Smith Optics Cycling Sunglasses

Smith Optics Cycling Sunglasses
Smith Optics Cycling Sunglasses
Photo credit: Kim Hull
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When I first walked up to speak with Adam at Smith Optics about their new model of cycling sunglasses, the Pivlock Overdrive, I noticed the pair on the shelf with the side/temple piece at an odd angle, and thought, “Oh no. Someone has broken their demo pair of glasses.”

But, no – that’s how they look. Well, at least, when changing the lenses.

To change the lenses, the temple flips up, the frame pulls down and out comes the lens. Super easy – as Adam illustrates for us here…

Smith Optics Cycling Sunglasses
Smith Optics Cycling Sunglasses
Photo credit: Kim Hull
© Chasing Light Media

Smith Optics Pivlock Overdrive & V2

Smith Optics Pivlock cycling sunglasses

The facts straight from Smith Optics

Carbonic lenses

Engineered to be the most impact resistant lens material in the world. TLT lenses are optically corrected to maximize visual clarity and object definition. Vacuum applied antireflective coatings on the back side of the lens will eliminate bothersome sidelight reflections.

Anti-reflective coating

Vacuum applied antireflective coatings on the back side of the lens will eliminate bothersome sidelight reflections.

Pivlock Overdrive features

  • Medium Fit / Large Coverage
  • Interchangeable Carbonic TLT Lenses
  • TR90 Frame Material
  • Hydroleophobic Lens Coating
  • 2-position Adjustable Nose Pads
  • Slide-On Temple Tips
  • Hydrophilic Megol Temple & Nose Pads
  • 9 Base shields lens
  • Frame Measurements 64-17-130

Pivlock V2 & V2 Max features

  • Medium Fit / Medium Coverage
  • Carbonic TLT Lenses (Proprietary high impact lens material on the MIL-SPEC styles that meets ANSI Z87.1 and MIL-PRF-31013 standard for impact)
  • Hydrophobic Lens Coating
  • 3-Position Adjustable Nose Pads
  • Slide-On Temple Tips
  • Hydrophilic Megol Nose and Temple Pads
  • 7 Base Lens Curvature
  • Frame Measurements 135–n/a–120

Hydroleophobic lens coating

Repels moisture, grease and grime. A barrier between your lenses and the world. Water will bead up and disperse without streaking. Smudges from fingerprints are wiped clean easily.

Photochromic

Photochromic Ignitor NXT® lenses for the PivLock V2. Automatically changing from 14-60% VLT by available UV light, the high-contrast Photochromic Ignitor lens increases an object’s definition and your depth perception in any light condition.

Summing it up

Smith Optics Pivlock Overdrive cycling sunglassesSmith Optics Pivlock Overdrive cycling sunglasses

  • Temple flips up to change out lenses
  • 3 lenses included
  • 2 position adjustable nose piece
  • Replacement/additional lenses available for sale on the Smith Optics website
  • Retails for $199

Smith Optics Pivlock V2 & V2 Max cycling sunglassesSmith Optics Pivlock V2 & V2 Max cycling sunglasses

  • Worn by the United Healthcare cycling team
  • Lightest interchangeable lens sunglasses in the market
  • 3 lenses included
  • 3 size adjustable nose piece
  • Replacement/additional lenses available for sale on the Smith Optics website
  • Retails for $239

 

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