Hi, first post here.
I am currently using a 2011 Specialized Sirrus Comp for my commute to work. I have fitted 23c road tyres instead of the stock 28c tyres. I seem to be underwhelmed by its performance on the road. The commute is only 6 miles each way with a fair few hills along the way, its when I hit these hills I lose a lot of momentum and changing down gears seems to take a lot of energy to get back up to any reasonable speed. Even on the flat sections it seems hard work.
I am wondering whether I would notice any difference using a road bike instead of a hybrid in terms of speed and gearing?
Any help would be appreciated.