last couple of years I’ve started my riding season in January/February so I grabbed a pair of ski goggles. When spring came and I broke my sunglasses I grabbed the goggles. I am prove to sweating profusely and often it gets in my eyes but I discovered that this was

PS: in conjunction with a breath mask it also addresses bug issues.
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