When I first started riding Downhill, I was riding with goggles. After a few races and falls, I started disliking how goggles sort of impaired my riding. Another annoying thing about goggles is that unless you have the multiple lenses (which can be a little pricey) you are stuck with on shade of lens.
Not being too happy with the goggles, I started riding with sunglasses instead. I found that the Serfas Hydra suit my racing needs rather well. This pair of sunglasses fit really well under my helmets, offer great ventilation and best of all, they are photochromic so there is no need to switch lenses! As far as safety goes, I’ve taken a few spills with my sunglasses and they never flew off or left a mark
Another advantage of wearing sunglasses is that I can wear them anytime, like when we are being shuttled or when taking pictures on the podium:
How about you, do you prefer goggles or sunglasses?