Add more bike types, like "Single-Speed" and "Track Bike"

Request to expand on Bike types available in the "Gear" section of Account Settings on Strava.

Requests include:

-Track Bike

-Single Speed

-Hipster Bike

-Commute Bike

-Unicycle

 

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  • I agree. Would be good to differentiate between riding types. I ride a velodrome in the cooler months, fat bike outdoors as well, and ride a mountain bike on trails, a road bike on roads and a cross bike on gravel roads.

    The effort to ride both distance and elevation is not the same when comparing perfectly smooth indoor velodrome wooden surfaces, against smooth asphalt, a gravel road, a single track, or a snowy trail. Each has increasing levels of resistance.

     

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  • +1 to "Kick scooter"/"Kickbike"

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  • Please add a cargo bike category. I have a 60lb load, bike+load is 100lb. If there's a way to include weight categories, that would be great. 

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  • Yes! I have a 'normal' bike. (could fall under 'commute bike').
    I have entered it as a race bike, but it definitely isn't.

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  • Oh, 4 years ago. Are these forums working??

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  • I really like your kind of humor, Oleh! LOL

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  • You need to make a cat. for E-bikes only if they want to use strava.

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  • E-bikes are covered under a different activity type.

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  • I would like to see Touring Bike as a bike type. They are very different from other types, usually because they are fully-loaded for long distance travel. And a bike-tourer wouldn't think too much about beating records, but instead, keep track of his cycled distance, elevation gains and share their cycled routes.

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  • add bike type : electrically assisted bicycle or E-bike

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  • It's been 6 years now and I think very sad that the requested feature was not implemented. How difficult can it be add a few options to a drop down box?

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  • Please add BMX Cruiser!

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  • IMO, the fact that this request has been outstanding for so many years shows that Strava is NOT listening to its users. This and several other missing features is exactly why I cancelled my recent paid membership trial. I am getting my money's worth for free but that's it.

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  • Mystifies me that Strava have not made this apparently minor change. Are they worried they will lose their sporty cred if a "serious" cyclist sees something other than a sports bike in the list, or is their system so ramshackle it's actually impossible to add a new bike type? (related: why am I required to add a bike weight? I have literally no idea how much they weigh). People keep complaining that ebikes are stealing KOMs etc but they still haven't added an ebike flag or bike type to keep ebikes out of regular-bike segments which would be the most seamless way to do it, instead of relying on ebikers to remember to edit their activity type every time.

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  • @Roland T there is actually an ebike activity in strava already

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  • Yes, but I have to
    a) record my ride direct from the phone app (making sure to check every time it hasn't defaulted back from e-Bike Ride to Ride) because my Samsung watch will only record regular rides, or
    b) record my ride from my watch and then remember to go in and edit the ride afterwards and change it to an E-Bike Ride.
    What I'm asking for is a way for a specific bike to always automatically always/only record ebike rides. My bike is not going to stop being an ebike so why should it be able to record regular rides? I should be able to set an e-bike flag and make that bike only ever record e-bike rides.

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  • Not sure if this counts. I’d love to “follow” or be shown virtual club options with enthusiasts like me. For me, that’s a Catrike Pocket, which is a trike recumbent with 20” wheels.
    Specific? Yeah.
    Would I find other people who have the same one? Yeah!
    Could I find folks with my bike riding the same sections as me or nearby? That’s for Strava to know and me to find out.
    The data is possible in Strava.

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  • I can't believe this post has been here since 2012 and they still haven't done anything about it. Come on, Strava! 

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