Cycling Eyewear Technology

Liv Tech Guide: Cycling Sunglasses

From endless climbs in blinding sunlight to screaming descents in constantly changing light, your eyewear is one of your most critical pieces of gear. Protecting your eyes properly from both the sun and debris on the road or trail is pivotal to your eye health and your safety while riding. Liv is there, with lightweight, ergonomic and adjustable shades that feel custom-fitted to your face. And never fear, the lenses were made specifically for cycling so every twist, turn and bump will be crystal clear.

What exactly goes into Liv’s Performance Eyewear? Just like our bikes and apparel, we put tons of energy into our research to create the best sunglasses for your ride. Here are the technologies behind our lenses:

NXT Photochromatic Lens

NXT® Varia™ Photochromic Lenses

Liv NXT® Varia™ photochromic lenses respond to changing light conditions by adjusting the level of tint that is needed in each situation. Unlike most sun lenses that are either too dark or too light, Liv NXT® Varia™ photochromic lenses heighten the visual experience by dynamically adjusting, creating maximum optical performance in changing conditions. So when your journey takes you off-road and into the forest or out for an all-day adventure, these are your go-to shades.

NXT® Lenses

Liv’s core eyewear lens is called NXT®. At the core of its design is Trivex®, a next-generation polymer derived from chemistry originally developed for the US military. Amazingly lightweight, Trivex® is the perfect balance of visual and physical performance, delivering incredible durability and protection along with amazing optical clarity.                  

NXT Lens Contrast

Contrast Control

Liv NXT® lens enhance the visual experience of the wearer by controlling contrast, color and definition. Increased contrast and clarity is an important safety feature when it comes to reading signs and spotting traffic on the road, as well as differentiating features on the trail.

Glare Control

Glare Reduction

Unwanted glare is created when light is reflected off smooth, shiny surfaces such as roadways, water and snow. Certain Liv eyewear models feature NXT polarized lenses to control glare and cut through the visual noise. This means, proper contrast, clarity and color can be preserved while filtering out unwanted harsh lighting.

Lightweight and Comfortable

Liv’s unique frame material, called Grilamid TR90, combines excellent strength and remarkably light weight. With excellent resistance to UV and stress cracking, structural toughness (even at low temperatures), dimensional stability and dynamic strength, Grilamid TR90 is ideal for cycling eyewear.

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