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Old 03-24-2013, 11:24 PM   #61 (permalink)
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Goggles aren't going to make a massive difference, but I use orange for all my low light days (including fog, puking snow, etc.). Tough to find a plain old orange lens anymore though!
I have goggles that work well enough during sunny to light overcast. But they suck in fog and dark overcast days.

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Personally, I find yellow to be the best. Especially out here in the PNW. I ride with the Oakley H.I. Yellow lense 98% of the time. I have a sunny day lense as well, but I use it about twice a season.
Thanks for the info. So hard to find them this time of yr
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I've been wearing Oakley Airbrakes this year. Fire Iridium for most conditions but when the light gets really flat or it's night, I switch to High Pesimmon. This covers more of the spectrum adequately without having to fumble with multiple lenses to match constantly changing light conditions.

I've found the speed of weather changing in Colorado to be much more significant than out East. In the east, I could typically pick one lens and it worked for the day; either bluebird or mostly sunny or cloudy and flat.
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VR50 Pink iridiums have pretty much been what I've rocked all winter. Bluebird, whiteout, night rides, overcast.
+1. I bought these thinking they would be mainly used for cloudy days but they work fine for bluebird also. I have used them all season and never changed once.
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Pink iridiums are the best thing that has ever happened to me.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:09 AM   #65 (permalink)
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Smith red sensor mirror lenses are amazing. Almost everyday is grey skies with almost zero visibility here in the nw. But you put these in and shit is white again. They're amazing. 180 bucks but well worth it
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How do you guys/girls board with pink goggles in the fog and piss poor days? I tried them a while ago and it seems dark to me. Is it just me or do other people who dont use pink goggles have the same issue?




Off Topic...rough terrain during piss poor days. Do you guys avoid them days, or just go slow and steady?
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How is this thread 7pgs long? lol...I'm gonna go with amber/persimmon or bronze (either one without mirror finish and even better if they're polarized) as the 2 most versatile lenses. They'll work best between low/flat light and sunny days, and still be just fine for night riding and on those blazing bright Spring days. I'm no engineer, so feel free to disagree, I'm just speaking from experience.
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Off Topic...rough terrain during piss poor days. Do you guys avoid them days, or just go slow and steady?
A little slower maybe, but still fast enough to be fun. I like to call it riding by brail.
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Off Topic...rough terrain during piss poor days. Do you guys avoid them days, or just go slow and steady?
Piss poor vision? Head for the trees, you can always see better in the trees. If it's foggy, cloudy, puking snow, or whatever, head into the glades. You'll see what I mean!
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How is this thread 7pgs long? lol....
U can blame me for bumping this up instead of starting another thread. I have found all my answers by searching. It helps save me from the noob bashing.
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