So I have been searching through old threads about some good gear ratios but I can't understand some of things the posters were saying!
My current gearing is 47/16. It is great when I am home from college because there are zero hills where I live. That makes it very easy for me to really spin. However, I have a hard time slowing down mainly because I am a girl and my legs are not as strong. I also have a problem at school. When I am biking on flat land we are good but there is also a lot of hills by me. I don't have a problem going up, it becomes a problem going down the hills. I just am not strong enough to slow down without standing up or using my front brake!
Do you guys have any suggestions on what I should do? Can I fix my problem with stopping by changing my cog?