Author Topic: Cycle glasses for aero bar position?  (Read 1044 times)

Re: Cycle glasses for aero bar position?
« Reply #25 on: February 28, 2019, 06:11:35 pm »
I got the Optilabs samples. 
They're ok but not perfect - about as good as my current glasses.  They do prevent me seeing out of the very top of my eyes so I have to bend my neck more than if I wasn't wearing them.  I'll look at other options.

Re: Cycle glasses for aero bar position?
« Reply #26 on: February 28, 2019, 06:14:50 pm »
https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/HECAIMPA/carnac-impact-air-aero-road-helmet

I actually thought about this, with contact lenses, or at least the eBay equivalents so I don't have to deal with Planet X.

It is what virtually everyone does for TTs but, for some reason, it hasn't caught on elsewhere.  I wonder whether there is a flaw, or if it is just that the look doesn't work.  From the point of view of a long distance event, I would probably want a clear and a tinted visor - transitions ones not being available.

Re: Cycle glasses for aero bar position?
« Reply #27 on: February 28, 2019, 07:53:44 pm »
I would probably want a clear and a tinted visor - transitions ones not being available.

Presumably you'd need a triathlon helmet for that

Re: Cycle glasses for aero bar position?
« Reply #28 on: February 28, 2019, 09:56:03 pm »
TT helmet no good on account of lack of ventilation.

Apparently the Giro Attack has the option of both tinted and clear, but it's not very well ventilated either.  So I'll forget that idea!

Re: Cycle glasses for aero bar position?
« Reply #29 on: March 01, 2019, 09:19:43 pm »
I have the Optilabs Rascal in prescription transitions. They are great for regular riding, and the customer service was really good too (they talked me out of getting the more expensive brown transition lenses), but the top of the frame is in the way a bit when I get really low on the aero bars.  I don't really fancy contacts unless there's no alternative (used to have them, but had issues with my eyes drying out).
I need to visit the opticians anyway, so I'll see what they say and return to this thread...