After a test ride and a significant amount of research, I'm strongly considering buying a TREK 7300FX. It certainly appears to have much of what I'm looking for in a hybrid. The only issue is that it seemed a bit slower than some of the other (albeit more expensive) "road oriented" hybrid bikes I test rode. Aside from ensuring that the tires are inflated to 80psi, what can be done to make this bike a little faster? Would switching out the tires to something a bit narrower help?
Are there any 7300FX owners out there who have successfully dealt with this issue?