Il road cycling it is the most popular and most followed genre of cycling competitions. There Racing bike fascinates millions of people all over the worldone, amateurs and professionals, becoming a real traditionone and sporting faith began with primto competitionsone official of 1868 in Paris organized by Vélo Club Parisien. Subsequently evolved over time, it has become the discipline on a global scale of which we follow the news daily, through our favorite athletes and through live broadcasts in the media.
Regardless of the level, competitor or simple amateur, it is well known that to enjoy your outing 100% it is necessary to use and choose the right materials. Starting from your racing bike, up to the technical clothing part.
Specifically, regarding glasses for racing bikes, the cyclist's needs vary greatly. From those who prefer to use the typical mask, to those who prefer to have separate lenses.
We can therefore already define a real distinctionone of typology for racing bike glasses:
MASK GLASSES: Generally created with mirrored lenses, they are very flashy glasses with an aggressive look, they are recommended for those who want protection.one total from the air. Because unlike the two separate lenses, the mask offers greater protectionone from the air, especially due to the higher speeds of racing bike compared to the Mtb. The structure of the mask allows grazie the new lens materials maintain the same overall weight as racing bike glasses, but offer superior protection.one greater from the air and from any obstacles, such as: Leaves, midges, dust, or small stones.
GLASSES WITH SEPARATE LENSES: The glasses with separate lenses can also be used outside of racing cycling. In fact, if the cyclist alternates between racing and mountain biking, he does not necessarily have to have other sports glasses, but can use the one he already has. At the construction levelone, for those who practice both disciplines, it is advisable to choose a frame with thicker temples, which can protect from leaves and branches, and other small obstacles during the practice of MTB and which have only an aesthetic value when used for purposes racing bike, as the rods have less influence on protectionone from obstacles, when they are used in the BDC environment.
As for the lenses, here too it is a real, very personal factor. Every cyclist has their own preferences, in fact there is no precise rule on the most id lensoneto be able to choose on glasses for racing bikes. However, we can list the types of lenses that we mount on our glasses to understand which one may be the most idoneto for you:
PHOTOCHROMIC LENSES:Photochromic lenses are lenses that, when exposed to UV radiation or sunlight in general, start a reactionone reversible chemistry and darken. Once you irradiate itone of light disappears, the lenses gradually return to their initial state of transparency. They can be used both for MTB and BDC, it is therefore important to specify which type is most performing for the chosen discipline:
" SMOKE:RECOMMENDED for Mountain Bike starts from colorsone completely transparent (Category 1). Darkens until Category 2,5 is reached. It remains slightly clearer during maximum work help the eye adapt more quickly from light to shadow. This allows the athlete not to have to interrupt his performanceone or slow down to remove the "still dark" glasses to enter the shaded area. In zone In very dense forests the lens will be completely transparent, and will serve as protectionone from Air and projections such as: leaves and branches. This specialand slow it can be used for night outings as simple protectionone from the air.
» DCHROM:Can be used for both MTB and BDC, starts from colorsone slightly veiled at the start (Category 1) and darkens until reaching category 3 (same darkness as common sunglasses) It is particularly recommended for prolonged use without large light-dark variations, in fact use this lens in racing bike allows you to have glasses that you never have to take off. Same conditions also for the practice of MTB without going into zone of dense bush where it can be slightly dark. We do not recommend this lens to those looking for glasses that can also be used for night outings.
Below is a comparison of a lens Photochromic smoke e Photochromic DCHROM:
SLOW DCHANGE:Mainly used for road cycling. The lens package DCHANGE includes a set of 3 lenses that allow you to use the cycling glasses in all conditionsone atmospheric, from very intense sun, to days with cloudy weather, to rain and outings at night or in low light. In endowmentsone in the set of interchangeable lenses we find:
» Smoke lens: Category 3, guarantees protectionone from UV rays. Reaches maximum performanceone in sunny weather and good brightness.
» Orange lens: Category 2, guarantees protectionone from UV rays. Reaches maximum performanceone in cloudy weather or low light.
» Transparent lens: Category 1, also guarantees protectionone from UV rays. Reaches maximum performanceone with rain or very low light, or for night outing.
This type of cycling glasses can also be used for MTB, however we recommend a photochromic lens for the latter in order to obtain maximum performance.
Below is an example of lenses suppliedone (smoke mirrored, orange and transparent):
CATEGORY 3 SMOKE LENS: It is the same Fumo lens as standard in the package DCHANGE. This lens is particularly recommended for use in BDC with sunny days. This type of lens is often chosen for those looking for training glasses, where they can spend a little less than more complete lens packages, but which they don't need.