With a view to getting some new styles out on the trails in the new year there are now 6 new prototypes to look at. The key performance features that make Rad8 mtbglasses great for trail riding are;
These key benefits will be the same on all of the new styles but there maybe new clear to amber photochromic lenses that could improve definition on bright trails.
The top 2-3 styles should come to market in the new year so let me know your thoughts and vote now...
As we approach the dark nights and the muddy weather the reason for wearing photochromic mtbglasses is a simple one for trail riding; no changing lenses, you stay protected and for the most part the styles look pretty good.
Before we close the year and get into next year we still have a short promotion where you can get a discount of some great tried and tested designs that will keep you fog free and moving on the trails . £30 off until the 6th November.
We still have a few more options in development but let me know what you think of these styles.
many thanks Rad8
Some more feedback from the Aggregate 100 in North Yorkshire. The Rad8s again performed admirably. The course is 100km with about 1700m of climbing, so a grand day out (grommit). Vision was again much improved over contact lenses, one highlight being the first off road descent. This is steep, rocky and with many small drop offs. Normally vision on this sort of riding would be very bad, it is almost as if my contacts bounce about, remember I'm on a cross bike. With the Rad8s my vision remained sharp, allowing me to pick better lines and increase my speed. That my brakes weren't coping is another matter😀
With the varifocal I could easily read my GPS unit and could quickly see that despite the good signing I'd missed a turn. No problems to whip my phone out and check position on my OS map app.
The AG100 has 4 timed stages, the last involving a long push up a steep muddy, rooty hill, it's not nice. And it is in a dense wood. No steaming up at all, brilliant. By this time in a longish ride any riding glasses would be on top of my helmet due to fogging, muck etc. Not the Rad8s, although naturally there was some grot in was just track dirt, vision remained good until the end.
Very pleased customer.
With the cold damp weather of the standard British winter MTBglasses can steam up on the tough uphill climbs on the the MTB trails. Now is a good time to clean your glasses and test the anti-fog coating still works.
Cleaning your glasses. Run the lenses under running water to remove the grit and mud. Use a soft cloth and warm soapy water to wipe the grease and grime off gently cleaning the lenses. Once clean allow the lenses to air dry and you will keep the anti-fog coating in tip-top condition for your next ride.
Anti-fog coatings differ in quality and effectiveness from different manufacturers. The Rad8 anti-fog coating is bonded to the inside of the lenses and is durable and can be refreshed with effective cleaning. Anti-fog coatings will get damaged and scratched from the grit an grime so it it best to clean the mud off your lenses with running water. To test the effectiveness of your current glasses try the following test.
Rad8 MTBglasses are designed and tested by the MTB test team and will keep your vision protected on the MTB trails longer.
MTB glasses are essential kit for riding off road. MTB glasses will protect your eyes from UV light, trail debris and the odd branch and trailing bramble determined to injure you. MTB glasses by their nature will get damaged over time so when you are choosing your next pair there are only 2 things worth considering.....
Rad8 MTBglasses will give you one of the better options, the frames are light and secure, the lenses are photochromic and both replaceable and available with prescription lenses
Although the weather is pretty pants at the moment the Rad8 MTBglasses are getting out and about shredding trails and even doing a bit of road work. Here are 8 posts from the last few weeks highlighting the various adventures of MTB riders in their Rad8 glasses. It just goes to show, you really can get to some stunning places on a mountain bike.......
There are many ways to improve your trail performance including eating more, eating less, getting a faster bike, mixing with slower mates but here are 5 sure fire ways of going faster on MTB trails. They all require the purchase of some Rad8 MTBglasses mind, but they are guaranteed to work!
Rad8 MTBglasses are a guaranteed formula to make you go faster and enjoy your time on the MTB trails. Since the beginning of July you can now get Rad8 504's as Prescription MTB glasses so there are now no excuses. If you are not already part of the collective, maybe its time you considered moving over and joining the Rad8 MTBglasses collective?
It's been a great couple of weeks for Rad8 MTBglasses. The weather has been good, most of the time and we have been out and about with a trade stand at a few events, the MTB meetup in Llandegla being our favourite!
With an increasing number of Rad8 MTBglasses converts, these are the benefits of joining the Rad8 MTBglasses club;
You should always wear glasses to protect your eyes on the trails and if you want to be part of the Rad8 MTBglasses club please take a look at our website
As summer gets underway there are loads of guys out there testing the Rad8 glasses, challenging themselves and generally having a great time on the bike. Here are a selection of the great posts this week.
Rad8 will be at the Heaven of the South this weekend and at the MTBmeetup at the end of the month. Come along and say hello.