Right I understand there will be many variables so I am not looking for scientific evidence, just an opinion from anyone that has made the change.
A lot of my riding for the foreseeable future will be 50% tarmac 50% woods/tow paths etc, due to my location. I will still be going on the odd trip to trail centres as its my favourite part of MTBing.
I current own a pretty lightweight 26" carbon FS, probably about 25lbs. I have a monorail/advantage tyre combo, so fairly low profile.
Now to my question (if your still with me), will there be any perceivable speed increase in a change to a slightly lighter 29er hardtail, with lowprofile tyres, somelike like SB8 front and back?
Thanks in advance, any opinions taken on board.