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Discussion in 'Upcoming Oakley Releases/Rumors' started by MonsterDog, 12/6/16.
like Doug already explained, it's a lot of questionable worth. I'd say this is an attempt to see if they can sell with the Oakley name in a collaboration. and as most of us know, most clothes with an "O" are a very different story in comparison to the eye wear. I'm not really familiar with Camino. Just making out that I guess they're trying to get into the industry* with stuff priced at semi-premium levels.
The Cycling Tips collaboration was really just an OCP on a rather cheap crank that probably didn't pass QC for actual cycling use. Like really, that shouldn't jump up in resale value, but it was a cool idea and presentation, and fairly-priced.
*if this is actually true, I'd kinda indulge in the subject that smaller brands in the industry really aren't in the same vein as small businesses in the neighborhood. As much as I hate large brands trying to strong-arm the market (Specialized...), they have more convincing R&D backgrounds, familiarity, and can price competitively come discount time. I've only sampled very few Specialized products but I see why some people swear by them. I don't have that same confidence with smaller brands, although I heard Assos bibs are gems.
Got my Oakley x Camino cycling kit last week. First impressions are that it is pro-quality kit. For example, both the jersey and the bibs use four different types of fabric in the various panels, each providing different amounts of ventilation and different types of stretch. The jersey follows Euro-pro sizing, too: my XL jersey is like a US size M that stretches enough to fit like a US size L, delivering the skin-tight fit favored by today's pro peloton.
On the other hand, Oakley's Team Dimension Data cycling kit on sale at Oakley.com is not pro quality. But Oakley has lowered the prices further, so that bib shorts and a jersey add up to about $100. At that price, it's a good deal. Besides, you can't race in it, anyway.
I would personally love a user review of this kit, Sun, and I bet @Ventruck and @flyer would also be interested in hearing about its fit, finish, and performance. Even though I would have to wait for their "Pockyclipse Fire Sale" in 5 years to even remotely entertain picking this up I would like to know how it does and how you like it!
I compare all new kit reviews with my Capo stuff...currently my personal pinnacle of great kit. I also heavily use Pearl Izumi Elite and Castelli as I've mentioned before and am not in any way a brand whore like I am with Oakley glasses, so I am always looking to gather more information about new stuff.
I will try to provide a more detailed review soon. The good news is that all the Holiday visitors have left. The bad news is that the cold & fever they gave me lingers on ...
Perhaps somebody could get @Rustpot interested in cycling? His product reviews are always worth reading!
Ugh. Sorry man. Don't you just love the Holidays?!?!?!
Hopefully you feel better and the weather cooperates so you can get out there soon. I managed 30 couple miles yesterday...leisurely pace with no wind at all. Nice ride.
And Rustpot would be an amazing reviewer, I agree!
Thanks for the compliment, but it's going to take a lot of convincing for me to try and shove my fat ass into grape smugglers.
The type of cycling I'm into involves a motor and leather, and chicks wearing very little of it.
Well, I should revise that, I do like cycling, if I didn't live out in BFE and could use it for real transportation like in a city I'd probably ride. Country roads and pickup trucks aren't a recipe I'm willing to mix with a road bike though.
Rustpot in that cycling gear and posting a review?
Me posting a selfie?
Should run bets on what will happen first.
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