Would I get noticeably better road performance if I went from 700cc 32mm to 28mm?
I am starting to regret my hybrid purchase as I am riding much more with long group road rides then I am on the light trails that I was riding when I first bought it... I just do not have the money now though to buy a road bike, so I would like to find a way to make what I have a more road friendly. I plan on adding bar ends just so I have more space to move my hands around when they get tired, but I really need to do something to pick up the speed a bit without having to work so much harder then all the other riders who are on road bikes (Im usually the only person on a hybrid). Any ideas would be helpful, Im still really new to cycling and know next to nothing about bike mechanics.
Would be a big bonus if anyone is familiar with Giant GX-02 rims and can tell me what size tire I can drop down too without changing rims. I can find no specs for it on Giants website.