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New from Eks Brand are the GOX goggles. Eks is a new brand hitting the motorcross scene and we at MtnBikeRiders.com have the privilege of being one of the first mountain bikers to test the GOX goggles for our downhill use. The Eks Brand was created by two guys that have a long history in the motorcross and ski world. They have had many years of input into major brands such as Smith Goggles, Cebe Optics and Scott Goggles.
Now comes their own brand with excellent features. Below is a description of the GOX goggles:
· Revolutionary face-fit frame
· Clear & mirrored anti-fog lenses
· 4 layer sweat absorbing face foam
· Ultra soft anti-static cloth bag
· Race quality for the ultimate value
RL flyin down Fontana wearing the GOX clear lens.
The GOX goggle comes standard with an anti-fog coated mirrored lens and an anti-fog coated clear lens. It also has integrated tear-off posts, four layer sweat absorbing face foam and a unique face forming, polyurethane frame material. All Eks Brand lenses are made from the best polycarbonate material and are all anti-fog coated. The tearoff’s work on all of the EKS brand goggles.
At Woodward West with the mirrored lens.
I’ve had a chance to use the GOX on two races – Sea Otter and Woodward West. The lens provided unsurpassed clarity as I raced through the dusty conditions. The anti-fog coated lens worked really well during my eary morning practice runs at Sea Otter. The fit of the GOX was well balanced accross my face and the pressure was evenly distributed. It stayed in place at all times with no slipping.
The GOX comes in a variety of cool colors: Black, Blue, Cherry, Clear, FLO Pink, FLO Orange and FLO Green. MSRP $44.99. Eks Brands also has the FLAT OUT series goggle. This is the same frame as the GOX but it’s only offered in flat colors and it comes with only a clear lens. MSRP is $35.00.
Check back as we put these goggles to the test through several of SoCal’s downhill races.For more information visit www.eksbrand.com