Last year Giro broadened its horizons with a range of shoes designed in-house at its Santa Cruz, California headquarters. Expanding further, Giro will launch a glasses range at Eurobike this year. Entering the glasses market is no small feat, when the advances in lens technology of the main contenders are taken into account.

Giro has concentrated its efforts on a broad range of on-the-bike glasses only; a casual range is expected later. There will be approximately five styles available, including a shield design

not dissimilar to those of a well-known manufacturer, half-frames, and full entrapped lens styles, that all include different sizes, shapes and tints of lens.

Now manufacturing both glasses and helmets, Giro has addressed the common problem of interference between the two, with shorter arms helping to reduce contact with retention systems. Another frequent issue has been tackled by employing the Pop Top lens system, a feature of its goggle design, which allows the lens tint to be swapped without touching the lens itself. Last but not least, the non-shield designs can accept dedicated prescription lenses.

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