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    Posted: Oct/06/2010 at 11:25am
I was looking for some new goggles that are around 75 or under, i looked at some oakleys. Are they worth it or is it just for the name?? Any goggles you recomend?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/06/2010 at 11:38am
be sure to check the warranty.  i know i have got my money's worth and then some from the pair of smith's i have that come with the lifetime warranty.  if scratched or whatever, then send'em in and if they can't fix, they'll send a brand new equiv or better (likely) set.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/06/2010 at 12:49pm
I recommend snowboarding goggles, but it's all personal preference.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/06/2010 at 2:20pm
look around for some goggle on sale. you can get sum 100 dollar goggles for like 50 if you look around. check the house they have sum spys for pretty cheap.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/06/2010 at 3:25pm
Yea ill have to look for some on sale, do you think the polarized ones make much of a difference?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/06/2010 at 3:28pm
well oakleys will last much longer, and if their nice i would probably get them.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/06/2010 at 3:28pm
I'd have to recommend Smith Phenoms cuz thats what I have and I love em!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/06/2010 at 3:50pm
There is guy on here (look at classifieds) that is selling SPYs for cheap, I got 2 pairs for $65 shipped! His name is doublecork or somethign like that. Check em out!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/06/2010 at 3:55pm
Watch sites like tramdock for one deal at a time prices on Oakleys.  I grabbed a couple pairs of Oakleys (Crowbars and Stockholms) for $41.99 and $44.99 respectively last week.  I have had a number of pairs of Oakley goggles in the last 15 years and have been very happy with all of them.  Quality product.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/06/2010 at 3:58pm
for those that are price conscious, anon helix is a great selection. FIts great over my head, very sturdy also
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/07/2010 at 1:11pm
ya polarized or tinted reflected ones are always nice. keeps the sun out of your eyese which is always a plus
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dragon dx's?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/07/2010 at 1:14pm
whiskeymilitia.com has some sick goggles for pretty cheap. It only sells 1 item at a time so you have to been on top of your crap I saw electrics on for 19.99 yesterday. Have a lot of spy goggles, but their not the greatest.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/07/2010 at 1:15pm
Also lists what color tints give you what benefits.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/07/2010 at 1:41pm
mirror lenses too. Oakleys are really nice, if you can get them for under $75
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/07/2010 at 2:39pm
You think the Dragon dx's are good? heard a lot about them but i havent known any one with them??
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/07/2010 at 2:50pm
I have two pairs of Oakleys and I love them both. I have one A frame with blue iridium and one Crowbar with HI yellow. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/08/2010 at 11:17am
Ill have to check out some oakleys then, they fog up at all?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/08/2010 at 6:03pm
Any one try out any Giro goggles??
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/08/2010 at 6:06pm
Hey brett ive tried oakley electric and dragon and they all fogged on me. Im selling my Anon figment, (NEVER FOGGED ONCE) and they are by far the best goggle ive ever owned. Im sure plently of people can attest to how great they are. Anyway im selling them for only 35 bucks. And it comes with 2 lenses. PM if ur interested. They are way sick, but my bro moved out and didnt want his anon figment so Im selling mine :P
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/08/2010 at 6:14pm
I've had good experiences with Oakleys as well; and yes, definitely check some of those one-deal-at-a-time sites for some fantastic deals.  Recently, I've been seeing at least one or two pairs of goggles up for sale each day, and you should definitely be able to pick up a nice pair within your budget.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/09/2010 at 11:51am
yea ill have to check out steepandcheap.com as well as tramdock.com to see if they have any goggles up soon.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/15/2010 at 7:38pm
steapandcheap.com just had some oakleys up if anyones interested
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/16/2010 at 7:30pm
Any one know more about the lense colors and how each one is meant for different weather??
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/16/2010 at 11:05pm
Originally posted by BrettSeeley

Any one know more about the lense colors and how each one is meant for different weather??

Anon has a pretty good breakdown of their lenses.  I would definitely recommend getting a goggle that has a variety of lenses that you can purchase and switch.


I have a mirror with low transmissivity for blue bird/sunny days, yellow for overcast, and a mirror medium transmissivity for cloudy days.  If there is a chance of storms rolling in I'll carry the yellow lens in my pack.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/16/2010 at 11:42pm
Originally posted by FumblesOBrian

I'd have to recommend Smith Phenoms cuz thats what I have and I love em!
+1 relativity cheap and they have great vision, comfortable and simple designs. Only thing with the cheaper range is that you cant swap the lens, usually.
If only Queensland had snow...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/17/2010 at 3:04pm
yea the anon website has a sick break down of it, thanks man...maybe ill hit up a pair of those
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/24/2010 at 12:29pm
If you are looking for cheap goggles then you could turn to last years or just hit up ebay, they have oakley crowbars and splices for mad cheap, you just have to be presistant and wait to you see a pair you like
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/24/2010 at 12:53pm
It all depends on your individual face. Thin, flat, fat, pointy different brands and styles fit different faces. For me I have been using anon figments the last few months for winter season in Australia. They fit me perfectly never had a problem with them fogging and have the blue solex mirror on them. I have used this pair in all conditions and never had a problem with visibility.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/26/2010 at 12:49pm
yea i have heard a lot of great things about anon so im leaning towards finding a pair of those right now.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/26/2010 at 4:35pm
my A frames have been good for 3 years
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/26/2010 at 4:38pm
check out Von zipper, sick goggles and you can find some cheap ones easily there goodluck
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/26/2010 at 5:11pm
I have an old pair of cheap Smiths I just dug up from being stored and the foam has turned to dust. They scratched easily, fogged, and the lens popped off fairly often whenever I fell when I was learning to ride (I used to have this horrid habit of catching an edge and falling on my face when I first started, LOL!!!). But then again they were really cheap.

I also have had A-frames that I have used for 3 seasons, they are about 6 years old. The foam is not supersoft on them anymore but it's still fine. The frame is sturdy and of great quality, and the lens is very well made and solid. They have fogged on me on occasion, but I suspect it was because I wore them over a helmet with somewhat poor fit. I love the Oakleys and plan to get much more use out of them, though when I replace them it will probably either be with a-frames or anon (if they have it for women!). I am pretty sure you can pick up a-frames within your budget.

I have a pink lens which is good in fog and moderate sun, and my husband has a bunch including a somewhat mirrored grey one he really loves, but is more for sunny conditions.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/26/2010 at 6:51pm
The higher-end Oakleys (a-frames, crowbars, and splices; all above 75) are definitely worth the extra cash if you take care of them.  Fogging for these won't be an issue as long as you follow the manufacturers recommendations (never rub the inner lens of any fog coated lens!).  If you look around, you can probably find a-frames or crowbars on sale and closer to your budget.  So if you're willing to take good care of them and can dish out a little more money, I would completely recommend any of the above goggles.  But if you're willing to swing the extra money, there are plenty of other options in addition to Oakley.

I've found that Oakley's  lower-end models aren't necessarily worth their high price tag, just a cheaper way to get the big "O" on your head.  Sure they'll still be decent quality but you can likely find something just as good or better for the same price.  Giro and Von Zipper make decent goggles for an affordable price, it's worth looking into them if you're gonna stay under 75.  I would also go for a spherical lens if you can.  It's all preference, but personally I've found them to really enhance optics.
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