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Rudy Project Freeon
Features:
  1. Ergonose II , the latest advance in nose piece technology using copper-beryllium.
  2. Optical Quality Polycarbonate UV 400 Protection Lenses.
  3. Quick Change Interchangeable Lense System to manage any light conditions.
  4. Kynetium Temples- a special aluminum alloy containing Magnesium, Silicium, and titanium, light weight and flexible.
  5. Composite Plastic/Carbon material offers a light weight yet durable platform.
  6. Adjustable temples for a perfect fit.
  7. Attitude
Rudy Project Freeon
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Reviewed by Garuch

Rating out of 10: 11
Price: $124.99-$164.99
Supplied by:
Rudy Project

Before I actually begin my review of the Rudy Freeon glasses, I feel that a disclaimer is in order. This is our second major review of Rudy Project merchandise and frankly I almost feel that we have to measure their products against a different bar and I am certain that this feeling pervades our other reviewers as well. Quite simply put the Rudy Project Product line is Superlative in every way. To some extent we have already gotten to that point where nit picking becomes a virtual necessity simply to have something to critique. I will attempt to avoid that but here goes!

I have worn glasses since I was 4 years old, and frankly it it getting very tiresome. So I have begun wearing contact lenses while biking so I can... guess what? Wear Glasses! Sun Glasses! Most of the sunglasses I have tried frankly were cheap and the resulting distortion and blurring were unacceptable! I work with images day in and day out, and sharpness is crucial to me, it's just part of who and what I am. It drives my optometrist nuts!

The first acceptable pair of sunglasses I ever tried for biking were the Rudy Project Ekynox. The second acceptable pair I ever tried were the Freeon. I have used nothing else since, on the bike or off! OK I am not totally wild about the Racing White (ed note: The Racing White are promotional versions of the Rudy Project line and are for sponsored racing teams. They are not available for sale through normal retail channels, but in all other aspects they are identical to their commercially available counterparts), but these glasses are terrific and totally without any distortion or blurring!

Now remember that part about being tired of wearing glasses? I am extremely nearsighted! My glasses when using glass lenses weigh a ton, plastic lenses are even weighty given my prescription. Frankly my nose is tired! So tossing on sunglasses is the last thing I really want to do. But, The Freeons are virtually weightless! I literally forget that I am wearing them!

When I first looked at the Freeons with their Laser Blue Lenses in place I fully expected to see a world skewed into the blue end of the spectrum, but I was completely wrong. The glasses are virtually color neutral, with only the slightest complimentary color shift toward magenta in the highlights, again this is so slight that only a person who does color correction would notice (remember the nit picking thing?). Really these glasses are for all intents and purposes, color neutral with these lenses in place! These Freeon were supplied with three sets of lenses. Mine were issued with the laser blue in place, and the clear and Racing Red in their provided sleeve inside the provided crushproof plastic case for the entire kit. There is also a soft Glasses bag which the instructions admonish is also the approved cleaning media! So, the package is complete!

These glasses hug my face perfectly and through out our Babylon ride, I could feel road debris bouncing off my face (our Nassau County Roads are notoriously fecund with detritus and debris, but that is another story) but not one sand grain got into my eyes, drafting, wind, and all! The frames were invisible, and with the close fit the glasses should have steamed up, but they never did.

OK now for the brutal honesty part! I am a cheap dude! When it comes to my prescription glasses I spend a great deal of money. I buy the best and I expect it to service me well. I have invested in Photo gray this and photo gray extra that! I would never have invested 150 plus dollars in sunglasses, period! That is until I tried these sunglasses! I can not tell you how wonderful this product line is! They are worth every dime!

And oh Yeah, Lee even said, "Gee you look really good in those!" Lee never says I look good! Take it from there!

Addendum-Second Lense Set - Racing Red

This was my first experience with the Rudy Project Racing Red lenses. DAn had been touting their efficacy for some time now, but I had never had the opportunity to give them a whirl. That is no longer true!

I found the replacement of the lenses in the frame mildly intimidating in that it took surprisingly more force than I thought it might, but then this is also a testimony to both the security of their mounting and the strength of the frame design. However, once I over came my intimidation and caught on how to remove and mount the lenses everything went smoothly.

The red lenses are, for my eyes at least, contrast enhancing lenses. I wore these lenses on both overcast and sunny days. The over cast days picked up in perceptible brightness and the highlights popped substantially. On the bright day I simply noticed better contrast and a "sharper" perceived vision.

I do not see these lenses as sunglasses, although their density would reduce light intensity somewhat, this is not their purpose. They are specifically designed to protect the eye from debris and to improve visual acuity for a competitive rider. Obviously the recreational rider is also aided by seeing better as well, especially on Long Island's pot hole and debris ridden roads!

These are simply another excellent, purpose drive design product by The Rudy Project.

Rudy Project Freeon
Features:
  1. Ergonose II , the latest advance in nose piece technology using copper-beryllium.
  2. Optical Quality Polycarbonate UV 400 Protection Lenses.
  3. Quick Change Interchangeable Lense System to manage any light conditions.
  4. Kynetium Temples- a special aluminum alloy containing Magnesium, Silicium, and titanium, light weight and flexible.
  5. Composite Plastic/Carbon material offers a light weight yet durable platform.
  6. Adjustable temples for a perfect fit.
  7. Attitude
Rudy Project Freeon
click image for larger view


Click here
to buy now!


Reviewed by Garuch

Rating out of 10: 11
Price: $124.99-$164.99
Supplied by:
Rudy Project

Before I actually begin my review of the Rudy Freeon glasses, I feel that a disclaimer is in order. This is our second major review of Rudy Project merchandise and frankly I almost feel that we have to measure their products against a different bar and I am certain that this feeling pervades our other reviewers as well. Quite simply put the Rudy Project Product line is Superlative in every way. To some extent we have already gotten to that point where nit picking becomes a virtual necessity simply to have something to critique. I will attempt to avoid that but here goes!

I have worn glasses since I was 4 years old, and frankly it it getting very tiresome. So I have begun wearing contact lenses while biking so I can... guess what? Wear Glasses! Sun Glasses! Most of the sunglasses I have tried frankly were cheap and the resulting distortion and blurring were unacceptable! I work with images day in and day out, and sharpness is crucial to me, it's just part of who and what I am. It drives my optometrist nuts!

The first acceptable pair of sunglasses I ever tried for biking were the Rudy Project Ekynox. The second acceptable pair I ever tried were the Freeon. I have used nothing else since, on the bike or off! OK I am not totally wild about the Racing White (ed note: The Racing White are promotional versions of the Rudy Project line and are for sponsored racing teams. They are not available for sale through normal retail channels, but in all other aspects they are identical to their commercially available counterparts), but these glasses are terrific and totally without any distortion or blurring!

Now remember that part about being tired of wearing glasses? I am extremely nearsighted! My glasses when using glass lenses weigh a ton, plastic lenses are even weighty given my prescription. Frankly my nose is tired! So tossing on sunglasses is the last thing I really want to do. But, The Freeons are virtually weightless! I literally forget that I am wearing them!

When I first looked at the Freeons with their Laser Blue Lenses in place I fully expected to see a world skewed into the blue end of the spectrum, but I was completely wrong. The glasses are virtually color neutral, with only the slightest complimentary color shift toward magenta in the highlights, again this is so slight that only a person who does color correction would notice (remember the nit picking thing?). Really these glasses are for all intents and purposes, color neutral with these lenses in place! These Freeon were supplied with three sets of lenses. Mine were issued with the laser blue in place, and the clear and Racing Red in their provided sleeve inside the provided crushproof plastic case for the entire kit. There is also a soft Glasses bag which the instructions admonish is also the approved cleaning media! So, the package is complete!

These glasses hug my face perfectly and through out our Babylon ride, I could feel road debris bouncing off my face (our Nassau County Roads are notoriously fecund with detritus and debris, but that is another story) but not one sand grain got into my eyes, drafting, wind, and all! The frames were invisible, and with the close fit the glasses should have steamed up, but they never did.

OK now for the brutal honesty part! I am a cheap dude! When it comes to my prescription glasses I spend a great deal of money. I buy the best and I expect it to service me well. I have invested in Photo gray this and photo gray extra that! I would never have invested 150 plus dollars in sunglasses, period! That is until I tried these sunglasses! I can not tell you how wonderful this product line is! They are worth every dime!

And oh Yeah, Lee even said, "Gee you look really good in those!" Lee never says I look good! Take it from there!

Addendum-Second Lense Set - Racing Red

This was my first experience with the Rudy Project Racing Red lenses. DAn had been touting their efficacy for some time now, but I had never had the opportunity to give them a whirl. That is no longer true!

I found the replacement of the lenses in the frame mildly intimidating in that it took surprisingly more force than I thought it might, but then this is also a testimony to both the security of their mounting and the strength of the frame design. However, once I over came my intimidation and caught on how to remove and mount the lenses everything went smoothly.

The red lenses are, for my eyes at least, contrast enhancing lenses. I wore these lenses on both overcast and sunny days. The over cast days picked up in perceptible brightness and the highlights popped substantially. On the bright day I simply noticed better contrast and a "sharper" perceived vision.

I do not see these lenses as sunglasses, although their density would reduce light intensity somewhat, this is not their purpose. They are specifically designed to protect the eye from debris and to improve visual acuity for a competitive rider. Obviously the recreational rider is also aided by seeing better as well, especially on Long Island's pot hole and debris ridden roads!

These are simply another excellent, purpose drive design product by The Rudy Project.

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