Oakley are launching Mark Cavendish RadarLock signature glasses finished in a special colour to pay homage to the green sprinter's jersey that is Cav's season goal. They'll be released this coming Monday, 1 April... no joke.
Based on the regular RadarLock glasses (here's our review), they are finished in a colour that pays homage to the green jersey. It’s called Cavendish Green, and is actually black with flecks of green paint. “It [green] is a colour that really inspires me,” says Cavendish. “It’s a colour my whole season is built around, getting that green jersey.”
Cav’s signature is laser etched on the left hand side of the Jade Iridium lens. You get a spare set of lenses: G40 for medium light. Both of the lenses are the ones favoured by Mark. You also get a bag with his signature printed on one side, to keep them clean and protected. They’ll be limited editon and be packaged in a special box, so they might be very collectable. If you want to do your best Cav impression on the club run, you'll be needing a set of these.
There’s more... Oakley will be producing a cycling cap to wear with the signature glasses. Displaying a passion for cycling history, Mark describes the casquete as one of the most iconic piece of apparel in cycling. “This is a shout out to the guys who pioneered wearing them in the old days,” he says.
No word on UK pricing yet. Check out www.oakley.com for more info.
David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.