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Winners Announced: Ryders Cakewalk Glasses

Jan 30, 2017
by Ryders Eyewear  
Thomas Vanderham



Congratuilations to the five winners of Ryders' new Cakewalk glasses!

kosherpickle
lagman
beerbellymike
Kyleponga
rdefreitasr137

*Winners will be contacted individually via their Pinkbike inbox.



For 2017, RYDERS is offering their most compelling product line to date. From everyday casual styles with antiFOG lenses, to high performance shields with more technology than a Bill Nye science experiment, RYDERS has something for everyone. It's a 'cycling first' mindset when RYDERS develops new product - every shape and lens is strategically designed to perform.

The Cakewalk is no exception, classic West Coast styling packed with technical features. Whether you're moving fast or standing still, the Cakewalk has you covered.

To learn more about the new RYDERS model, and to find your own, click here.

Cakewalk

Looking to get your hands on a pair? Log into your Pinkbike account and select what is the biggest issue you face when using eyewear.

What is the biggest issue you face when using eyewear?



Five random winners will be selected from the poll entries and announced on Monday, January 30, 2017.


MENTIONS: @RydersEyewear


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Member since Oct 18, 2011
16 articles

61 Comments
  • 33 2
 Real issue: I wear glasses and would prefer to not wear contacts, as I have astigmatism. But, I'm too scared to get prescription sunglasses because I'm scared of breaking them. I'm a wreck
  • 18 1
 don't worry, you won't break 'em. i've tried... worst damage i've done was a lens scratch when i was stumblin around the garage over xmas while dad n' i got pretty heavy into the cough medicine
  • 7 1
 Get yourself some costco prescription sunglasses. They're cheap and indestructible.
  • 2 0
 Zenni is the way to go. As long as you know your prescription (call your doc for it if you don't know), you'll be out the door with prescription sunglasses for less than $30
  • 2 0
 used them before, cheap but the prescription has been screwed up from them a couple of times.
  • 3 0
 @omtimasprime: I also have astigmatism. The contacts that work for that situation take a bit to get used to, but tolerable. I get mine from a local eye doc. Worth it. Good luck buds
  • 2 0
 Eyebuydirect.com crazy cheap Rx sunglasses
  • 4 0
 I have astigmatism as well. I've been using toric contact lenses for quite a while with zero issues. The higher-end lenses are worth every penny. Beats the hell out of trying to jam my glasses under a set of goggles. I've worn my prescription sunglasses while riding, but they fuck with my depth perception a bit too much.
  • 1 3
 Ufffa you could pay me to wear those ugly fuckers.
  • 2 0
 Agree. Finding good Rx sunglasses with interchangeable lenses is pain. Then when you get a pair with few lenses – it costs a fortune. And after few years when your Rx changes (and it does 90% of the time) – you have to spend more money...
  • 2 1
 Dude get Oakley's, they're safety glasses rated lenses, and omatter frames are indestructible.
  • 1 0
 wow how tf did I get top comment on this? also thanks for the suggestions. Anyone else who uses prescription sunglasses have the depth perception problem?
  • 2 0
 @colemanb: I actually have an all of the above situation. I wear contacts ONLY to ride in and race DH in. I rarely ever wear them anymore because of an astigmatism. I gave up on astigmatism contacts. Couldn't find a pair that let me work on the computer all day and go ride.

My eye doc and I mutually agreed to just move me back to standard lenses for riding/racing. I wear a pair of Oakley Crosslink prescription glasses most all the time with Transitions lens. Expensive at first, but these things have been bomb proof going on 4 years now. I go through ear pieces from time to time (earsocks).

I went with the Crosslink because sometimes I forget my contacts at home or I have an irritation and can still go on a trail ride in the Crosslink. Fit, grip, etc is identical to riding glasses. I still get that "techno video" shock from all the jarring that makes it hard to focus, but at least I can still sneak in a competent ride when my contacts act up or are at home.
  • 2 0
 @colemanb: No problems with depth perception here. I ride with my regular glasses, prescription sunglasses (polarized), or daily lenses (acuvue moist for astigmatism). I find the daily contact lenses to be great, I have way better results than any monthly or weekly ones I've ever had.
  • 1 0
 I have an Oakley Jawbreakers at the moment with 3 lenses: Brown (for trail), Grey Polarized (just for sunglasses) and Clear for night and cloudy days. They have been working very good. Coverage is awesome. The only issues are fogging at times and they do look a bit dorky with Rx lenses in them (they are basically an inserts in the actual glasses piece).
  • 1 0
 I started wearing glasses in kindergarten then switch to contacts in high school. I had laser surgery done about 8 years ago and hands down, the best thing I've ever done. I had trepidation about the procedure plus a bad stigmatism...but after the surgery, no issues only incredible eyesight. If you can afford it, I recommend it. It changed my life, especially my outdoor activities. It's half the cost of a decent new bike. Worth it.
  • 1 0
 @sbabb: Sounds all well and good but Ive had plenty of surgeries over the years and none have ever been all that much better than I was before. Until there are 20+ years of that surgery working without screw ups, because there are A LOT of times it does not work, I gotta pass.

Happy you are experiencing good vision now, but still a surgery in it's infancy and there is no telling what it will be like in your 60's. And I know several people who've had to have that surgery re-done, which is a real small sample size but a pretty bad success rate for your eyes.
  • 18 0
 I've had my Ryders thorn antifog photochromes for over two years and have probably worn them on 300+ plus mtn bike rides and they barely have a scratch on them. Maybe some rubs from hitting a branch. They have been solid!

I get after my riding buddies for not wearing shatterproof lenses or any type of eye protection for that matter. We rode with a guy in Azores that put his bike lever through his designer glasses (don't ask me how?) which in turn shattered and a large piece cut him right beside his eye for stitches. 0.5 inch from losing his eye I would say.

Wear shatterproof lenses!!! But I'm not your dad so do what you want....
  • 3 1
 +1 for the Thorn too. I have the clear anti fog lens and I love em. Wide protection and field of vision. I wear them all winter long and on super early rides. Great product at a reasonable price. You can spend less and get them fogging up all the time and have crappy peripheral vision. You can spend more, but with mud flinging up and being on a MTB, don't need to. On my second pair, left first on top of car after ride and drove off. Keep up the quality gear Ryder's!
  • 2 0
 @SCCC120: Very true. These are also very reasonably priced. I bought some of these cakewalks too to use for really 'bright' days that don't need photochrom. Plus, couldn't resist. Such a sweet trail! Not really a cakewalk at all....very fun though. Squamish has got it!
  • 1 0
 Thorns don't fit my face. The only one that worked for me was the Stryder. Love the Photocromic/Anti-fog combo, but would love to have a pink/amber/yellow lens tint as an option. The grey isn't as good for ground definition in low light.
  • 2 0
 @rrolly: This year we have a wide range of new Photochromic antiFOG variations including rose, amber, and yellow. They will be live on our website in the next couple weeks.
  • 2 0
 @RydersEyewear: If any of them fit a narrower face, then I will be stoked. Your glasses are amazing. I met your crew at Crankworx Whistler when you were first unveiling the AntiFog lenses. I walked over to one of the shops and bought a pair on the spot. Haven't regretted it since.
  • 1 0
 @rrolly: Awesome, glad you're enjoying our shades. This year our antiFOG lenses will be in a wide range of frames. If you're looking for a casual frame with antiFOG lenses that would fit a narrow face, i'd recommend the new antiFOG grey 'Loops'.
  • 1 0
 @RydersEyewear: what about frames for a narrower face that have the yellow, pink, or amber?
  • 7 0
 I love my AF Ryders, as they are THE only glasses I have ever owned that stay on my face for the full ride, up and down. I also use them as my go to ski touring, skate skiing, sledding, dirt biking glasses. Again, no fog and they have been super durable over the last 40x of use in all conditions, mud, snow, sleet, rain...

I had given up on really expensive PC lenses years ago, even when I got my Oakleys at 50% off when I worked at a store. But the new hardcoatings that Ryders is using seem to be super solid and scratching has not been an issue for me for over two years now. Not sure if the PC material has changed over the years or whatever, and I treat my glasses really well.
In short, fogging is not something that you have to put up with and I can go a lot faster when I can see!
  • 9 0
 Scratches are the worst problem, then fogging.
  • 15 0
 Thanks for the feedback @YETI-Koko. One great thing about our lenses (and the lenses from any quality sports eyewear brand) is they're flexible and therefore extremely shatter resistant. In order for the lenses to be flexible, the material has to be softer than glass or other shatterable (yes, that's a word) lens materials. This is probably why you've experienced scratching problems with your eyewear.

The good news is that we use a super hard, scratch-resistant coating on all of our lenses which boosts the hardness of the surface to many times that of the lens material on its own. Even our antiFOG lenses have this super hard coating on the front side to help prevent these problems. Like any lens they can scratch, but this coating is about as good as it gets if you want a super shatter-resistant lens.

Hope that helps.
  • 7 0
 @RydersEyewear: Love that you recognise that you aren't the only operation in the performance lens market. It's this kind of honest answer that makes me more stoked on both of my pairs of Ryders. I haven't tried with the lenses with anti-fog yet, but do need to replace my main riding glasses for this spring...high contender I would say...
  • 4 0
 Scratching, then losing, then fogging.
  • 8 0
 @eyun: If Ryder can figure out how to keep me from losing my glasses, I'm SOLD! No matter what I buy, I always lose my favourite shades.
  • 1 0
 @camsean77: at least you cant lose your bike.
  • 5 0
 My biggest issue when using eye-wear is fogging when it is misty and damp nothing worse than having the pitch the eye-wear and go in raw when the trails get gnarly and mucky!
  • 4 0
 Definitely love Ryders. By far my favorite glasses to wear. Comfortable and less expensive compared to smith and Oakley with amazing quality.
  • 2 0
 Fogging is my worst enemy when I'm climbing on a cold SoCal day! All of my previous super shades have failed me and end up as joy riders in my pack, I've tired many mainstream brands and RayBan came close but with a 200+ price tag I was afraid to even get them dusty.
I looked up Ryders and after much research I bought the yellow tinted "Thorns" with Anti-fog. Wooow! what a difference! I can climb and overheat and the fog is kept away all the way up without having to wipe and re-wipe the freakin' lenses, best investment I've made ever on riding shades period...
  • 2 0
 Comfort, my huge ears aren't excatly level and well that turns into sunglasses not fitting well....kinda like that shelf you put up buzzed off a few keystones and well nothing seems to be leveled on.
  • 1 0
 Interested in trying a pair of Ryders sunglasses to see how well they mitigate fogging. However, there isn't a Ryders dealer anywhere near me to try on for sizing. The second most annoying thing for me is a pair of sunglasses that are too small (bucket head syndrome). The one Ryders pair that is size large have a definite roadie feel to them. Can anyone recommend a pair that have the anti-fog option, have a large frame, and don't look
Like they belong on some model in GQ? Headaches during a ride due to vice like performance isn't my cup of tea. The best looking frames in the industry seem to be sized for smaller head sizes.
  • 1 0
 Thanks for the interest @jason3559. I would suggest an antiFOG pair of 'Loops' - this year we've introduced antiFOG to our casual collection.
  • 1 0
 My biggest concern with eye wear for MTB would be the varied lighting. Going from sun to forest. Getting a lens to work well in these conditions is a massive challenge! I have tried most of the offerings and no one manufacturer has nailed it yet.
  • 2 0
 Been rocking Ryders for at least the last decade. North Van brand done good. Quality and lifetime warranty I believe. Their pricepoint almost too good people might think they are lower end, which isnt the case at all.
  • 1 0
 Fogging during climbs tends to be my biggest issue, as I'm generating quite a bit of heat. The other issue is a weak, ineffective photochromic effect that makes glasses too dark in the woods, but not dark enough in the open.
  • 1 0
 My big concern with all glasses I have are the comfort. They either pinch my nose or to tight around my head so I feel like they squeezing my temples.
  • 3 0
 @RydersEyewear For me it's fogging up. Thanks for the great giveaway
  • 1 0
 Biggest issue for me is lens quality, lens distortion and poor clarity in direct sunlight. The magnification on some glasses really throws my motor skills off.
  • 2 0
 Ryders are some the best glasses out there and reasonably priced too
  • 2 0
 I always wanted to have a pair of sunglasses so I can ride like Vanderham
  • 1 0
 There should be an all of the above option as one answer. They pretty much all suck to have happen.
  • 1 0
 The comments section has made Ryder's eye wear top of the list for me this spring. Cheers
  • 1 0
 Been using the caliber antifog clear lens since mid last winter and there awesome! My local is whistler Squamish and pemby and as long as youre a little bit smart with your glasses when you stop riding after a long climb when it's cold or really damp they're good to go. Clear lens looks a little nerdy but I'm sure it's the same on the shore riding after work it gets dark and you don't want tint in the trees. Screw paying x2-3 more for oakley or smiths etc, plus they're BC local!
  • 2 0
 Love my Ryders!! Wear them just about every day on and off the bike Big Grin
  • 2 0
 glasses are nearly as important as helmets; imo
  • 2 0
 great!
  • 1 0
 I hate when they get scratched
  • 1 0
 I ALWAYS HAVE A PROBLEM WITH TO DARK AND ILLFITTING GLASSES
  • 1 0
 The helmet often bothers me, thanks for the great offer!
  • 1 0
 Definitely fear of scratches/ruining expensive glasses for me.
  • 1 0
 where is the "Losing them" option.
  • 1 0
 getting them scratched
  • 1 0
 Love Fogged Lens
  • 1 0
 nice prize







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