If you want the ultimate protection for your eyeballs on a mountain bike, downhill goggles are probably your best bet. But what about those days when goggles are simply overkill? If you’re a company like 100% who started in the goggle market, the answer is simple – build a goggle without a strap.
Ok, maybe not a goggle, but something that offers a ridiculously wide field of view. Already known for their goggles which offer a less obstructed view of the trail, 100% applied that same philosophy to their latest sunglasses. Called the Speedcraft, these modern incarnations of retro shields bring goggle level protection to a lightweight pair of shades…
Split into two models, the Speedcraft LL uses a different lens shape that adds a vent to the lower portion of the lens. The SL includes all of the same features but uses a shorter lens and more compact nose piece that should be a better fit for smaller faces. Available in either smoked or mirrored lenses, both models use their Topview lens technology which increases the field of view upwards so that when you are in an aggressive position on the bike you can still see while looking upwards. The idea seems to be very similar to what Oakley is doing with their new Jawbreaker.
When you first try on the Speedcraft, you can’t help but be impressed by how little of the frame you can actually see – there is almost zero obstruction, which is the point. Sold in multiple colors with different lens tints, each pair of Speedcraft glasses include a separate low light lens, EVA molded carrying case, microfiber bag, and two interchangeable nose pads (regular and Asian fit), and retail from $175-195.
Having teased their new helmet for awhile, 100% is finally happy with the design and will be officially launching it in September. The full carbon DH lid is built to mountain bike certification levels, and includes a pad eject system, adjustable visor, and plenty of venting. More details on this guy this fall.