When we first saw the AC System, we figured that there was a much wider appeal for the product than motocross. Developed by Jim Castillo, the small metal discs are wrapped in an adhesive that is stuck onto the nose and is paired to a second magnet that opens up the nasal passage, the AC System has been used by dozens of top motocross racers and even in NASCAR. At the time we knew of a few riders that had tested the magnets in their bicycle training with success and figured that its use would undoubtedly spread to purely physical endurance sports, like cycling or running.
While AC Systems spread through the motocross pit area, 100% worked to use the technology in their road cycling eyeglasses with multi-time world champion Peter Sagan. An early look at final product came at a trade show late last year, around the time that Sagan competed with the pieces in place at an event, and now the Speedcraft Air glasses have reached consumers.
Based on 100%’s popular Speedcraft glasses (TR90 frame, shatterproof lens), the Speedcraft Air features “a built-in nasal dilator” that runs along both sides of the nose and is paired to a small dial that allows the wearer to expand or contract the dilator to their personal preferences.
The glasses have just been added to 100%’s online catalog and will be available at select high-end cycling retailers. The full kit, which will include the glasses, twenty of the strips (that’s ten total rides), the applicator, and a spare clear lens will retail for $325. There’s no word from 100% on if this is something that will also soon be available as an all-in-one motocross goggle…