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Zegho G2 Interceptor Cycling Sunglasses
Continuing the brand's search for perfection, Assos soars forward with its new featherweight shades to tackle the tarmac — the Zegho G2 Interceptor Cycling Sunglasses. At first glance it's easy to see parallels between previous models of the Zegho to the new frame, and while those queues still propel you forward with fashion-packed technology, you'll find a little more of a performance-minded approach taken with the G2, combining some of the industry's finest minds to blend together technology that truly exceeds the competition, thanks to Carl Zeiss lenses, featherweight frames that mold to you, and feedback from Assos' own elite professional riders that enabled fine-tuning the Zegho to higher standards than ever before, so you can soar forward with eyewear so light you'll forget they're even there.
The Zegho glasses (pronounced Zay-go), is a different beast than the typical eyewear we come across in the sporting world. Just by glancing at them you'll find that the design cues look to come from the runway shoes used for debuting Assos clothing lines. The look not only stands out against others, but turns heads. The Zegho is futuristic while being contemporary, and balance aesthetics with practicality. These attributes are quite typical of Assos, which is evidence that its design is just as smart and thorough as its paradigm-changing bibs and jackets.
Assos paired up once again the lens pioneers at Carl Zeiss Vision, who lead the race to find the most progressive and technology-laden lenses on the market. Zeiss has a reputation for providing lenses of amazing clarity, and you'll find just that with the Interceptor Black lens featured on this particular model. Interceptor Black uses a deeper, grey tint than its counterpart, the Dragonfly Copper, which transmits less light to enhance contrast, and shield your eyes on the brightest days when the glare is fierce and the sun is spiteful. The elevated contrast provided helps improve clarity of potholes and variations in terrain, so you can spot upcoming turbulence with plenty of time to react before having an unfortunate encounter with a slick spot on the tarmac. As we've seen with other Zeiss lenses, the Interceptor Black lenses feature Ri-Pel technology on both the back and front of the lens to shed oil and water for better performance, regardless of the conditions.
The G2 frame pairs with Zeiss' G2 V-Toric lens, which wears lighter, with a more aggressive low profile shape than the original Zegho. This shift in lens stature sheds weight, scaling in at only 27.5-grams — a weight so feathery that we suspect you'll forget they're even there as soon as you start pedaling. The lens pairs up with innovative frames that feature new triggerClick system for lens changes, with a simple push-to-change system that makes lens swaps safe and fast, and puts no strain on the lens, preventing potential for damage. The temples use TR-90 technology, which feature a wide connect interface where they meet with the lens, boosting durability to the connection point, before transitioning to the ZeroPressure shape that mirrors the curvature of your head for comfort on the ride.
- Slim down your Assos shades for a featherweight ride
- Interceptor Black lens shields you from sun on bright days
- New ultra-light lens drops total weight down to 27.5-grams
- Elevated contrast improves clarity of potholes and variation in road
- Ri-Pel technology is hydro-and-oliophobic, sheds water and oil
- triggerClick system simplifies and speeds lens changes
- Contoured temple zone mirrors curvature of your head for comfort
- Lens provides total protection from UVA and UVB rays
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- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I've had these for about 2 months. They have an incredible field of view and no blind spots. They have become my favorite pair of glasses and for commuting, I can see anything coming at me from the side. Highly worth the price.