After my last ride I have decided that I need to get some goggles, and there seem to be some MX and some mountain bike specific ones, but they seem to be the same. The only difference being that MX goggles are cheaper.

Does anybody know what the difference is between MX and mountain bike goggles? (I ride in wet muddy conditions if that's important.)


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    By 'MX' you mean motorcross, i.e. for riding a motorcycle? Just a guess but MTB googles may have more ventilation as airflow is less and effort is higher. Jan 21, 2018 at 14:49
  • Not sure, I suspect removable dirt panels will be involved.
    – Criggie
    Jan 21, 2018 at 19:26
  • Airflow might be better, but racing MX takes as much effort (although very different kind of effort) as racing MTB.
    – mattnz
    Jan 28, 2018 at 7:27
  • I use my snowboard goggles. I don't think there's much difference, they all have ventilation and they'll all fit around a full face helmet.
    – Matt
    Mar 8, 2018 at 7:36

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Mountain bike specific goggles have less foam padding around the top and are generally lighter. Also the lenses seem to be more flexible but that might just be my imagination.


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