Interbike: SPY Omen MX goggles, Quanta and Screw sunglasses

Highlights from SPY eyewear including Happy Lens technology

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SPY - Omen MX goggle

SPY Optic was on hand at the Interbike Preview show with some of their latest and greatest eyewear offerings.

SPY – Omen MX goggles

For the full-face helmet wearing enduro rider, SPY has their Omen MX goggles that have some unique features. The Omen MX features outriggers that help it fit better on the helmet and is a good crossover choice for mountain biking. The outriggers help keep the strap away from the goggle so it won’t get stuck in the helmet, thus providing a better fit and more comfort by relieving the pressure from the strap. The Omen MX also features what SPY calls “Happy Lens” technology. What is happy lens technology, we asked? SPY employees responded by saying that it is a, “proprietary color and contrast enhancing lens that also lets in the sun’s good rays that uplift your mood and help keep you alert and focused. It still blocks all the harmful UV rays.”

The Omen MX has an MSRP of $79.95-94.95 and comes in 12 different styles including a Justin Barcia edition and a Jeremy McGrath edition.

In this video from SPY, there is a short explanation of how the Happy Lens technology works.

SPY – Quanta sunglasses

For the non full-face helmet wearer, SPY has a couple of other options from its Performance line of sunglasses. The Quanta is a less tech looking shade that is something that you can wear off the bike as well as on.

SPY - Quanta sunglasses

The Quanta features:

  • Scoop technology – draws air into the frame and helps keep the lens fog free
  • Victory lens with scratch free coating, hydrophobic coating and oilophobic coating to keep water and oil off
  • Hytrel rubber temple tips and nose piece help keep the frame secure
  • 100% UV protection
  • interchangeable lens
  • most Rx compatible model that SPY makes
  • MSRP: $99.95-169.95
SPY – Screw, Screw Over, Screw Under sunglasses

If you want something a bit “racier” looking, SPY has 3 different models in their Screw line. Shown in the photo below is the Screw (top, in white), the Screw Over (middle, in yellow) and the Screw Under (bottom, in green).

SPY - Screw line

The Screw ($139.95-179.95) is the base model and is a “performance oriented and fog free” and features interchangeable lenses. The Screw Over ($139.95-179.95) is slightly larger and bolder, with a bit more wraparound. The Screw Under ($139.95-159.95) is slightly smaller for people with smaller faces (also popular with women).

The features of the Screw, Screw Over and Screw Under are:

  • Built from high quality Grilamid
  • Signature patented Scoop Ventilation System
  • 7-Base Victory Lens
  • Hytrel rubber nose pads temple tips
  • 100% UV protection
  • Replacement lenses available for all light conditions

For more information or to order direct, visit spyoptic.com.

This article is part of Mtbr’s coverage of the 2014 Interbike trade show in Las Vegas. For more from Interbike CLICK HERE.


About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.


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