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S-PHYRE X Cycling Sunglasses
The S-Phyre series represents the pinnacle of performance in Shimano cycling apparel, and now that range has extended to eyewear. The S-PHYRE X Cycling Sunglasses are engineered for the most demanding road and off-road riding conditions, and have already proven themselves worthy on the pro circuit at the hands of Dutch Lotto team riders. The large shield lens offers a wide field of vision, and protects you from the wind on high-speed canyon descents. The lens is paired with a strong and lightweight Grilamid TR90 frame that gives you the option of detaching the lower rim to enhance your field of vision, or leaving it on to keep the lens (and your face) protected.
The lens is made of rigid and lightweight polycarbonate, and comes standard with a hydrophobic coating to repel water, as well as an anti-scratch treatment that Shimano claims is three times more durable than regular coatings. You have your choice between a Photochromic D Grey lens, or an Optimal PL MLC lens with 80% polarization. The Photochromic D Grey lens works well for sunny days yet remains versatile in that it adjusts the tint automatically if conditions turn overcast. The Optimal PL MLC lens is ideal for sunny conditions as well, but uses polarization to reduce glare from vehicle glass, and to make water in the road more visible. Unlike traditional polarized lenses with a 100% filter, the Optimal PL MLC lens won't obstruct your view of data on LCD screens, and there's no visual distortion as the Multi-Layer Coating (MLC) creates excellent depth perception and clarity.
- Shimano's foray into the world of premium cycling eyewear
- Large shield lens with hydrophobic and scratch-resistant coatings
- Photochromic lens adjusts tint automatically to changing light
- Polarized lens reduces glare without sacrificing optical clarity
- Lightweight but extremely strong Grilamid TR90 frame
- Easily detachable lower-rim for rider customization
- Non-slip temple pads and reversible nose pad for adjustable fit
- Includes sturdy travel case, microfiber pouch, spare Cloud Mirror lens, and an additional XL nose pad
- Item #SHI00NB
- yes, 80% polarizaton on Optimal PL MLC lens
- yes, Photochromic D Grey lens on some models
- Interchangeable Lens
- yes, spare Cloud Mirror lens included
- Grilamid TR90
- Nose/Temple Pads
- yes, adjustable nose pad
- Case Included
- travel case, microfiber pouch
- Claimed Weight
- Recommended Use
- cycling, mountain biking
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 1 year
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What do you think about this product?
July 19, 2020
- I've put it through the wringer
- True to size
I have several pair and they're great. The photochromic lenses work very well on cloudy days. The lenses are a little delicate, so most of mine have scratched. This seems to be the norm for all sunglasses of this caliber. I kept breaking other sunglasses by popping them in my helmet during rides. The Shimanos have been a little more durable. I will buy more.