Kingpin

From: £121.00

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  • Frame : Rob Warner (ltd edition)
  • Lens : Violet Chrome (trail)
  • Nose Rubber : Black
  • Icon : Black Gun Metal

1 x Kingpin Sunglasses
1 x Zeiss low-light lens
1 x Protective Hardcase
1 x Microfibre softbag

All custom eyewear orders placed weekdays before 2pm GMT are built and shipped the same day. Choose a shipping method to suit your needs at the checkout 🤘

365 days any reason returns are accepted for all products that are unused. Returns are free of charge for all UK orders.

It's simple. If you break your eyewear due to a manufacturing defect, we will either repair or replace it, free of charge.

Choose your perfect lens

Be the boss, with ultra high definition ZEISS lenses

How the Lens Tech Works

Using technology developed by one of the world’s top lens manufacturers, the Alleycat features lenses from ZEISS’s Performance lens range. Developed with trail and road riding clarity in mind the performance lens range filters light to give you the optimum view of the environment ahead.

If you’re a MTB or gravel rider, you’ll want to check out our trail lenses. These are perfect for when you’re riding trees, tracks, or around vegetation, where the environment has a predominance of green and orange light that can overwhelm the eye. The trail lens filter reduces green and orange light, giving you greater clarity of the environment, improved depth perception and view of the trail like no other lens can offer.

If road is your vice, you’ll want to check out our road lenses (no surprises there!). In these environments there is a lot of neutral light reflected from the tarmac and a predominance of blue light from artificial lights that can overwhelm the eye. Our road lens filters out some of the blue light, whilst providing an equal distribution of neutral light, improving the road definition, your ability to see potential hazards and levelling up your colour balance perception.

KingPin features

ZEISS PERFORMANCE LENSES

increased contrast & improved clarity for the best view of the trail or road

INTERCHANGEABLE LENS SYSTEM

Switch up your lens to match weather conditions in a matter of seconds

HYPERFLEX TR90 FRAME

Strong, Flexible & lightweight for total confidence

SMART VENTING SYSTEM

Maximum airflow to keep your view fog-free

RUBBERISED NOSE PIECE AND ARMS

For comfort and stability

RIPEL COATING

Keeps dirt, dust and sweat off of your lenses

MADE IN ITALY

Experts in high-performance eyewear

UV 400 PROTECTION

Keeps your eyes protected from nasty rays

ABOUT THE Kingpin

Lead the way in both performance and style with the Kingpin riding glasses.

Built to boss the trail and road, the Kingpin takes our market-leading ZEISS lenses and pairs them with a full-frame design guaranteeing style on and off the bike.

Lenses this great deserve frame tech to match, and the Kingpin pulls no punches with its’s Hyperflex frames constructed from super tough, flexible and lightweight TR90.

The Hypergrip nose and tips are designed to keep them locked firmly in place on even the most challenging of terrain.

The Kingpin includes a ZEISS lowlight lens, microfibre bag, and is packed into a premium carry case.

Head out and boss your next ride with the Kingpin featuring ZEISS lenses.

FAQ’S

The Kingpin has easily interchangeable lenses and comes with a Zeiss low light lens included. If you want to grab some extra lenses, you can do so here and if you need just an extra low light lens, you can grab it here.

The Kingpin lens ratings are as follows:

Low-Light = S0 (86% VLT)
Amber = S2 (29% VLT)
Violet Chrome = S2 (25% VLT)
Red Chrome = S2 (28% VLT)
Green Chrome = S2 (22% VLT)
Silver Chrome = S3 (19% VLT)
Smoke = S3 (19% VLT)
Photochromic = S0 – S3 (85% – 18% VLT)

The higher the category (and lower the VLT %) the more light the lens blocks, so an S2 lens is often good for if you’re riding in varying light conditions, whilst an S3 lens will perform best if you’re mostly riding bright conditions. You can check out our in-depth video on the lenses further up this page or you can access it here.

Our photochromic lenses are not made by Zeiss, as Zeiss currently doesn’t make a photochromic lens in a shield option. However, they are from one of the worlds leading photochromic lens makers and the optical quality is also fantastic.

We offer a lightweight, low profile optical clip that connects to the Kingpin nose bridge. This can be purchased on its own or with prescription lenses from Zeiss included. You can check all of our prescription options here

The main difference is in the lens technology. The Kingpin trail lens optimises for orange/green environments whereas the snow lens filters out more blue light, as there is a predominance of this in snowy environments. As a result, you’ll get much better definition, contrast and depth perception when in the snow. Also, the snow version doesn’t come with a low-light lens included, which the Kingpin Trail version does.

Reviews

Customer Reviews

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J. Hayayumi
High Quality Sunglasses!

I was super excited to get a pair of the kingpins trail knowing the great reviews, high quality and passion invested in this product. I was also concerned about the fit, style considering very few all frames fit my weird head/mtb helmet combo. I’m glad I grabbed a pair. The look is amazing and the clarity, quality of the lenses is superb. I gotta admit they feel a little tight but as soon as I start riding I really forget about that, so it’s not a big issue. I’d say change the design of the arm temple and maybe the end shouldnt point outward.

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Neil S
Kingpin Trail Rx

The Kingpin Trail w/ Optical Clip with Rx lens are legit. I’ve used Rx inserts in googles for years and The Kingpin is the best alternative. When not wearing the googles it left me without vision correction. I’m able to wear the Kingpins even when climbing with a DH helmet. Absolute game changer. They stay put, are very comfortable and fogging is minimal. If you need vision correction these are a great option. I’ll be wearing these way more often than my old google setup.

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Tom Bamber
Awesome

Melon optics are an awesome Brand what I love about them is their independent style seamlessly coupled with technical excellence - they don’t fog, they stay planted even when shredding the trails, they somehow manage to offer the perfect level of protection no matter the changing light conditions. Blown away 👍 🍉 👌

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Steve Monk
Kingpin trail

Hi Melon optics, I purchased a set of kingpins to take to the Alps. I used them on the Trans Savoie 50/50, and they were amazing!! When everyone else had Goggles which steamed up my glasses did not and even with very dry dusty trails no dust got into my eyes. Love them and would recommend to anyone👍

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Ray Will
The Stoke is high!

They fit my face and poc helmet well. Feel super light on my nose. Have recently purchased an extra lense for the 1 or 2 days of sun in Scotland haha. The Photochromic lense works great! People actually notice them getting darker at times.....mind blower!
Thanks to the melon team!