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E-biking around town, cycling to work, or out on a road ride… everyone knows the importance of wearing a helmet, but your eyes also need protection from the elements like sun, dirt, wind, and rain. Shields and wraparound sunglasses are the best option, because they fit close to the eyes and give the best peripheral vision too — particularly important at the higher speeds of an ebike.
Whether you opt for sport or fashion sunglasses for cycling, there are a few things to consider when it comes to fit and performance:
♦ Make sure the lenses offer 100% UVA/UVB protection. A nice option are photochromic lenses that adjust with changing light conditions. Most performance sunglasses come with clear or lighter lens option to tailor your eye protection to activities and conditions.
♦ Consider the material of your sunglasses. If you live in cold areas, sunglasses made of plastic and nylon are vulnerable to becoming brittle. Look for durable, lightweight, and moldable materials like Grilamid, acetate, and titanium. Avoid glass lenses when cycling as not all are shatterproof should you fall.
♦ Check if you’re better suited to Asian-fit sunglasses, designed for people with lower nose bridges.