Daily Archives: July 26, 2010

Coaches Corner: Sunglasses are not all about style

I’ve addressed fashion in cycling before, but the first time it related to jerseys and this time it relates to eyewear. While appearance is everything in fashion–or so they say–that’s not even close to true in our sport. Fashion is secondary to performance. Need proof? Read more in this article that I wrote for the Versus Coaches Corner (and be sure to check out the videos that correspond at this link, too).

Sunglasses are definitely important to how you look on your bike, but the real value to the performance of the athlete cannot be underestimated. Proper eyewear is absolutely essential in keeping the riders safe and can also help athletes conserve energy by actually helping facial muscles to relax. Sun protection for the eyes is a multi-billion dollar business. The cost for performance glasses can far exceed the $200 mark. Continue reading