The Scicon Aeroscope sunglasses, launched today, have already seen action in the big early season races, notably on the face of Tadej Pogačar when he won both the Tour of Flanders and Amstel Gold Race wearing them.
They have the classic cyclist’s big lens design, but Scicon says that their adjustability also makes them very comfortable and ensures a secure fit.
Claimed weight is 35g and they’re available with ten different interchangeable lenses and four frame colours and are priced at £195. There’s a wide range of spares available.
Adjustable temple grips
The main adjustability feature is the temple grips, which have a four-position slider which allows their length to be altered between 120mm and 135mm. Scicon reckons that this allows you to set the perfect length for your head size and the fit of your helmet.
There’s more adjustability built into the nosepiece with its Flexifit 2.0 nosepads. This can be raised or lowered in the frame by 5mm, which Scicon says allows you to adapt where the lens sits to suit your riding position, resulting in a 10% increase in the available field of vision.
The large, 67mm deep lens is canted downwards at 12 degrees. Scicon says that this is double that of standard sunglasses and helps ensure a good line of sight. It also claims that this improves aerodynamics when wearing a helmet.
Large lenses can be prone to misting, but in addition to a hydrophobic and oleophobic coating to the lens, Scicon includes a vent in the centre of the lens. It says that this is outside your field of vision, protecting your eyes from sunlight. It also secures the lens in place and so helps with quick lens replacement.
The lens itself uses Scicon’s SCN-PP, which it says blocks off all short wavelength UVA and UVB light. There are a total of ten different lens tints available, including the clear lens worn by Pogacar at the Tour of Flanders. Scicon sells replacement lenses, priced at €80.
You can buy other spare parts for the Aeroscope sunglasses. Spare frames in four colours cost €120 and are made of bio polymer rather than oil-based plastics. Spare nosepieces in the same four colours cost €20.
A complete pair of Scicon Aeroscope sunglasses weighs 35g and is priced at £195, $230, €220 or AU$340, including a spare clear lens ready for your next cobbled classic race.
Scicon Aeroscope sunglass specifications
Available frame colours: Black Gloss, White Gloss, Crystal Gloss and Anthracite Gloss
Available lens colours: Multimirror Red, Multimirror Blue, Multimirror Bronze, Multimirror Silver, Photochromic Silver, Multimirror Green, Gradient Black, Green Trail, Pink, Clear
Claimed weight: 35g
Price: £195, $230, €220, AU$340, including spare clear lens
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