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Sunglasses or goggles: what’s the best choice for MTB? Jérôme Clémentz tells all.

When practising sport, good vision is essential to read the terrain correctly. More than 70% of our movements are guided by our vision. Sunglasses and goggles are therefore much more than a simple fashion accessory and can be used as a tool to improve performance. But which is the best choice for mountain biking? We asked the opinion of Jérôme Clementz, 2013 World Champion of the Enduro World Series and 3rd overall in 2015.

Sunglasses or goggles: what’s the best choice for MTB? Jérôme Clémentz tells all.

When do you ride with goggles?

Jérôme Clementz: “When I’m competing and sometimes in training, I use the MTB Bang goggles: firstly because they fit perfectly inside my full-face racing helmet. And above all because they provide optimum protection. When competing, stones and dust fly up when someone is in front of you and the goggles help to insulate yourself from the external elements and maintain focus on riding."



What about sunglasses -when do you ride with them?

JC: “I use 3 pairs of sunglasses: Drift, Blast and  Aero.

For intensive training I use the Aero: it’s light and with numerous venting points it allows air to circulate; fog does not settle on the lenses.

The rest of the time I like wearing both the Drift and Blast sunglasses when I’m riding: they have quite a relaxed look, which suits the spirit of Enduro. They stay put on the nose and offer good protection. "



What lenses do you prefer to use?

JC: “When it comes to lenses, I always use the Zebra Light lenses with both goggles and sunglasses: versatile, photochromic lenses that allow you to move seamlessly from a sunny area to a wooded area; ideal for mountain biking. "


Discover the goggles and sunglasses worn by Jérôme:

Bang MTB goggles

Aero sunglasses

Blast sunglasses

Drift sunglasses

masque VTT Aero : Lunette de soleil de sport Blast : Lunette de soleil de sport Drift : Lunette de soleil de sport

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Are you like Jérôme, wearing goggles when competing and sunglasses when training?

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