Originally Posted by robin
Despite how it looks the frame is actually very sturdy, but it is also very flexible. My local store was showing them to me and was bending them in all sorts of directions and they always kept their shape afterwards.
You're right, they are quite flexible and durable. But i have to agree with Arthusa, they are on the pricier side. They will usually retail for $400+. But in any case, there aren't very many other companies that make them like the one you showed (unless you want a copy) and I'll tell you why. The frame you showed is actually not a regular rim. It is grooved like a semi rimless frame and held together with the frame instead of the nylon wire. I cant think of any cheaper alternatives, except Lindberg but they aren't cheap either. It is difficult for fabricate the frames for cheap because they require so much precision to make them well. And their quality is reflected in their price.