First time poster here, so forgive me if I do/say something wrong. I've owned a Trek 3500 bike (shown below) for 2.5 years now and like it very much.
My bike has the same specs as under the link. It has the XL frame size and 26" wheel. I've started looking into changing the Bontrager tires to road tires though as I've begun to ride more for exercise and not just recreational. 95% of my riding is on paved roads/trails. The problem is I have no idea what tires can work on my bike for me. I'm considering the high pressure Kenda K193 tires. Can anyone advise? I'm looking for the best tires I can get for around $35 each. Is it even possible to replace the 2" tires with 1.5" without needing to buy new rims and everything?
I know how a person uses their bike is important when trying to answer these types of questions. I'm riding ~35 miles on weekends and lets just say I'm right now a heavier guy (~300 lbs). I've ridden on the same tires almost daily since I first bought it, so I feel it's about time to change them anyway.