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  1. theclub27

    theclub27 Oakley Beginner

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    I emailed Oakley and was curious what would be the closest to the spike, and they said Jupiter Factory Lite are a similar style as the Spike. Anyone have any thoughts, that have used both models?


    Also how much better quality would titanium spike frames be to the normal C-5 alloy?
     
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  2. xmetalmaniac

    xmetalmaniac Made of Metal Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    C-5 is heavier then titanium, not by much but there is a difference when holding duplicate frames made from different alloys. A titanium whisker frame vs a c-5 alloy frame is not much of a big difference as both are extremely light wire frames. The JFL is a carbon/aluminum frame, as compared to the titanium spike I don't know the exact weight comparison. I believe both are a narrow frame but the fit will be different.
     
  3. nlgrav182

    nlgrav182 Oakley Enthusiast

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    I would say Crosshair Ti are closer in shape and feel.
     
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  4. OakleyGuru379

    OakleyGuru379 What is that thing?!

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    I would think the JFL is a bit heavier
     
  5. headpatrolman

    headpatrolman O Addict

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    The JFL fits more like a frog or a Holbrook, not as close to the face as the Spike. The Spike has much more Wrap than does the JFL. Although the JFL has slightly more Wrap then a frog or a Holbrook. I am trying to think of a current pair that would fit similar to a Spike and I can't.
     
  6. headpatrolman

    headpatrolman O Addict

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    I can't think of anything in a metal or a wire that's fits close to a spike. The Jury has a similar wrap and lens size and shape. The Style switch in o-matter as well, but it wraps a bit more.
     
  7. djhyper66

    djhyper66 Oakley Expert

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    JFL are more tight on my head and are unbalance shades meaning the aluminium frame is heavy , compared to the light arms, so it feel kind of heavy on my face and unbalanced.

    I rather wear jupiter carbons. or jupiter squares.
     
  8. RetinaBurn

    RetinaBurn Oakley Enthusiast

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    I think the closest is size and shape to a Spike would be a Hyjinx. As far as difference between the titanium and C-5 versions of the Spike in quality, there are the same. The difference is the weight, which is mostly noticed when worn for any extended peroid of time. The C-5 tends to feel heavy after a while, but you hardly notice the weight of the titanium frame.
     
  9. moore851

    moore851 Oakley Enthusiast

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    As most here have said weight is the big difference. I much prefer the TI frames. I have a few Ti spike and JFL, i find the coverage better on the spike, they fit a wider head in my opinion. Both are excellent glasses. The spike definitely has a more flat front, the base curve being less than the spike. If you like jupiters or frogs, etc with a more flat front you will enjoy the JFL or carbon. If you are more into the antix/hijnx/batwolf with more of a wrap consider the spikes. as far as size and shape like Retinaburn stated they would be similar to hijinx.
     
  10. referee

    referee Oakley Enthusiast

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    I own Spike and is an awesome pair... i love them but the truth is that spikes are heavy... after few hours wearing i feel the preasure at my nose.
    I dont think Jupiters shape is close to Spike