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  1. Oakleyguy

    Oakleyguy Oakley Beginner

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    Thinking about picking up a pair of oakley radars or radarlocks. Few questions for the knowledgeable. Besides the switching mechanism in the radarlock are there any visual differences between the radar and the radarlock? I'm not a cyclist these would be more for running, do they make a male straight stem/arm version? Do they make a straight stem with the path lens(leaning towards that cut)? What's the biggest lens to smallest lens? Thanks in advance for any info and or suggestions.
     
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  2. Oakster

    Oakster Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    For Radar, with Custom you can get most team colors as well as polished black with straight stems. Radarlock all the same.

    Lenses smallest to largest: Edge, Path, Pitch, Range (radar only). Then there is XL but it's not compatible with anything except XL frames. The difference is that the space between the nosebridge and the top of the frame is larger which is a design feature to increase visibility when down on your aero bars.

    Radar feels a bit firmer and tougher then Radarlock. Radarlock is supposed to be easier to change, but for some reason I find Radar easier as the switchlock mechanism can be a bit finicky.
     
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    Oakster Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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  4. Oakleyguy

    Oakleyguy Oakley Beginner

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    It seems the edge lens is a female cut?
     
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    RetinaBurn Oakley Enthusiast

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    Yes, it is the smallest lens and is advertised as towards females. I believe there are a few guys on the forum who use it. It would just be a matter of if it fit your face and gave you the coverage you desire.
     
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    Ventruck Oakley Expert

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    Another thing "Switchlock" can enable is slightly looser tolerances so the lens deflects less when the pair is on the face, but this effect is hardly noticeable in comparisons; I think only the Jawbone/RJ marketed this purpose too.

    For running, both frames work really. I'd pick upon aesthetic unless you really find one pair more comfortable upon trying them out, and/or if you really want the lens selection of the Radar. Has some spiffy tints the Radarlock doesn't: Gold, G26, HI Permission, Violet.