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Old 12-07-2012, 05:17 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Actually, Fire Iridium is only a good lens for maybe 5-10% of conditions. Way too dark for most riding, even on most bluebird days.
Ok then swap the iridium for persimmon if you rarely see a bright day.
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:02 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I run Smith I/O for day and night. Most of my riding is at night and the Sensor mirror lens is ok. Yes I would prefer a clear lens for night but it isn't a big deal. Plus you can find them cheap and brand new on ebay. This will cover all your needs.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:11 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I run Smith I/O for day and night. Most of my riding is at night and the Sensor mirror lens is ok. Yes I would prefer a clear lens for night but it isn't a big deal. Plus you can find them cheap and brand new on ebay. This will cover all your needs.
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I use the I/O also and love them.

A pet peeve of mine is fiddling with changing lenses, especially while on the hill. Bought the I/O for it's easy lens swapping feature and it's definitely faster and less of a hassle than other goggles I've had.

Sol-X Mirror and a Sensor Mirror are all you need for them. Although I too would fancy a clear lens for night.
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Actually, Fire Iridium is only a good lens for maybe 5-10% of conditions. Way too dark for most riding, even on most bluebird days.
I suppose its personal as my eyes are sensitive to the sun. But any day with sun the Fire Iridium is perfect IMO, and any day with over cast or night is when the yellow comes out.
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LOVE LOVE LOVE my Smith TurboFans, on pow or wet days or if you do allot of hiking(where your face is generating heat\sweat) they are unbeatable.
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I like beer goggles. Tends to make the day more interesting.

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Pink Iridium is my favorite oakley lens and can be used at night if you resort has good lighting. I wore them at keystone last year day and night.
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I used to do a lot of night riding and the only thing I liked was a 100% clear lense... During bright sun I like Smiths 'Rose Copper' colour, and for low light I like Smiths 'Gold Lite' colour.

My point is I actually have three pairs of goggles. It's easier to replace a $40 pair of goggles if I land on my face than try to find a matching frame a couple years later if it breaks.



Until they wear off!!!

I usually replace goggles because they get all scratched and old and stinky. But part of your purchasing strategy for goggles is breaking them on your face? You must be uglier than we could have possibly imagined!!!
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I usually replace goggles because they get all scratched and old and stinky. But part of your purchasing strategy for goggles is breaking them on your face? You must be uglier than we could have possibly imagined!!!
Nope I'm that good lookin that I have to land on my face so the rest of my buddies have a chance!

True story: A few years ago when I still wore glasses, I was chasing my buddy down a medium grade run. My glasses had fogged and I hit a bump straight legged without seeing it! I went straight up, then rotated forward in the air and came down head first... Shattered my goggles pretty good. But they saved my face (for the most part... lol)

But yeah, bands stretch, goggles scratch, things break, I like having multiple pairs that I replace when they get old/damaged. Same with gloves, I never only have one pair.
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Nope I'm that good lookin that I have to land on my face so the rest of my buddies have a chance!

True story: A few years ago when I still wore glasses, I was chasing my buddy down a medium grade run. My glasses had fogged and I hit a bump straight legged without seeing it! I went straight up, then rotated forward in the air and came down head first... Shattered my goggles pretty good. But they saved my face (for the most part... lol)

But yeah, bands stretch, goggles scratch, things break, I like having multiple pairs that I replace when they get old/damaged. Same with gloves, I never only have one pair.
Yea after spending a decent bit on all the gear to ride...now I gotta explain to my wife why I need like 4 pairs of goggles and at least another backup of everything else.
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