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Anyone else like the new Oakley

Old 09-25-17, 10:55 AM
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Anyone else like the new Oakley

I think there is a stigma before things get into the peloton, but a bunch of teams are going to be sporting these soon. I think I’m a fan. That said, I hope the production model has a smaller logo.





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It's pretty rad. I want to try one on. I still think the Specialized Evade might be the coolest helmet imo but this Oakley has potential.

That aero helmet with the built in lenses looks sick though. I might get one and just roll around with it daily lol.

https://www.bikerumor.com/2017/08/30...-cycling-kits/
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Originally Posted by Philly215 View Post
It's pretty rad. I want to try one on. I still think the Specialized Evade might be the coolest helmet imo but this Oakley has potential.

That aero helmet with the built in lenses looks sick though. I might get one and just roll around with it daily lol.

https://www.bikerumor.com/2017/08/30...-cycling-kits/
Yea. I want to try them on too. The evade has been my favorite for a while now. This is a great option for people who don’t ride specialized though. I also like that the surfacing is a little more simple. Not quite as many vents.

I had the option for built in lenses with my air attack and decided it was overkill for local rides. I love the idea of built in lenses though.
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Originally Posted by EnsitMike View Post
Yea. I want to try them on too. The evade has been my favorite for a while now. This is a great option for people who don’t ride specialized though. I also like that the surfacing is a little more simple. Not quite as many vents.

I had the option for built in lenses with my air attack and decided it was overkill for local rides. I love the idea of built in lenses though.
I don't ride Specialized and I wear their helmets. And I don't care. They make great helmets and shoes. I'm not sponsored by anyone so I don't care if stuff matches. In fact, the guys around town in team kits with team color bikes and stuff tend to be the bigger dbags since all roadies (myself included) are dbags. They are like the king dbags.
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I'm gonna guess a strictly-enforced MAP of at least $300 for the Aro 5. The sky is the limit on the TT lid.
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Originally Posted by DrIsotope View Post
I'm gonna guess a strictly-enforced MAP of at least $300 for the Aro 5. The sky is the limit on the TT lid.
not for me. still want to find a closeout POC helmet.
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like it except the giant O sticker but I am sure that could be removed
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The should call it the "Tron". I'll get one if and when they show up in Japan, I'm still sporting a Briko Twinner from the Cipollini era.
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Originally Posted by Capo72 View Post
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Agreed

Originally Posted by Philly215 View Post
I don't ride Specialized and I wear their helmets. And I don't care. They make great helmets and shoes. I'm not sponsored by anyone so I don't care if stuff matches. In fact, the guys around town in team kits with team color bikes and stuff tend to be the bigger dbags since all roadies (myself included) are dbags. They are like the king dbags.
Yea. Can agree with kit guys. I just stay away from bike manufacture gear if I don’t own the bike. Doesn’t matter at the end of the day though.

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I'm gonna guess a strictly-enforced MAP of at least $300 for the Aro 5. The sky is the limit on the TT lid.
Afraid of this happening… especially when they find out everyone digs them haha

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like it except the giant O sticker but I am sure that could be removed
Agreed.

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The should call it the "Tron". I'll get one if and when they show up in Japan, I'm still sporting a Briko Twinner from the Cipollini era.
Dude, that Briko is pretty sweet. That helmet was way ahead of its time. Nice.
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Looks cool, but no way I'll be able to afford it. I think the MET Rivale looks somewhat similar and I didn't even spring for that.
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Originally Posted by DrIsotope View Post
I'm gonna guess a strictly-enforced MAP of at least $300 for the Aro 5. The sky is the limit on the TT lid.
the Aro 3 will retail for $180, Aro5 will retail at $250, and the Aro7(the TT helmet) will retail for $500 with both a Road Prizm tinted lens, and a clear one. this is the Aro3

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not for me. still want to find a closeout POC helmet.
You're welcome.

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you'd think ya'll wanted me to be broke and out on the streets.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
Aro5 will retail at $250
Yep. I’m game. Might sell my air attack and get one.
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The other manufacturers dropped the ball. We have to get a helmet made by a sunglasses company to remember that sunglasses stowage ports really are important to have!
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Oof, that Aro3 is... not attractive. The Aro5 still looks pretty good, maybe they'll be cheaper by the time I wear out my Overtake.
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I’ll have to see the Oakleys and the Vanquish on my head...also it won’t matter if the helmets don’t conform to my head shape. Luckily Giro and Bell fit me well, and Lazer too.
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The other manufacturers dropped the ball. We have to get a helmet made by a sunglasses company to remember that sunglasses stowage ports really are important to have!
POC has had their "Eyewear Garage," for a bit.
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The ones in the OP look cool, the Aro3 not so much. And the Aro7... can't really comment much as I don't do TT stuff.


But I wonder if they will come with an optional/removable insect net...


Also, since Oakley has the whole "Asian fit" concept with their glasses, I wonder if they will also have a similar sizing scheme for the helmets.
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POC has had their "Eyewear Garage," for a bit.
of course POC is also an eyewear manufacturer.
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of course POC is also an eyewear manufacturer.
Sure, but they are primarily a helmet company, first addressing skiing and then working in to other segments; I wouldn't characterize them as a "sunglasses company," which is what I was responding to.
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Sure, but they are primarily a helmet company, first addressing skiing and then working in to other segments; I wouldn't characterize them as a "sunglasses company," which is what I was responding to.
So using that logic, Oakley is a BMX grip company.

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