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Coloured lenses in cycle specs.

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by palinurus, 18 Feb 2008.

  1. palinurus

    palinurus Guru

    Location:
    Watford
    Trying to work out what they're for.

    There's some blue mirrored ones- these are for looking cool, even when wearing a helmet.

    There's some clear colourless ones. Fine: the blue ones aren't much cop when it's dark.
    But they look shoot because you can see the prescription inserts through them.

    There's some clear yellow ones too. What are they for?
    I tried looking out the window with them this morning, no obvious advantage except they made it look as if Watford had 1970s LA-style photochemical smog.
     
  2. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    the yellow ones are for turning blue eyes green
     
  3. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    The yellow ones are to give you a headache. Well they do me anyway.
     
  4. Crackle

    Crackle Pah Staff Member

    Location:
    Wirral
    Orange ones increase contrast on a dull day. They actually work, especially for skiing (not on a bike of course, unless it's a new sport I know nothing about)
     
  5. ufkacbln

    ufkacbln Guest

    Rudy Project do a guide to their lenses, but it is a useful generic resource.
     
  6. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Me too. Horrible things.
     
  7. Blue

    Blue Legendary Member

    Location:
    Cyprus
    I use the yellow ones all winter - they brighten up my day :ohmy:
     
  8. OP
    OP
    palinurus

    palinurus Guru

    Location:
    Watford
    's a good use for 'em. Makes it feel warmer.
     
  9. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    like yellow/orange too, happy colour

    although I don;t like them in low light, so I wear clear at the moment, as soon as it's light in both directions I'll go yellow again, mind you it'll have to be light until 10 to catch my evening classes trip home
     
  10. Stick on a Giant

    Stick on a Giant New Member

    I sometimes use the yellow lens for MTBing in dull conditions - it does enhance contrast. Paradoxically, it does also reduce glare, so I also use them for overcast but bright (if you know what I mean) days when the mirrored totty-spotting lenses are too dark. And clear lenses at night.
     
  11. mr Mag00

    mr Mag00 rising member

    Location:
    Deepest Dorset
    i use the yellow at night when riding on and off road, and i have driven in them and they work well esp on motorways as i wear contacts it seems to level out the light changes, u see what i mean ? i find bright light and the dark hard to handle at night
     
  12. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    I find bright lights difficult in the eve and in the morn.

    I use a rose tinted lens in a pair of Briko Sprinters' which go ok on the street at night but go in to dark areas country etc.. at night and they can be 'dark' so am gonna get a new pair with a ligher lens +80's and grey for summer as the active4000's max out a few increments down from ultra brght sunlight !

    I'd like a blue lens but they arent available for my model - so it'd have to be a new set of glasses with blu lens included.
     
  13. Iceniner

    Iceniner New Member

    I ride with yellow lenses during the day and if its not too dark at night as they help clear up dull days and make the whole world a little more sharp. At night they help reduce some of the lights of on coming cars.
     
  14. jashburnham

    jashburnham New Member

    Yellow are great for skiing on poor light, but I do use mine for overcast days on the bike. I actually have a pair of rose-tinted lenses - insert joke here - no idea what they are supposed to be for!