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  1. Kiwi

    Kiwi Oakley Enthusiast

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    I ran into some ray ban sunglasses that looked a lot like carbon blades. I didn't purchase them but here's an example online:
    http://m.ebay.com/itm/301182885489?nav=SEARCH

    Rimless style, ultra thin and light weight arms, and straight stems. Looks like the raybans retailed for $239. I saw them at a store for $80. Of course the oakleys have more refined design, have superior lenses and might be lighter but is all that worth $400? We all know that rayban and oakley are own by the same company. Looks like the way they see it, if it fails under one brand they could always market it under another.

    I don't mean to rain on anyone's parade about the Caron blades since there have been some positive feedback on them. I just wanted to get to the bottom of this. If anyone has both pairs, some side by side pictures would be very helpful.
     
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  2. Wavecloud

    Wavecloud Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    They don't look half as good as the Oak CB..
     
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  3. GDMFSOB

    GDMFSOB Oakley Enthusiast

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    Rayban 8305 and Oakley carbon blade are so similar besides minor changes. IMO the carbon blades are just recycled and rebranded ray bans. Or I call them the carbon copy.
     
  4. Brett28

    Brett28 Here's my money, thanks

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    It's true I saw some the other day. Other than some minor differences like hammer stems and the obvious lens technology they're "brothers"
     
  5. bad fishy

    bad fishy Oakley Expert

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  6. The Game

    The Game Oakley Enthusiast

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    Is the ray ban real carbon fiber?
     
  7. Ventruck

    Ventruck Oakley Expert

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    As much as I'm not a fan of the CB's, I'd give the benefit of the doubt it only appears similar but was developed from scratch by Oakley. The lens attachment and half frame setups are probably the only smart ways to do things right now. I've read how replacing a C6 lens can make one feel uneasy, and I know Blac has to have a split end to create a full frame look.

    I do think Oakley didn't take enough measures to distinguish the CB though. should've implemented a switchlock mech, and replaceable unobtanium nosebombs+ear socks. I assume that could've driven prices higher and they generally wanted to appeal to the widest audience, but such additions could've made it a truly elite pair.
     
  8. Ducman

    Ducman Oakley Enthusiast

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    similar design but difference is night and day
     
  9. Lumbergh

    Lumbergh Oakley Enthusiast

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    They might look kinda similar online... But hold both in your hand and you'll instantly see there's no comparison.