The Article One Cafe is a collaboration with Café du Cycliste - a performancecycling frame inspired by the French outfitter’s ability honor classic design while elevating technical capabilities. A nod to vintage cycling goggles, the frame combines the benefits of a performance shield with the style of a classic sunglass appropriate for the south of France.
All AO ACTIVE frames are made in Italy with TR90 polymer plastic, an incredibly durable, lightweight and hypoallergenic material made to hold it’s shape, even in the highest temperatures. Tonal silicone nose pads are made to grip and hold – with a wire core skeleton athletes can squeeze tight during a workout, and let loose afterward. Silicone pads wrap around the ear for additional comfort and grip. The frames include Divel, Italian-made, CR-39 Polarized lenses that block 100% of UVA/UVB rays and prevent road glare, plus the back side has an extra anti-reflective coating to counteract any reflection coming from the eye. Spring hinges allow for give and bounce back in case of rough wear, and each frame comes with a hard case and soft pouch for whatever an active day calls for.