Tifosi Envy Sunglasses review£49.99

Expensive lightweights

BikeRadar score3/5

Tifosi's Envy shades boast quite a small lens, making them suitable for people with smaller or medium-sized faces.

They lack the plushness of more expensive cycling specs, with stiffish hinges and a basic rubber nose-piece, but proved comfortable even during long, hot rides in Italy (well, they are called Tifosi, after all), helped by their exceptionally low weight.

They come with three lenses and with a black or silver frame, but offer no more than some of the cheaper multi-lens choices on the market.

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: 53
  • 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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