I hope I am doing the right thing. I am a 48 year old female 5'2" and weight 110 lbs. I have a Specialized Vita Elite that I love to ride. However, I have only used the big front ring twice in the year I have owned it. I find myself also wanting to shift to an easier gear when going up hill but can't as I am as easy as it goes. I have just recently bought the ortlieb panniers and haven't ridden it fully loaded yet so I think that I will be wanting to get easier gearing just to haul my gear. (My husband always pulled a trailer with the gear.) The Vita came with a 48, 36, 26 set and I am having it changed to a 44, 32, 22.
Tell me I am doing the right thing please. I am really getting myself confused on what I want to do. The part comes in tomorrow.
Thanks for any thoughts you have on this. I appreciate all the advice this forum gives. Even though I don't post much, I do read a lot.