The Successors have been a mainstay of BBB's surprisingly large sunglasses range for some time now. Over the years, they've graced the faces of many notable pros including Tom Boonen, whose 2005 world road championships win spawned this rainbow striped edition.
Tifosi is a very popular brand in the USA, with a massive range of eyewear for running, cycling, tennis, golf, fishing and more, but it's a relatively new name here in the UK. We've been testing a pair of Logic cycling specs, and going by the quality and price we think Tifosi may become much better-known in future.
Bloc have been around for a good while now, since 1988 in fact, producing great value sunglasses with the added benefit of interchangeable lenses for a variety of light conditions, the Leopard is their latest ‘active’ model.
Oakley have a long and established pedigree for producing high quality optics in distinctive and innovative frame designs that soon become sought after.
The company’s hardcore cycling specific range is tried and tested in professional circles, but how do the ‘crossover’ sports models function within the realms of cycling?
Uvex Gravity Zero sunglasses aren’t simply posh shades for posing in, they’re precision eyewear bristling with mind-boggling technology. Sure there’s an element of clever marketing at play here but nonetheless, it all translates to a superlative pair of glasses and one, in my view, sounding the death knell for triple lens types. They not only deliver a crystal clear view in all conditions but adjust automatically with the light so you can concentrate on enjoying the ride.
When reviewing a piece of equipment it is relatively easy to be objective about its design, quality of manufacture and performance; glasses add another perspective, that being style. The Uvex Cro Pro are a traditional wrap around design with one piece lens clipped into the frame and with a removable nose piece switched between the three lens options. Lenses are made from a material called Makrolon, no doubt the materials scientists among you or the Google-ologists will confirm that this is an excellent grade of optically transparent plastic, treated to give 100% UV protection. Clear, yellow and mirror finish dark lenses are supplied all of which are perforated along the upper edge to permit better air flow in an attempt to defeat misting, the manufacturers call this the Climazone airflow system.