Shimano releases upgrades to two eyewear models, the S-PHYRE, shown above, and the AEROLITE; (photo/Shimano) Support us! GearJunkie may earn a small commission from affiliate links in this article. Learn More
If you’re looking to get value from an expensive set of cycling glasses, Shimano’s latest is worth a look.
The bike company just dropped the second-generation models of its S-PHYRE and AEROLITE cycling glasses, and it offers leveled-up lenses and diverse frame-color options.
When the S-PHYRE glasses first came out in 2019, they received generally positive reviews, with photochromic lenses that adjust automatically to differing light conditions. Shimano has upped its game considerably by selling the upgraded model with options for five interchangeable lenses, each configured for different riding conditions, like trails, roads, or nighttime.
As for the much-cheaper AEROLITE model, Shimano made it easier to use for riders who need to use prescription lenses. It also comes with a sixth lens model, as part of Shimano’s new RIDESCAPE eyewear technology.
Here’s the lowdown. The Shimano S-PHYRE glasses come with a magnetic mechanism for switching out lenses, the company said; (photo/Shimano) Shimano S-PHYRE Glasses
Bright. Road. Gravel. Trail. Dark.Those are the five kinds of vision in the lens options for the S-PHRYE eyewear. Shimano calls this RIDESCAPE technology (because every new product these days must use capital letters).Buying the S-PHYRE glasses will get you two lenses. One is the RIDESCAPE CL, designed for dark riding conditions. For the second, customers can choose from the four other options listed above, known as […]
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