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froze said:
Polarized lens is not necessary unless you plan on riding your bike on water, but for cycling it's not needed, in fact wearing polorized glasses while riding could make it impossible to read your bike computer. Despite popular theory, polarized lenses don’t represent significantly increased UV protection. Is having polorized glasses a bad idea for cycling, no, it just isn't necessary, but it won't hurt anything either.
I don't think anyone believes that who has read anything about polarised glass and that's not the point of polarised lenses. They can make a significant difference if you happen to ride anywhere where you might experience glare, based on the position of the sun and the surface that it is reflecting off.
 
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King Boonen said:
froze said:
Polarized lens is not necessary unless you plan on riding your bike on water, but for cycling it's not needed, in fact wearing polorized glasses while riding could make it impossible to read your bike computer. Despite popular theory, polarized lenses don’t represent significantly increased UV protection. Is having polorized glasses a bad idea for cycling, no, it just isn't necessary, but it won't hurt anything either.
I don't think anyone believes that who has read anything about polarised glass and that's not the point of polarised lenses. They can make a significant difference if you happen to ride anywhere where you might experience glare, based on the position of the sun and the surface that it is reflecting off.
^^ correct.

As above, a polarised lens with UV protection should be your baseline when looking at a good quality cycling sunglass.... and as per "the rules " arms over the top of helmet straps :)
 
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As some of you have pointed out polorized lenses are especially useful where there is glare, so where is glare? driving in your car you get glare on the windshield or glare bouncing off of cars, or on the water, while you do get some glare off the road it isn't significant enough to make a big difference using polorized or not sunglasses, this why for riding a bike a polorized sunglass isn't necessary...though it doesn't hurt either. While these lenses are ideal in almost every situation, skiers, snowboarders, motorcycle drivers, or cyclists, should not wear polarized sunglasses. Sometimes, the polarization will prevent a person from seeing details clearly, and when shadows are blocked, snow sports and motorcycle driving can be dangerous. Skiers and snowboarders may not be able to determine a small jump from a large hole, for example, and motorcycle drivers may not be able to see the difference between pavement and wet pavement. For the cyclist due to going slower then a motorcyclist, seeing the difference between dry and wet pavement would be a non issue. Wearing polarized glasses while riding a bike is controversial, no one can agree if it's good or not, therefore the only conclussion I can make is that it doesn't matter. I wear polarized lens sunglasses all the time, but that's because I will use them to drive with and to fish with so I don't have to buy a pair of glasses to do one thing, and another to do another thing.

https://www.polarization.com/water/water.html

Also there are different levels of polorization, and most sunglasses do not indicate what their level is, those grades go from 1 to , these ratings are based on the amount of light absorbed, a level 4 is the highest and it's not recommended for road riding, or driving.
 
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froze said:
As some of you have pointed out polorized lenses are especially useful where there is glare, so where is glare? driving in your car you get glare on the windshield or glare bouncing off of cars, or on the water, while you do get some glare off the road it isn't significant enough to make a big difference using polorized or not sunglasses, this why for riding a bike a polorized sunglass isn't necessary...though it doesn't hurt either. While these lenses are ideal in almost every situation, skiers, snowboarders, motorcycle drivers, or cyclists, should not wear polarized sunglasses. Sometimes, the polarization will prevent a person from seeing details clearly, and when shadows are blocked, snow sports and motorcycle driving can be dangerous. Skiers and snowboarders may not be able to determine a small jump from a large hole, for example, and motorcycle drivers may not be able to see the difference between pavement and wet pavement. For the cyclist due to going slower then a motorcyclist, seeing the difference between dry and wet pavement would be a non issue. Wearing polarized glasses while riding a bike is controversial, no one can agree if it's good or not, therefore the only conclussion I can make is that it doesn't matter. I wear polarized lens sunglasses all the time, but that's because I will use them to drive with and to fish with so I don't have to buy a pair of glasses to do one thing, and another to do another thing.

https://www.polarization.com/water/water.html

Also there are different levels of polorization, and most sunglasses do not indicate what their level is, those grades go from 1 to , these ratings are based on the amount of light absorbed, a level 4 is the highest and it's not recommended for road riding, or driving.
When you quote someone verbatim it is customary to reference their work and give them credit. It's also usually customary to understand it but we'll leave it at the first for now.
 
Last season Sagan was getting a lot of grief for his 100% sunglasses, and this season many other manufacturers are making similar products.

Froze, come ride dirt with me this summer if you want to see how much glare comes off of the dirt here. That being said, I prefer mirror finish to polarized to reduce glare.
 
I was a convert to Oakleys about 25 years ago. Was sceptical at first....up until I actually tried some. They are a stupid price though.

Been wearing some Reef sunnies I bought in Cornwall last year mostly, but just got hold of some of those big POC things that I snapped up at 50% off.
 
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While you can definitely use to wear your casual sunglasses, I’d recommend you get a cycling-specific sunglasses especially if you ride a lot. From my perception like to say some name of sunglasses which you can use in your cycle riding or any cycling tour.

such as: 1 .kask koo open
2. Smith Pivlock Arena Max
3. SunGod PaceBreakers
4. Bolle Shifter
5. Oakley Flight Jacket
6. Smith Optics Attack ChromaPop etc. etc.

well, when you riding then sunglass is part of it, besides you need to bike helmet, kit, socks and shoes.

Thank you!
 

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