Oakley has been paving the way for cycling glasses since the introduction of the Eyeshades at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. In 1986, American professional cyclist Greg Lemond would ride them to glory at the Tour de France, igniting a cycling craze in America and positioning Oakley as the best cycling eyewear brand around. Since then, the brand has continuously set the bar for performance standards in the cycling world. Staying ahead of the pack through innovative design and functionality have been key drivers to the success of Oakley Sunglasses. With so many great options to choose from, we had to break it down so you can find the frames that are perfect for you.


Table of Contents

A. Oakley PRIZM Road Lenses for Cycling
B. Top 5 Oakley Cycling Sunglasses of 2022
1. Oakley Kato
2. Oakley Sutro Lite Sweep
3. Oakley Flak 2.0 XL
4. Oakley Jawbreaker
5. Oakley Radar EV Path
C. The Top 5 Oakley Cycling Sunglasses of 2021
D. Prescription Oakley Sunglasses at SportRx


Oakley PRIZM Road Lenses for Cycling

Having the best cycling frame is only half of the equation for the best pair of cycling sunglasses. Adding in a world-class lens will take your riding experience to the next level. Oakley PRIZM Lens Technology works by manipulating the light spectrum to boost contrast and make details in on the road easier to pick up on. PRIZM Road specifically caters to the road environment, helping you to see better and react faster for a safer and more enjoyable experience.

PRIZM Road Black was recently introduced to the PRIZM Collection with bright light road conditions in mind. You can see how the two road lenses compare in our PRIZM Road vs. Road Black Guide. In the meantime, find out more about PRIZM Road in the video below.

A happy medium between these two cycling lenses is PRIZM Road Jade. This cycling-optimized lens is a great everyday choice that handles both full sun as well as clouds. For more on the differences between these lenses, we have a guide that compares PRIZM Road Vs. PRIZM Road Jade Vs. PRIZM Road Black.

Not sure about what to look for when buying cycling sunglasses? We have a guide for that too! Otherwise, check out all our top Oakley cycling sunglass picks for 2021 below.


Oakley Kato

If you watched any pro cycling last year, you probably at least tuned in for the Tour de France. If so, you saw Mark Cavendish sprint into the history books wearing the bold new Oakley Kato. Oakley bike sunglasses come in a wide variety of shapes and they’ve never been shy about being trendsetters in the industry. The Kato’s unique rimless shield design allows for the lens to fit the lens closer to the face, while providing more coverage, a less obstructed view, and impact protection.

Oakley Kato sunglass

Oakley Kato in Polished Black with a PRIZM Road Lens

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Oakley Kato Key Features:

  • 3 Unobtanium® nose pads in different thicknesses to give an optimized fit to each rider
  • Adjustable rake – Oakley’s adjustable fit system allows for the lens to be angled at the temples for a custom fit
  • SFW: (139mm) Men’s large, Women’s Large to XL fit

Oakley Sutro Lite Sweep

Since the Sutro exploded in popularity, Oakley has added a few new options to the peleton in the past few years. The smaller Sutro S, was followed by the semi-rimless Sutro Lite, and this year, we get the Sutro Lite Sweep. The first thing to fall in love with about this frame is the retro call-back to the afamed Oakley Eyeshades, the Oakley cycling sunglasses that started it all. The Sutro Lite Sweep shares it’s lens shape with the Eyeshade, combined with the modern frame design of the Sutro. The classics never go out of style with the Sutro Lite Sweep.

Oakley Sutro Lite Sweep in Matte Navy with Prizm Sapphire Lenses

Oakley Sutro Lite Sweep in Matte Navy with Prizm Sapphire Lenses

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Oakley Sutro Lite Sweep Key Features:

  • Improves on the field of vision from original sutro with taller, semi-rimless lenses
  • Molded ear socks for all day comfort
  • SFW: 136mm (Men’s Medium to Large, Women’s Large)

Oakley Flak 2.0 XL

The ever-popular Oakley Flak 2.0 XL is the classic sports frame and a favorite for us here at SportRx. XL refers to its extended lens so you can see with more coverage without touching your cheekbones. Flak 2.0 is one of the most versatile frames in this Oakley cycling best-of frame list.

oakley flak 2.0 xl sunglasses in black with prizm field rose lenses

Oakley Flak 2.0XL in Polished Black with PRIZM Field Lenses

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Oakley Flak 2.0 XL Lite Key Features:

  • ‘XL’ refers to the taller lenses which provide more coverage
  • Oakley’s proprietary O Matter™ frame material
  • Unobtainium® earsocks and nosepads
  • Oakley’s Three-Point-Fit system
  • SFW: 135mm (Men’s Medium to Large, Women’s Large)

Oakley Jawbreaker

The last frame for this year’s round-up, Oakley Jawbreaker is a classic frame for those who like a more bold, big shield look. This full-rim frame is an amazing frame that’s available with Rx capabilities. With maximum coverage and ventilated ports for a fog-free vision, and Unobtainium saddle bridge and temple tips, Jawbreaker is a sure great fit for your ride on two wheels.

jawbreaker prizm road

Oakley Jawbreaker in Matte Black with PRIZM Road

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Oakley Jawbreaker Key Features:

  • Oakley’s proprietary O Matter™ frame material
  • Unobtainium® earsocks and nosepads
  • Oakley Switchlock Technology – enables a fast lens swap
  • Interchangeable lenses
  • SFW: 134mm (Men’s Medium, Women’s Large)

Oakley Radar EV Path

radar ev path prizm road

Oakley Radar EV Path in Matte Black with PRIZM Road

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Oakley Radar EV Path Key Features:


Top 5 Oakley Cycling Sunglasses of 2021

If you’re looking for last year’s picks for the top Oakley cycling sunglasses, you’re in luck. We’ve got those details down below.


Oakley Plazma

Kicking it off is the Plazma, a 2021 release! This frame is the newest revival of the Oakley Racing Jacket which inspires Plazma’s 8 base wrap design with its aggressive style. With high Rx capability, Plazma is a tough-to-find frame with all the great features your cycling adventures need.

Oakley Plazma in grey Ink with PRIZM Road lens

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Oakley Plazma Key Features:

  • Unobtainium® earsocks and nosepads
  • Oakley’s proprietary O Matter™ frame material
  • SFW: 132mm (Men’s Medium, Women’s Medium to Large)

Oakley Sutro Lite

The Sutro Lite is a favorite cosmetically and aesthetically with its unique shield design. Sutro Lite is the new & improved version of the Sutro with its semi-rimless lens. With all the benefits of a full-coverage frame with a retro look, Sutro Lite brings you back to those classic Oakley frames.

Oakley Sutro Lite

Oakley Sutro Lite in Matte Black with PRIZM Road

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Oakley Sutro Lite Key Features:

  • Unobtainium® saddle bridge & temple grip
  • Oakley’s proprietary O Matter™ frame material
  • SFW: 136mm (Men’s Medium to Large, Women’s Large)

Oakley Flak 2.0 XL

The ever-popular Oakley Flak 2.0 XL is the classic sports frame and a favorite for us here at SportRx. XL refers to its extended lens so you can see with more coverage without touching your cheekbones. Flak 2.0 is one of the most versatile frames in this Oakley cycling best-of frame list.

oakley flak 2.0 xl sunglasses in black with prizm field rose lenses

Oakley Flak 2.0XL in Polished Black with PRIZM Field Lenses

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Oakley Flak 2.0 XL Lite Key Features:

  • ‘XL’ refers to the taller lenses which provide more coverage
  • Oakley’s proprietary O Matter™ frame material
  • Unobtainium® earsocks and nosepads
  • Oakley’s Three-Point-Fit system
  • SFW: 135mm (Men’s Medium to Large, Women’s Large)

Oakley Jawbreaker

The last frame for this year’s round-up, Oakley Jawbreaker is a classic frame for those who like a more bold, big shield look. This full-rim frame is an amazing frame that’s available with Rx capabilities. With maximum coverage and ventilated ports for a fog-free vision, and Unobtainium saddle bridge and temple tips, Jawbreaker is a sure great fit for your ride on two wheels.

jawbreaker prizm road

Oakley Jawbreaker in Matte Black with PRIZM Road

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Oakley Jawbreaker Key Features:

  • Oakley’s proprietary O Matter™ frame material
  • Unobtainium® earsocks and nosepads
  • Oakley Switchlock Technology – enables a fast lens swap
  • Interchangeable lenses
  • SFW: 134mm (Men’s Medium, Women’s Large)

Oakley Radar EV Path

radar ev path prizm road

Oakley Radar EV Path in Matte Black with PRIZM Road

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Oakley Radar EV Path Key Features:


Oakley Prescription Cycling Sunglasses at SportRx

Need prescription Oakley sunglasses or eyeglasses? Done. When you shop with us, you’ll find video guides and tooltips throughout the build process as you customize the perfect pair. An answer to all your questions is at your fingertips, and if you want to chat with an expert, Contact Us. We’ll put you in touch with one of our friendly in-house opticians who can help you build your prescription Oakley Sunglasses.

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