Tifosi Dolomite Eyewear  2009 Mountain Bike Review

Tifosi Dolomite Eyewear 2009

Reviews / Glasses

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At A Glance

Tifosi is Italian for a group of sports fans, and we quickly became fans of these specs when they arrived at the office! With more All Mountain styling than XC racer these are sure to appeal to lots of riders out there. Backed up with an impressive lifetime warranty they should stand the test of time and they certainly feel sturdy enough to. The Dolomite’s come with three interchangeable lenses for various light conditions, all three lenses are tough polycarbonate and feature a Glare Guard coating which helps protect your eyes and reduce eye fatigue. They also come in a hard case so there is even less chance of breaking them when you aren’t wearing them!

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On The Trail

We love the styling of the Dolomite specs, for riders with medium to large faces they should sit perfectly on your head. Neat features like the hydrophilic nose and temple pieces ensure they don’t slip off when you get sweaty and the choice of lenses makes them suitable for year round and night use. The lenses are vented which aids anti fogging, but we still found on a cold night they steamed up after a couple of rides when you stopped moving. They clear pretty quickly again due to the vents but, if your rides involve more gassing to your mates than riding you’d do well to whip them off before you stop for a chat. They are light on your face and never felt like they were going to slip or come off, even on the most bone shattering descents.

Overall

A great pair of well priced specs, not the cheapest on the market, but certainly not going to break the bank. The technology that has gone into them is impressive and all the features are well thought out and practical. They also look a bit more hard-core than some more XC racer style models…

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This review was in Issue 3 of IMB.

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By Rou Chater
Rou Chater is the Publishing Editor of IMB Magazine; he’s a jack-of-all-trades and master of none, but his passion for bikes knows no bounds. His first mountain bike was a Trek 820, which he bought in 1990. It didn’t take him long to earn himself a trip to the hospital on it, and he’s never looked back since. These days he’s keeping it rubber side down, riding locally and overseas as much as possible.

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