Oakley Carbon Fiber Sunglasses Updates

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We’ve been covering the release of Oakley carbon fiber sunglasses even since it was just a mildly dropped rumor on their blog.  Since then they’ve released a teaser video that we posted about.  Now there’s quite a bit of information out there that we thought you all would be interested in hearing about.

Oakley released something called The Elite Collection, which are products made in limited quantities that represent the most innovative technologies, aesthetics and ideas.  Part of that collection will of course be their upcoming carbon fiber sunglasses.

Oakley C SIX carbon fiber sunglasses

The sunglasses now have a name, the Oakley C SIX.  Oakley claims they are the most technically innovative sunglasses ever created.  That’s quite a statement.  They say that using carbon fiber was one of the greatest challenges.

As was mentioned in the teaser video one pair of C SIX frames uses diamond-tipped milling heads at spinning a 10,000 rpm, shaping 40 layers of billet carbon fiber composite for over 24 hours.

To deal with the rigid nature of finished components, Oakley engineered spinal structures of Beta Titanium memory metal to achieve precise zones of tuned flexibility. Radial cams augment the stem mechanics, and the lenses are a showcase of the best optical technologies ever invented.

The result is C SIX, a premier design in the new ELITE Collection and a technological masterpiece that elevates eyewear to the pinnacle of engineering. And it is coming soon.

Flickr user mpmcgaughey noticed that Lance Armstrong was wearing the glasses at the Tour De France:

Lance Armstrong wears Oakley C SIX sunglasses at Tour De France

We’ll continue following the development and release, stay tuned.  In the meantime, check out how one of our readers custom made Oakley Juliet sunglasses out of carbon fiber.

[Thanks Steve!]

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  • TicSam

    Meh, kinda boring. The design looks like something you can find in practically any other brand. I guess I was just expecting more given how Oakley’s been trying to hype it. Oh well, at least the PitBoss is cool.

  • The Cash

    Gotta agree,not the most spectacular pair of glasses ever. But it is cool to see sunnies made out of carbon fiber. I know there have been numerous companies that have put out sunnies (either in whole or in part) and Oakley being in the game makes it more interesting.

  • JL

    I actually think it’s quiite cool that they didnt go some rediculous/crazy design route with this pair. Kept the design pretty classic and focused on the materials and technology. Nice work in my opinion.

  • pikolo

    I guess this new carbon fiber model is a sign of the times for Oakley. No longer the standout in the sunglasses biz and more of a follower in terms of design. Its both a good and bad thing. It means Oakley’s all grown up, mature but it signals the end of uniqueness. Its no more unique than say Smith sunglasses. Definitely not the Oakley I grew up with. Still I look forwared to trying it on, but its safe to say this one won’t be a classic. At least the X-metals are still alive.

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  • Rodney Ballard

    I want some carbon fiber perscriptions frames. Think these would do? Any hints ofperscription frames coming out?

  • check out these carbon firber frames.

  • Christian

    Ah…finally they realized their previous attempts at fooling the public with their faux CF sunglasses and ski goggles were in vain! However, they will probably be ridiculously overpriced due to limited availability and no one will probably ever see a pair!

  • robert

    all i can say they are the most incredible and comfortable sunglasses that i have every owned. the leneses are the highest quality. forget about the price what are a new pair of eyes worth??? this from an owner of one of all the new elite series and they are the greatest i have owned .

  • I’ve read the Oakley C SIX costs around $4000. Oakley’s exceptional visual clarity, comfort and great UV protection are worth spending a few extra bucks, but I’m no celebrity or sports personality. These sunglasses are too way off my budget!

  • Rodney Ballard

    Well I really like them. Unfortunately they are WAY out of my affordablity.

  • Peter Wittrock