Frame: Red Tiger
No doubt these are Oakley glasses... no one else would be able to pull this off. As said in other reviews, these frames are huge. They look absolutely ridiculous on me. However, the one-piece, non-folding frame and bold styling are perfect examples of Oakley ingenuity.
The Red Tiger frame is unique and beautiful. It's too bad wild designs like this don't sell, making it unlikely that Oakley will make these ever again (except for athletes and other custom jobs). I think the frame looks better with Black Iridium lenses, but I could only find it with Persimmon. It doesn't look horrible, but the orange and red together don't quite work. Perhaps VR28 would have looked better.
Frame: Red Tiger
Just got these. I must say out of these & the Jawbone / New Racing Jacket i much prefer the old ones when it comes to biking. That wrap round & shaping of the frame top & bottom allows them to sit closer to the face & the ports seam to work better than the vented lens in the Jawbone. All in all an excellent pair for a specific job.
Lens: Black Iridium
Was never quite sure whether these were real or not until I found this site. I picked them up on Ebay back in 2002 or so. I used to use them for cycling a bit until I got my M-frames. The Bangel color is bad ass when you come flying down a trail or road. They fit well with a helmet, and give good covereage against wind and light. Kind of a pain to store/cary because of the size and hingeless design, but a Pro M-Frame/Racing Jacket case does the job. Might have to bring these back out of retirement on those sunny days!
Plus: Excelent design and functional for sports. i like the new ones (smaller) with the vented lenses
Minus: two words=> two big
Frame: Jet Black
Lens: Gold Iridium
For some reason i had let the RJs slip under my radar for a number of years until i felt the need to get myself a pair. I found a pair for a good price and jumped. This was before i knew that there existed two generations of RJs and i got the first gen one. That maybe why they protected my eyes very good but also why they slipped down my nose during riding my roadbike and mountainbiking. A bit large yes but not uncomfortably so. The gold iridium is best suited for bright, sunny days or for use in snowy areas since it blocks light almost too good.
Unfortenately since they don´t fold up (which is good for fit) i got in the habit of stuffing them in my helmet-vents. Worked reasonably good on road-rides but much worse when mtb:ing. One rocky descent later and i reach for my glasses which hang on in my helmet... i think. Nope, gone. I remember riding through som areas where branches hung low but no matter how much i backtrack i couldn`t find them.
If you got `em, hold on to them and make sure you store them in a safer way than i did.