The Zegho's are nothing less than the redefinition of cycling-specific high performance eyeProtection, produced in an
exclusive joint engineering venture between ASSOS Centro Studio and Carl Zeiss Vision.
Does the world need more eyewear? Probably not. But we — racing-oriented high performance cyclists — do. The ASSOS Werksmannschaft (our in-house product development team), feels that the currently available generic sports glasses could be improved to meet the specific demands of cycling.
But why does Assos bother? ASSOS is not an eyewear company. We are a cycling body R&D + refinement laboratory. At ASSOS we understand cycling and focus exclusively on cycling. We do not produce multi-sports items, nor do we engineer our products for use in other sports. And we never give in to the temptation of increasing sales by broadening our focus. It is this “exclude-all-other-uses” engineering approach that we applied when we started to develop the first cycling-specific high performance eyeProtection four years ago.
It was clear to us that we must explore new paths and join forces with the best in class to accomplish what we set out to do. Zegho is the combined effort of nine European specialty eyewear makers, each providing a specifically designed component, each manufactured following strict quality guidelines, and all orchestrated by ASSOS Centro Studio and its two dedicated eyewear development engineers.
• Carl Zeiss TV-Tunnel View lens technology, custom made for Zegho. Patent pending
• 180-degree field of view
• ASSOS zOd.Tec: zero optical distortion, certified optical class 1: Superior
• Weight: 27.5 grams
• clickFace technology: proadaptive skinTouch material ensures a stable fit, minimizing movement under sweaty,
• zeroPressure technology: adaptive, ultraflex composite frame, mathematically designed to calibrate the perfect ratio of material to shape
• Ri.Pel hydrophobic self-clearing lens technology
• 100% UV protection
• Precision made by hand,by dedicated eyewear specialists, one by one, in limited numbers
ZEGHO is eyeProtection equipment created by ASSOS Centro Studio and its friends at Carl Zeiss Vision. Zegho feels different than any other sunglasses you have ever put on your face. Riding with Zegho, you feel that it is engineered to be your ideal high performance cycling companion.
NO polarized lenses. Why? Polarized lenses are great — for fishing. For cycling, they’re not what you want. Zegho was created to be the ultimate high performance cycling-specific eye protection. Its job is to give you perfect, fully protected 1:1 performance vision when cycling. What you see is what’s there. No filters, no gimmicks, no distortion. That’s what you want when cycling. Here’s why. First, imagine you’re fishing. Eliminating reflections from the water’s surface allows you to see the fish and, maybe, catch a big one. Now imagine you’re cycling, you’re on a fast descent, it’s been raining and the sun has just come out but the road is still wet. You’re doing 70 km/h, trees are whizzing by, the road is a patchwork of sunny spots, you’re coming out of a turn, eyeing the bend ahead, deciding on the line to take, shifting your weight, leaning in, braking… Now, do you want to aquaplane when you hit that puddle of water that’s ahead of you, or do you want to see the reflection coming off the puddle’s surface, maybe just in time to help you avoid a crash?
NO photochromic lenses. Why? Photochromic lenses were a breakthrough technology, allowing one pair of sunglasses to perform well under various lighting conditions, slowly darkening as the sun comes out, lightening in the shade of the forest, perfect for a hike through the countryside. But photochromic lenses are not the right choice for high performance cycling. Their reaction to changes in lighting is way too slow.
Cycling requires an immediate response to lighting changes. Riding in full sunlight, entering a short, dark tunnel, then shooting out into full sun again — no photochromic lens can change fast enough to keep up. You’re forced to remove your eye protection, look over or under it, or just pray there’s nothing in your way when you enter that tunnel. Is there any eye protection in the world that can keep you safe in this situation? Yes! Zegho, with Tunnel View lens technology. Invented by the ASSOS Werksmannschaft (patent pending) and custom made for Zegho by Carl Zeiss Vision, Zegho TV is unique. Dark tinted through the upper two-thirds of the lens and clear across the bottom third, with a sharp transition
between the two zones, Zegho TV gives you crystal clear vision with just a slight lift of your head and, just as important, still gives you 100% protection from UV rays, wind, dust and debris. Wow!
Cleaning and care: We recommend washing your Zegho after every ride, using just water and mild soap. First wash your hands, then use clean fingers to gently rub off sweat and dirt. Rinse well, shake off the water. Only now do you use the microfibre cloth to dry and polish your Zegho. DO NOT use a circular motion to wipe the lenses. Instead, wipe off water droplets using a horizontal, unidirectional movement from center to edge.
How to wear? Zegho features two more ASSOS inventions: clickFace and zeropressure technologies. Proadaptive skinTouch material — combined with an adaptive, ultraflex composite frame in a design that perfectly balances the ratio of material to shape and function — provides you with a perfect fit. Simply put them on and they “click” onto your face. No longer do you need to adjust the temples over or around your ears to get a good fit. Simply position Zegho one or two centimetres above your ears and the adaptive materials self-adjust to your unique anatomy, eliminating uncomfortable pressure while staying firmly in place. As well, the Zegho nosepiece is designed to contour to the shape of your nose. You can, and should,
carefully form it to the bridge of your nose to achieve a perfect, comfortable fit.
Only one question remains: Do you wear your Zegho over or under your helmet strap? There are two philosophies.
-- Over the strap. In case of a crash, they are free to come loose, reducing the risk of a hinge breaking on impact and hurting your face.
-- Under the strap. The majority of the ASSOS Werksmannschaft chooses this option. In case of a crash, it helps keep your eye protection in place, possibly reducing the risk of eye injury.
Zegho is the ultimate high performance cycling-specific eye protection. Unfortunately, we must inform you that if your destiny includes a high speed, head-on crash into a milestone, Zegho will not prevent death.