When the Peter Sagan signed with 100%, it was a slightly surprising combination – even for Sagan. Then again, it makes perfect sense. 100% is coming from a moto/MTB background and looking to break into the world of road cycling. Who better to pioneer new style than one of the fastest and most skillful riders in the pro peloton?
Well, it looks like their first true collaboration may be as unique as their partnership. Details on the new Speedcraft Air are still limited with a full release scheduled later this year. But from the looks of things – these are not your ordinary sunglasses.
Built with large, interchangeable 2mm thick six-base cylindrically cut lenses, the Speedcraft Air have the 100% look and provide the usual 100% UVA, UVB, and UVC protection. The frame includes a Megol rubber coated temple and more room between the lens and your face for better airflow and less fogging.
But where things really get weird is at the nose piece. At this point, 100% has simply said that the glasses include their “Patented AC Systems breathing technology”. But a look at the sticker like patches on Sagan’s nose, and the extra parts included in the kit photo above show that this isn’t your typical nose piece. According to our source, the rumor is that the glasses include magnets that go in or on your nose and then are attracted to the nose piece effectively pulling your nostrils open for better breathing.
That may sound a bit preposterous, but it’s not the first product aimed at improving your breathing through your nose, and it’s not that different in concept from using a Breathe Right strip. Not to mention it seems that the design would also lend itself to a pair of glasses that will stay put on your nose no matter what.
Keep an eye out for Sagan’s eye protection in the future, and we’ll bring you the full release when we have it!