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Tifosi Ventoux sunglasses are made for the serious outdoor enthusiast. Weighing less than 1 ounce (25g), they're lightweight, yet packed full of all of the technology you need.


Nicknamed the "Giant of Provence," Mont Ventoux in southern France is best known for its punctuated appearances in the Tour de France. Not as a picturesque backdrop, but as a grueling battleground for some of the greatest duels in the sport of cycling. One between a certain indefatigable Texan and a venerable Italian back in the 2000 tour, is the first that to mind. Ventoux is clearly an iconic symbol of cycling, so it comes as no surprise that Tifosi Optics would opt to name a hard-working, performance oriented piece in their sport cycling line after it. The Tifosi Ventoux Phototec Sunglasses are lightweight and multi-functional, and will quickly become a favorite. Featuring a lightweight and flexible TR-90 Grilamid frame and Brown Polarized Fototec lenses, the Ventoux offers excellent coverage in a classic wrap. Streamlined and lightweight enough for long hours in the saddle, its bold profile and invaluable optical performance also keep it functional enough for more casual outings, without running the risk of that hyper-sportif look, like you just walked off a session at the Olympic short track. Tifosi takes a thoughtful approach to their lens production, engineering de-centered, polarized lenses which are pressure-injected, to give you a lens that is more durable and offers superior optical performance compared to a typical acrylic or polycarbonate lens. In addition to their optical clarity, the performance of the Brown Polarized Fototec lenses offered on the Ventoux is actually two-fold. First, the polarization drastically eliminates eyestrain on long rides, by effectively removing glare reflected off of the road's surface (or any such surface that collects concentrated sunlight). Secondly, the Fototec lenses are also photochromic, meaning their tint adjusts according to how much ultraviolet light is exposed to the lens (this is why photochromic lenses are ideal for outdoor use, because most vehicle windshields block such UV light). At its darkest, the Br...


The The Tifosi Ventoux sunglasses may not help you climb to the top of the infamous mountain of the Tour De France, but you will certainly look ready to try. These full frame sunglasses provide protection from the elements, while the different lens options make them perfect for all day wear. The interchangeable lenses can be changed in a snap, or the Fototec lens option will change itself as the light levels change.The Ventoux best fits a medium to large profile face.Lens Options: The interchangeable lens option comes with clear, smoke and AC red lenses for varying light levels High Speed Red Fototec (35 to 12% light transmission) is the darkest Fototec lens and quickly transitions from light to dark. This lens option is ideal for sunny days as it sharpens contrast and details the road ahead. All Tifosi eyewear come with a lifetime lens replacement policy. Scratch the lens, send it in with $10 to help cover postage and you've got yourself a new lens.

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Key Features:Frame fits medium to large faces.Hydrophilic rubber nose-pads and temple tips keep their grip when wetAdjustable nose-pads and temple pieces provide a custom fit.Decentered polycarbonate lenses have no distortions, are virtually shatterproof, and eliminate 100%UV (ABC)Fototec lenses automatically change darkness in response to lighting conditions.Weight on your head: 25gIncludes a case and cleaning-cloth bag.

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