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    need shade adive

    I need to get a new pair of sunglasses (not oakleys). What brand could you recommend that have very dark lenses that are durable and donít scratch easily (unlike oakleys) and also have some street style because I don't want to look like a triathlete.

    Thanks

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    Fashionista.

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    That's an awesome brand, thanks!

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    smith

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    Spy Optics. I wore them before they sponsored our team. They used to have an awesome deal of the week, but have not run it recently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nOOby
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    Naw. They'll make him look like a triathlete.

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    they have some models that let you switch out the lenses but still look non-douchy

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    I wear Sunclouds. They make me look way cool.

    Jokelys are for poseurs anyway. Had one pair that broke after 9 months, and they refused to mend them even though they were supposed to be under warranty. I will never ever buy another pair.

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    I've had a pair of the Smith's w/the interlock stuff for 2 1/2 years now and they have been solid, there are several styles that don't make you look like a 90's XC geek.

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    Cant go wrong with these

    Best of both worlds.
    Dark when down.
    Light when up.
    No triathlete would be caught dead in these.
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    I really like my Native shades.

    http://www.nativeyewear.com/

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    smith has awesome customer service BTW, lifetime warranty and will send you new pair even if they just get scratched.

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    I've never been able to feel comfortable on the bicycle in glasses with frames that go all the way around the lens (e.g. Smith Interlocks). Actually some of their new models look interesting (e.g. V, Pivlock, Redline, etc.).

    I love my Briko Sprinters... too bad they are no longer available. I bought a pair of Tiifosi glasses, but they're not long-ride comfortable and tend to fog up when climbing on the mountain bike.

    I was sort of over Oakley after I lost my original Eyeshades:



    Fortunately I don't have to live with the eternal shame of having put a giant Oakley decal on my automobile at any point during my life.

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    I have Smiths (like 'em, good lenses), used Oakleys, Revos, Sunclouds, etc. and nothing comes close to Kaenon, IMO. I have these with c-28 lenses:

    http://kaenon.com/store/sunglasses/hard-kore-large.html

    There is a regular and large lens size, I have the large, which are very full coverage and meant for larger sized heads...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TX_Shifter
    I really like my Native shades.

    http://www.nativeyewear.com/
    +2 on the Natives. Just got a free pair through work and am very much liking them. They have a lifetime warranty and interchangeable lenses, but they don't look like they would have interchangeable lenses - which is cool and doesn't make you look like a Rudy Project.

    They are $100 polarized, which is less than half what it would cost for polarized Oakleys. Oh, and they are a local company based in Lodo. Most of the models have Colorado namesakes. I got the Gonzos, named after Hunter Thompson.
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    Thanks for the advice guys. I'm kind of sold on the natives, lifetime waranty and all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbbullpup
    I need to get a new pair of sunglasses (not oakleys). What brand could you recommend that have very dark lenses that are durable and donít scratch easily (unlike oakleys) and also have some street style because I don't want to look like a triathlete.

    Thanks
    Try as I might, I just can't figure out what "adive" is. Please enlighten.
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    Rudy Project - Rhydons.
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    I sweat so much on my shades that they are useless; all I can do is squint.
    It works suprisingly well
    the drugs made me realize it's not about the drugs

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    I love my smith projekts

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    You mean:"What is the best eyeware for the Front Range"?

    Here 'ya go...
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    good ol glacier glasses
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    That about sums it up.
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    One word, one letter...

    Wiley X

    Darn near bombproof, lots of styles, and not every poser wears them.

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    Zeal Optics

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    Quote Originally Posted by PBR me!
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    Those have a tendency to break right at the nose bridge.

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