The idea is that the Jawbreakers will provide a wider field of vision on the bike, reducing the chance of the frame obscuring a rider’s eyeline – something Cavendish may have experienced given his low, aggressive position when sprinting.“The Jawbreaker really started with a conversation at a pretty casual dinner with Mark Cavendish,” says Ryan Calilung, director of concept development at Oakley.Cheap Oakleys. “The one statement that really stuck with me from Mark is that when he puts on eyewear, it’s like he’s putting on armour.Oakley Sunglasses Outlet.“We actually tracked the movement of riders’ eyes and there were not only portions of the lens that people aren’t looking through at all, there are portions of the frame that people were attempting to look through.”
Oakley say the finished product is the result of more than 100 design iterations, 9,600 hours of lab and field testing, and 27 individual components, having been two years in the making.Oakley Sunglasses Sale. You may have spotted Cavendish wearing the Jawbreakers in recent months.The Jawbreaker name comes from the mechanism which separates the lower half of the frame from the upper to remove and change the lens.Oakley Outlet. Lift the nose clip up, unhook it from the top of the frame, and the lower half swings down on two hinges to expose the lens.The Jawbreakers are available with a new lens, dubbed Prizm Road, which is said to “emphasise colors where the eye is most sensitive so riders can spot subtle changes in the texture of road surfaces.”
Our experience with Oakley lenses to date is superb and we expect that to continue here. Other lenses, all said to be ‘impact resistant’ available include Prizm Trail (for off-road use), Grey Polarized, Sapphire Iridium and Red Iridium Polarized.Fake Oakleys. The frame, meanwhile, is available in seven colours.Ventilation ports above and below the lens are designed to keep air moving around the glasses, particularly important given the size of the lens, and reduce fogging. Meanwhile, the temple earpiece can be adjusted in length, with three lengths and Oakley say this is to improve helmet compatibility.Oakley Womens Sunglasses. As for weight, we’ve put the Jawbreakers on the scales and they weigh 35g.The Oakley Jawbreaker will hit UK stores in mid-April, though pricing is to be confirmed.
We’ll be putting the Jawbreakers to the test over the weeks ahead. Watch out for a full review.Oakley Sunglasses For Men.They also suited our smallish head, though your mileage may, as they say, vary depending on your head size and facial shape. One thing we did notice was that there was a minor rattle/creak when the glasses were off, but once under tension on your face, the noise disappeared completely.Cheap Oakley Sunglasses.Our Radarlock Paths came with a road-friendly reddish-hued Prizm lens designed to increase contrast in all light conditions and help you pick out irregularities in the road surface along with white lines and other markings – you can buy Prizm lenses for other activities including ‘Trail’ ones which are intended to pick out changes in off-road surfaces and are what we’d pick for walking, trail running and mountain biking.
On the road we found the Prizms excellent across a really wide range of light conditions. They’re not doomy dark and work well under tree coverage for example, but also take the edge off bright sunlight too. A really good all-round compromise with no obvious distortion.Did they accentuate road irregularities?Discount Oakley.Well, we certainly felt confident that we could see where we were heading and never once did that thing of crashing through an unseen pothole or being caught out by an unexpected ripple or ridge in the road surface.Oakley Sunglasses. So that’s a yes.And if things get darker, the SwitchLock system means you can rapidly swap the Prizm lenses for the alternative Persimmon, orange-tinted ones, by simply flicking up a lever, disengaging the nose piece and slotting the new lens into place. Really that easy.