I real like my cheap MTB (GT Aggressor). I only ride on roads, sidewalks, etc. What I don't like are the slow MTB speeds. I was thinking of getting a road bike because I like the speed, but I'm not sure they fit my application. A lot of the road I ride on are beat up pretty bad and I need to hop some curbs, etc on occasion. I don't want a hybred bike.
Would it be possible to have a road bike chain ring and cassette put on my MTB to incress the speeds? Even in my highest gear the road bikes effortlessly cruise right past me.