I currently have the CO GR8 which I love but it's time for a new helmet. I ordered the new Speed air evolution in the same size as my CO, which fit great until I put my hair up 'hunter style' which is how I wear it everyday. I could go an 1/8" bigger but I am hesitant if that doesn't fit and I have to keep shipping back to the co.
So my question being for those who have made the same switch have you found you wear a different size in the Speed Air?
Unfortunately none of the local tack shops carry the Speed Sir so I am unable to try on for size!
If the speed air doesn't end up working out, does the AYR8 Actually have more breatheabilty than the GR8??
Yes, the Ayr8 is much better than the GR8 for breathability! I felt like my head was literally in a plastic bag in the summer heat with my GR8 and it's much better with the Ayr. Highly recommend.
FWIW, i am a size up in Speed Air (7 1/8) from CO (7). And these are both with my hair up. But I have quite a bit of hair, so I can't really count on any helmet fitting both with hair up and with hair down.