1. Want to see less ads, private areas and be able to post? Register Today to receive all these benefits and more!
Dismiss Notice

Want to see less ads, post content and the ability to buy & sell Oakleys?

Register Today or Login

  1. g_one

    g_one Oakley Beginner

    Messages:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Hello all,
    I've been doing the research for a month or two now and I'm getting ready to buy my first pair of Oakley shades. I've reached sort of a crossroads though: The Fuel Cell is definitely my favorite model. They fit me best for sure, and if I get the Ducati model I can get the Grey Polarized lens which I think is best for my eyes. The Pit Bull model comes in second, but the Black Iridium Polarized I think may be just a little too dark.
    Long story short: since the Fuel Cells only have a base curve of 6.25, I'm wondering if anyone can share experiences wearing their Fuel Cells on a motorcycle, and if the 6.25 curve and frame shape affects peripheral vision? If the Pit Bulls really are that much better for motorcycle riding, I may end up going with them.

    Thanks!
     
    Shade Station Oakley Sunglasses

    Register to Not see this ad
  2. MaK

    MaK Oakley Beginner

    Messages:
    29
    Trophy Points:
    73
    Welcome on board.

    Bear in mind that the type of glasses that you may use for motorcycle riding will greatly depend on the type of helmet that you use.
    If you use a full face helmet, the polarized lenses in conjunction with the visor will cause undesired glares, also you will not be able to use glasses with big orbitals (batwolf, big taco, etc...) . Fuel cells are designed to fit medium to big sized noggings, so maybe woul be better to wait for advise of some forum member which may have tried them while riding.
     
  3. g_one

    g_one Oakley Beginner

    Messages:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Thanks for the response! I've definitely got a big head, and I was able to try them on in the Oakley store. I'm in Wisconsin and I ride a cruiser so I hardly ever wear a helmet (only if something comes up that I have to ride in the rain)
     
  4. SpeakForYou

    SpeakForYou Oakley Enthusiast

    Messages:
    614
    Trophy Points:
    193
    I've worn my FCs under my helmet. Never had any bother with them
     
  5. Juleye Exclusive Eyewear

    Juleye Exclusive Eyewear http://www.juleye.nl

    Messages:
    744
    Trophy Points:
    178
    My brother always uses his black iridium Fives 3.0 under his helmet. He really thinks they are the ultimate glasses for that use.
     
  6. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

    Messages:
    8,320
    Trophy Points:
    2,023
    You definitely want flat stems that fit as close as possible for the potential for helmet interface. But if you're not worrying about a helmet and want TOTAL peripheral you need to look into a half frame. M Frame, Radar, Flak Jacket, Fast Jacket depending on what fits best.

    Personally, I wouldn't want any encroachment. When I'm driving in a car most pairs will block part of my vision when I'm checking blind spots. I wear M Frames a lot due to this.
     
  7. g_one

    g_one Oakley Beginner

    Messages:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Thanks again. Just a followup question... in comparison to the Fuel Cell, would you guys say the Straight Jackets are bigger or smaller, or about the same size?
     
  8. SpeakForYou

    SpeakForYou Oakley Enthusiast

    Messages:
    614
    Trophy Points:
    193
    If you've not got short hair, any frame with unobtanium ear socks are a bad idea. Literally pull your hair out when you take them off! One reason why I prefer the FC.
     
  9. nlgrav182

    nlgrav182 Oakley Enthusiast

    Messages:
    956
    Trophy Points:
    173
    Fuel Cells are definitely not aerodynamic. They can move around due to all the wind and possibly blow off your head.

    If shopping for new, I would go for Racing Jackets, Radarlocks, or Wind Jackets. If you don't mind pre-owned, get a pair of Water Jackets with polarized lenses. At speed they will be GLUED to your head.
     
  10. artsnletters

    artsnletters Guest

    I use the Fuel Cells and Gascans for bike riding both with a full face and with a "novelty" Non DOT helmet, they both work well.
    Tim