I bought a trek 4300 about a year ago, and got little use out of it. Now that im, 80lbs lighter, it's time to get back out there and ride. However, i was always a little uncomfortable with my traveling speed and ride comfort. I bought the MTB thinking i would be out in the wild- yea right. I ended up riding a long paved bike path instead. I'm sure I'll still hit some bumps, but nothing really serious.
at my LBS today, I asked what I could do for a more comfortable ride. They recommend two options, switch out the tires on my current MTB or move to an intermediate crossover bike. My ultimate goal is cyclocross and road biking, but ive got years of training to do before I'm even close to that.
Is simply changing the tires going to significantly improve my ride comfort? What would you guys recommend specifically?