Red Bull-SPECT might make your next mountain biking sunglasses

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<img src="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/06/Red-Bull-Spect-sunglasses-UK-4-76b7e91.jpg?quality=90&resize=620,413" srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/06/Red-Bull-Spect-sunglasses-UK-4-76b7e91.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1440,959 1440w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/06/Red-Bull-Spect-sunglasses-UK-4-76b7e91.jpg?quality=45&amp;resize=1200,799 1200w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/06/Red-Bull-Spect-sunglasses-UK-4-76b7e91.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=960,639 960w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/06/Red-Bull-Spect-sunglasses-UK-4-76b7e91.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=720,479 720w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/06/Red-Bull-Spect-sunglasses-UK-4-76b7e91.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=576,383 576w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/06/Red-Bull-Spect-sunglasses-UK-4-76b7e91.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=360,239 360w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/06/Red-Bull-Spect-sunglasses-UK-4-76b7e91.jpg?quality=90&amp;resize=180,119 180w, " sizes="(max-width: 620px) 100vw, 620px" width="620" height="413" class="wp-image-384577 alignnone size-landscape_thumbnail" alt="Ultraflex glasses being flexed" title="Red Bull Spect sunglasses" /> <p>Red Bull has never been scared to push limits, whether that be hosting wild events such as Rampage, producing boundary-pushing edits or even completely redefining itself. The energy drinks superbrand’s collaboration with SPECT eyewear falls into the latter category.</p>
<p>Red Bull also has a, mostly, casual clothing line, Alpha Tauri, so it is perhaps no surprise that the brand would want to branch into further technical products.</p>
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<p>Red Bull-SPECT sunglasses have been available online for some time now — the project began in 2016 — but the brand will be spreading its wings in 2019, namely through its distribution in the UK via Hookit Products.</p>
<p>While the full range of Red Bull-SPECT eyewear will not be immediately available through Hookit, the good news is that the distributor will bring in some specs well-suited to mountain biking.</p>
<div class="img-container img-container–landscape-thumbnail"><img src="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/06/Red-Bull-Spect-sunglasses-UK-2-9ea4b2d.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=620,413&amp;background=white" srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/06/Red-Bull-Spect-sunglasses-UK-2-9ea4b2d.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=1456,969&amp;background=white 1456w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/06/Red-Bull-Spect-sunglasses-UK-2-9ea4b2d.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=1112,740&amp;background=white 1112w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/06/Red-Bull-Spect-sunglasses-UK-2-9ea4b2d.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=940,626&amp;background=white 940w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/06/Red-Bull-Spect-sunglasses-UK-2-9ea4b2d.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=728,484&amp;background=white 728w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/06/Red-Bull-Spect-sunglasses-UK-2-9ea4b2d.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=556,370&amp;background=white 556w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/06/Red-Bull-Spect-sunglasses-UK-2-9ea4b2d.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=355,236&amp;background=white 355w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/06/Red-Bull-Spect-sunglasses-UK-2-9ea4b2d.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=340,226&amp;background=white 340w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/06/Red-Bull-Spect-sunglasses-UK-2-9ea4b2d.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=320,213&amp;background=white 320w, " sizes="(min-width: 992px) 940px, (min-width: 768px) 728px, (min-width: 576px) 556px, calc(100vw – 20px)" width="620" height="413" class="wp-image-384575 alignnone size-landscape_thumbnail img-container__image" alt="Red Bull Spect sunglasses" title="Red Bull Spect sunglasses" data-source-name="Red Bull/Hookit"></div>
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<figcaption class="wp-caption-text"><span class="caption-copy"><i class="icon-arrow icon-camera-circle"></i> The Wing glasses are technical and feature the Dual Temple System that keeps them firmly in place</span></figcaption><span class="im-image-caption"> <i>Red Bull/Hookit</i></span>
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<p>The Wing model range is probably of the most interest to mountain bikers and cyclists in general.</p>
<p>These sunnies feature a hidden “Dual Temple System”, essentially a retractable wire that grips the ears, which is claimed to keep the glasses in place through the roughest terrain or harshest landings.</p>
<p>The lenses of the Wing, and indeed every model, are polarized and feature “contrast enhancing properties”, which Red Bull-SPECT says will help “prevent you from tired eyes”.</p>
<p>There are three model categories and price points in the range, with various shapes and colours available in each.</p>
<p>The Shout models are more casual, fashion-focused, and retail at £69, while the Ultraflex models are resistant and can be twisted out of shape but claim to spring back, and retail at £99.</p>
<p>The mountain bike-friendly Wing models retail at £130 — not bad for technical sunglasses with a unique feature in the Dual Temple System.</p>
<h2>Red Bull-SPECT eyewear details and pricing</h2>
<div class="img-container img-container–landscape-thumbnail"><img src="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/06/Red-Bull-Spect-sunglasses-UK-1-28c0a0e.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=620,413&amp;background=white" srcset="https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/06/Red-Bull-Spect-sunglasses-UK-1-28c0a0e.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=1456,969&amp;background=white 1456w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/06/Red-Bull-Spect-sunglasses-UK-1-28c0a0e.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=1112,740&amp;background=white 1112w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/06/Red-Bull-Spect-sunglasses-UK-1-28c0a0e.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=940,626&amp;background=white 940w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/06/Red-Bull-Spect-sunglasses-UK-1-28c0a0e.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=728,484&amp;background=white 728w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/06/Red-Bull-Spect-sunglasses-UK-1-28c0a0e.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=556,370&amp;background=white 556w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/06/Red-Bull-Spect-sunglasses-UK-1-28c0a0e.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=355,236&amp;background=white 355w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/06/Red-Bull-Spect-sunglasses-UK-1-28c0a0e.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=340,226&amp;background=white 340w, https://images.immediate.co.uk/production/volatile/sites/21/2019/06/Red-Bull-Spect-sunglasses-UK-1-28c0a0e.jpg?quality=90&amp;lb=320,213&amp;background=white 320w, " sizes="(min-width: 992px) 940px, (min-width: 768px) 728px, (min-width: 576px) 556px, calc(100vw – 20px)" width="620" height="413" class="wp-image-384574 alignnone size-landscape_thumbnail img-container__image" alt="Red Bull Spect sunglasses on male model" title="Red Bull Spect sunglasses" data-source-name="Red Bull/Hookit"></div>
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<figcaption class="wp-caption-text"><span class="caption-copy"><i class="icon-arrow icon-camera-circle"></i> The collaboration between Red Bull and SPECT has produced a number of sunglasses and goggles</span></figcaption><span class="im-image-caption"> <i>Red Bull/Hookit</i></span>
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<strong>Lens</strong>: CE polarized and contrast enhancing UV protective</li>
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<strong>Colours</strong>: Various</li>
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<strong>Shout</strong>: £69 /€79.99</li>
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<strong>Ultraflex</strong>: £99 / €110</li>
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<strong>Wing</strong>: £130 / €149.99</li>
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