hi guys , hello to every one reads my message , im just a new member here, i own mtb yukon giant , i ride my bike in both condition , road and light track ( some offroad ), and i plan to get another bike for me , as anthem giant is my next target , but my friend recommend me to get hybrid, which rolling faster , the question is, is that true that hybrid bike really faster enough compare to dual shock anthem or any other hardtail. and how many km / h roughly the difference of this 2 bike, with the same man power. thank you
A hybrid bike will be faster. I think the weight difference will be minimal for speed, but the tire size is the key difference. I would put a narrow slick tire on your Yukon and get the Anthem, at least this will give you a few options for riding.
Make sure that you get the rear suspension set up properly on the Anthem. If the sag is not adjusted properly you will bob all over the place wasting energy. A good amount is 25% sag if you are riding in the city and doing single track off road. If you are doing more aggresive stuff you way want it at 30% sag.
A hybrid will be faster than a full suspension MTB. A road bike will be faster than a hybrid. From what you describe, your current bike is already good for light (read: not overly-technical) trails, and if you're considering a hybrid you're not looking to upgrade to something more 'mountain-bike-y.' Why not get something to complement your current hardtail - get a roadie so you will have something for on-road and something for off-road.