Prescription mountain bike glasses deliver clear vision to choose the right lines and head-turning style that makes you look like the KOM. At SportRx, we get how the right eyewear can make or break your performance on the bike. Protective eyewear (that actually helps you see!) doesn't have to be dull, and our picks for the best MTB sunglasses prove it. Join us as we reveal our Sports Opticians' top five frames of the best prescription sunglasses for mountain biking of 2022!

Table of Contents

A. What to Look for in Prescription MTB Sunglasses
B. Best Prescription Sunglasses for Mountain Biking of 2022
1. Nike Rabid 22 SportRx Exclusive
2. 100% Centric
3. Rudy Project Spinair 57
4. Oakley Portal X
5. SportRx Huckson
C. Past Winners
D. Prescription MTB Glasses FAQs
E. Shop Prescription MTB Glasses Online at SportRx

What to Look for in Prescription MTB Sunglasses

Picking out the right pair of prescription MTB sunglasses doesn't have to be difficult. You just need to know what features to look for in a frame. Here's a quick breakdown of what to consider when picking prescription mountain bike glasses, so you can spend less time on research and more time on the trails.

Frame Technology

Whether you're on a crunchy trail or riding rock gardens, frame slippage and frame bounce are two of the biggest complaints we hear from MTBers. Like your bike's suspension settings, it's important to consider which factors make the difference in absorbing shock for your eyewear. Lightweight materials with rubber grip will keep your prescription MTB sunglasses comfortably in place without having to worry about frame readjustments. Proper alignment is particularly important for Rx-wearers since your prescription lenses have a "sweet spot" for optimal optical performance when properly aligned. Bonus points for rubber grip that reacts to moisture, like Oakley's Unobtainium®, which gets tackier the more you sweat.

Lens Technology

For lenses, contrast-enhancement is the name of the game. Opt for lens colors like rose, amber, brown, or copper. Brown or rose-based lenses excel at boosting contrast, so you can better see details of the terrain. At SportRx, we offer a variety of colors for your prescription lenses and have Sport Optimized Lenses designed specifically for mountain biking. You'll also find select brands that offer their own Rx-able proprietary lens technology, like Oakley's PRIZM™.

Want even more helpful information on how to pick the best prescription MTB glasses? Visit our Mountain Biking Sunglasses Buyer's Guide and MTB Lens Color Guide.

Best Prescription Sunglasses for Mountain Biking of 2022

Let's check out the frames!

Nike Rabid 22 SportRx Exclusive

Kicking off our lineup, we have a SportRx Exclusive of the Nike Rabid 22 sunglasses. This crossover collaboration with one of our favorite performance brands is ready for action on your gnarliest rides. Derived from 45% castor bean oil, this eco-friendly style is ultra-lightweight to wear and the 8-base wrap design covers you from all angles. Ventilated rubber nose pads encourage air flow and keep the Rabid 22 comfortably in place, while rubber temple tips add even more frame security. No-screw hinges also add just the right amount of grip without creating uncomfortable pressure points underneath your helmet.

For your prescription lenses, SportRx has you covered with Sport Optimized Lenses for mountain biking. You can also go the custom route and trailblaze your way into a personalized combination made just for you. Either way you go, you're guaranteed 20/20 vision in this limited edition frame.

Nike Rabid 22 exclusive sunglasses collab with SportRx. Matte slate frame grey silver flash lenses.

Nike Rabid 22 in Exclusive Matte Slate (Nike / SportRx Collab) with Grey Silver Flash Lenses

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Nike Rabid 22 Key Features:

  • Limited edition style exclusive to SportRx
  • 8-base wrap provides maximum coverage
  • Ventilated rubber nose pads prevent fogging & enhance grip
  • Rx-able with SportRx Lenses
  • SportRx Frame Width: 130 (What is SFW?)

100% Centric

Our next frame is a three-time REXY Nominee, so you know you're onto something good. The 100% Centric brings form to function with its athleisure look and serious performance capabilities. It is made of TR-90, which is one of our Sports Opticians favorite materials for sports frames. TR-90 is a nylon-based material that is lightweight, durable, and boasts incredible longevity. Ultra-grip TPE rubber nose pads and temples amp up the frame's stability and keep you comfortable during your most intense rides. The temple tips are also leash-compatible, if you're looking for a surefire way to not lose your frames during downhill mountain biking.

The 100% Centric is a 6-base style, which makes it a dream for handling tough prescriptions. High Rx or progressive plans? The 100% Centric can take them on with ease. Select from Sport Optimized Lenses or build your own for a totally custom look.

100% Centric prescription MTB sunglasses in black white red mirror lenses.

100% Centric in Matte Crystal Black / Red with HiPER® Red Multilayer Mirror Lenses

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100% Centric Key Features:

  • Three-time REXY Nominee!
  • 6-base lens curvature handles a range of prescriptions with ease
  • Ultra-grip TPE rubber nose pads & temples for a non-slip fit
  • Rx-able with SportRx Lenses
  • SFW: 134

Rudy Project Spinair 57

Whether you're tackling a new trail, or heading to happy hour, the Rudy Project Spinair 57 looks awesome on and off the bike. These versatile sunglasses give a casual look to an otherwise sporty style with thoughtful details that amp up the performance. Its lightweight feel, generous square lenses, and fully-adjustable rubber temple tips are just a few of the reasons this frame took home the REXY Award for Best Mountain Biking Sunglasses in 2020. A couple years later and MTBers are still wild about it. The double bridge encourages air flow, the 6-base design handles a range of prescriptions, and with eye-catching pops of color, you're sure to stand out from the crowd.

The Rudy Project Spinair 57 is available with SportRx Sport Optimized Lenses or Custom Lenses. Choose from single vision, progressive, or even lined bifocals!

Rudy Project Spinair 57 prescription sunglasses for mountain biking in grey with red lenses and red temple tips.

Rudy Project Spinair 57 in Carbonium with Multilaser Red Lenses

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Rudy Project Spinair 57 Key Features:

  • Former REXY Winner for the Best Mountain Bike Sunglasses
  • 6-base frame with double bridge that promotes air flow & prevents fogging
  • Fully-adjustable, rubber temple tips guarantee a custom fit
  • Rx-able with SportRx Lenses
  • SFW: 134

Oakley Portal X

A lineup of prescription mountain biking glasses wouldn't be complete without a frame from a leader in sports eyewear — Oakley. The Oakley Portal X pushes the limits in innovative design with the same Oakley tech we've grown to love from the brand. From an impact-resistant O Matter™ frame construction to shatterproof Plutonite lenses, your safety is top-of-mind in every detail. Generous square lenses provide 100% UV protection and their 6-base design makes them Rx-compatible. As for staying power, Unobtainium® rubber nose pads and temples react to moisture to get tackier the more you sweat. The straightback temple design also provides a seamless fit under your helmet for all-day comfort.

The Oakley Portal X is available with prescription lenses direct from Oakley or SportRx. When you select Authentic Oakley Lenses, you'll get contrast-enhancing PRIZM™ technology, with sports-specific options, like PRIZM™ Trail. For SportRx, you know the drill!

Oakley Portal X sunglasses in black with gold yellow lenses and logo.

Oakley Portal X in Polished Black with PRIZM™ 24K Lenses

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Oakley Portal X Key Features:

  • 6-base square lenses provide generous coverage
  • O Matter™ frame & Plutonite lenses are impact-resistant
  • Unobtainium® rubber gets tackier the more you sweat
  • Rx-able with Oakley PRIZM™ Lenses or SportRx Lenses
  • SFW: 136

SportRx Huckson

Closing out our lineup of the best prescription sunglasses for mountain biking, we're proud to introduce the SportRx Huckson. A unique frame in our very own SportRx Collection, the Huckson unites athletes' favorite frame features into one do-it-all style. The 6-base wrap makes it extremely Rx-able and the square lenses give you plenty of coverage against distracting sunlight. Rubber nose pads and temple tips will keep your sunglasses in place, and you in the zone with a steady cadence. Finally, to make this frame even better, the Huckson is derived from plant-based resin. This eco-friendly material is gentle on our planet, so you can feel good while enjoying the great outdoors.

SportRx Huckson sunglasses in matte grey with prescription grey lenses.

SportRx Huckson in Matte Grey with Grey Lenses

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SportRx Huckson Key Features:

  • 6-base lens curvature holds a range of prescriptions with ease
  • Square lenses deliver a lifestyle look & 100% UV protection
  • Rubber grip nose pads & temple tips for frame security
  • Rx Only - Available with SportRx Sport Optimized Lenses
  • SFW: 136

Prescription MTB Glasses FAQs

Have more questions about prescription MTB glasses? We've got more answers!

Can you use any prescription sunglasses for mountain biking?

Due to the extreme nature of the sport, opticians recommend choosing prescription sunglasses that are designed specifically for mountain biking. Standard, everyday Rx sunglasses do not have the same performance features needed when riding on trails. Prescription MTB sunglasses use impact-resistant materials for a safe ride, rubber grip to keep the frame in place, and have special lens technology to enhance the contrast of the terrain.

Where can I get prescription glasses for mountain biking?

SportRx is proud to offer mountain bike glasses that are available with prescription lenses. Tailor-made to your vision needs and in styles that excel on the bike, our collection of MTB glasses are ready to hit the trails.

How do I order prescription MTB glasses online at SportRx?

We've made it easy to order prescription MTB glasses online and have a friendly team of in-house opticians available 7 days a week. After you've selected a frame, our intuitive lens configurator will help you build your prescription lenses to your vision needs and personal style. Once you're done customizing your lenses, upload your prescription (or send it to us later), and that's it! We'll get started on your prescription MTB sunglasses and have you seeing better than ever — in no time. Have questions along the way? Reach out to us and we'll be happy to help (and maybe even share some of our favorite trails!).

Shop Prescription MTB Glasses Online at SportRx

Need prescription MTB sunglasses? Done. When you shop with us, you’ll find video guides and tooltips throughout the build process as you customize the perfect pair. The answer to all your questions is at your fingertips, and if you want to chat with an expert, contact us. We’ll put you in touch with one of our friendly in-house opticians who can help you build your prescription MTB sunglasses.

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