Performance eyewear company 100% has been around for over 30 years—on the faces of motocross legends largely—and its bold entrance to cycling started several years ago. You might be familiar with their unmistakable Speedtrap and Speedcraft glasses used by Peter Sagan and Mathieu Van der Poel.
100% is now supporting several of the top women in cyclocross, as evidenced by the recent Jingle Cross World Cup in Iowa. Katie Keough soloed to victory wearing the new S2 model, while Sanne Cant and Elle Anderson used the Speedcraft and Speedcraft Air respectively.
We had a close look at the S2, the Speedcraft Air and other goodies at last month’s Interbike.
Starting at $155, the S2 (released in Spring 2018) builds off of 100%’s popular Speedtrap model.
Like the Speedtrap, the S2 was designed for riders wanting a smaller profile shield lens. Unlike the Speedtrap, the S2 has a frameless bottom for increased visibility and reduced weight. S2 lenses are laser etched along the edges to give the appearance of a frame in a rimless design.
Speedcraft Air Glasses
The $325 Speedcraft Air, released in early 2018, adds a unique function to the already iconic-looking Speedcraft line.
A built-in “nasal dilator” is meant to help you breath more easily by spreading small adhesive magnets worn on the sides of your nostrils. The magnetic nose piece is adjustable from 30 to 50mm wide by turning a dial located at the top-center of the eyeglass frame.
The Speedcraft Air comes with a container of 20 “nose decals,” 10 alcohol towelettes for skin cleaning and a nose decal applicator tool. A 20-piece nose decal replacement pack will cost you $15.
Need performance eyewear that appeals to your early 80’s sense of style? Try 100%’s soon to be released Glendale.
Available in early October, the $175 Glendale is another performance eyewear model based on the Speedtrap, but with an aesthetic straight out of 80’s BMX and motocross. Like all of 100%’s performance eyewear models, the Glendale uses adjustable, rubber-coated temples, Hydroilo lens coating and comes with an extra lens for low-light, an extra alternative-fit nosepiece, a cleaning cloth and carrying case.
Celium 2 and Brisker Gloves
100% also released an assortment of redesigned gloves for 2018-2019.
According to Russ Koza, 100%’s Product & Branding Director, the glove redesigns include new cuffs and velcro tabs, improved fit and a color refresh across the assortment. On display at Interbike was a new version of Mathieu Van der Poel’s Celium race day glove. At $27.50, the Celium 2 is a tactile off-road glove with a non-padded, perforated Clarino palm, silicone print graphics and device-friendly tech-thread on the index finger.
For riding at temperatures near freezing there’s the $29.50 Brisker. The Brisker mimics all of the features of the Celium 2, but eliminates the perforation in the palm and adds a neoprene cuff, reflectivity and windproof insulation at the back of the hand. If the weather really goes sideways on you, try the $39.50 Hydromatic Brisker, the waterproof version of the Brisker glove.
Hopefully we’ll get the chance—and the weather—to fully test 100%’s new offerings soon.
For more new products from Reno, see our 2018 Interbike archive.