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Oakley A Frame's with a helmet?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
I have a couple of pairs of older Oakley A frame goggles that I love and have worked fine with a helmet.  I picked up another pair over the summer on Tramdock and the strap is way too short to use them comfortably with my helmet.  I looked at their helmet strap kit but the one review I found didn't make it sound any better than what I have.  Has anyone else run in to this problem?
post #2 of 12
 I have 2 pairs of A Frames, one older and one newer. I have a pretty small head, and thus helmet size and I have not had a problem (Giro Fuse helmet, size S). The newer A Frame has a slightly different strap design that works very well with that helmet, however the strap is at about its maximum length. If you wear a big helmet, I can imagine it might be too short. Maybe you should give Oakley a call? 
post #3 of 12
you can always wear the strap under your helmet
post #4 of 12
I have the strap extension kit. It definitely makes a difference. Its maybe another 2-3 inches worth of strap than the stock goggle. It'll probably depend on the size of your head for it to work.
post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by ecimmortal View Post

you can always wear the strap under your helmet
 

. Hopefully this is a joke.

In any case, there's a longer strap available that does the job.
post #6 of 12
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. Hopefully this is a joke.

In any case, there's a longer strap available that does the job.

 

Explain to me why you think it's a joke?
post #7 of 12
Lots of folks starting to wear the strap under the helmet, looks kinda nice, too. The clip and adjusters on my goggs would feel kinda lumpy under there, so I don't.
post #8 of 12
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Explain to me why you think it's a joke?

Ermm, because nothing hard or lumpy, like a plastic clip, is going between my helmet and my head. OWWWWWWWW!
post #9 of 12
 For the A frame there are old models with a single point connection and with a double point connection (outriggers) which go well with a helmet. I have the ones with a single point connection and that one does not play nice with my helmet... It was cheaper to buy some new Smith Phenom instead....
Oh and for the record, i do like how the oakley fit without helmet, just not like the lens much.
post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 
The helmet kit is only $15 so I guess I'll give it a shot.
post #11 of 12
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Explain to me why you think it's a joke?

1) put on goggles
2) put on helmet
3) try to figure out why there's extreme pain in back of head
4) take off helmet
5) take off goggles
6) observe expansion buckle on goggle strap that fits on middle of back of head
7) never take gapicski advice again

(Of course, you could get a helmet waaaaaay too big and they'd probably fit fine )
post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by snofun3 View Post




1) put on goggles
2) put on helmet
3) try to figure out why there's extreme pain in back of head
4) take off helmet
5) take off goggles
6) observe expansion buckle on goggle strap that fits on middle of back of head
7) never take gapicski advice again

(Of course, you could get a helmet waaaaaay too big and they'd probably fit fine )

 


I have never had a problem with being uncomfortable this way. I remove the earpieces, and wear a light beanie underneath. Both of my helmets fit me well. But some of my goggles are not as comfortable worn over the helmet. It's not an uncommon thing actually. And unless you have a huge head your expansion buckles won't be stacked up on the back of it.
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