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kris
March 31st

After the recent Oakley Crossrange meet we figured we should pick the brain of the man behind the glasses and put together a few quick ones for Chas. He was kind enough to take a few minutes out of his busy schedule to shoot us some pretty solid answers for our first interview in some time…click through for the whole deal!

 

 

(PC: Lucas)

 

1. For those who don’t know you, when and what got you started down the road on two wheels?

 

Chas: Hey what’s up my name is Chas, I live in San Francisco CA and try to generally shred life as hard as possible.  I have been riding bikes since I was a kid, to and from school, ripping trails on the weekends.  I got seriously into cycling in Portland, Oregon around 2004 when I got my first CX bike and started racing locally.  It was there that came across bike messengers, racing cyclocross races on their track bikes… literally a slippery slope, and after that I was hooked.

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lucas nissen
March 28th

A couple of weeks ago I hopped the train up to San Francisco to check out the release of a new offering from Oakley. We met up with Chas Christensen at Oakley’s Market street location, and settled in for a quick rundown on the new frames before heading out on a ride. First, a little about the new sunglasses and then a few questions for Chas.

 

The Crossrange Collection is a lot like Clark Kent and Superman –  one pair of shades, but with a quick swap of the arms and nose piece, changing from casual hangout to ride ready doesn’t require a phone booth!

 

Chillin’ – The Lifestyle earsocks have a more relaxed fit for all day comfort, and the nose piece holds them closer to your face.

 

Ridin’ – The earsocks have a much more snug fit paired with Unobtanium™ over the ears to help them stay put on your face once you begin to sweat. The nose piece keeps the frames farther away from your face and also features Unobtanium™ to keep them in place.

 

Lenses- built from a series of dyes that are made to control the color contours. Though created to increase the visibility of road markings,  they also have specific trail prizm lenses if you are more of an off road trail rider.

 

 

 

 

Chas talked a little about his daily routine, gave the group a few pointers of riding in city traffic and we were off.

 

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