After a brief hiatus, Rapha has reentered the eyewear segment with the launched of four new cycling glasses called the Pro Team Frameless, Pro Team Full Frame, Explore and Classic, each featuring the British brand’s new Rider Optimized Surface Enhancement (ROSE) technology.
“On the bike, it’s essential to spot hazards and react to them quickly—and this is entirely dependent on your clarity of vision. Our new eyewear range features the pioneering Rider Optimized Surface Enhancement (ROSE) lens technology. The base color of the lens is engineered to enhance differences between areas of different light levels and enable you to spot hazards with ease. The technology also heightens contrast between light and dark and allows your eyes to adapt swiftly, such as when entering a wooded area or a tunnel,”says Rapha.
With Rapha ROSE technology at its core, the new eyewear collection meets the demands of varied types of riding. Based around four frame styles, each designed for a specific type of riding, providing unsurpassed clarity of vision, allowing riders to focus on where they’re going with the following technologies:
CONTRAST ENHANCEMENT LENS TECHNOLOGY
By heightening the level of contrast between areas of light and dark, ROSE technology makes hazards in the road easier to see and avoid. The technology also helps your eyes adapt to rapid changes in light, for example when entering a tunnel, allowing you to ride with confidence.
To prevent the build-up of moisture inside the lens from sweat or exhalation, all of our lenses have an anti- fogging treatment initially developed for military use. Even direct breathing on the lens fails to fog it, meaning that you are guaranteed a clear view during the toughest efforts and in any weather conditions.
WATER-REPELLENT HYDROPHOBIC COATING
With moisture on the inside of the lens taken care of, only the outside can obscure your view. To mitigate the blurring effect of rain water and road spray, we have treated our lenses with a highly effective hydrophobic coating which causes moisture to bead and roll off the surface of the lens.
AIRFLOW & VENTILATION
With the exception of the Pro Team Frameless model, which provides excellent airflow without the need for vents, all of our lenses are complimented by strategically-placed vents. Working in conjunction, these vents prevent moisture build-up and fogging, and help to keep you cool in hot conditions.
PRO TEAM FRAMELESS GLASSES
A lightweight pair of frameless sunglasses with high-contrast lens technology.
To perform at your best, you need an uncompromising view of the road ahead. The Pro Team Frameless Glasses feature a minimalist design with no frame around the lens to obscure your vision even when riding in an aggressive position. Made with high-strength, injection-molded Grilamid, the Pro Team Frameless weighs in at just 28 grams—all without compromise on fit or stability. Megol arm grippers provide a secure, yet comfortable grip in all conditions while the nosepiece — made with the same high-grip material — comes in two sizes for an adjustable fit. Snap lock hinges make the glasses easier to put on and remove, while the curvature of the frame creates a wrapped fit for maximized field of vision. The hydrophobic lens repels moisture, features a military-grade anti-fogging treatment and an anti-scratch layer, and makes use of our new Rider Optimized Surface Enhancement (ROSE) technology.
The Pro Team Frameless Glasses are available in a range of frame colors with different lenses to suit a variety of light conditions: Dark Navy/Purple Green Lens, Black/Black Mirror Lens, White/ Pink Blue Lens, Pink/Black Mirror Lens.
DETAILS AND MATERIALS:
LIGHT TRANSMISSION Black mirror lens: 10% Purple green lens: 15% Pink blue lens: 21%
PRO TEAM FULL FRAME GLASSES
A secure pair of sunglasses for complete protection and clear vision while training and racing.
The Pro Team Full Frame Glasses are designed for stability during the toughest efforts, with a wrap-around lens that extends high on the face to provide a wide field of vision in the drops or on the tops. The frame is made with injection-molded Grilamid for a lightweight construction that holds that lens securely in place. Megol arm grippers provide high levels of traction in all conditions and the nosepiece, made with the same material, comes in two sizes for an adjustable fit. Snap lock hinges make the sunglasses easier to put on and remove and add further stability. Subtle vents along the top edge and sides aid in ventilation, while the lens is coated with hydrophobic and military-grade anti-fogging treatments, and an anti-scratch layer and makes use of our new Rider Optimized Surface Enhancement (ROSE) technology.
The Pro Team Full Frame Glasses are available with a range of different lenses to suit a wide variety of light conditions: White/Pink Blue Lens, Black/Black Mirror Lens, Dark Navy/Purple Green Lens, RCC edition in Black/Pink Blue Lens.
Lenses are interchangeable and each pair comes with a complimentary clear lens for use in low light conditions (not sold separately).
LIGHT TRANSMISSION Black mirror lens: 10% Purple green lens: 15% Pink blue lens 21% Clear lens: 100%
A durable, secure pair of sunglasses for off-road riding and all-day adventures.
The Explore Glasses are made with injection molded Grilamid, which is both lightweight and durable, and features a drop-lens design without a lower bar, so that your view of the terrain is uninterrupted. A removable strap keeps them secure on your face and close to hand when hung around the neck. Two-point snap lock hinges make the sunglasses easier to put on and remove while Megol arm grippers keep them comfortably in place, even in wet conditions. The interchangeable nosepiece, made with the same high-grip material, comes in two sizes for an adjustable fit. The fully vented, hydrophobic lens provides extra coverage from dust and spray, features an anti-scratch layer and a military-grade treatment to prevent fogging, and makes use of our proprietary Rider Optimized Surface Enhancement (ROSE) technology.
The Explore Glasses are available with a range of different lenses to suit a wide variety of light conditions: Dark Green/Bronze Lens, Brown/Black Mirror Lens, Dark Navy/Purple Green Lens, White/Pink Blue Lens.
LIGHT TRANSMISSION Bronze lens: 12% Purple green lens: 15% Pink blue lens: 21% Clear lens: 100%
A stylish pair of sunglasses for performance on and off the bike.
Modeled on the sunglasses worn by the likes of Coppi and Anquetil, our Classic Glasses are designed for performance on the bike, with a stylish silhouette that is inconspicuous at the café stop. Made with injection-molded Grilamid, they are lighter than the original model, with snap lock hinges for stability on the face and when folded and stored. For a secure fit, the arm grippers and the nosepiece — which comes in two sizes for an adjustable fit — are made with Megol, which provides high levels of grip in spite of rain or perspiration. The subtle wrap of the frame improves the rider’s field of vision while the hydrophobic lenses feature a military-grade anti-fogging treatment, an anti-scratch layer, and make use of our pioneering Rider Optimized Surface Enhancement (ROSE) technology.
The Classic Glasses are available with a range of different lenses to suit a wide variety of light conditions: Black/Black Mirror Lens, Black Transparent/Rose Lens, Green Transparent/Rose Lens, Brown/Black Mirror Lens, Pink Transparent/Black Mirror Lens. The lens can be removed for prescription ready needs.
LIGHT TRANSMISSION Black mirror lens: 10% Rose lens: 20%
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