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So I just ordered this beauty ($145 on the 'bay), and I've been searching for reviews on goggles but I'm coming up waaaay short of the advise I'm looking for.



What goggles do you rock on the streets? Do you like them? How long have you worn them? What kind of riding do you do? What are their pros and cons?
 

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I'm using Dragons with my TLD SE helmet, they fit perfectly with that helmet. I would wait til you get the helmet, then go look at many different kinds and find the best ones that fit your helmet and face.
 

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Quit being a girl and just buy some!


J/K: Oakley, Spy, Smith, Dragon, etc...
I had decided on the SPYs, but all the reviews I read were awful. there would be about 1 out of 10 that liked them.
 

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you're putting too much thought into it.
step1.. ignore the internet.
goto your local cycle shop (bring helmet)
try on diffrent models.(with helmet)

buy ones you like... dont like any, but like the model? go online.

they're $20 - $40. not a huge deal to get worked up about... pretty much any of them will work.
 

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you're putting too much thought into it.
step1.. ignore the internet.
goto your local cycle shop (bring helmet)
try on diffrent models.(with helmet)

buy ones you like... dont like any, but like the model? go online.

they're $20 - $40. not a huge deal to get worked up about... pretty much any of them will work.
wow, thanks for all that completely useless banter.:thumbup:

and goggles get up to about $100 which is a big deal especially when you are poor, but thanks anyways. Just thought I'd get some opinions before I go drop any cash on some piece of crap that I'm going to hate and just wish I had asked someone that already figured out that they suck.

and wanted to show off the new lid.
 

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wow, thanks for all that completely useless banter.:thumbup:

and goggles get up to about $100 which is a big deal especially when you are poor, but thanks anyways. Just thought I'd get some opinions before I go drop any cash on some piece of crap that I'm going to hate and just wish I had asked someone that already figured out that they suck.

and wanted to show off the new lid.
ok.. nice lid. (i figure you'd appreciate THAT useless banter :thumbup: )


yea, i know they can get pretty pricey, but at that point you're paying for the name/graphic/pretty-mirror-lense... not for a better goggle.

notice they're all almost identical... and that the same 4 main goggles have 90% of the market...
the main brands are all good enough quality that they wont just accidentally break. (well, maybe not some of the Spy+ ones....:lol: )
the main thing is you need to know if the frame clears your helmet when its fitted to your specific face.
you'll need to try them on to know that.
other then that one part... the rest is how much do you want to spend.. the prettier they are, the more they cost.
if you want personal opinions, i like the scotts and the cheapie oakleys.. they never break(within reasonable use), replacement lenses are available everywhere, and they fit my face.

i was just trying to say its not worth hyping one up over the other, because they really arnt 'better' then each other.. they just have SLIGHTLY diffrent shapes\size. thats it.
 

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ok.. nice lid. (i figure you'd appreciate THAT useless banter :thumbup: )


yea, i know they can get pretty pricey, but at that point you're paying for the name/graphic/pretty-mirror-lense... not for a better goggle.

notice they're all almost identical... and that the same 4 main goggles have 90% of the market...
the main brands are all good enough quality that they wont just accidentally break. (well, maybe not some of the Spy+ ones....:lol: )
the main thing is you need to know if the frame clears your helmet when its fitted to your specific face.
you'll need to try them on to know that.
other then that one part... the rest is how much do you want to spend.. the prettier they are, the more they cost.
if you want personal opinions, i like the scotts and the cheapie oakleys.. they never break(within reasonable use), replacement lenses are available everywhere, and they fit my face.

i was just trying to say its not worth hyping one up over the other, because they really arnt 'better' then each other.. they just have SLIGHTLY diffrent shapes\size. thats it.
right, that's cool. I had one pair of Oakley Bubba Stewart ones back when he was riding 125. I loved them, but I haven't bought a MX helmet or goggles for about 5 years. I'm also probably going to get a mirror lens so I was hoping someone could chime in if they have had good or bad experiences with the mirror lens made by any of the big manufactures.
 

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right, that's cool. I had one pair of Oakley Bubba Stewart ones back when he was riding 125. I loved them, but I haven't bought a MX helmet or goggles for about 5 years. I'm also probably going to get a mirror lens so I was hoping someone could chime in if they have had good or bad experiences with the mirror lens made by any of the big manufactures.
if money is an issue, its usually cheaper to buy the 'cheap' goggles and a new off-brand lense then it is to buy the googles with the cool lense.
 

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I might be a little biased because I get deals on Fox and order through them all the time..

but I love their helmets and their goggles kick ass too. (Main Pro goggles)

The goggles fit and look great with their v3 helmets.. that's what I'm rocking right now.

edit: They also come with a little nose piece that protects you from roost.. but on the street, it protects you from bugs ha
 

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so why does everybody hate spy's so much? I have 4 or 5 pairs of new spys and I kinda like them... on the SM though, the alloys seem to slide up my face when im going over 55 or 60 mph (which is most of the time :bike:) but the Magneto models seem to work really well for the higher speed use and offer a HUGE field of vision.
 

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<-----Motocross racer here, I wear a 661 helmet, have had TLD, FOX, and M2R All around hands down my favorite goggles to wear are Oakleys, I love the MX O frame, I have 10 pairs. I also like the Crowbar, but sometimes the nose piece bothers me. I have 2 pairs of FOX, 3 pairs of Scott, 2 Pairs of Thor, and 1 pair of SPY. They are all sitting in the closet, and my goggle bag is filled with Oakleys. I can tell you that i will never buy another brand of goggle. These are the best fitting, most comfortable goggles EVER. Now this is my opinion, but I have wore almost every brand available and wouldnt give up my oakleys for anything.
 

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Wow $145 for the montage helmet? Seems like a great price considering it was like $400 last year. I've had some of the top end scott's and SPY's, but i gotta agree with Forman, my Oakley's kick ass. As for snowboarding goggles though, i love my SPY's.
 

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My only problem with mirrored lenses is that when they scratch, it shows both from the outer and inner sides. And they do scratch, even if you take the utmost care of them.

Other than that, I like them, though I don't use them.

As for my goggles, I wear Pro-Grip goggles. I had only worn Scott goggles until I tried these and I don't think I'll go back. But, that's just my choice. Like others have said, take the helmet to the store and try on a bunch of goggles. Find the ones you like and buy those.
 

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Oakley's MX Pro frame here. I love em. I bought the black iridium lense (which was $$$, but I wanted to look like a bada$$ sporting these... :D) and never looked back.

Great goggles.
 

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do any of you wear road helmets?

like mine
 

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had utopia too dirtys; worked great, big field of vision, foam fell apart after a year... $50 was too much based on the use i got out of em.

oakley crowbars: good quality, too small for my freakin face and brow (think cromagnon man) and small field of vision. still holding together after a year. $50 was too much for goggles that are too small

next purchase: scott 89xi. i think they're about $30-35 and seem to be favorites of a lot of the magazines. my dad and brother in law have them and like em... plus they have a little relief in the foam for temples if you wear glasses...which i don't... yet.
 
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