BBB's Select Team glasses fitted my face very nicely, staying firmly in place no matter how sweaty I got. And with a choice of three lenses they're set up for everything from bright sunny days to darker days.
For the price, they're very good. Vision through the lenses is excellent, with the clarity of lenses costing twice as much. The field of vision is impaired slightly by large BBB logos printed on the edge of the lens, but after a while you don't notice they're there.
The lightweight Grilamid plastic has a good degree of flex to allow them to fit different head sizes. The hinges have a nice smooth action and the rubber nose piece is adjustable. They have an almost vice like grip on your head so won't be sliding down your nose during a ride.
A 9-layer coating gives the MLC blue tinted polycarbonate lens (pictured) great contrast in a range of lighting conditions. I found them good in everything from bright sunny days to overcast cloudy days. A high contrast yellow for very low light and smoked clear lenses (for when it's taken you half an hour to decide which lens to wear) are supplied in the hard carrying case.
Lenses are relatively easily swapped, though doing so does require a fair degree of force.
The Select Team glasses are also available in a choice of six frame colours and range of lens tints so you can choose the ones that suit you best.
Great style, design and impressive value for money.
road.cc test report
Make and model: BBB BSG-43 Select Team glasses
Size tested: White
Official 2012 team edition of the Vacansoleil-DCM professional cycling team.
Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?
Variation of lenses and temple tip colours available separately.
Sport glasses with interchangeable polycarbonate lenses.
Full round lens shape gives optimal protection against sunlight, dust and wind.
100% UV protection.
High-end Grilamid frame with adjustable rubber nose piece.
Includes carrying case.
With extra lenses: yellow and clear.
Great design, smooth hinges, but the lenses aren't that easy to remove.
The lenses offer great clarity and field of vision, but the BBB logos impair that vision.
So far have stood up well to daily wearing.
The Grilamid frame ensures they're light, so you don't notice any weight on your face.
The rubber nose piece is adjustable.
Well, for £60 you get three lenses that give the Select year-round performance, and a hard case is included.
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
Ticked the boxes we look for in high performance glasses, but at a fraction of the cost on many of its rivals.
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
They look very stylish.
Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product
The BBB logos printed at the edge of the lenses.
Did you enjoy using the product? Yes.
Would you consider buying the product? Yes.
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes.
About the tester
Age: 31 Height: 180 Weight: 67
I usually ride: My best bike is:
I've been riding for: 10-20 years I ride: Every day I would class myself as: Expert
I regularly do the following types of riding: road racing, time trialling, cyclo cross, commuting, touring, mtb,
David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.