Tifosi Podium XC
Tifosi has been assertive with their frameless lens designs, and the Podium XC is a standout design that fits nearly all face sizes, and offers interchangeable lens capability. The Podium XC has a bold shape and profile, with large arm mounts befitting the ability change lenses. It will be popular with road cyclists and mountain bikers alike for its awesome visibility and stunning 27 gram weight.
The frameless Podium XC features a sleek design and clean look with it's 43mm tall lens. This is an effective size for many cyclists, and about 10mm shorter than many frameless models. Due to the clear field of view from top to bottom, and out to the sides, you get a substantial open viewing area. Tifosi uses polycarbonate lenses because the strong material is shatterproof and scratch resistant, all features crucial to a frameless lens. The lens blocks 100% of UVA and UVB rays and maintains optical clarity despite the curved surface.
The arms and lens mounts are made from a durable nylon, Grilamid TR-90, which has an extremely high bending strength and exceptional resistance to chemical and UV damage. The 124mm curved arms can be manipulated to fit your skull shape, are very helmet friendly and have hydrophilic rubber sleeves to hold the arms in place, even under heavy perspiration. The nose pieces are coated with the same rubber and prevent slipping, but also won't pinch your nose. The nose pieces are adjustable, just make sure you manipulate the extension and not the mount. At just 27 grams, the glasses are extremely light despite the 126mm wide lens. Tifosi claims that this design fits Small, Medium and Large facial structures. Certainly you will want to compare to current sunglasses to make sure the range- and arm length- works for you.
Most Podium XC options come with three lenses. The drop down menu will list these for each frame color scheme. It is important to note that Fototec lens options will only change in UV light (not while indoors or in an automobile), and generally only include the single lens, not three. We are excited about the flexibility of lens use afforded by the Podium XC, as this is not a common option in a frameless design. This capability brings the Podium XC back to the heart of Tifosi eyewear- amazing value. Take a look at the price again while considering the case, cleaning bag, lenses and overall optical quality. Ride with the lightweight Podium XC's and enjoy all that makes Tifosi a top sport eyewear company.
- Sport-oriented, frameless eyewear with interchangeable lens system
- Fits Small, Medium, Large faces
- Lens 126mm arm mount to arm mount, plus 4mm on both sides
- 43mm tall lens, Arm length 127mm
- 100% UVA & UVB Protection
- Polycarbonate decentered lens for optical clarity
- Grilamid TR-90 frameless folding arms
- Hydrophilic rubber adjustable temples & nose piece
- RX compatibility with RX03 Rx Adaptor
- Carrying case included
- Lifetime warranty
- Lens VLT%: AC Red 41.4, Clear 95.6, Smoke 15.4, Light Night Fototec 75.9-27.7
- Frame arm colors: Silver/Gunmetal, Matte Black, White/Gunmetal
- Weight: 27 grams