Oakley Radar or Giro Havik?

Ands
Ands Posts: 1,437
edited December 2009 in Road buying advice
Your votes please....Radars or Haviks? 8) 8)

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  • Oakley Radar's for me, but they'ed have to be Pitch lens'

    8) 8) 8)
  • Scrumple
    Scrumple Posts: 2,665
    I'd rather have a cup of tea.
  • Ands
    Ands Posts: 1,437
    Scrumple wrote:
    I'd rather have a cup of tea.
    That would certainly be a lot cheaper!

    Tetley or PG Tips then?
  • cougie
    cougie Posts: 22,512
    I've had oakleys for 20 years or more. Great glasses.
  • bobtbuilder
    bobtbuilder Posts: 1,537
    cougie wrote:
    I've had oakleys for 20 years or more. Great glasses.

    +1 for this. Yes they cost a fair bit, but they are the mutts nutts in both looks and function.

    Nuff said.
  • Ands
    Ands Posts: 1,437
    Mr A has M-frames but is looking to replace them as they are quite old and chipped now. He is quite keen to stay with Oakley due to their excellent after-sales service but he tried on the Haviks and quite liked them.
  • Scrumple
    Scrumple Posts: 2,665
    get some bolle contours and buy some speciality tea with your spare cash.

    they are as good as any oakleys
  • +1 Radars
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  • Ands
    Ands Posts: 1,437
    Thank you. Purchase now made for Radar Paths crystal black/black iridium + clear lenses :) .
  • No contest Oakley's every time and twice on Sunday
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  • I have a Black Radar frame with the transitional lens, a clear lens and a black iridium for the one day a year it's sunny.

    I wouldn't buy anything other than Oakley.
  • GavH
    GavH Posts: 933
    Ands wrote:
    Mr A has M-frames but is looking to replace them as they are quite old and chipped now. He is quite keen to stay with Oakley due to their excellent after-sales service but he tried on the Haviks and quite liked them.

    +1 on the aftersales service. I use Rudy Project Rydons but used to have a pair of non cycling Oakleys which were broken. I recently sent them to Oakley to see if they could repair them. They could not (too old) and so have offered me 40% off a new pair of my choice (less special editions)! Currently thinking about a pair of Radars and flogging the Rydons.

    Only problem I have now is deciphering the three different styles of Radar. What's the deal with these?
  • Ands
    Ands Posts: 1,437
    Hi GavH the Pitch is a bigger lense than the Path. Can't remember what the 3rd one was. If you go on the Oakley website you can see the 3 side by side http://www.oakley.com/radar

    Mr A found the coating flaked off his m-frames (they were about 4 years old at the time and a limited edition, out-of-warranty). Oakley replaced the frames for a nominal charge of about $20 AUD. Brilliant service. And then he cracked the original lens and because the replacement frame came with a brand new warranty the lense was replaced FOC!

    I think the Radars are heaps nicer than the Rydons (if you remember from a couple of weeks ago I was the one with the broken Rydons after my daughter trod on them). Don't think I'll get them repaired now as I fancy a change. (Anyway I'll inherit the m-frames once Santa has delivered the Radars to their intended recipient :lol: )
  • Planet X ?






    :lol:


    Oakley Radar - worth the investment, great glasses. I've got the gold iridium and they are streets ahead of budget glasses that I have purchased in the past.

    In fact, I have probably spent twice as much on cheap glasses ( combined ) than what I spent on the Oakleys.


    Only thing I would say about them is I felt it a waste of time shopping around for a significant price difference as they seem to be pretty fixed cost.
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  • GavH
    GavH Posts: 933
    Ands wrote:
    Hi GavH the Pitch is a bigger lense than the Path. Can't remember what the 3rd one was. If you go on the Oakley website you can see the 3 side by side http://www.oakley.com/radar

    Mr A found the coating flaked off his m-frames (they were about 4 years old at the time and a limited edition, out-of-warranty). Oakley replaced the frames for a nominal charge of about $20 AUD. Brilliant service. And then he cracked the original lens and because the replacement frame came with a brand new warranty the lense was replaced FOC!

    I think the Radars are heaps nicer than the Rydons (if you remember from a couple of weeks ago I was the one with the broken Rydons after my daughter trod on them). Don't think I'll get them repaired now as I fancy a change. (Anyway I'll inherit the m-frames once Santa has delivered the Radars to their intended recipient :lol: )

    Thanks Ands, I'll have a closer look at the Oakley site.
  • Ands
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    Only thing I would say about them is I felt it a waste of time shopping around for a significant price difference as they seem to be pretty fixed cost.
    They have arrived this morning - absolutely gorgeous & great service from cyclestore.co.uk . I paid £113 for the crystal black frames/black iridium lenses which I think was a very good price (RRP £147). Even CRC with its 10% off weekend wasn't cheaper (and jejames are still selling for £147). Plus they came with a hard case, which I wasn't expecting. Shame they're not mine :( !