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From competitive cyclists to those who prefer a leisurely Sunday bike ride with the family, cycling glasses are a must-have accessory before hopping on the saddle. Amongst our extensive range of cycling sunglasses, you will be spoilt for choice between recognized top brands such as Salice, Ryders, and, arguably, the most respected cycling glasses provider, Oakley cycling glasses.
When it comes to picking out the best cycling glasses, it depends on the kind of bike riding you are going to be doing and also the time of year. In the summer, it is ideal to have polarised lenses or a lens type that would give you ample protection from the sunshine, just as you would seek when choosing a pair of summer shades. In the winter months, you want to consider the protection against sunlight, but also ensure you have the correct lenses that do not hinder your vision and depth perception.
Aside from the fact that they make you look the part you might be wondering, what is the point of cycling glasses? Well, they have many purposes outside of looking good while you enjoy your ride. First of all, they offer you UV protection, crucial when spending a lot of time outdoors under the sun, and they reduce glare from the roads. Cycling glasses also equip your eyes with a protective layer that will defend against rain, snow, sleet, wind, and all sorts of debris you find on the road that can flick up from wheels of cars or other cyclists.
Choosing the colour that is best for cycling glasses takes a little bit of thought. For most types of cyclists, some common recommendations are yellow lenses or red lenses. This is because they are known to help with depth perception and help you to see contrast better even in dimmer light settings. If you need some more information about what colour lenses are right for you, take a look at our tinted lenses guide.
If you love our glasses but aren't into cycling, see what sports sunglasses we have for your favourite activity.