Improvements for Gear section of Strava (Cycling)

I am at a crossroads with equipment list management. I am about to dump tracking all my components as I have seen no improvements in a very very long time. I switch around wheels and tires all the time and that tough to track the way it's currently setup here on Strava. But now I have recently cracked my frame and is being replaced under warranty. I will be moving all my component to this new frame, so this is where it will be a complete failure for me. How do I track going forward? Components are tracked by Frame and not individually.

 

Support Summary:

1. Allow components to exist independently from bikes/frames

Instead of limiting only one active version of each component per bike, components would exist as a "pool" and could be removed from a bike without being retired, could be "shelved" for any amount of time without accumulating mileage, and could be easily switched between bikes. Like different tiers - at the top level there is a group of frames, and under that is a group of components, any amount or type of components you wish to track. Then there is freedom to match the components to the frames in any desired way. 

2. Ability to add historical usage to a frame or component

As the system currently stands, bikes and components added to Strava are treated as new, with zero use. Of course, we know this is only the case a fraction of the time. For a functional gear tracking system there needs to be a way to add an item to the system with historical mileage/usage. 

3. Track Gear in hours as well as miles

4. Ability to set notifications for when a component reaches a certain amount of use (miles or hours)

5. Add maintenance records, or simply a notes field to any Gear item to keep track of when equipment was last serviced

Are there any additions, or major feedback trends that I missed? -Elle

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  • 6 years of ignorance. Strava Team, are you f**king kidding me?

    I fail to see any reason to pay for Premium anymore. It's totally useless, haven't seen any new or improved useful features in a long time

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  • I really hope Strava introduce and option to "unretire" components to allow tracking of mileage on different tires for example, it would be a great upgrade to the experience. 

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  • If you implement even half the suggestions in this post (moving components between different bikes and a "shelf" being the biggest one), that would probably induce me to pay for Premium.

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  • Great Idea, Maintenance notifications would also be a great feature. 

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  • Hi there,

    mainTrack is an app that helps to keep track of bikes and components maintenance, as well as keep record of all maintenance so that you know when your bike or component was last serviced. You can move components around your bikes, you can also assign components to components (eg: tyre to racing wheel) and control their usage separately.

    It's a pretty cool app, it's worth having a look at it. It's currently available for iOS but I'll release an Android version soon.

    You can find more details on our website: https://maintrack.app, or the App Store.

    Hope you enjoy it!

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  • Cool! Do update once you make an Android version too.

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  • You should take a look to ProBikeGarage, bike maintenance app for Strava. There is more info in previous comments.

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  • @Christiano G - Very very Nice try - But just errorring for me when my rides - so i’m still waiting for Strava... 

    @Jaime G - proBikeGarage... it’s a no-go... tried - somre time ago - and was not easy to use

    /Tommy 

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  • +1 for ProBikeGarage.  About a year or so ago I was on a mission to find a good bike maintenance app after realizing that the Strava attempt was a joke.  After trying several, I landed on ProBikeGarage and I've been using this app exclusively for the past year.  When I first started with the app there were some bugs and I submitted a number of enhancement requests and their development team was quick at implementing & releasing updates.  Hello, Strava ... are you listening??  The current version of PBG is stable and I highly recommend it.

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  • @Tommy Iversen, can you please just let me know which version you have downloaded and what went wrong so that we can investigate and get it sorted?

    You can also contact us through the app or on our website https://mainTrack.app.

    Your feedback would be much appreciated!

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  • @Tommy Iversen, thanks for sharing your honest feedback. I agree that ProBikeGarage could be a little bit tricky to set up the first time, but we're working to improve it. Maybe some of the problems you found are already fixed or underway. Also, there is a lot of features missing yet, but so far I think it's a good alternative to Strava's gear section. Feel free to contact us if you think we can improve something.

    And thank you @John K. for sharing your case too. So glad ProBikeGarage it's been working for you all this time :)

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  • 7 years of discussion, with any related posts pointed here and locked...

    but still no improvements on the Strava product.

    Strava's business model is not the users, but the dataset we generate that they can resell.

    Time to stop monitoring this post.

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  • At the very least you should have a more complete list of components. The drop down list shows "Front Tire" but there is no "Rear Tire". It makes it really difficult to accurately manage the components when you have to select inaccurate options from the drop down list.

    At the very least allow for free text to be entered into this field and then the users can add whatever they want rather than being restricted to 28 components the Strava team deems necessary. For example I want to track when last I serviced my bike, it would be a lot easier to manually type in BIKE SERVICE than have to fake getting a new stem and remember at a later date that the reason I actually added that was for my service.

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