Interbike 2012: Smith add photochromic lenses for the Pivlock V2 – Updated
September 24 update: Transition time and AFC details added below.
Given the success of their Pivlock V2 and V2 Max models (reviewed here), Smith have gone with a number of tweaks and new colors for 2013. The biggest and most exciting are the photochromic clear-gray and Ignitor (red) lenses shown here. Seeing as few people actually swap lenses mid-ride, the variable transmission lenses should make the Pivlocks that much nicer for late afternoon/early evening rides and commutes that start or finish in the dark. The $80 lenses include Smith’s AFC anti-fog coating on the inside and are available separately or bundled with frames. Transition times run ~20 seconds from clearest to darkest, ~60 seconds in the other direction.
More color options and some prescription inserts after the break…