I am officially amazed. I have been riding my MTB on the road about 99% of the time so I had been toying with the idea of getting some slicks but I kept putting it off and putting it off.
Well today I was in the LBS and they were taking some 26x1.4 Ritchey Tom Slicks off of a bike that was being sold to a customer...what the hell I thought and went ahead and grabbed them.
Took them out for a quick spin tonight and holy crap what a difference. I did a quick 8 mile loop around my house which I am familiar with and which I usually average about 12mph on. Well on the slicks I was averaging 19mph and arrived home with way more energy left than I normally would have. I would have been able to do twice that distance easily but I had to get home and cook dinner for the family.