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Old 09-12-2012, 07:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Does Lense color really matter? I ask because of all the different color lenses most companies offer now.
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Sure it does. Different lens colors and tints perform better in different conditions. For example, a dark rose colored lens is great for bright bluebird days, but will be a bad choice on an overcast flat light day because it'll wash out the details of the terrain.
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yes they do. i don't think there is a huge difference from most of the colors but if u have a darker lense and its snowing and overcast your gonna have trouble seeing what u are riding on. same with a clear lense in the sun, they work but you would want a darker lense. take a look at smith i/o goggles. they come with two lenses and can be changed in under 20 sec. u can find them on ebay for $90.

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Lens color doesn't matter when its puking.
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If I was to buy a set of goggles with one lens, what would be the optimal colour lens to get?
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The more bright days the darker the lense you would get, but best would be something in the middle in an orange or light brown. Oakley persimmon is a good example.

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If I was to buy a set of goggles with one lens, what would be the optimal colour lens to get?
Something amber (like the Oakley Persimmon/High Intensity Persimmon) is a pretty good all-around lens.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:25 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I really enjoy my rose tint for all around lenses.
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I'm looking at a pair of goggles that come with "foundation/sensor mirror" lenses. What conditions will these be good for? will they work for night riding too or will i need a different lens. What is better for night riding, yellow or clear?
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