ROKA – GP-1X Cycling Sunglasses Review

Travis GneitingReviews

ROKA - GP-1x Sunglasses
  • Quality
  • Comfort/Fit
  • Lens
  • Price
  • Value


The ROKA cycling glasses like the GP-1 and the GP-1x are a premium sunglass with a top of the line lens and a fit that can be appreciated by all riders and ability levels. After a few rides on a hot sunny day it’s becomes apparent that the comfort and performance of the glasses exceed our expectation of the sunglasses and have quickly become our go-to sunglasses for both mountain biking and road cycling.

The ROKA GP-1X is a larger version of the ROKA GP-1 made for full coverage and demands of long sunny and heated days on two wheels.  With features like rubberized customization nose pieces and ribbed ear pieces, the light weight glasses are meant to stay in place even under the rigors of all day rides.  The sunglasses are ultra light weight, have full spectrum coverage, and look pretty good too. The ear pieces and under-rim provide stability and structure to the glasses while the wide angle lens provide eye protection from both the sun and rouge debris.

ROKA – GP-1X Lens

The lens of the GP-1x cycling sunglasses are coated on both the back and front of the glasses. Coatings are applied to build up performance and transmission.  A hydroleophobic coating helps keeps moisture off the lens. Additionally, an anti-scratch protective layer, an anti-reflective layer, anti-fog and mirror or polarization layers are added depending on which of the 4 lens options you choose.

For a smaller fitting lens be sure to check out the ROKA GP-1.


The over-sized fit is something I have grown to love in riding glasses, from keeping the wind and dust out of my eyes to preventing blinding sunlight from odd angles.  With a full 140mm width and 57mm height the coverage is huge, just the way I like it.   At only 26 Grams (confirmed actual weight), they feel great on the face even after wearing them all day.

The GP-1X ear pieces are made from a titanium core wire and wrapped in what ROKA calls GEKO(TM) retention for keeping the glasses in place for all sports.

ROKA GP-1X Nose Piece

There are 3 optional sizes for the Removable GEKO Nose pad.  The GEKO tech offers a custom fit that secures the nose glasses to most face shapes.


Here is more on the ROKA GEKO Patented Fit system

ROKA Guarantee

As well as a two year limited warranty against material defects or workmanship.  ROKA also offers 100% satisfaction guarantee for 30 days if returned in new, unused condition for a refund or like-for-like exchange. You will have to pay the shipping for returns. Even better, is the Home Try-On program they offer. You can have 4 pair of their sunglasses sent to you for 7 days. Keep what you want, and the shipping cost is applied to the glasses.


Having tried hundres of sunglasses, and at least 30+ cycling glasses the ROKA GP-1x are very near the top of my list as my favorites.  I really like the look of them, the oversized coverage, the GEKO grip, and just how light weight, flexible and comfortable they are.  The lens are very much premium quality with both clarity and protection.  These are a priemum cycling sunglass, and not everyone is going to spend $220 for a pare of cycling glasses, but if you are looking for the best, in performance, coverage, and weight. It’s worth checking out the ROKA GP-1x.