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Bike or mountain glasses : how to choose?

lunettes VTT Oakley - amélietauziede @amelietauziede - Oakley Evzero


Amateur or professional, you will finally be equipped to manage all challenges ! Sunglasses for cycling and mountain biking are essential to protect your eyes from all possible aggressions. And the sun is not the only annoying element : a cyclist must also protect his eyes against the wind, rain, insects, projections  ... Do like the runners of the "Tour de France" or as our bloggers partners and choose appropriate sports frames !

What kind of lenses for cycling glasses?


In reality, you should not have only one pair of bicycle glasses but several. It all depends on your practice but especially on the weather.

Starting point : the lenses category (choose or not photochromic lenses?).

Category 0 lenses are for night or low light conditions in rainy or stormy weather.

Category 1 lenses are useful in fog or cloudy weather, with a limited level of brightness.

Category 2 lenses are suitable for medium brightness, for partially sunny weather.

Category 3 lenses are among the most popular because they help to protect your eyes from bright light in good weather.


If you prefer to adopt one pair whatever the conditions, the choice of photochromic lenses is necessary.

Their hue will adapt to filter UV fully automatically. This type of eyewear is particularly popular for mountain biking in the forest, with the inevitable passages from a shaded to a sunny area!



The strengths of the glasses adapted to the bike pratice


Practice this sport during several hours will also impose the choice of light glasses that do not become heavy throughout the day. Their impact resistance is important, to avoid breakage and injury in the event of a fall. The glasses will be made of polycarbonate, a particularly resistant material. It is also necessary that the frame adapts to the wearing of your helmet. From where a flexible frame, assembled in a flexible material, and with solid hinges. Finally, the shape of the model will be particularly curved and enveloping to protect you to the maximum and favor a wide field of vision.

lunettes vélo oakley - kevinportmann

  @kevinportmann - Oakley Jawbreaker

On Visiofactory.com, we offer a large selection of glasses adapted to the practice of cycling. Our partners Amélie and Kévin have both chosen the Oakley brand to accompany them on their sporting adventures. The Radar, Evzero, Jawbreaker, Sutro or Flight Jacket collections are especially designed for cyclists ! You can also safely choose the frames Julbo Aero, Aerolite, Elevate or Resist. 

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