Cycling sunglasses look great. But they serve a larger purpose -- protecting your eyes. No doubt you've been on a ride and had debris fly back in your face from bikes in front of you. And, of course, there's the occasional bug that smacks you in the face. Cycling glasses protect you from all that. Plus, you get the added benefit of UV protection and enhanced visibility. All that, and you get to look fabulous! We have a great selection of the best cycling glasses at our Westchester County bike shop. Shop for eyewear from Scott, Tiofi, and Shimano. Stop by and try some on today! Or shop online.
Some Key Features of Cycling Eyewear
Cycling glasses, including clear eyewear and cycling sunglasses, are important for protecting your eyes while riding. Even when the sun isn’t shining, you should be wearing some type of cycling eyewear.
Your eyes need protection from harmful UV rays and sunshine. Lighter colored eyes tend to be even more sensitive to light than darker eyes. You’ll want a pair of cycling glasses with at least a UVA/UVB 400 rating.
Look for a pair that’s lightweight, with rubber ear and nose piece grips, to prevent slippage and make sure your peripheral vision is clear. And make sure they offer plenty of ventilation.
There are lots of other considerations when it comes to cycling glasses:
- UV protection
- Photochromatic lenses
- Extra lenses
- Hydroleophobic coating
- Grippers and nose piece
Weather and wind play a factor in your selection as well. It’s best to get a wrap-around style that curves around your face to protect as much as your face as possible from the elements.
Polycarbonate lenses provide greater flexibility than glass to absorb the impact of flying debris better. Wrap-around cycling glasses also provide a better barrier for wind. That’s helpful especially for contact lens wearers, to stop the wind from drying out your eyes.
Choosing the Best Cycling Glasses
There's no question cycling glasses add some panache to your ride. And who doesn't want to look fantastic, tackling a mountain or just biking to work? But they also serve another purpose, protecting your eyes from sun, splashes, wind, and debris.
So, you need to put some thought into your purchase. Here are some questions you should ask to help select the best cycling eyewear.
- What kind of lens protection do you need from your cycling glasses? For example, transparent lenses offer no UV or glare protection but protect against wind, cold, and rain. On the other hand, tinted lenses protect against bright sunlight.
- What color lens best fits your cycling needs? Yellow and red lenses provide higher contrast for low-light conditions, whereas gray and black lenses help in sunny conditions.
- Do you want a lens enhancement like photochromy, polarization, or high contrast?
- Would you like a full face google style glass (for more coverage) or a traditional shape?
Ultimately, how the glasses fit your face and meet your riding needs will determine your best cycling glasses.
We stock many different styles of frames and colors of lenses so that you can find just what you're looking for. Our staff can help you make the right choice.
So if you're looking for cycling glasses near you in Westchester County, NY, stop by our bike shop and try some on for yourself from companies like Scott, Tifosi, Shimano, Muc-Off, and Bike Peddler.
You Won't Know Until You Try Them On!
The best way to find the right pair of cycling glasses is pretty simple -- try them on. So if you’re looking for the best cycling glasses in Westchester County, stop by our bike shop in downtown Mt. Kisco. There’s something for everyone. It’s a good idea to bring your bike helmet with you when you try on cycling glasses to make sure you’ll get the right fit when you hit the road.
We carry top brand cycling eyewear. Looking for a pair of casual looking cycling glasses that provide UV protection, fashion, and stay in place while you exercise? Check out our broad line of Scott and Tifosi eyewear. These cycling glasses stay in place even when you’re sweating and moving. They even look great off the bike too!
Make sure you check out Good’r cycling glasses, too. They have a serious following as they introduce new colors monthly. They’re so inexpensive that you can buy several and match all of your cycling outfits!
While you’re here, make sure you check out all our cycling gear. Our selection is one of the best around. It’s just one of the reasons we’ve been selected as one of America’s Best Bike Shops ten years in a row.