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01-20-2013 05:25 PM
koreanbeefcake i just bought a pair of airbrakes. the old goggles were the old A-frames. i cant even buy a new lens for those since they dont make them anymore.

the airbrakes are def bigger. my face is pretty small, but it does fit with my helmet on, but i do notice that its bigger. there is also more padding so it should shrink up a bit tightness wise.

i only went with these because insurance paid for them (thats not relevant here) but they do customize the colors and such which i guess is nice. but the base price is $270, but certain lenses cost more.
12-28-2012 08:22 PM
Originally Posted by Nerozor View Post
Which other goggles is it easy to change lens on that fits medium face?
Smith I/O.....
12-28-2012 08:13 PM
extra0 idk, all those oversized goggles didn't really fit me. There might have been no gaps in the foam, but they just ended up too far down on my nose

imo, the "fits most faces" claim is more of a sales pitch than anything. Some goggle frames are more flexible than others and will conform to the sides of one's head (horizontally), but, vertically, they're just oversized
12-28-2012 05:34 PM
Nerozor How are the Dragon APX goggles? Apparently they will fit most faces, and have pretty darn easy to change lens on!
12-27-2012 04:53 PM
extra0 I have a medium face. Of the "quick change" models, Smith I/OX were astronaut huge and Smith I/O left gaps around my nose (shoulda tried I/OS) and VZ Kabong had to be pushed down to my nostrils to be able to see well...those are the only quick change I've tried.

The other thing is the lenses aren't that much quicker to swap out than most standard goggles (and no one I know rides around with spare lenses...still gotta go to your car).

I'd actually prefer to have 2 sets of goggles: one with a flat light lens and the other with a bright sun lens...that way they're ready to go, without any time spent changing lenses.
12-27-2012 02:14 PM
Nerozor Which other goggles is it easy to change lens on that fits medium face?

EDIT: Anyone who own them who could measure them from side - side with the foam?
12-27-2012 02:05 PM
extra0 lol

I've been trying on a ton of goggles lately and can confirm: if a google is made for medium-large faces, it's going to be significantly larger that gogs made for just medium faces.

I'd take hktrdr's advice and move on to something else made for just medium faces...or you're gonna waste a lot of time with nothing much to show for it
12-27-2012 12:32 PM
Nerozor Is there any sizing chart so I can see if my face is wide enough for them? :P
12-27-2012 12:29 PM
Originally Posted by Nerozor View Post
Do you know if its any measurment guides?
Crowbars fit me very comfy.
What do you mean by 'measurement guides'?

As I said, Crowbars fit me very well, too. Airbrakes are at least 1/2" wider on each side, possibly more than that.
12-27-2012 11:54 AM
Originally Posted by hktrdr View Post
Absolutely not. Even Oakley itself tells you so: Crowbars are designed for medium faces, Airbrakes for medium to large ones. I own both and the difference is considerable.
Do you know if its any measurment guides?
Crowbars fit me very comfy.
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