Two-wheeled dirt sports have just reached a landmark moment, and it took 35 years to get there. That’s how much evolution went into a new innovation that completely reinvents protection: Oakley Airbrake™ MX goggles.
A two-time and reigning MTB Downhill World Champion, Oakley’s Greg Minnaar knows firsthand what makes Airbrake MX the new standard of protection:
(“Not only do they give the clearest vision, but they provide you with protection that even I didn’t know was needed. We were testing our bikes, and I managed to drive my face into the ground after going over the handlebars. I have no doubt the quality and design of Airbrake MX saved my face and possibly my eye from the gouge of the brake lever. Some parts of your body are worth more than others — no point settling for second-best eye protection.”)
You’ll see Greg relying on Airbrake MX as he kicks-off the season at the Sea Otter Classic later this month and embarks on the grueling World Cup Tour culminating at the Mountain Bike World Championships. Along with protection, Airbrake MX will give him a full range of additional benefits:
· This is the first purpose built dirt-specific goggle with a lens made of injection-molded Plutonite®. Ordinary lenses are stamp cut from flat sheets then bent to fit conventional goggles, and the crude process can create distortion that corrupts vision. With Oakley’s precision molding, Airbrake MX lenses are shaped with a contour of optically correct geometry without the need for bending.
· Oakley Switchlock™ Technology makes the process of lens changing fast and hassle-free so riders can quickly swap lens tints to optimize vision for the environment and take full advantage of Oakley’s wide array of premium lens options.
· Precision lens curvature is matched with sleek frame architecture, expanding the field of vision so riders can conquer every obstacle on the trail.
· The chassis is composed of durable yet lightweight O Matter® and urethane. The rigid outer frame holds the lens securely without bending that can cause visual distortion, and a soft and pliable inner faceplate conforms to facial contours for a comfortable fit that feels custom made.
The list of benefits goes on, making Airbrake MX essential gear for mountain biking. From epic singletrack enduro runs to World Cup downhill and beyond, Airbrake MX gives riders the performance, protection and confidence they need to push their limits and find the lines that lead to the ultimate MTB experience.