When it comes to triathlon cycling sunglasses the most important thing is a rimless design. Most cycling sunglasses are not designed for triathlon because they have rims and those rims block your field of vision when you are tucked in the aero position. Not only do rims block your vision, but they are also less aerodynamic as you have to raise/lower you head to see at times and this movement increases drag and slows you down.
Simply put, if the sunglasses aren't rimless, I am not using them for triathlon. I also want sunglasses that offer full protection from UV rays and impact, have great optics, and are cheap and light.
|Tifosi Podium - |
My current recommendation that meets these criteria are the Crews Rubicon. Crews Rubicon cost about $10 and at the price I don't stress over something happening to them.
At their core Crews Rubicon are actually safety sunglasses designed to protect the eyes of workers and thus meet all the required safety requirements for impact and UV. However, their rimless design make them great for triathletes and allow for full viewing of the road without a rim in the field of vision. They offer great optics, come in a variety of stylish colors/tints and are lightweight.
Some other cycling focused sunglasses that are rimless but more expensive include: Tifosi Podium and Smith Optics Pivlock V2.
|Smith Optics Pivlock V2 - |
Love this sunglass but is 10x the price
- Crews Rubicon
- Tifosi Podium
- Smith Optics Pivlock V2
|My own Rubicon in 'Fire' and 'Emerald'|