Change it up.
You'll have to put in the work if you want to stand atop the box, and the Tifosi Podium XC Interchangeable Sunglasses are here to help with that. They have mirrored lenses that cut glare and athlete-friendly features that keep them put when you're working up a sweat. But the best part is the assortment of lenses that they come with. Essentially, they enable you to swap them out to match the current light conditions. After all, it's easier to achieve your goals when you're able to see where you're going.
Tifosi built the frames for the Podium XC out of Grilamid TR-90, which is a nylon blend. And, despite its fancy-sounding name, the reasons for choosing this material were simple -- namely, it's tough and light. The toughness comes from a high bending strength, and it's bolstered by the material's resistance to breaking down under exposure to chemicals and UV light. Naturally, the light weight comes from the fact that it's a low density material. The frame also gets hydrophilic pads above the ear and at the bridge of the nose, which ensures that they'll stay put when you start sweating. Even better, the aforementioned ear pieces are easily adjustable to customize your fit.
The lens employ's Tifosi's Clarion mirrored lens technology, which caters specifically to the needs of athletes. Along with the glare-fighting mirrored finish, the Clarion lenses are given a hydrophobic coating that helps moisture roll off of the lens, instead of staying in place and obscuring your vision. The lens tints are consistent throughout, which saves your eyes from having to constantly readjust to an ever-changing tint. And, if that's not enough, they're also compatible with Tifosi's RX adapter. This is an aftermarket lens that's available by prescription and snaps into place. As you'd expect, the lens holds the frame members in place, and it enables quick changes in order to suit differing light conditions.
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- Q & A
Solid glasses at a great price!
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: The XC model
These are large enough to block the wind but fit my smaller face really well. No tears from wind in the eyes. Optics are great. Fit is pretty good--I wish they were just a tad farther from my eyebrows but no big deal (I just clean them after every ride). Only used in bright sun and the tint is great in the darker lens. Haven't needed to try the other lenses yet. The looks are good. Adjustable nose piece is great. Got these on sale here at CC and the value is simply fantastic! A very happy rider in my Tifosis.
- Fit: True to size
I own the red. Bought them a few years ago. Wanted another pair. Chose the blue but the color is too light for my taste.