There are a lot of perks to being the best cyclocross rider—and possibly the best all-around cyclist—on the planet, beyond an enviable trophy case. Turns out one of them is custom sunglasses. To honor Mathieu van der Poel’s dominant season in the rainbow stripes of world champion, and his bid to defend at this weekend’s world championship race in Dübendorf, Switzerland, 100% is releasing a limited edition run of its S3 model sunglasses.
Because van der Poel hails from the Netherlands, the glasses are orange with white temple arms and nose piece. They feature a HiPER Red Mirror lens which boosts contrast and definition in the kinds of all-weather conditions frequently found at cyclocross races. The lens is tuned to help reveal shadows in low light conditions, providing an advantage on most any cyclocross course. The lens also helps prevent light from becoming overwhelming in sunny conditions. And with the large coverage of the S3, mucky conditions shouldn’t be any problem.
Van der Poel will debut the new S3 this weekend at the cyclocross world championships. We have a feeling the shades will see the top of the podium very quickly.
The glasses are available now for $195 at 100percent.com