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Bollé B-Rock glasses review

posted Dec 20, 2016, 4:07 PM by REPatron Webguy

Some products are intended for use in one market, but can find new life in another, and so it is with Bollé’s B-Rock mountain bike glasses. Since Adam Yates wore them to fourth place overall and the white jersey at this year’s Tour de France, they’ve gained more road attention. Glasses with full rims are back in fashion, partly due to a certain large American brand’s prevalence, but after basic style similarities, things diverge.

Sharing arms and lens shape with Bollé’s 5th Element rimless road glasses, the B-Rock’s frame is in two sections. The lower part incorporates the replaceable and adjustable hypoallergenic nosepiece that can be tweaked for a comfortable fit, and the upper reinforces the lens between the arms. A slim rubber strip on the frame below each eye and across the brow improves hold, comfort and sweat management too.

Coverage is such that whatever your head position, vision is superb in all directions

The frame has plenty of spring to conform to different head widths, plus almost half of each arm can be bent to conform ideally to your temples and helmet, with a compressible internal rubber strip providing extra grip.

Our pick of the four models available has a Trivex Modulator Brown Emerald lens, which has a light brown tint and multi-layer blue-green mirror coating. Trivex is lighter and stronger than the polycarbonate used in most sunglasses and has great optical qualities, offering superb clarity and sharpness.

Click here to read the rest of the review by Robin Wilmott