Spy Optic Targa II  2010 Mountain Bike Review

Spy Optic Targa II 2010

Reviews / Goggles

Spy Optic 514,703

At A Glance

Spy have been in the optics business for some time and they know a thing or two about a good piece of eyewear. The Targa II is no exception. The Targa II has many of the features of the top end goggles but at a much lower price. RRP is just £29.99, which isn’t half bad for a goggle of this spec. The lens is a Lexan anti fog, scratch resistant affair with tear off posts. The frame is supple and filled with vents including the patented Scoop ventilation which channels air off the surface of the lens and into the goggle to prevent fogging.

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On the Trail

Peripheral vision with the Targa II is excellent, the wide lens allows lots of information to be let into the sides of the goggle. Perhaps the best feature on the goggle is the Scoop Ventilation, it really works. When you are stood about in the cold the Targa II will steam a little. But as soon as you start moving again that airflow off the lens clears this almost instantly. It is very impressive. We also like the easy to remove strap, which should ensure some serious longevity in terms of keeping that striking red colour!


A top end bit of kit for middle of the road pricing the Targa II performs on the trail and allows good vision. The lens is very well specced for the price and there are tear offs and replacement lenses available for different light conditions.

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This review was in Issue 4 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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