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Tried Out: Endura Singletrack and Evil Eye Pathline Pro

Tried Out: Endura Singletrack and Evil Eye Pathline Pro

25.04.24 07:36 55Text: NoMan (translated by AI)Photos: Erwin HaidenApril, April, does what it wants. Good if the equipment plays along! Evil Eye's new Pathline with variable lenses and Endura bikewear under review.25.04.24 07:36 58

Tried Out: Endura Singletrack and Evil Eye Pathline Pro

25.04.24 07:36 58 NoMan (translated by AI) Erwin Haiden
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April, April, does what it wants. Good if the equipment plays along! Evil Eye's new Pathline with variable lenses and Endura bikewear under review.25.04.24 07:36 58

A look at the temperature curve and weather phenomena of the past few weeks speaks volumes. From initially 30 degrees and sunshine to pouring rain and Sahara dust to delicate sub-zero temperatures and snowfall, everything was included.
Not every one of these days was my heartfelt wish to cycle outside. But I could, if I wanted to. Among other things, thanks to the following 2024 parts that glasses producer Evil Eye and clothing specialist Endura sent to our editorial office.

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Evil Eye Pathline Pro

The Upper Austrians – Evil Eye products are developed and manufactured entirely in Linz at Silhouette – have a new half-frame glasses on offer. It goes by the name Pathline Pro and aims to combine the best of performance and lifestyle.

We think: Mission accomplished. On one hand, the new model with its two lenses and the distinctively curved PPX half-frame stands out quite pleasantly, and certainly noticeably, from the current giant lens trend in cycling. Especially when the Sweat Bar is removed, it easily passes as a sleek pair of sunglasses.
On the other hand, it is equipped with a plethora of features that make it an ideal companion on rough terrain and in changing light conditions, aka mountain biking.

 Stylish sports glasses, sporty lifestyle glasses 

The Evil Eye Pathline Pro is both
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Many colors, shapes, sizes

First things first: Even for a manufacturer who has always offered his models in multiple sizes, many colors, and a wide range of filters, the Pathline Pro is an outstanding example of choice.
Not only is its lightweight and robust PPX frame available in S or L dimensions (134 vs. 141 mm frame width, filters adjusted accordingly) and in a total of twelve colors. The corresponding lenses are also available in two different variants. Shown here are the "normal" ones, slightly more angular at the bottom. With a curved finish, the model is called Pathline.F Pro and is specifically designed to perfectly harmonize with rounder face shapes.
There are 14 (!) different interchangeable lenses, each of which can also be custom ground to individual prescription strengths, making the stylish sports glasses also serve as optical glasses.

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Useful Features

The portfolio of special features sounds familiar and has already proven itself in countless Evil Eye models. The temples can be adjusted in three positions and the angle of inclination of the glasses to the face can thus be individually regulated. Thanks to the Double-Snap nose pads, the Pathline can also be adapted to the shape and width of the nose.
Rubberized, slightly ribbed on the inside, the temple ends ensure a non-slip fit. These same temples detach immediately from the frame under high stress, instead of breaking, and can then be quickly reinserted.
And sufficient ventilation has been considered again - adapted to the current shape of the glasses. There have been no problems with fogging lenses during the rides this spring so far.

The revised Lens Lock System is fully convincing. The middle bridge of the side frame part acts as an easily graspable lever, which you (ideally with the temple folded) simply flip up and let snap back into place after completing the lens change.
No more sometimes (when there is a lot of dirt involved) prickly sliding mechanism, and no fiddly threading of two miniature pins.

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LST + Vario = Clarity

The topic of filter exchange is largely done for me since I switched to the Vario technology from Linz. Spring cannot send so much changeable weather that I do not always look through adequately darkened or lightened lenses thanks to the continuous self-tinting. Admittedly, this effect reaches its optimum at around 20°C ambient temperature and the filters remain darker in cold and lighter in heat. However, this suits me as I always feel particularly sensitive to light in the spring.
The filters of my choice are the blue mirrored LST bright Vario blue mirror with a brown base color, which in addition to the photochromism also boast Evil Eyes patented Light Stabilization Technology. Sounds good, is good: without their contrast-enhancing effect, I could hardly distinguish severely astigmatism-affected roots from potholes and would be practically flying blind through all trees during forested light-shadow changes.

In the wallet, this most cunning filter technology combination makes itself noticeable with 313 euros. However, those who do not need as much support as I do to get home safely are already in with 242 euros.

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Endura Singletrack Fleece

Is it a net? Is it fleece? It's both, and according to Endura, it's a novelty in the MTB sector. Indeed, those who hold the fabric of the Singletrack Fleece up to the light, will notice fleece squares arranged in a staggered pattern, rising from a thin veil of nothing.
In my opinion, the secret to why the long-sleeve jersey, which is made of over 80% recycled material, works so well lies in this structure... and as the Scots claim: The fleece squares provide warmth, especially since there is also plenty of space for the best insulation of all – namely air – between them. And the net allows everything that needs to get out to get out, so you don't cool down from being sweaty.
Or, to quote BB-user GrazerTourer, who has been using the men's counterpart for a while: „It doesn't get as sticky wet as most jerseys. It still feels comfortable directly on the skin. ... I have never felt too hot in it. Somehow it regulates really well.“

I also appreciate the well-made cut: relaxed, but the sleeves are not too wide and flappy, just right. The back is slightly extended, the collar is pleasantly sized in height and width, and the front zip is long enough that the helmet can stay on when putting it on or taking it off.
The small zip pocket on the back right holds lightweight belongings like house keys or emergency coins; heavier items must be placed elsewhere due to the side placement.
I have only used the long-sleeve shirt as an outer layer so far, but I can also imagine it under a jacket thanks to the tighter sleeves, and I will surely take it as an insulation backup on some mountain tours in the summer, not least because it's lightweight.
For those who want to follow suit: The Singletrack Fleece is available in three colors and six sizes for both women and men for €79.99 MSRP.

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Singletrack Short II + Liner Short

The pants, also originating from Endura's Singletrack line, have been mentioned several times in this gazette, most recently last summer. This already hints at what distinguishes the Singletrack Short II: robust and thus a bit denser, but not too heavy, it remains well-tempered across many seasons thanks to its generous ventilation openings. In addition, the many pockets, easily adjustable waistband, the just perfect leg length, and the overall very successful design – we like!
Downside: Inflation has not spared Scotland either, by 2024 the trousers will cost ten euros more – thus €99.99.

For the first time, I have tried the trail shorts now with a Singletrack Liner Short costing €64.99, and I am also very impressed with this undergarment. Great, high-quality seat padding, comfortable waistband, ideal leg width and length to, for example, sneak in knee warmers underneath, and a fun "secret pocket" on the thigh, where you can hide whatever you want.
Liner and shorts reliably connect via the Clickfast system. Those who do not want this fixed connection don't have to commit to it.

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