Oakley’s extremely popular M-Frame model has graced the faces of the pro peloton’s top stars since the start of the 90s.
Other models have come, gone or stayed, but the lightweight and comfortable M-Frame has remained the weapon of choice for most – the notable exception being Discovery’s George Hincapie and his allegiance to Oakley’s Racing Jacket model, also now adopted by riders such as Astana’s Alexandre Vinokourov and Michael Barry of T-Mobile.
But the introduction of the new Radar has seen it appear on the faces of former M-Frame-wearing riders such as CSC’s Bobby Julich and Saunier Duval’s David Millar, and it’s no surprise thanks to the new model’s technical features and styling.
Grimy glasses are a thing of the past with the Radar’s hydrophobic lenses, which repel water, dirt, dust and oil (Oakley have consistently come up with some cracking technical names for their products; hydrophobia is a fear of water. It’s also another name for rabies), and which make them perfect for a day out on the road.
Three lens-shape options – the fuller coverage Range (above), the smaller Path (below) and the Pitch, which falls in the middle – allow you to pick the right one for your face shape, while a big choice of frame colour options and lens tints helps you to get the exact Radar you want. The glasses comes complete with a spare nosepiece and a top-quality case, with room for spare lenses when on the move.