Last week in San Francisco, Oakley, Mash and Greg Lemond organized a group ride strictly via social media. We all posted about it, encouraging people from all cycling backgrounds to come along for a chill, no drop ride and crossed our fingers. Would 15 people show up? 20? No one was certain and all we knew was that we’d begin our little jaunt on Market Street at the Oakley store… (more…)
“What started off as a way to pay the rent in San Francisco, soon turned into a new way of life for Chas Christiansen. Messenger cycling opened up a world of opportunity and introduced Chas to an international community of like-minded people. Taking his bike everywhere that he goes, travelling the globe in search of new people, cultures and experiences.”
Nice one, Oakley.
For the most part, I only wear sunglasses on the road, at least here in Austin anyway. With all the sharp, spiky plant life here, sometimes I’d force myself to wear eyewear but was never 100% content with it. I’ve always had an issue with how sunglasses read the splotchy light found in the woods on my local trails. It was either intense and white, or shaded and dark, leaving little to no middle ground or time to adjust and it was difficult to make out details.
A few of my friends here started wearing these Oakley Prizm Trail sunglasses and swore by them for trail clarity, so I picked up a pair. Sure enough, after wearing these glasses for a few rides, the difference was clear. Let me clarify that, they made a huge difference. Oakley achieves this through a material they call Plutonite and while it sounds like a marketing ploy, the performance backs it up incredibly well.
Sean from Team Dream recently visited Garrett at Strawfoot and came across a neat project he’s working on with Oakley. These small tool pouches have a ratcheting wrench and a Crankbrothers tool. They’ll fit in your pocket, or your bag. Unfortunately, these aren’t for sale. Not yet anyway. Hopefully that’ll change!
Check out how the whole thing comes together in this Gif that Sean made.
It’s not everyday you see Chas on his track bike and Mark Cavendish in a wind tunnel featured in a video… Check out more information at Oakley.
I have these and they look so damn good… I even gave FYXO the Eyeshades, since I couldn’t pull them off.
Nice find Tracko!
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.
Remember these? Well this time I’m the one doing the auctioning and I’m donating 100% of the proceeds to a cycling-related charity. I started bidding last night at $.99 and it’s already over $300. If you missed them before, now’s your chance to pick up one of these ultra limited shades. Bid here.