I currently ride a Giant Boldershock (from about 1999) which I find fine for me in most situations. I generally ride for fun (10 mile weekend rides and accaisonal 5mile commute to work) but haven't ridden for about 6 months since the birth of my son. I have road tyres on it instead of the big nobbly things it came with.
I'm going to start commuting the 5 miles to work which is mostly road and a bit of track, and i've got it into my head that to do this I should buy a hybrid. I'm convinced it'll be easier on the hills as it wont have front suspension, and be a bit faster on the road (I often feel like I need a couple more gears on the Giant).
I'll also be attaching a trailer for my son when he's a bit older for family days out.
So my question is, am I kidding myself thinking that there's a discernable difference between a mountainbike with road tyres and a hybrid?
Thanks in advance for your thoughts.