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A close-up look at Peter Sagan's 100% Speedcraft Air glasses

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The new 100% Speedcraft Air glasses feature magnets that help improve breathing

The new 100% Speedcraft Air glasses feature magnets that help improve breathing (Image credit: 100%)
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The Speedmax Air's magnets connect to magnets taped to the skin and gently pull the nasal passages open

The Speedmax Air's magnets connect to magnets taped to the skin and gently pull the nasal passages open (Image credit: 100%)
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The Speedmax Air comes with a stack of strips to hold magnets against the nose

The Speedmax Air comes with a stack of strips to hold magnets against the nose (Image credit: 100%)
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Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) close up

Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) close up (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) takes a corner

Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) takes a corner (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

This article was originally published on BikeRadar

Moto eyewear brand 100% has launched its Speedcraft Air cycling sunglasses, which feature magnets on either side of an extended nosepiece designed to be worn with magnets stuck onto the outside of the rider's nose. The end result, 100% claims, is improved breathing through widened nasal passages.

The glasses are part of 100%’s 2018 collection, which is on display at the ISPO sports trade show in Germany.

The brand 100% comes from motocross, where - like in cycling - riders have experimented with different types of nasal strips to improve breathing.

On AC Systems' Instagram account you can see moto riders and other athletes using different versions of the system. And here is a video of the company pitching its product through the words of moto riders.

For the Speedcraft Air cycling glasses, the nosepiece extends on either side of the face and concludes with circular magnets facing the nose. These connect with magnets that are temporarily attached to the skin with sticky strips (included with the glasses), and the nasal passages are pulled open, the theory goes.

100% Speedcraft Air features

  • Interchangeable, 2mm-thick single-shield lens
  • Hydroleophobic coating
  • AC Systems breathing technology (read: magnets on glasses and on sticker stuck to the skin)
  • Space between lens and face for airflow and fog prevention

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