Category Archives: Oakley
Fairends Oakley Jawbones

I don’t usually get “artsy” with product shots but I’ve been digging the new Fairends edition Jawbone sunglasses. The black crystal frame looks great with the signature Fairends blue and red accents. You can see plenty more product shots over at Fairends or just pick up a pair. They’ve got Frogskins as well.

Feb 20, 2013 Comments are OFF
The Team Rapha Focus Oakley Frogskins Auction

Just like last week, this morning, at 6am PST, Rapha has opened up an auction for the new Team Rapha Focus Oakley Frogskins sunglasses. All the proceeds aid in financing the Team Rapha Focus men and women. These sunglasses come with a Rapha-Focus branded carrying bag. You might even get a set of Rapha-Focus trading cards.

Click here for the auction and here for more details. Make sure you follow @Rapha_N_America on Twitter or the Rapha Facebook page to monitor the bids each day. Next week, limited edition Rapha-Focus Frogskins go on the auction block.

These are very sharp shades. See for yourself in the gallery!

Dec 4, 2012 4 comments
The Team Rapha Focus Oakley RadarLock Auction
The Team Rapha Focus Oakley RadarLock Auction

This morning, at 6am PST, Rapha has opened up an auction for the new Team Rapha Focus Oakley RadarLock sunglasses. The opening bid is $250, or the retail of the normal RadarLocks and all the proceeds aid in financing the Team Rapha Focus men and women. These sunglasses come with a set of Rapha-etched clear lenses and Rapha-Focus branded carrying bag. You might even get a set of Rapha-Focus trading cards.

Click here for the auction and here for more details. Make sure you follow @Rapha_N_America on Twitter or the Rapha Facebook page to monitor the bids each day. Next week, limited edition Rapha-Focus Frogskins go on the auction block.

These are very sharp shades. See for yourself in the gallery!

Nov 27, 2012 3 comments
The 2012 Beloved Imperial Works Morton Concept
The Beloved Imperial Works Morton 2012 Concept

When Steve Blick first told me he was going to London for the 2012 Olympics, I asked something along the lines of “are you excited?”. Being someone who travels all over the world for Oakley‘s “two wheels division”, I can imagine that being at the Olympics might be daunting. But not for Steve. In fact, he said he was most excited about riding around his new Beloved Imperial Works Morton Concept. Here’s a back story:

“It started with monsieur @blick wanting to have a great ride in London for three weeks, so we approached Slate at Rapha for a taker, not wanting to send it back across the pond. He eventually said they would support the project, the only brief: just make it feel like Rapha.

Well, @blick is about black, stealth, and we (Beloved) don’t usually do black, staying classic silver with components, but with Rapha, the games in London, we got the idea / concept for an Imperial Works Morton, the common thought = gold. So in our interpretation, we figured out the small gold bits per IW: plate our steel downtube bands and the badge; next what was to be black: the Paul bits (crank/brakes/rev.levers), ano the Nitto bits (stem/bar/post), Conti all black tires, Brooks saddle (of course an “Imperial” classic B-17) & leather tape, fenders, and of course black powdercoat; and lastly what was to stay classic silver: bolts, rails, spokes, nipples, headset – a stainless King, stainless Phil BB cups, and pedals found that nice balance. A little magic was born on doing build.

It will live in the new Rapha London Cycle Club post the games, perhaps used as the
store’s special “work bike” here and there.”

See more of this beauty below in a full photo gallery and a video that Steve made while in London.

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Oct 1, 2012 8 comments
Rapha: Mr. Blick
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Photo by George Marshall

This man keeps Oakley moving with everything related to two-wheels. He’s the elusive Steve Blick and Rapha has a survey up on their site, featuring an interview with the man himself. Check it out here.

Sep 1, 2012 Comments are OFF