It's a different story when it's flat, and downhill. I ride a hybrid TREK 7.2fx. It's a little bit modified for road use, 28m tires, clipless, flip the stem, and some gp5 ergons. Going up a slight incline, and got passed by smaller rider on a road bike. I was about 10 bike lengths behind him till downhill, got closer, and by the time we were on flats, I left him behind. I'll take it!
It's great I've found this sub forum, I've learned a lot here!