Oakley Radar custom: a bit disappointed

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Adrien
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by Adrien

Hi guys,

I just got my custom Oakley Radar.
The colors are not really what the generated picture on Oakley site looked.
Metallic red is totally different from what I thought.

You can see them here: http://www.rouesartisanales.com/article-7041446.html

Here is a picture to let you see what I mean.

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Does some of you already experienced this?

Thanks.
Adrien.

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by drjones96

IMO the frame's color isn't that far off but the ear stocks are terribly misrepresented.

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Oakley's design style has gone too far off on the fringe for me... This is just too far a departure from the M Frames, which I got sick of 3 years ago.

I far prefer specialized optics these days...

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I still like my M-Frame Pro's that I've had since '98. Stylewise I did get tired of them years ago but in terms of functionality I don't know how you can beat 'em.

My wife thinks I look like a tool when I wear them out of uniform (ie no bike gear on). I agreed with that so I bought some Half Jackets. I look good in teh Half Jackets but i don't like how fat the frames are for riding. When I wear my M-Frames I forget that I even have them on. That's not the case with the Half Jackets. And the new style Flak Jackets and Radars feature fatter frames than these.

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The colours look completely different. However, I would never make a judgement based on an online colour, only from printed.

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After seeing a few crashes this summer in which the sharp bottom edge of these types of glasses carved into rider's faces, I've switched to more conventional sunglasses.

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Rich_W wrote:Oakley's design style has gone too far off on the fringe for me... This is just too far a departure from the M Frames, which I got sick of 3 years ago.

I far prefer specialized optics these days...


+1 My Spec Arc (small) is in every way superior to my Oakley Juliet. Love the transistion glasses, they are super lightweight and well designed (no frame/edges visible when riding in aero position).
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by VeloScaper

At first I was thinking it was going to turn out to be a monitor/LCD not having been calibrated. However, that's not even close!

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Adrien
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VeloScaper wrote:At first I was thinking it was going to turn out to be a monitor/LCD not having been calibrated. However, that's not even close!


This is indeed far from the color of the programm.

This is actually a very dark red. From the programm it looks flashy and quite "mat".

:(

Those are nice sunglasses anyway.

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Quite dissapointing.

Have you tried contacting Oakley directly?
At least to hear their version..

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by swoop

shoot, i'd return em or trade the and i wouldn't take no for an answer.

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Yes I'm sending them an email.

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by rascel

I would not accept this outcome as well. When you spend so many buck$ on sunglasses, you should at least get something close to the picture.
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by AdamsSLC01

I got mine in all white with white O's and white ear stocks. With Blue Iridium lenses....they look amazing! My nickname "A TRAIN" is on the lens as well!
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by Bobbie

This is just the standaard red color, i dont think you get custom colors.

It's always smarter to get to a shop and look at the frame's and they can also order custum (thats what me was told back her in Belgium).

Like the glasses a lot but there to wide on my face, so i stiked to my m-frame.

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