I am pretty you two are on the same page, but what a high gear (numerically) to you is what he means by low gear. Ideally he would have specified higher meaning 3.55's. It's hard to know what someone means when they say "higher" gear.
Thanks for the clarification. I'm pretty sure that we both know what is meant by high gear vs low gear, but just in case, I'll spell it out. The 3.55 is a higher gear, while 4.10 is lower. 4.30 is even lower. On a ten speed bike, the larger diameter gear by the wheel on the rear is lower, while the smaller diameter gear on the rear by the wheel is higher. On the front by the pedals, the smaller diameter gear is lower, while the larger diameter gear on the front by the pedals is higher.
Lower gears are for starting out or going slowly or for carrying heavy loads or going up steep hills. Higher gears are for going faster or on level ground or with light loads.
Does that explanation help you to understand it better?
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