LENS TECHNOLOGY

21SS_LENS_TECHNOLOGY

SHIMANO LENSES ARE ENGINEERED TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS: OURS.

POLYCARBONATE LENS

COATING APPLICATIONS HYDROPHOBIC COATING ANTI-SCRATCH POLYAMIDE OR POLYCARBONATE LENS ANTI-SCRATCH HYDROPHOBIC COATING

MULTICOATED LENS

SHIMANO lenses feature a Polyamide (PA) or Polycarbonate (PC) substrate for superior impact resistance, reduced weight, and performance in a wide range of temperatures.
Full UV400 anti-scratch coatings ensure a clear view under all conditions. All SHIMANO lenses feature decentered optics to provide distortion-free vision that reduces eye fatigue.

IMPACT TESTED

IMPACT TESTED

We impact test lenses to anticipate real world riding conditions to ensure that our lenses withstand and protect against small incoming obstacles, such as insects, branches, and pebbles.

HYDROPHOBIC TECHNOLOGY

HYDROPHOBIC NON-HYDROPHOBIC

HYDROPHOBIC TECHNOLOGY

All SHIMANO Eyewear features hydrophobic (HP) coatings applied to both the outer-and inner-lens surfaces to increase water-repellency and to keep lenses free from dust, oil, and dirt. A HP-treated lens stays cleaner longer and is easier to maintain.

RX TECHNOLOGY

RX TECHNOLOGY

The RX-CLIP transforms the standard SHIMANO EQUINOX into a prescription-ready sport frame. The clip attaches close to the lens for an optimized fit.

PHOTOCHROMIC LENS

Photochromic (PH) lenses automatically change visible light transmission percentages when exposed to UV light, so riders don’t need to stop and swap lenses when light conditions change. When the surroundings are dark, the lenses are almost clear. When it’s bright, the lenses turn a darker hue. Our Photochromic (PH) dark gray lenses were co-developed with the UCI World Team to preserve natural hues in bright to slightly cloudy conditions with a 13%-62% range of light transmission.

PHOTOCHROMIC LENSPHOTOCHROMIC LENS

  • 8 SECONDS : Transition from lightest to darkest hue >
  • < Transition from darkest to lightest hue : 35 SECONDS

8 SECONDS : Transition from lightest to darkest hue >

< Transition from darkest to lightest hue : 35 SECONDS

LENS LINEUP CHART.
Photochromic Polarized Optimal PL
(80% Polarized)
MULTI LAYER COATING Mirror Coating Anti Reflect Coating Anti Scratch Coating Super HYDROPHOBIC Coating HYDROPHOBIC Coating
Photochromic Polarized Optimal PL (80% Polarized) MULTI-LAYER COATING Mirror Coating Anti Reflect Coating Anti Scratch Coating Super HYDROPHOBIC Coating HYDROPHOBIC Coating
  • Sunny
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Cloudy

LENS PHOTO

LENS NAME LIGHT TRANSMISSION FILTER
RIDESCAPE ES 13% N3

EXTRA SUNNY: Tuned for extreme sunny conditions, it enhances vision in bright light so you can spot changes in the texture of the road surfaces.

LENS NAME LIGHT TRANSMISSION FILTER
RIDESCAPE RD 21% N2

ALL-AROUND ROAD: Tuned for road cyclists riding under sunny and clear conditions. Enhances specific colors to help cyclists clearly spot road hazards and changes in the road texture from afar.

LENS NAME LIGHT TRANSMISSION FILTER
RIDESCAPE GR 21% N2

GRAVEL/MULTI-SURFACES: Tuned for a wide range of surface conditions and to highlight subtle transitions from pavement to gravel to dirt.

LENS NAME LIGHT TRANSMISSION FILTER
RIDESCAPE OR 35% N2

OFF-ROAD/TRAIL: Tuned for riding in and out of the shade, over roots and rocks and maneuvering over an array of dirt conditions. Sharpens visual awareness so you can see clearer and react quicker.

Mirror CoatingMIRROR

LENS NAME LIGHT TRANSMISSION FILTER
Smoke silver mirror 12% N3

Smoke tint lenses reduce glare, preserve natural hues, and support long hours of use without eye fatigue. Mirror Coating hides your intentions.

PhotochromicPHOTOCHROMIC

LENS NAME LIGHT TRANSMISSION FILTER
Photochromic D gray 13-62% F1→F3

A darker version of our standard Photochromic gray lenses. Developed with UCI World Team, these lenses work in sunny conditions, preserving natural hues in bright to slightly cloudy weather.

LENS NAME LIGHT TRANSMISSION FILTER
Photochromic gray 17-85% F0→F3

The optimal lens for changing light conditions. Lenses are light gray in low-light situations and turn dark gray in full sun, preserving natural hues in sunny to cloudy weather.

LENS PHOTO

LENS NAME LIGHT TRANSMISSION FILTER
RIDESCAPE CL 82% N0

CLOUDY/LOW LIGHT: Tuned for cloudy, rainy days and nighttime riding. Enhances vision in low-light conditions by allowing more light in and reduces oncoming headlight glare with an anti-reflection coating.

LENS NAME LIGHT TRANSMISSION FILTER
Clear 90.7% N0

Clear lenses protect the eyes from wind and dust with a non-tinted, natural view. Ideal for bad weather, dawn, dusk, and night rides, as well as on dark and heavily wooded trails.