In discussion on gearing I sometimes get confused with the terminology.
For instance, someone will mention a "bigger" gear, someone will mention a "higher" gear, and someone will mention a "lower" gear and they are all referring to the same gear. This can become very confusing when I read the posts.
What is the proper and correct terminology for gearing? Are the "harder" gears the "higher" and "bigger" gears (which is what I have always thought) or are they the lower gears because the chain is lower on the rear cog set.
People have been talking about spinning in higher gears and this seems to go against what spinning is all about. I thought the idea was to spin in a lower gear because it was easier on the legs.