Originally Posted by DarkNWorn
I don't remember the one I used when I was mountain biking seriously. However, the important consideration is not whether you look stylist, it's all about the air flow. You want to keep your head cool. When you enter the race, it's all about the performance. Unless you're one of those who's in it to be seen, I'd find one that is well proven in race conditions. Look at mtbreview.com and roadbikereview.com for suggestions.
actually, the l.a. bike tour is just a ride. racing is not allowed. after discovering that it starts at 5:45am and that it runs through the ugliest part of the city (starts and ends at the coliseum) i've decided not to participate.
thanks for the help though.