Mtbr's 2016 Winter Biking Gear Reviews and Roundups





Oakley X Metal XX Eyewear

5/5 (7 Reviews)
MSRP : $325.00

Product Description

Explosive compounds are vaporized at 3600°F to produce the latest addition to the ranks of X Metal®. We matched the hammer earstems of Romeo® with the contours of Juliet™ and amplified the orbitals, enhancing coverage for larger facial sizes. Adaptable architecture and XYZ Optics® are defining features for the only 3-D sculptured, hypoallergenic, all-metal frames on earth. New options include Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) plating and a true 24-karat gold finish.

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Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ty a Weekend Warrior from las vegas

Date Reviewed: October 28, 2004

Strengths:    very strong and they look real cool

Weaknesses:    not a good wind breaker and if you had to buy them they realy eat up your wallet

Bottom Line:   
get these if you got the cash they rock never try enything better except the okley thumps (there way better).iff you dont have the money stay away because they will send you to the street but if you do get as many as you want maybe even one for every day of the week (lol). Oh and you better keep a shot gun in your pack because someone is probably going to try and steal right off your face they are so awsome.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   found Them in a dumpster

Similar Products Used:   nike,juliet,ray bans,twenty,scar,off line 2.o,overthetop,penny,thump,straight jaket,

Bike Setup:   kona stinky primo with fox in the rear and bomber shivers in the front

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by guzzy 92fs a Weekend Warrior from Santo Domingo

Date Reviewed: July 31, 2004

Strengths:    Comfort
Field of vision
Hardcore frame

Weaknesses:    Size

Bottom Line:   
This Oakleys are the bomb, with the fusion of the Romeo arms and Juliet Lens contour with Oakley unique solid construction this glasses are virtually undestructible also with ANSI test approved these glasses can been hit by an object up to 102MPH and the glasses will be there protecting your eyes like something that happends to me while biking.

Highly Recommended glasses.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $270.00

Purchased At:   Sunglass Hut

Similar Products Used:   Oakley Romeo, Oakley Juliet, VSO Goggles, Arnette.

Bike Setup:   Cannondale

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Christian Samlowski a Downhiller from Hayward, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: July 10, 2004

Strengths:    + Great design
+ functional
+ excellent fit
+ quality of workmanship and materials used

Weaknesses:    - Metal arms can be painful for some people
- Somewhat heavy

Bottom Line:   
For stylish sunglasses, there is only one brand name for me - Oakley. They have it all, from DH goggles to post-ride chilling out shades.

I have the X-metal TiO2 and 24k models. There's no way that I wear either of these on the trail, simply because they are so expensive and are not particularly suited for riding. I like to wear them for most non-biking related situations.

Another thing about Oakley - they have excellent customer service. I own a few pairs of Oakleys and when one of them breaks I can take them down to their service center and get them repaired or replaced (usually for a nominal charge). That makes the high initial expenditure for them seem worth the investment, IMHO.

If you buy these, you will like them. Go ahead and splurge. =)

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Favorite Trail:   Northstar at Tahoe

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   my LBS

Similar Products Used:   Nike, Briko, Spy, Arnette

Bike Setup:   04' Turner DHR

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Nick from UK

Date Reviewed: October 26, 2002

Strengths:    Great UV protection and no glare at all, gives you a really good outlook on the world.

Weaknesses:    Price (as always with oakley)

Bottom Line:   
If you've got the cash spare they are the best. Great for larger faces because other glasses just look too small.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $350.00

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Michael a Weekend Warrior from Orlando, Florida, US

Date Reviewed: September 30, 2002

The best for blocking out harmful rays, I work on the ocean, and these allow your eyes to feel great all day.

Weaknesses:    Their price. Oakley is making a pretty penny on these. But I guess the guys in R&D deserve it.

Bottom Line:   
Oakley stands behind their glasses, I got mine scratched up and took it to a different Oakley outlet, they changed the lenses for me, and ended up giving me a new set of glasses for the price of the replacement lenses (70 bucks). There was a defect in the screw hole, which is why they gave me a new set.

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Favorite Trail:   Chubb - St.Louis, MO

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $309.00

Purchased At:   NEX in Pearl Harbor, HI

Similar Products Used:   Smith Toaster - w/ interchangeable lenses

Bike Setup:   Fuel - 80

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kenny Hwa a Weekend Warrior from San Francisco, CA

Date Reviewed: August 1, 2002

Strengths:    Cool look, an eye catcher.

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
The best larger fram shade so far(to me), if u have a "BIG" face u know how hard it's to find the right pair. :) This is THE ONE.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $325.00

Purchased At:   Oakley outlet

Similar Products Used:   Nike

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Chuck a Cross Country Rider from Beverly, MA USA

Date Reviewed: June 15, 2002

Strengths:    Will slip off my nose

Weaknesses:    Lens prone to scratches

Bottom Line:   
Will stay in place while I'm biking. Lens are a bit dark when I'm going through the woods and it's cloudy. So now I use a pair of Nike Interchange Square shades and use the amber lenses. I save the Metal XX for stylin' after my bike ride:->

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Favorite Trail:   LynnWoods

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $275.00

Purchased At:   Maui, HI

Similar Products Used:   Oakley Straight Jacket, Killer Loop, RayBan Cateyes, Nike Interchange Square

Bike Setup:   01 Specialized Rockhopper FSR XC, Shimano m464 pedals, LA Lakers sticker:-)

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