Rapha has entered the performance eyewear market with its new Pro Team Flyweight Glasses that are available in four different frame colours.
Rapha already offers eyewear but the Classic Sunglasses are a more casual style for use off the bike.
The Pro Team Flyweight Glasses’ Grilamid polymer arms come in black, white and pink, as well as in a grey option that’s available only to Rapha Cycling Club members. You get rubber temple grippers, a metal Rapha logo on the left arm, and two detachable rubber nosepieces.
The one-piece lens is made from glass recycled from Tour de France founder Henri Desgrange’s double glazing. Only joking. It’s actually a Carl Zeiss lens that’s made in Italy from polycarbonate, a UV400 protective bronze mirror version coming as standard. A protective treatment is designed to make it scratch resistant, anti-fogging, and easy to clean. The claimed weight is 25g.
You can buy additional lenses as replacements or for different light conditions: silver mirror, contrast enhance brown, contrast enhance yellow, and clear.
The Pro Team Flyweight Glasses cost £140 with additional lenses £80 (you can save 15% off the total price if you buy an additional lens at the same time as the glasses).
You knew they weren't going to be cheap, right?
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