HIGH-QUALITY road bike glasses
The most important thing here, besides sun protection, is protection from wind. Without glasses with sufficient wind protection, you would quickly have to squint your eyes on a road bike, they would start to tear at higher speeds and your vision would be significantly reduced. With limited vision comes reduced responsiveness and ultimately less fun on the road bike. Good road bike glasses from Oakley or Rudy Project ensure unrestricted riding fun for hours, even at high speeds.
In addition to protection from the wind, the perfect fit of a pair of road bike glasses also plays a major role. Because of the high speeds and the resulting vibrations on the road bike, it is necessary that the glasses have a low weight on the one hand, and on the other hand that they stay in place on the face without wobbling or slipping. Silicone applications at the temple ends and non-slip nose pads are simple and efficient helpers here.
Another feature is due to the way you sit on a road bike. You usually sit bent far forward on the road bike, your head is lowered and you pull it upwards when riding. It is not uncommon for the upper frame of the glasses to protrude into the field of vision and cause a massive disturbance. For this reason, road bike glasses are equipped with large lenses that protrude above the eyebrows. Clunky frames are avoided as far as possible. Frameless mono-glass goggles that hug the eye area and allow a wide, unobstructed field of vision are popular.
Another important feature of road cycling glasses is ventilation. Either they allow enough airflow behind the lenses at the top edge, or there are openings in the lenses that promote airflow and prevent fogging. Good glasses are also equipped with an anti-fog coating to ensure a good view even on sweaty rides.
And now a word about the lenses of road bike glasses: Photochromic lenses, whose tinting level automatically adjusts to the visibility conditions, are very practical. Many road bike glasses also come with a lens set to cover a wide range of possible light conditions. Then, of course, lenses need to be changed and this should be as easy as possible to do by hand. There are special polarising lenses for road cycling, e.g. Prizm Road lenses from Oakley, which minimise light reflections and have a colour-deepening and contrast-enhancing effect, making subtleties and details of the road surface more visible.
Think of road cycling sports glasses less as a fashion accessory and more as part of a safe kit. A lightweight, stable, non-slip frame and high-quality, shatterproof lenses, good ventilation and a well-protective fit are important features to look out for. If the style is also right, there's nothing standing in the way of buying your road bike glasses. At Bobshop you are spoilt for choice!