Saw these at a local shop and didn't know that Oakley was coming out with a redesigned version of the M frame. The original M Frame and the Radar's have never fit me very well but found these to fit astoundingly well.
Wondering if anyone has these yet or has tried them?
Haven't found much about them online yet....
IMO really, really, really poor move on Oakleys behalf. And in no doubt just a measure to save on production costs. To me this is the end of the M Frame... Sad, sad day.
Unless there is some press release I missed...
Are they a stepback ? Well since Oakley was bought by Luxottica the entire brand is a stepback. Joke aside, I miss the hydrophobic coating featured in the first generations Radars. That was a great product. Now with their Radarlock riding in the rain is not the same anymore.
Thanks to ebay it's possible to find old Radar with the blue "H" sticker on the lens.
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The story is that his wife said he was lucky with Oakley and couldn't be successful a 2nd time so he sold Oakley and is now doing this
Worlds best goggle and glass to Worlds best camera's he has some skills!!!
Anybody who thinks "we" are nuts about bikes, the real Oakley fans are out of control
and that is just one site there a 100's some of the new old stock glass sell for $1,000s
It's so bad for me I am stalking ebay for NOS Mpro frames : (
I think you will agree that the latter is a step forward in just about every way.
SolidSnake03 wrote:....In what regard? Just saying a step back isn't very helpful.
For me, they are a huge step forward with less of a vice squeeze fit, shorter temples and better lens wrap around my cheek bones.
Everyone knows that the radar/radarlock/Oakley glass of the week, that are worn the peloton are pined so the hinge won't close.
I know some of this is personal fit but it's never good when you have to modify you product so real people can use it in real life.
I don't even think the plastic used in the radar/radarlock frames is as good as the plastic in the m pros.
And now about none sport frames or lifestyle frame, for the past 3 years Oakley hasn't even made a spring hinge frame, they just brought a few models back this year. And the spring hinge makes a big difference for fit/comfort/usability for everyday all day glass.
I feel Oakley is a marketing company now and it real hurts me to say that, I still have and use every Oakley frame I have every bought. I am worried to death that when I go next month to get new RX M glasses they are not going to be to the same standard/quality as my original M pros.
My view is that the quality of the sunglasses product needs to improve. When the man in the street can't see the difference between a $250 Oakley and a $25 Choakley (Chinese Oakley copy) which comes with 5 lenses then they have problem. Not because the man in the street will necessarily buy the Choakelys, but because he begins to question why 30g of moulded plastic should cost $250. This is a problem for the whole industry as it's unclear why glasses are not much much cheaper. That said, some Oakley products are good. Their ski goggles are a step better than mid price alternatives and the Chinese don't yet do skiing.
But overall Oakley fail to offer a truly cutting edge product and take the same shortcuts as others. For example offering clear lenses with only let 93% visible light transmission rather than a true multilayered coated lens with up to 99.9% transmission. Yes this is more expensive, but Nikon and Canon are able to sell a highly engineered camera lens with an autofocus motor and 5 or more multicoated glass elements for about the same price as a set of Oakleys.
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