Shimano has been rapidly expanding its arsenal of products over the last few years to include a wider range of footwear, apparel and eyewear.
The S-Phyre label, which has come to define the Japanese component giant’s upper level of goods, now includes a new range of glasses that consists of the S-Phyre R and S-Phyre X, which differentiate themselves based on the style of frame, with R being more or less frameless, while X features traditional top and bottom structural support.
“The S-Phyre concept is based around maximizing power transmission through the combination of fit, weight and aerodynamics,” says Shimano.
“The S-Phyre R and S-Phyre X glasses embrace this concept with a form-fitting design to reduce airflow turbulence and fit snugly around the temples. And whilst eyewear weight is often negligible, these new models still barely trouble the scales at 25.6g and 28.6g respectively.”
“The S-Phyre R offers a wide one-piece lens for better visibility and wind protection with a lightweight black rimless frame to put less stress on the cheek bone,” adds Shimano. “[It has] a secure rounded temple fitting with non-slip pattern plus interchangeable nose pads and multiple racing lenses for all weather conditions.”
Both models offer a wide range of lens choices, while the S-Phyre X is available in both black and metallic blue.
Shimano claims it only takes eight seconds for the photochromic lens to move from its lightest (62% light transmission) to darkest (13% light transmission) point when exposed to bright sunlight.
Shimano developed the S-Phyre glasses alongside Team Lotto NL-Jumbo, who put the eyewear through its paces during last season’s WorldTour calendar.
According to Shimano, the S-Phyre range will be available starting in April, which can be purchased from any retailer world-wide.
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