Max Gear Flow glasses review£39.99

Nice lenses, not so nice frames

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The design of these aggressively styled three-lens shades from new British company Max Gear isn’t going to please everyone.

And their small lens size means you can always see the Flow’s deep black ‘air channel’ extending downward from the nose bridge area.

This proved distracting for all testers – you’re always aware of it when riding – particularly team members who usually wear glasses.

Simon has been cycling for as long as he can remember, and more seriously since his time at university in the Dark Ages (the 1980s). This has taken in time trialling, duathlon and triathlon and he has toured extensively in Asia and Australasia, including riding solo 2900km from Cairns to Melbourne. He now mainly rides as a long-distance commuter and leisure/fitness rider. He has been testing bikes and working for Cycling Plus in various capacities for nearly 20 years.
  • Age: 52
  • Height: 175cm / 5'9
  • Weight: 75kg /165lb
  • Waist: 33in
  • Discipline: Road, touring, commuting
  • Current Bikes: Rose SL3000, Hewitt steel tourer
  • Beer of Choice: Samuel Adams Boston Lager
  • Location: Bath, UK

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