As a brand known for its innovative eyewear, Oakley didn’t start as you’d expect. It was founded by James Jannard in 1975 out of his garage with an initial investment of $300. But it didn’t start with eyewear at first as you might assume. James Jannard began by selling the “Oakley Grip” out of the back of his car at motocross events. These Oakley motorcycle grips were unlike any other grips available at the time, making them stand out and giving Oakley the spotlight. The material used in these grips is still used to this day in some of their current products. It is still used to make the earsocks on Oakley glasses, many of the nose pieces, and now the bands of their watches. From making grips, Oakley went on to produce number plates, gloves, grips, elbow guards, chin guards, and goggles for the BMX and motocross communities. In 1980, Jannard released the O-Frame goggles with the Oakley logo present on the strap. Throughout this time the Oakley brand started picking up steam and garnered increasing recognition and prominence throughout the sports industry. Soon enough they became a staple in every aspiring motocross racer’s gear. Oakley’s first sport-oriented sunglasses were the Factory Pilot Eyeshades, which resembled goggles, were released in 1984. They were followed closely by the Oakley Frogskin sunglasses, which featured a more casual style that was made in Japan. Oakley’s technological designs, fashion pieces, gear, and so much more have been developed with extensive athlete feedback and on the field testing.
Nowadays the Oakley cycling brand is a leader in sports and casual eyewear and has now ventured into the soft goods by producing Oakley bike apparel. You have a great selection of high-performance eyewear to choose from, making it easy to pick the right eyewear for your style of riding. You have these to choose from: EVzero Path Oakley Cycling Glasses, Field Jacket Oakley cycling sunglasses, Flight Jacket Oakley bike glasses, Oakley Crossrange Cycling Glasses, Oakley Wind Jacket 2.0 Cycling Glasses, Oakley Jawbreaker Cycling Glasses, Oakley Frogskins Lite, Oakley Jawbreaker Crystal Pop Sunglasses, Oakley Crossrange Patch Cycling Glasses, Oakley Radar EV Path Cycling Glasses, Oakley Mayhem Pro LTD Edition MX Goggles, Oakley Pitchman R Sunglasses, Oakley Latch Beta Sunglasses, Oakley Catalyst Cycling Sunglasses and much more.
They’ve introduced a new line of high-performance helmets and cycling kits for road cycling with much success. The Oakley Jawbreaker road jersey and Oakley Jawbreaker cycling bibs have been designed for high-performance road riding and are comfortable for the long hours on the saddle. It’s also lightweight, breathable, and can wick moisture away to keep you cool and dry, making it the ideal kit for your daily training rides. It also features a race fit with a close to skin fit with added aerodynamics. In the helmets sid,e you have the Oakley Aro3 helmet and the Oakley Aro5 helmet. The Oakley Aro3 helmet is designed for riders who enjoy unforgiving climbs and riding in all weather conditions and the Aro5 helmet is for anyone looking for an aerodynamic advantage.
If you’re looking for Prizm Road glasses, cycling apparel, helmets, or other Oakley Sunglasses, then Jenson USA has got you covered. If you have any questions about Oakley or you have any questions about cycling sunglasses, then talk to one of our expert Gear Advisors. You can email, chat, or call them at 951-234-7554.