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    Mud in the eye(s)

    So I'm in dire need for some eye protection (I don't want to use my DH goggles) when I'm out riding as mud keeps on flicking up into my spyballs. I don't want to be spending megabucks as stuff always ends up breaking. So what are your weapons of choice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazylogic
    So I'm in dire need for some eye protection (I don't want to use my DH goggles) when I'm out riding as mud keeps on flicking up into my spyballs. I don't want to be spending megabucks as stuff always ends up breaking. So what are your weapons of choice?
    I'm a big fan of Specialized Chicanes or they have one or two other similar models. Not exactly cheap but they do the job and don't mist over too badly. I like photochromic lenses for riding but perhaps that may be overkill for some.

    http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCEqP...jsp?spid=25923
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    Safety glasses at Home Depot. In the tool section, most comfortable glasses, you could wear them for days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aktion
    Safety glasses at Home Depot. In the tool section, most comfortable glasses, you could wear them for days.
    sounds great i mayaswell throw my helmet in the bin and wear a hardhat. and I may aswell replace my fox gloves and use some gardening gloves.

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    I usually use safety glasses which can be found at most sporting goods or hardware stores. Very inexpensive and seem to do the job well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazylogic
    sounds great i mayaswell throw my helmet in the bin and wear a hardhat. and I may aswell replace my fox gloves and use some gardening gloves.
    ... then you could join the village people

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazylogic
    sounds great i mayaswell throw my helmet in the bin and wear a hardhat. and I may aswell replace my fox gloves and use some gardening gloves.
    Hazy, Aktion isn't being wise. Decent safey glasses function as well or better than a lot of cycling specifc glasses. And are dirt cheap by comparison. I wear safety glasses that I picked up via a lab supply vendor I do business with. Granted they aren't uber flashy for the posuer crowd or have lenses I can swap, but for 10 bucks, they're comfortable and keep crap outta my eyes.

    I save my posuer Oakleys for my roadie days anyway. Flamesuit on!

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    try campmore for name brand at discounted pricing. I picked up a pair of replacement Smith's for 1/3 of the cost I originally spent.

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    Yeah the safety glasses work good enough and dont cost alot and depends what ones they have in you can get some "stylish" ones too.
    Riding F/S since oct 94'

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    Yeah safety glasses work. I ordered some Optic Nerve Exhale for $23, we'll see how those do.

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    I've opted for a set of Expressos from MEC (like REI). They are basic glasses with replacable lenses. I've found that they get as good a wrap-around as my safety glasses at work and have the same polycarbonate lense material.

    Before I got the Expressos, I was using a more stylish set of safety glasses myself.

    Regardless of what you choose, wear 'em! You only get one pair of eyes and they have to last you a lifetime!
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    Here's another vote for the safety glasses. I've been wearing AO Rivet glasses from Home Depot for riding. They work great and were inexpensive.

    I've got an expensive set of Smiths w/ interchangeable lenses that never get used in favor of the AO glasses.

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    Squint!

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    Open your mind, then open your eyes........... for le$$.

    Another one using safety glasses. Most people have no idea they might be safety glasses. $4 each or 3 for $10 at or local swap meet. Lots of different tints available too. He's even stocking bifocals last time I stocked up.

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    Why not try a front fender?

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    I run a pair of Native sunglasses for the climbs, that have a lifetime warranty, and then use my DH goggles for decents

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