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iwaters




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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:00 am    Post subject: Aero helmet & prescription sunnies Reply with quote

I've just bought an aero helmet. Giro Selector. I wear prescription googles for the swim and then prescription sunnies for the bike and run.

I can't put the helmet on with my sun glasses on as the opening is too small. Removing the visor will work but does that impact the overall aeroness of the helmet?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

did you not consider that?

it will change the aerodynamics certainly...
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://twitter.com/aerocoach/status/661277249845489665?lang=en
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cock. I didn't think my head was that big Smile

Its fits perfectly when on. As the visor is tinted I can probably get away with a small pair of normal glasses. The biggest problem is the arms of the glasses push my ears out slightly and getting the sides over is a problem.

Other option is to consider going back to contacts. However swimming in contacts got me acanthmoeba keratitis and I nearly went blind in one eye so not keen on that. Laser eye surgery possibly?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The other thing to remember is that when the optician does your prescription, they measure your face/eye setup on the assumption that you are looking through your spectacles in the middle, if not slightly below the middle.

Unfortunately, if you're aero, you're going to tend to look through the top of any spectacles - not an issue if they are neutral prescription like sunglasses, but when you have corrective lenses you'll be looking through the wrong bit.

You'll need these Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TriSam wrote:
https://twitter.com/aerocoach/status/661277249845489665?lang=en


so this answers the question, get a new s works and ditch the visor!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hammerer wrote:
TriSam wrote:
https://twitter.com/aerocoach/status/661277249845489665?lang=en


so this answers the question, get a new s works and ditch the visor!


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