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Sunglasses with no top frame
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I don't like frameless on the bottom, but I'm intrigued by trying something with no frame on top for when I'm down in the aero position. I know Oakley has the Flight Jacket and Ekoi has the Perso Evo 9, but both are a little pricey. The Ekoi isn't too bad since it's full customization. Any other brands do something like this? Maybe something under $100. Or anyone ever see ripoff Oakley's around?
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Re: Sunglasses with no top frame [teichs42] [ In reply to ]
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I’ve been using these since September. They come with yellow lenses too. They have held up well - $18.99. Very good for going aero and looking up.


https://www.amazon.com/...mg?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Re: Sunglasses with no top frame [teichs42] [ In reply to ]
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Here: https://www.google.com/...mp;bih=719&dpr=2

You can buy fake flight jackets, but the real ones can be had for $100-130 and are much better quality.
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Re: Sunglasses with no top frame [teichs42] [ In reply to ]
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Tifiosi makes some glasses without a top frame.

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Re: Sunglasses with no top frame [plant_based] [ In reply to ]
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plant_based wrote:
I’ve been using these since September. They come with yellow lenses too. They have held up well - $18.99. Very good for going aero and looking up.


https://www.amazon.com/...mg?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Thanks but I'm looking for bottom frame but no top frame
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Re: Sunglasses with no top frame [teichs42] [ In reply to ]
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I have Roka GP-1's. Very nice, but they certainly won't fit your budget.

After using for a year, I find that I wish I had the GP-1X with the lense that goes higher as in certain conditions the frameless top doesn't block the sun well.
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Re: Sunglasses with no top frame [The GMAN] [ In reply to ]
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The GMAN wrote:
Tifiosi makes some glasses without a top frame.

Any idea which ones? I'm not seeing any on their site. I'm currently using the Tifosi Davos and like them a good amount
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Re: Sunglasses with no top frame [teichs42] [ In reply to ]
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Tifosi Podium

I've been using them for years.
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Re: Sunglasses with no top frame [Titanflexr] [ In reply to ]
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Titanflexr wrote:
Here: https://www.google.com/...mp;bih=719&dpr=2

You can buy fake flight jackets, but the real ones can be had for $100-130 and are much better quality.

Thanks for the link. That is cheaper than I thought, but I probably should have also mentioned I'm not a huge fan of the colors they have.
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Re: Sunglasses with no top frame [jaretj] [ In reply to ]
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jaretj wrote:
Tifosi Podium

I've been using them for years.

Those are frameless on top and bottom. I'm looking for just frameless on top
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Re: Sunglasses with no top frame [NordicSkier] [ In reply to ]
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NordicSkier wrote:
I have Roka GP-1's. Very nice, but they certainly won't fit your budget.

After using for a year, I find that I wish I had the GP-1X with the lense that goes higher as in certain conditions the frameless top doesn't block the sun well.

I forgot about those! I'd love to get them as they are my favorites, just based off looks, but you're right, way too expensive
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Re: Sunglasses with no top frame [teichs42] [ In reply to ]
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Bit off tangent, out of curiosity, what is the reason/function behind the partial top vs bottom vs no frame vs full frame?
is there a pro & con when riding or just fashion/personal pref?
I use Roka SL-1x (frameless) since it was on sale and wanted a larger lens.
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Re: Sunglasses with no top frame [Tritops] [ In reply to ]
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Tritops wrote:
Bit off tangent, out of curiosity, what is the reason/function behind the partial top vs bottom vs no frame vs full frame?
is there a pro & con when riding or just fashion/personal pref?
I use Roka SL-1x (frameless) since it was on sale and wanted a larger lens.

For me, I do not like the feel of frameless on the bottom, nor the view when looking down. So I've always worn full frame glasses. When on the bike, in the aero position, I think I will have better vision with glasses that have no frame on the top, I believe that is one of their intents.
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Re: Sunglasses with no top frame [Tritops] [ In reply to ]
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Tritops wrote:
Bit off tangent, out of curiosity, what is the reason/function behind the partial top vs bottom vs no frame vs full frame?
is there a pro & con when riding or just fashion/personal pref?
I use Roka SL-1x (frameless) since it was on sale and wanted a larger lens.

i assumed the motivation for this was for longevity of the lens. i have a pair of tifosi podiums which are full frameless where the lens started to crack near the nosepiece. i have a pair of oakley evzero's where this hasn't been a problem but i worry it eventually will be. a bottom frame would reduce the stress on the lens when taking off and putting on. i'm a big fan of my oakley flightpath for this reason
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Re: Sunglasses with no top frame [teichs42] [ In reply to ]
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Tifosi Aethon.
https://www.tifosioptics.com/...n-blue-ac-red-clear/
See the fourth picture, the browbar is removable. Exact reason I love them in aero. They also have a bit bigger coverage than the Davos.

(Full disclosure: Tifosi ambassador)
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Re: Sunglasses with no top frame [teichs42] [ In reply to ]
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teichs42 wrote:
I don't like frameless on the bottom, but I'm intrigued by trying something with no frame on top for when I'm down in the aero position. I know Oakley has the Flight Jacket and Ekoi has the Perso Evo 9, but both are a little pricey. The Ekoi isn't too bad since it's full customization. Any other brands do something like this? Maybe something under $100. Or anyone ever see ripoff Oakley's around?

Same question, but prescription... Any options?

(other than this:)

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Re: Sunglasses with no top frame [Tritops] [ In reply to ]
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Tritops wrote:
Bit off tangent, out of curiosity, what is the reason/function behind the partial top vs bottom vs no frame vs full frame?
is there a pro & con when riding or just fashion/personal pref?
I use Roka SL-1x (frameless) since it was on sale and wanted a larger lens.

Some folks don't like top frames as they block vision for some in aero. Personally, I don't like bottom frames as they make it harder to look back and see car coming up. Lovin' the EVZeros (no frame) right now for both cycling and running (super light); though from a fashion perspective I prefer my framed ones (jawbone and scalpel.....two face for apres bike).
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Re: Sunglasses with no top frame [MattyK] [ In reply to ]
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MattyK wrote:
Same question, but prescription... Any options?

Similar idea, I have a couple pairs I bought from Zenni that I use for riding. The important thing is to choose a frame that has long nose piece wires so you can lower the nose and raise the upper frame so you can see with your head down. I also like to get sturdy frames without spring hinges so that just some latex gripper is adequate for keeping them in place. Else you'll need a strap.
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Re: Sunglasses with no top frame [hokietris] [ In reply to ]
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hokietris wrote:
Tifosi Aethon.
https://www.tifosioptics.com/...n-blue-ac-red-clear/
See the fourth picture, the browbar is removable. Exact reason I love them in aero. They also have a bit bigger coverage than the Davos.

(Full disclosure: Tifosi ambassador)

Thanks! That's good to know. I do like my Davos, I'll have to look into these ones
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Re: Sunglasses with no top frame [teichs42] [ In reply to ]
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I've been using Smith Pivlock glasses for years and love the adjustable nose and the lens optics for the price. I am assuming you are in the US so just ebay Smith pivlock and check out whats on offer. I found a set for $59...

https://www.ebay.com/...406aa56249f9ee943ca5
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Re: Sunglasses with no top frame [Shambolic] [ In reply to ]
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Shambolic wrote:
I've been using Smith Pivlock glasses for years and love the adjustable nose and the lens optics for the price. I am assuming you are in the US so just ebay Smith pivlock and check out whats on offer. I found a set for $59...

https://www.ebay.com/...406aa56249f9ee943ca5

I appreciate you chiming in, and I don't mean to be a jerk, but for like the fifth time I'm looking for frameless just on the top. I want a frame on the bottom
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Re: Sunglasses with no top frame [teichs42] [ In reply to ]
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I have some Rock Bros Jaw Breaker-esque sunglasses that are fine. They are cheap, and they feel it, though I do get lots of compliments on them. I bought them because I wanted to try out a photochromatic lens and didn't want to pony up for the Oakleys in case I didn't like them. I wish they were a bit better quality and would be willing to spend a bit more. The optics/lenses and general quality is nowhere near Oakley (I have several pairs in different styles) but you get what you pay for I guess!

They have a Flight Jacket type model.
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Re: Sunglasses with no top frame [CyclingClyde] [ In reply to ]
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CyclingClyde wrote:
I have some Rock Bros Jaw Breaker-esque sunglasses that are fine. They are cheap, and they feel it, though I do get lots of compliments on them. I bought them because I wanted to try out a photochromatic lens and didn't want to pony up for the Oakleys in case I didn't like them. I wish they were a bit better quality and would be willing to spend a bit more. The optics/lenses and general quality is nowhere near Oakley (I have several pairs in different styles) but you get what you pay for I guess!

They have a Flight Jacket type model.


Thanks! I'll definitely check those out
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Re: Sunglasses with no top frame [teichs42] [ In reply to ]
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teichs42 wrote:
Shambolic wrote:
I've been using Smith Pivlock glasses for years and love the adjustable nose and the lens optics for the price. I am assuming you are in the US so just ebay Smith pivlock and check out whats on offer. I found a set for $59...

https://www.ebay.com/...406aa56249f9ee943ca5


I appreciate you chiming in, and I don't mean to be a jerk, but for like the fifth time I'm looking for frameless just on the top. I want a frame on the bottom



Maybe you should have titled the thread as:

‘sunglasses with frame on bottom and frameless on top’

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Last edited by: plant_based: Feb 26, 20 10:43
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Re: Sunglasses with no top frame [teichs42] [ In reply to ]
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Another Smith user here. I'm pretty picky about eye-wear fit. Not sure what it is about my face and bone structure but many simply do not work fit for me, but I have been REALLY happy with the Smith Pivlock Attack Max - https://www.smithoptics.com/...tack-Max/p/ATMCMDMMW


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