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I am 5?7?, 165 lbs. I ride a Giant TCR for road, a Specialized FSR XC M4 S-Works for MTB, a Kona Smoke, Xootr Swift and an Ibex Xray for my commute. I am bike commuter that travels 20 miles round trip. I’m also an avid cyclist that enjoys all sort of riding.
All over Los Angeles and Orange County.
Overview: Tifosi Optics sent us a set of Tifosi Pave with Fototec sunglasses to review. Here are the specs of the shades:
‘ Grilamid TR-90 Open Frame design with Injected Aluminum Temple
‘ Hydrophilic Rubber Temples & Adjustable Nose Piece
‘ Lifetime Warranty
High Speed Red Lenses with Variable Tint Technology. 12% to 35% Light transmission range with a color filter tailored for pavement use.
Lightweight and flexible. These sunglasses mold well around my face, they are very comfortable around the ears and the nose bridge. They also fit very well while wearing a helmet, this is always a plus since you don’t want to be fiddling with your sunglasses while riding.
Fototec Lenses:The range of light transmission is perfect for Southern California Commuting. We have a weather condition called ‘June Gloom’ in Southern Cali, basically, the coastal fog moves in the mornings and is usually cloudy. Once the marine layer evaporates, it becomes very sunny. With the Fototec Lenses, I didn’t have to switch lenses or switch sunglasses.
Jeers: Lenses are not scratch proof, I accidentally dropped them and a now I have a scratch on the right lens. Tifosi does have an exchange policy, I’ve just been too busy to exchange them.
Summary: I own a pair of Specialized Chicane ($115 bucks) and a pair of Wiley X JP-2 LA ($110 bucks). The Tifosi Pave retail for $59 bucks, that’s almost 50% less. I’ve been more impressed with the Light Range of the Tifosi sunglasses than the other 2 brands. Simply put, you can’t beat the value and the performance of the Tifosi Pave sunglasses.
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