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Sunglasses - Polarized yay or nay for cycling?

Old 06-23-21, 01:42 PM
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Originally Posted by teekay View Post
I've been riding with polarized sunglasses without any problems for the past couple months.
One little inconvenience is that the cycle computer display does not appear that clear at certain angles.
This is the ONLY negative I have about polarized glasses and moving your head will fix it. I first discovered it with my car radio screen, and on a handheld GPS, but neither were even remotely significant to give up the polarized lenses. In fact, I find polarized lenses enhance your ability to see wet or oily surfaces. I have ridden bikes, fished, driven in road rallyies, taken photos, for many, many years, and polarized glasses were one of my must have items.
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Old 06-23-21, 08:56 PM
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It is amazing how much better you can see things if you have blue block sun glasses.

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Old 06-23-21, 09:16 PM
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
It is amazing how much better you can see thing if you have blue block sun glasses.
Yeah, you posted the same thing yesterday, and three times now in this thread. Get that memory checked out ...
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Old 06-23-21, 10:19 PM
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it's a no from me. I hate how on some screens it blocks what you can see because it's polarized also. Then have to tilt your head 90 degrees to see it. ha-ha

um no thanks.
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Old 06-23-21, 10:38 PM
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Originally Posted by UCantTouchThis View Post
I hate polarized glasses. Have 2 sets of Oakelys, one polarized, one not. The polarized make it difficult to see my Garmin screen on rides. Sometimes I look down and think my Garmin is off because it looks blank. Hate it!
The Garmin display on the 520 was polarized at 45 degrees allowing you to see the screen in portrait or landscape mode except it doesn't have a landscape mode. The 530 has the display correctly oriented so you can see it with polarized glasses...unless you turn it sideways to landscape mode.
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Old 06-23-21, 10:56 PM
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Originally Posted by 2manybikes View Post
Then drivers, pilots, ice fishermen, skiers, mountainclimbers, pedestrians, etc. could not see ice or puddles. So they all need to stop using polarized lenses.

Yeah, that's believable!

Is it possible the bike shop did not have any polarized sunglasses to sell you?

Hmmmmmm?
Pilots donít wear shades with polarized lenses as often as you think. They make some instruments very hard to see, and some glass displays. Some might, but itís largely more of a hindrance than a benefit.
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Old 06-24-21, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
Yeah, you posted the same thing yesterday, and three times now in this thread. Get that memory checked out ...
Yes I have, but this is a zombie thread, and few go clear back a read the entire 85 posts. My memory is just fine.
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Old 06-24-21, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
Yes I have, but this is a zombie thread, and few go clear back a read the entire 85 posts. My memory is just fine.
Seriously, get that memory checked. It's important to jump on this early.

Same post on consecutive days ...

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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
It is amazing how much better you can see things if you have blue block sun glasses.
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
The absolute best sun glasses I have found for cycling is blu-block polarized ones.
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Old 06-25-21, 09:11 AM
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
Seriously, get that memory checked. It's important to jump on this early.

Same post on consecutive days ...

Wednesday 6/23/21:


Tuesday 6/22/21:
May I suggest you get a life rather than nit pick what other people post!!!!!! Or is it the fact your tiny little DF seat is pressing on your brain that causes you to post remarks like that?
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
May I suggest you get a life rather than nit pick what other people post!!!!!!
Actually, it's nitpick or nit-pick.
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Old 06-25-21, 09:35 AM
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certainly polarized.
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Old 06-25-21, 02:36 PM
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Originally Posted by robncircus View Post
Hi
So I'm in the market for a new pair of sunglasses. In the past I have ridden with everything form $8.00 glasses from 7-11 to most recently my $150.00 polarized Bolles which I stepped on. I was at one of the LBS today looking at glasses. I mentioned that I like them polarized and the sales person said that polarized are actually dangerious for cycling due to the fact they block glare which could potentially make a cyclist miss water, ice, etc... on the road.
I have never heard of this before but I was wondering what everyone's thoughts were? I will always used polarized while driving but now I wonder if I need another pair for cycling.
Discuss.
Rob
dangerous, ahh...
However there might be some truth to this. I ride with Oakley Jawbreakers which are polarized and some Sutro which are "Prizm" based and the way I was educated is that not all sports should use polarized glasses since they can effect depth perception. To your initial comment yeah polarization could mean you miss ice or seriously miss oil spills. Personally I think the benefits of polarization outweigh the negatives but to be frank I would just get a pair of non polarized glasses and see if there are third party polarized lenses. I got two mirrored polarized lenses for my Jawbreakers from SeekOptics for $17 each.
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Old 06-25-21, 03:29 PM
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I got two mirrored polarized lenses for my Jawbreakers from SeekOptics for $17 each.
Damn! I never knew about them. I might be placing an order.
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