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  1. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    It's not for-sure but I'm considering getting a pair or radarlocks plus some replacement lenses so I end up with BIP, Prizm daily, Prizm road, and Prizm trail.

    For the purposes of this inquiry, we'll use MSRP prices...

    Were I to get a radarlock path with Prizm trail ($240) and add replacements for BIP ($130), Prizm daily ($150), and Prizm road ($100), the total would be $620.

    But, were I to get almost-identical-frame radarlock path with BIP & VR28 BI ($300) and add replacements for Prizm trail ($100), Prizm daily ($150), and Prizm road ($100), the total would be $650.

    Sure, that's $30 more, but you end up with an additional VR28 BI lens, which, as replacements, go for $80. So it's like $50 in savings, apples-to-apples.

    And VR28 BI is a desirable lens. But, with Prizms daily, road, and trail, would there really be any use for VR28 BI or would it be redundant, functionally?

    What would you do?

    Save the $30 and exclude VR28 BI, or spend the $30 to get the extra lens for cheap?
     
    Last edited: 2/9/15
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  2. Option C, save that money for that Madman raw you've been lusting after for months. Did you hear it comes with a special case AND a serial number?
     
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  3. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    A SPECIAL CASE?!?!? WELL SHEEEIIIT I'M SOLD!!! :D
     
  4. On a more serious note, more lenses is always better. Maybe you trade it for something down the line, or you take a spill and mess up one of the other lenses. Glasses aren't much use without lenses so when pricing permits more is always better.
     
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  5. pistolpetefan23

    pistolpetefan23 Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Spend the extra money, then sell or trade the VR28BI lens to off-set some of the cost of your purchase.
     
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  6. Litos

    Litos I believe in babies, music, magic and mom and dad

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    all of this.......
     
  7. Ventruck

    Ventruck Oakley Expert

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    Do you really need all 3 Prizm lenses?
     
  8. Dieseltech

    Dieseltech Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    I would spend the extra 30 bucks. Sell the lense if you dont need it.
     
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  9. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    Need, want... :D

    By my understanding Daily isn't quite dark enough for full-on sun (thus the BIP) but is the darkest of the three I listed and would probably get the most facetime. But I want good driving-in-rain options, too, and road may be good for that, or at least overcast. Trail, being the lightest of the three (or so I hear) might be better than road in the heaviest rain, and /or also might be the best choice for wooded hiking / biking.

    But I'm just considering plans right now; I want to check them all out firsthand before committing.
     
  10. Jontoad

    Jontoad Oakley Expert

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    honestly at this point i would flip a coin. haha.