Briko Sprinter 3 Eyewear

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Briko Sprinter 3

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[Aug 22, 2007]
michael
Road Racer

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

look good
good visibility
interchangable lenses

Weakness:

Defective design.
The more you change the lenses, the quicker the lens will crack and then break.

Look good, function well but the quality sucks.

I have bought 3 pairs of Sprinter glases/lenes - 2 over E-Bay -one by mail order. Two years ago I was advised by Briko's distributor that the product had an inherent design flaw. The lenses will crack and fail at the nose bridge. I returned cracked and broked lenses twice and the distributor replaced the lenses without charge. I tried to return a replacement lense that failed in the same area this year and found out that there is no longer a Briko distributor in either the US or Canada(You can find a number on the Briko website but the party on the other end advised that they no longer carry Briko and Briko will not remove their contact info).
This means that there is no longer any warranty support in the US & Canada.
If you buy them, enjoy them while thsy last.

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Oakley, Rudy Project.

[Sep 21, 2004]
d_back_dude
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Lightweight, flexible to fit any size, block wind great(eyes dont water at 50+mph)

Weakness:

case it comes in is constructed poorly

Great glasses. They seem rather durable. I have had them for a year and they show no sign of wear. The lenses are great. I like the fact that the grey lenses are not really dark. They are plenty dark enough for the brightest day, but still allow you to see with a heavy overcast.

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Smith Mainline

[Sep 24, 2003]
Heywood
Road Racer

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

Comfortable, light, decent optics.

Weakness:

Lenses develop visible fatigue cracks on nose bridge after 5-10 swaps. Sweat pooling performance is mediocre at best.

Decent optics, good fit for my head (wide at the temples). Bought them because they were comfortable and came with three lenses. Unfortunately, there is a fundamental flaw in the design. No matter how gently I handled the lenses when swapping them, every single lens I had developed fatigue cracks at the nose bridge (where the lens clips into the frame). One lens eventually just broke in half; the rest I replaced (by Briko, as a free warranty swap) before that happened. I checked with the eyewear guy at the LBS where I bought them, and he confirmed that I was doing the swap correctly and without undue force. Also, Briko is aware of this (design) problem. Not sure if newer versions are made from less brittle glass/plastic, but I would never buy this same model again.

[Feb 18, 2003]
thejen
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Small, for smaller faces. Light weight. Accepts Prescription Inserts. Greate optics on the lenses!

Weakness:

I think my sweat is starting to eat away at the rubber bits on the nose bridge. There wasn't a clear lense available when I got these (for night commuting).

Great glasses for folks with smaller faces! Also accepts prescription lense insert (but they don't tell you that). If you get the clip in insert (from the Briko Klip), it will also clip into the Sprinter 3 frame.

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Bolle Edge II

[May 30, 2002]
VLMTB
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Good fit, nice set of lenses offer a good range for long rides with various light conditions.

Weakness:

None.

I have owned and tried various types of shields over the years and this one seems to fit the bill better than most. Compared to the big "O", this one's optics and frame design is just as good and fits my face better (I have wide temple area so Smith and Oakley are not optimal for me). The lense change is very easy, although I wish the lightest lense has a little more contrast. I woudl caution anyone trying to buy a pair over the internet. If your search for better prices points you to "A Sight For Sports Eyes" in Oregon, be careful. These crooks will charge your credit card and not issue a refund for weeks, even if you cancel the order before they ship.

Similar Products Used:

Oakley Zero, Dragon Rake, some Nikes and Smiths.

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