Tour de France & What To Look Out For

Tour de France LogoIt’s that time of year again… The one tour that attracts the highest numbers of viewers across the globe. The one with the biggest hype…

2018 is set to be potentially the best year yet! With Sky and Movistar as two of the strongest teams at Le Tour de France battling it out throughout the stages… but how do they compare in terms of grand tour strength? Sky have six grand tour wins, but Movistar have two winners in their line up. Movistar have five riders who have finished fifth or above in a grand tour, but Sky have just one… We cannot wait to see how it all unfolds over the next few weeks. With Chris Froome cleared to ride, we’ll be keeping an eye on him for sure!

In this blog, we’ve handpicked some of our favourites bits of kit that you’re likely to see amongst the top teams.

Kit To Look Out For

We’ve handpicked some of the hottest new gear that should be out on show throughout the weekend. Keep your eyes pealed for these!

Eyewear

Oakley Jawbreaker

Jawbreaker

The Oakley Jawbreaker was inspired by professional cyclist Mark Cavendish. An extended field of vision in the upper periphery, Switchlock™ lens-changing technology, seamlessly integrated Unobtainium® components and exceptional optics as provided by Plutonite® lenses all help to make the Jawbreaker a pair of sunglasses that fits better, sees more clearly and helps you perform like no other.

Oakley Jawbreaker – starting at £131.99

Oakley Field Jacket

Field Jacket

Designed to elevate the performance of runners and cyclists, the Oakley Field Jacket sunglasses sport a streamlined design that aims to maximise field of vision so you can stay in control of the action, even at speed. Two-position Advancer nosebridge technology promotes airflow to reduce the risk of overheating and lens fogging.

Oakley Field Jacket – starting at £165.99

Oakley Flight Jacket

Flight Jacket

Oakley’s Flight Jacket sunglasses are on the leading edge of performance eyewear design. Optimised for cyclists, the brow-less shape of the Flight Jacket maximises vision in the upper periphery, making it ideal for use when in the bike saddle. Oakley’s latest two-position Advancer nose bridge technology allows for maximised ventilation to eliminate the risk of lens fogging during peak exertion.

Oakley Flight Jacket – starting at £165.99

Rudy Project Tralyx

Tralyx

Professional cyclists demand gains made with the finest of margins. Rudy Project have taken the surgeons knife to conventional frames, leaving an aerodynamically-enhanced skeleton weighing in at a single ounce. The impact-resistant shield lens complements the Tralyx by providing high-speed protection and unbeatable clarity of vision.

Rudy Project Tralyx – starting at £94.99

Adidas Zonyk Aero Pro

Adidas Zonyk Aero Pro

After the success of the adidas Zonyk Pro, introducing it’s newest cousin, the Aero pro. Combining the style and comfort of the original Zonyk, but now available in a half rim style. A large shield lens, constructed from lightweight and impact resistant polycarbonate, protects the eyes from wind and debris.

Adidas Zonyk Aero Pro – starting at £127.99

HELMETS

Giro Synthe

Giro Synthe

Giro pulled out all the stops in their development of the Synthe – the ultimate all-rounder road cycling helmet design. Whether racing on flat terrain or climbing the Synthe excels in every capacity with the strength, light weight and comfort to outperform more specialised helmets by competitors.

Giro Synthe – starting at £189.99

Oakley ARO3 Helmet

ARO3

The most punishing rides demand the most reliable equipment. Oakley designed the ARO3 to give road cyclists the edge with a fully ventilated design that not only protects but does so with comfort and style. Weighing in at just 295 grams yet brimming with premium technology, the ARO3 is optimised to eke out every last drop of performance.

Oakley ARO3 – starting at £148.99

Oakley ARO5 Helmet

ARO5

In the frenzied pace of the sprint finish even the finest margins count. Oakley has designed the ARO5 to provide that winning edge – streamlined architecture with optimal aerodynamic flow to help you maintain the relentless charge to the finish line.

Oakley ARO5 – starting at £198.99

Oakley ARO7 Helmet

ARO7

This one is likely to come out on the TT days… Inspired by the streamlined architecture of performance sports cars, Oakley have designed the ARO7 helmet to be the weapon of choice for time triallists and triathlon riders. With magnetically interchangeable visors providing unrivalled levels of clarity true to Oakley’s line of eyewear, you can command the course with razor sharp vision.

Oakley ARO7 – starting at £408.99

 

Check out our social media for regular updates and head over to the YouTube channel for product reviews and latest releases!

 

Eyewear Perfect For Wimbledon

 

Tennis season is well underway, and Wimbledon is on the horizon… So, whether you’re an avid tennis player, or someone who’d rather be sitting in Centre Court rather than playing on it, we’ve handpicked some sunglasses for you. We’ve also included a few available on our sister site Tortoise+Black.

Let’s dive straight into our pick of our favourite Tennis focused sunglasses.

Sunglasses For The Players

We’ve handpicked some of the hottest new gear that should be out on show throughout the weekend. Keep your eyes pealed for these!

Adidas Kumacross Halfrim

ADIDAS KUMACROSS HALFRIM

A tough frame with the enhanced peripheral vision of a halfrim frame, the adidas Kumacross Halfrim offers great views and optical protection in a lightweight and flexible package.

Adidas Kumacross Halfrim – starting from £67.99

Bolle Bolt (S) with Competitivision Gun

Bolle Bolt

Bolle are one of those brands that has snuck into the tennis game without many noticing. They’ve actually created a tennis specific lens called the Competivision Gun lens. What’s so special about it? It helps to enhance the yellow of the ball, making it pop against the court. Trust us, it really works!

Bolle Bolt – starting at £66.99

Bolle Bolt S

If you’re looking at Bolle for a tennis frame, the Bolt (or Bolt S for smaller faces) is a great choice. Pair that with the Competitivision Gun lens and you’re on to a winner.

Bolle Bolt S – starting at £66.99

Flak 2.0 XL

Oakley Flak 2.0 XL

Oakley really hit the headlines for tennis eyewear earlier in 2018 when Hyeon Chung was spotted wearing them during his time at the Australian open.

Oakley Flak 2.0 XL – starting at £103.99

Rudy Project Agon

Rudy Project Agon

With a unique, adjustable lens vent system the Rudy Project Agon sunglasses are the perfect companion when taking part in any energetic sport. Large lenses provide excellent shielding of the optical area.

Rudy Project Agon – starting at £116.99

Dirty Dog Sport Edge – For the budget contious

Dirty Dog Sport Edge

The Dirty Dog Sport Edge provides a great wrapped frame for maximum vision but at a budget friendly price. Dirty Dog don’t skimp on quality, or technology though.

Dirty Dog Sport Edge – starting at £39.99

Smith Pivlock Asana

Pivlock Asana

The sleek, feather-light design of the Pivlock Asana is a perfect fit no matter what the activity. The graceful lines and minimalist temple design speak to the fit and performance of this piece.

Smith Pivlock Asana- starting at £126.99

 


Sunglasses Fit For Centre Court

Our sister site Tortoise+Black focues on lifestyle and fashion orientated eyewear. The collection of sunglasses includes frames from the likes of Gucci, Tom Ford, Linda Farrow and Marc Jacobs. We’ve selected some of our favourites that are perfect for any event or function, especially one where Pimms and strawberries are plentiful.

Marc Jacobs 187/S Sunglasses

A sleek traditional frame, with a soft full frame supporting the angular square lenses. This delicate design is a perfect accessory for any occasion.

Find out more – Marc Jacobs 187/S

Linda Farrow LFL 482

Luxurious Linda Farrow pilot-style sunglasses handcrafted from 18-22 carat gold plated Japanese titanium. An embossed nose bridge and top frame extend over teardrop-shaped lenses. A sophisticated choice for those with an immaculate sense of style, complementing the clean-cut aesthetic perfectly.

Find out more – Linda Farrow 

Tom Ford Leo

If a frame could sum up Tom Ford, this would be it. The luxurious masculine Leo frame showcases Tom Ford at it’s best. Hand-crafted with shiny acetate and simply features the distinctive metal ‘T’ logo ensures this frame has longevity and will never go out of style.

Find out more – Tom Ford Leo

Persol PO3105S

A full rimmed frame which is crafted from luxury durable and lightweight acetate. A unique keyhole bridge is housed between the oval shaped lenses, creating a truly classic look.

Find out more – Persol PO3105S

 

View the entire range available at Tortoise+Black

 

Check out our social media for regular updates and head over to the YouTube channel for product reviews and latest releases!

 

An Ace Of A Competition!

Sadly due to injury, Andy Murray won’t be gracing the courts this year but don’t worry Murray fans, to celebrate the start of Wimbledon we have a fantastic Murray-inspired competition.

We’ve teamed up with the guys at Bolle and Head to offer a prize that’s perfect for any budding Andy Murray or tennis fan.

So, what’s the prize? A Head Graphene Touch Radical MP tennis racket, from the collection favoured by Andy Murray himself, and a pair of Bolle Sunglasses of your choice from the collection at RxSport. If you’re an avid tennis player, the NXT Competivision Gun lens tint is a great choice, should you win! It’s Bolle’s tennis specific lens that helps enhance the colour of the ball making it even easier to spot.

Win BannerHow to enter.

Simply head on over to our Twitter page, Follow @RxSportuk and @Bolle_Eyewear, and then retweet the pinned competition post.

The competition closes at 11:59pm on Sunday 15th July 2018. The winner will be chosen at random on Monday 16th July 2018 and notified through a direct message on Twitter. Open to UK only.

RxSport Focus Week – Tifosi Optics

In 2003, Tifosi set out to create an eyewear brand that stood for quality, style, function, and value. With the support and passion of our partners and customers, Tifosi has grown to become a recognized, relevant, and trusted brand in cycling, running, outdoor and golf.

Tifosi sunglasses are extremely durable, as well as being super lightweight. Most frames feature adjustable nose pads and hydrophilic ear pads to ensure maximum grip. Eye protection is ensured due to the shatterproof polycarbonate lenses and Tifosi’s glare guard.

Tifosi’s ultimate goal is to provide value to customers with sports optics of a great quality and brimming with technology. As well as their fantastic sports range they also offer an array of lifestyle frames, such as the Bronx.

Sunglasses

Bronx

Tifosi Bronx

The Tifosi Bronx sports a sleek wrap-around frame giving excellent coverage of the eyes for use in the brightest weather. The flexibility and light weight of this model’s Grilamid TR90 frame means it can provide a comfortable fit to most face shapes and sizes.

Tifosi Bronx Sunglasses – Starting at £35.99
Also available in prescription from just £139.99

Davos

Tifosi Davos

Hot off the Tifosi production line, the Davos is a show-stopper! This ultra-streamlined shape is crafted from flexible and durable TR90 frame material to maximise comfort. A sweeping shield lens gives the eyes optimal coverage, making the Davos ideal for travelling at speed and a wide range of sporting activities.

Tifosi Davos Sunglasses – Starting at £59.99

Just

Tifosi Just

The Tifosi Just is an exceptional multi-purpose sports model. Thanks to its wrapped shape and vented lenses, eye protection is maximised while airflow stays uncompromised, keeping views clear and vision comfortable. Weighing in at just 27g, the Just won’t prove to be a drag on even the longest, most challenging journeys.

Tifosi Just Sunglasses – Starting at £34.99

Mira

Tifosi Mira

The Tifosi Mira is the curvier sister of the Tifosi Just. Making it yet another exceptional multi-purpose sports model. The slightly more curved lens gives it a much more refined look to the just, whilst maintaining the style and comfort. Performance is withheld due to the vented, polycarbonate lenses. A super lightweight frame means it won’t prove hassle on even the longest days out.

Tifosi Mira Sunglasses – Starting at £39.99

Veloce

Tifosi Veloce

Sleek and lightweight, the Tifosi Veloce features lens venting to prevent fogging and interchangeable lens options to make the most out of your pair whatever the conditions.

Tifosi Veloce Sunglasses -Starting at £44.99

View the full range of Tifosi Sunglasses available at RxSport

 

View the full range of Tifosi Prescription Sunglasses, starting at just £99.99

 


Check out our social media for regular updates and head over to the YouTube channel for product reviews and latest releases!

 

Tour of Cambridgeshire 2018

We were proud to partner with the 2018 Tour of Cambridgeshire as the official Performance Eyewear Partner.

The Tour of Cambridgeshire is an event we’ve watched flourish over the last 4 years. It’s grown into a three day event with multiple rides/ races taking place across the weekend, along with the addition of a huge Cambridgeshire Bike Show for 2018.

Highlights Of 2018!

This was the first year that we’ve partnered with The Tour of Cambridgeshire and we spent the weekend at the event checking out each event…

Family Fondo

We loved the Family Fondo, I mean who doesn’t enjoy seeing cyclists young and old all riding together on a safe and secure track. It’s a great idea and allows

children of all ages to ride as fast or as slow as they like, for as many laps as they wish. Even after just one lap you could see the competitive side come out for some of the children who were racing to finish the lap first. Smiles all-round!

Chrono

The speed at which these riders can get to is really quite impressive, and who doesn’t love the noise of a full disc wheel as it cuts through the air! We also spotted one of our recent customers riding out in his Oakley ARO7 helmet, cutting several minutes off of his PB… Who doesn’t love a new PB? Shop the ARO7 online now.

Team Chrono

What’s better than one Chrono rider flying past and great speed? A team of riders! This is something you’d often only see on TV during the likes of the Tour de France…

Gran Fondo

We set up in a prime position for the start of the race gates during the Gran Fondo, that’s quite an impressive site. Watching them giving 110% right from the off.

For the sportive gates we moved a little further down the route and set up by our sponsored Flamme Rouge, roughly 1km from the start line. We saw a whole range of riders fly past, young and old, but again, nothing but happy andsmiley faces. It’s safe to say the riders looked just as happy, albeit a little tired as they flew through the 1km to go Flamme Rouge on their way to the finish line.

Get involved for 2019!

Inspired to ride in 2019? Why not visit www.TourofCambridgeshire.com now to sign up!

 

Check out our social media for regular updates and head over to the YouTube channel for product reviews and latest releases!

 

RxSport Focus Week – POC Bike Helmets

POC Logo

POC’s fast growing reputation for quality has been combined with bold unfussy designs. Consequently, POC helmets are one of the most distinctive sights, on the road, the trail, and at top level competitions around the world.

A feature unique to POC’s leading helmets is the patent-pending SPIN (Shearing Pad INside) protection system, designed to provide an additional element of protection from violent rotational forces on the brain in oblique impacts.

Road Cycling Helmets

POC Octal

POC Octal Road Bike HelmetThe Octal uses fewer, larger ventilation channels to maximise airflow through its lightweight design. The result is superior cooling and reduced drag compared to lightweight designs by rivals. This model weighs in at just 195 grams, but doesn’t compromise on safety with an EPS liner moulded to provide impact protection where you need it most.

POC Octal Helmet – £160.99

POC Ventral Spin

POC Ventral SpinThe Ventral SPIN is a revolution in head protection. Conceived and built in an incredible collaborative effort between POC’s design team and the UCI World Tour riders of Cannondale-Drapac, the Ventral SPIN’s aerodynamic design exploits the Venturi effect to increase airflow and speed for a winning edge.

POC Ventral Spin Helmet – £249.99

Mountain Biking Helmets (MTB)

POC Tectal

POC Tectal

The Tectal leads the way in safety for the most committed trail and enduro riders. With a lightweight in-mold shell providing extended head coverage, this model gives impact protection in vulnerable areas around the temples and the rear of the head.

POC Tectal Helmet – £165.99

POC Tectal Race Spin

POC Tectal Race SpinThe Tectal Race SPIN builds on the protective capabilities of the original Tectal design with advanced technology including SPIN, which is designed to protect the brain from rotational injury in the event of oblique impact. This is an excellent choice for mountain riders taking on the most challenging trails.

POC Tectal Race Spin Helmet – £189.99

View the full range of Bike Helmets available at RxSport


Check out our social media for regular updates and head over to the YouTube channel for product reviews and latest releases!

 

Perfect Eyewear For Cricket

The cricket season is well and truly upon us. We’re already looking forward to England v Pakistan at Lord’s on May 24th. It might be a little sad, but there’s nothing we enjoy more (apart from actually watching the match of course), then trying to spot who’s wearing what sunglasses.

There has always been a favourite frame type amongst cricketers and that’s the wraparound/ shield style. Why? Two key reasons, they provide an uninterrupted field of vision whilst offering maximum protection.

Stumped For Choice?

Here’s some of our favourite sunglasses for both the players and the fans. Look great whatever you’re doing…

Sunglasses For The Players

Radar EV Pitch

Oakley Radar EV Pitch (with Prizm Field lens)

The Oakley Radar EV Pitch sunglasses are a sport performance model designed for use in a wide range of environments. The Pitch lens shape maximises coverage of the upper face. Interchangeable, Unobtainium® coated nosepieces help to customise the fit of this lightweight and durable frame.

Oakley Radar EV Pitch – starting at £123.99

Oakley EVZero Stride

Oakley EVZero Stride (with Prizm Field lens)

The EVZero is the lightest frame in the Oakley range. The frame front was removed to not only optimise weight but maximise the peripheral views offered by the design. The Stride lens shape offers this iconic frame but in a size that is more suited to smaller faces.

Oakley Radar EVZero Stride – starting at £111.99

Smith Pivlock Arena

Smith Pivlock Arena

Smith’s Pivlock Arena Max is designed to be the ultimate in sports eyewear. Using the unique Pivlock lens replacement mechanism you can adapt to changing light and weather quickly and simply using the extra shield lens included with this frame. This variant of the Pivlock Arena has a taller lens providing maximised coverage of the eye area and upper face.

Smith Pivlock Arena – starting at £129.99

ADIDAS EVIL EYE HALFRIM PRO

adidas Evil Eye Halfrim Pro

The adidas Evil Eye Halfrim Pro takes all the great qualities of the adidas Evil Eye and adidas Evil Eye Halfrim and improves on them with a lighter, more aerodynamic SPX™ frame. There are 3 sizes available allowing for a perfect custom fit. Halfrim style sunglasses are becoming increasingly popular, and have been worn by England’s last two captains no less. They minimise weight, so they are good option for prolonged periods in the field.

adidas Evil Eye Halfrim Pro – starting at £159.99

Bolle Vortex

Bolle Vortex

The Bolle Vortex sunglasses lie in the performance range, designed with adjustable nose pads for a custom fit..

Bolle Vortex – starting at £70.99


Sunglasses For The FansOakley Frogskins

Oakley Frogskins

A rare classic, Oakley Frogskins first burst onto the scene back in the 80’s, when Run DMC ruled the charts and Terminator ruled the screens. Relive that pop culture golden era with re-vamped Oakley Frogskins!

Oakley Frogskins – starting at £67.99

Rudy Project SpinhawkRudy Project Spinhawk

The Rudy Project Spinhawk offers you a pair of lifestyle sunglasses with a sporty, technical edge. This model has been seen on the face of many sporting stars when they’re not competing, likes of Cal Crutchlow, the elite Moto GP rider is a prime example.

Rudy Project Spinhawk – starting at £51.99

Smith Lowdown

Smith Lowdown

Show ultimate style with the Smith Lowdown. The shape of the frame and lenses are classic and eye catching, and provide a superior fit due to the megol nose pads. Renewably-sourced Evolve frame material keeps the Lowdown feeling feather light, perfect for roaming the streets to wearing out on those active adventures.

Smith Lowdown – starting at £94.99

 

Check out our social media for regular updates and head over to the YouTube channel for product reviews and latest releases!

 

Tour de Yorkshire Overview

Today marks the start of Tour de Yorkshire 2018. The event runs from 3rd – 6th May 2018.

What is the Tour de Yorkshire?

It’s a road cycling race in Yorkshire that has been running since May 2015. The idea arose as a legacy event following the success of the 2014 Tour de France. In 2014 the Tour de France started in the UK and it’s first two stages traveled through Leeds, Harrogate, York and Sheffield and were aptly named Le Tour de Yorkshire. This is where the Tour de Yorkshire was born.

The 2018 race sees the exciting return of Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data), where he’ll line-up as the event’s biggest star. Mark is excited to restart his somewhat miserable season after having crashed out of the last three events in the season.

Tour de Yorkshire 2018 route stages (men’s race)

The 2018 route looks to include some punishing climbs and speedy descents:

Date Start/Finish Distance Climbs
Stage 1 (May 3) Beverley to Doncaster 182km Baggaby Hill
Stage 2 (May 4) Barnsley to Ilkley 149km Blacker Hill, Old Pool Bank, Cow and Calf
Stage 3 (May 5) Richmond to Scarborough 184km Sutton Bank, Slipho
Stage 4  (May 6) Halifax to Leeds 189.5km Hebden Bridge, Goose Eye, Barden Moor, Park Rash, Greenhow Hill, Otley Chevin

Another exciting part of the Tour de Yorkshire is the Women’s race, which year on year is continuing to grow. Now with 18 teams racing across two stages it’s set to be the biggest year yet for women’s racing in the Tour de Yorkshire.

The Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Sportive Ride

Something that many of our customers are looking forward to is the Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Sportive ride. It’s an event that many see as one of the best in the UK, offering routes and climbs like no other sportive. Even the short route at 49km includes over 600m of hill climbs!


New Kit To Look Out For!

We’ve handpicked some of the hottest new gear that should be out on show throughout the weekend. Keep your eyes pealed for these!

Oakley ARO3 Helmet

The most punishing rides demand the most reliable equipment. Oakley designed the ARO3 to give road cyclists the edge with a fully ventilated design that not only protects but does so with comfort and style. Weighing in at just 295 grams yet brimming with premium technology, the ARO3 is optimised to eke out every last drop of performance.

Oakley ARO3 Road Bike Helmet – £149.99

Oakley ARO5 Helmet

In the frenzied pace of the sprint finish even the finest margins count. Oakley has designed the ARO5 to provide that winning edge – streamlined architecture with optimal aerodynamic flow to help you maintain the relentless charge to the finish line.

Oakley ARO5 Road Bike Helmet – £199.99

Giro Synthe Helmet

Giro pulled out all the stops in their development of the Synthe – the ultimate all-rounder road cycling helmet design. Whether racing on flat terrain or climbing the Synthe excels in every capacity with the strength, light weight and comfort to outperform more specialised helmets by competitors.

Giro Synthe Road Bike Helmet – £210.99 

Oakley Field Jacket & Flight Jacket Sunglasses

Oakley have just added two new models to their eyewear collection.

The Oakley Field Jacket offer top level performance eyewear. Designed with comfort in mind and providing a an open view less prone to fogging up these are ideal glasses for road cycling and mountain biking.

The Oakley Flight Jacket offers an open-edge brow maximizing the upper field of view, and Oakley’s new Advancer nose bridge instantly opens airflow to combat fogging and overheating.

Available from our showroom.

Check out our social media for regular updates and head over to the YouTube channel for product reviews and latest releases!

 

RxSport Focus Week – Smith Bike Helmets

Smith Logo

Smith integrate the unique Koroyd ventilated shell into their leading helmet designs. Groundbreaking MIPS technology comes as standard on all models and colours, giving an added dimension of protection from dangerous rotational forces in oblique impact.

Road Cycling Helmets

When it comes to your helmet this means assured comfort giving a precise fit right out of the box and cutting edge protection using the latest technologies to keep you safer than ever. Smith offer a complete range of road cycling helmets. Whether you live for the punishing precision of the time trial or just love to get out on the road for fun, Smith make a helmet just for you.

The flagship Overtake model was crafted in the windtunnel to create one of the slickest lids on the market. Its counterpart Network and Portal designs were penned using the same design architecture for killer style built into an affordable package.

Smith Portal MIPS

SMITH PORTAL MIPS ROAD BIKE HELMET - BLACKSmith’s Portal road cycling helmet nails the essentials with an adjustable fitting system, extensive ventilation and MIPS protection as standard. For premium performance protection without breaking the bank, look no further than the Portal.

Smith Portal MIPS – £99.99

Smith Network MIPS

SMITH NETWORK MIPS ROAD BIKE HELMET - MATTE WHITEFresh in more ways than one, the Smith Network’s clean styling is right on trend. Thanks to the fully ventilated impact protection of the Aerocore shell, the Network allows for a massive degree of airflow right through the helmet. This model weighs in at just 270 grams, while still housing leading-edge technology such as MIPS and Smith’s own VaporFit adjustable fitting system.

Smith Network MIPS – £139.99

 Smith Overtake MIPS

SMITH OVERTAKE MIPS ROAD BIKE HELMET - MATTE WHITESuper-functional all-rounder helmets are now a common fixture. Within this bracket Smith has pinned its colours to the incredible Overtake helmet. Integrating proprietary technologies such as Aerocore with best-in-class protection options including MIPS, all while weighing in at an astounding 250 grams, the Overtake leaves all challengers in the dust.

Smith Overtake MIPS – £199.99

 Smith Podium TT MIPS

SMITH PODIUM TT MIPS ROAD BIKE HELMET - MATTE WHITE / CHROMAPOP EVERYDAY RED MIRROR + CLEARSmith’s Podium TT helmet has been drawing envious eyes since its release, with a tailless aerodynamic shape optimised to provide drag-reducing airflow. VaporFit technology gives fully customised fitting with the simple turn of a rotary dial. See more detail on the road with a magnetically-integrated visor using Smith’s patented ChromaPop technology, with an additional clear lens for low light conditions.

Smith Podium TT MIPS – £269.99

Mountain Biking Helmets (MTB)

Smith have dedicated their 50 years of experience to letting you make the most of every moment in the outdoors. They were relatively late to the two-wheel head protection game, but have wasted absolutely no time in designing and manufacturing some of the most sought-after lids of present day. The Forefront set new standards for design, comfort and protection in mountain bike helmets, and its successor the Forefront 2 takes further strides in the same ambitious direction.

The Forefront 2 leads the way as a sleek, modern design sporting low profile while also maintaining deep coverage. Its younger siblings, the Session and Venture, utilise the same design language to create a consistent look attuned across the range.

Smith Venture MIPS

SMITH VENTURE MIPS MOUNTAIN BIKE HELMET - MATTE CHARCOALWhen all you want is to get on the bike and hit the trail, the Venture is your go-to. This helmet packs a hefty punch for its weight bracket, delivering the essentials in a modern, streamlined package. The Venture is fitted with MIPS technology as standard, and extends the shell’s coverage to the rear, meaning you can ride with the assurance of premium protection fit for the challenge of the mountain.

Smith Venture MIPS – £99.99

Smith Session MIPS

SMITH SESSION MIPS MOUNTAIN BIKE HELMET - MATTE ACID BURSTThe Session is all about striking a balance. Protection, performance and comfort were all carefully considered when penning this design. The result was a lightweight build with huge ventilation ports in the upper shell to keep you cool on the most gruelling trails – made possible through the use of a reinforced skeletal structure. For added protection MIPS can be found as standard on all colours of the Session.

Smith Session MIPS – £139.99

Smith Forefront 2 MIPS

SMITH FOREFRONT 2 MIPS MOUNTAIN BIKE HELMET - MATTE BLACKSmith’s original Forefront took the world by storm, drawing in heaps of awards for its innovative design and supreme function. Its successor, the Forefront 2, is an evolution of that excellent design. The Aerocore shell has been extended to the rear of the helmet for even more extensive impact protection. If you ride with sunglasses they can be stored simply when on the move using channels in the front and rear of the shell.

Sweet Dissenter MIPS – £174.99

View the full range of Bike Helmets available at RxSport


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London Marathon & Running Sunglasses

London Marathon Logo

The London Marathon is hitting the streets of London this weekend. It’s a 26.2 mile race, starting south of the Thames near Greenwich, passing by the Cutty Sark and Surrey Quays before it crosses over the Thames at Tower Bridge. From here it continues through central London before finishing outside Buckingham Palace.

The 2018 London Marathon is set to be the hottest on record with temperatures possibly reaching 24’c, surpassing 2007 that topped out at 22.2’c.

Why Should Runners Wear Sunglasses?

Runners often take precautions when running in the sun, be that wearing a cap, covering exposed skin with sunscreen and ensuring they stay hydrated. But many still neglect their eyes. Wearing sunglasses when running does far more than just protect your eyes from harmful rays. Wearing sunglasses can play a big part in your overall posture and therefore comfort when running. If you squint when running you’re tensing muscles in your face and neck unnecessarily, therefore putting strain on your muscles and altering your posture.

Being relaxed when running can also make breathing much easier, therefore helping to improve performance and reduce fatigue.

Top Sunglasses For Runners

Nike Vaporwing Sunglasses

The sum of nearly two years of collaborative effort between Nike and Zeiss Optics is the incredible Vaporwing – the ultimate in running eyewear. New technological ground was broken to create the unique sweeping lens on this model which minimises wind resistance while keeping the eyes fully protected from the elements.

Nike Vaporwing – Starting at – £219.99

Julbo Aero Sunglasses

The deep shield lens guarantees a wide clear field of vision and the suspended lens construction provides outstanding ventilation even in the most intense situations. The Air Link temples provide a secure and comfortable fit while remaining as light as possible.

Julbo Aero Sunglasses – Starting at – £62.99

Oakley EVZero Stride Sunglasses

The EVZero is the lightest frame in the Oakley range. The frame front was removed to not only optimise weight but maximise the peripheral views offered by the design. The Stride lens shape offers this iconic frame but in a size that is more suited to smaller faces.

Oakley EVZERO Stride – Starting at – £103.99 

Tifosi Mira Sunglasses

The Tifosi Mira is the curvier sister of the Tifosi Just. Making it yet another exceptional multi-purpose sports model. The slightly more curved lens gives it a much more refined look to the just, whilst maintaining the style and comfort. Performance is withheld due to the vented, polycarbonate lenses. A super lightweight frame means it won’t prove hassle on even the longest runs.

Tifosi Mira Sunglasses – Starting at – £39.99

Dirty Dog Sport Ecco Sunglasses

Perfect for a small to medium fit, the durable Dirty Dog Sport Ecco sunglasses combine a 100% memory frame and special vents for added performance to allow you to be the best at your game!

Dirty Dog Sport Ecco – Starting at – £39.99

Oakley Flak Draft Sunglasses

The Flak’s are forever changing and progressing. The Draft offers a quick release trigger to allow you to change lenses with ease. Performance is the name of the game with the Flak Draft, designed to give you the best of the best with Prizm lenses and Polarised options available for ultimate quality in sports optics.

Oakley Flak Draft – Starting at – Dissenter MIPS – £107.99

Bolle Bolt

Bolle Bolt Sunglasses

The Bolle Bolt performs excellently as a multipurpose, multi-sport model, containing all the features which make for top performance eyewear. Industry-leading B-Clear lenses provide unbeatable impact resistance at an incredibly light weight. Thermogrip components integrated into the B88 Nylon frame keep the fit secure through any rough and tumble.

Bolle Bolt Sunglasses – Starting at – £69.99

Nike Run X2

Nike Run X2 Sunglasses

True to its name, the Nike Run X2 is excellently suited for running. With a lightweight nylon frame with adjustable temples, the Run X2 offers prolonged comfort when covering long distances.

Nike Run X2 Sunglasses – Starting at – £139.99

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