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Create Age Groups in 5 year brackets for Segment Leaderboard Filters

I just joined premium to see whre I stood in my age group but 10 year age groups is no use.

this function would be more beneficial if age groups were in 5 year age brackets to reflect state national and international age groups

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    New Premium segment leaderboard filters are released:

    19 and under, 20 to 24, 25 to 34, 35 to 44, 45 to 54, 55 to 64, 65 to 69, 70 to 74, 75+

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  • I second this request

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  • Same request as the two that I see above. Award KOM's and second through tenth place by age group. Create age groups in 5 year age brackets to reflect senior games in the United States and the senior Olympics in the United States. It is tough when I am 63 competing against a 55 year old; not such a big deal when it is a 33 year old competing against a 25 year old, the 33 year old might even have the advantage.

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  • I'm 64 and it is a bit of a stretch to compare myself with someone who is 55.  At my age, 9-10 years is a big chunk of time.  Perhaps 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, etc. etc.

    This might make more sense.

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  • Thanks for the feedback! I've just moved this post to the "Suggest a Feature" section of our forums. Now you can vote (and get your friends to vote) by clicking the Me Too button at the top. 

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  • I'd like 5-year age groups throughout Strava!

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  • It would be easy to use the USA Cycling age categories. Then, users would be riding against the people the would be competing against in an USA Cycling event. Apples to Apples. 

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  • I agree with Robert Hess - I think there should be age categories available that align with competition licences. This should include the junior classes - in the UK, British Cycling define the age categories, based on year of birthday, as:

    Senior: (18+)
    Junior (16-18) 
    Youth (12-16) - split into 2 yr bands from 8yrs up
    Under 12

    http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/membership/article/mem-st-Racing-Licence-Prices-0-Need-a-Racing-Licence--0

    Veteran's cycling is split into 5 year bands above 40.

    More info. here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cycling_age_categories

    http://www.vtta.org.uk/information/

    http://lvrc.org/

     

     

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  • In a previous post, I have also commented on the issue of age spread of "65 and Over" which in my case is a spread of 12 years (I'm 77 now) and as someone has said even a 10-year spread is too large for meaningful comparisons.  I am afraid this isn't what we want because some of us would fall into a group by ourselves. Even in the 65 and Over group I am often the only rider in the segments.  That means I am back to having no comparisons at all.

    What I think would be more helpful would be to show the age of each rider.  I do a lot of comparisons with the under-65 group so I can see how I am doing.  

    I can't imagine anyone complaining about showing their age as one of the "vital" statistics.  If some would object to having their age revealed (I repeat myself by asking "why?:") perhaps Strava could ask for a waiver from those of us who want to get meaningful comparisons.

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  • Elle, can you comment on my request/suggestion that the AGE OF RIDERS BE ADDED AS A DATA POINT?  Certainly that wouldn't take a "huge chunk" of time. You have the information for most riders (I understand some have made an error on their age accidentally or otherwise so they will be outliers) it would just be a matter of placing the coding in the reports that wouldn't have to otherwise be modified..

    I really don't think people approaching the 65+ age group really understand what they asking for.  If you are 65 or 77 (as I am) dividing up the age group is NOT going to accomplish the any thing because on most segments you will find yourself all by yourself.  I speak from experience.  Check it out yourself.  Click on the 65 or up age group and count the riders in the group...if you aren't already in that group chances are the grouping will be empty.  On very popular segments you will see a few riders, but on many of them - nada, zip, nil, zero... BUT, if you ADD THE AGE AS A DATA POINT, you can keep the same age groups and make meaningful comparisons....this is ESPECIALLY TRUE if, as has been suggested on another thread to allow for sorting on any and all data points.  You could then sort on AGE and see how well others are doing that are your own age +/-.

    Again, Elle, could you comment on this, please?

    Thanks,

    Steve Varnum

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  • I would also like to see 5 year age brackets.

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  • This deliberate ignoring of the older aged premium users by Strava is becoming insulting! There are a number of threads requesting this feature, all have been ignored. You can spend time (and our fees) on the new Strava Local feature - which seems to cater for those in the larger cities and is utterly useless for others, yet you can't be bothered introducing 5 year age buckets consistent with international and national competition brackets that will affect all users. Pathetic responses about it taking too much time and a big piece of work would appear to be an excuse to do nothing. If your program is so poorly written that it can't be adapted then get some better programmers!

    Really am totally p***** off with this lack of response. I find it insulting.

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  • I think this is a good idea. as Im an experienced cyclists, and once one hits 40 plus, you can't keep up with an equally conditioned rider 9 years your junior. This would occur when comparing a 45 year old to a 54 year old, the elder rider who loses about, on average for mere mortals who have not been professional cyclists, 1% of lung capacity each year combined with about 9 heart beats less per minute as a maximum. Combine the two,  and thats quite a difference between a 45 year old and a 54 year old.  On that basis, I support 5 year age brackets instead of 10. 

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  • I have a question for Strava Support.

    How many Strava users need to request or support a request for change / IMPROVEMENT before it is implemented???

    Elle Anderson are you still there, is anyone at Strava actually reading this?

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  • Agree with everyone here and for same reasons.

    Looking at the dates of the postings though it seems clear that Strava users are being ignored.

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  • I agree that the age group range ought more accurately represent the deterioration in physical capacity, particularly for older members, as my suggestion: Add Additional Age Groups Such As: 65 -70, 70 - 75, 75 - 80, Possibly More or Less, as Appropriate

    As link: https://strava.zendesk.com/entries/69224400-Add-Additional-Age-Groups-Such-As-65-70-70-75-75-80-Possibly-More-or-Less-as-Appropriate-

     

    Also, there ought be additional younger age groups.

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  • Currently I'm trialing the free Premium subscription and am impressed and am thinking of subscribing fully when the trial expires BUT the lack of sufficient age banding [I agree with many of the comments already posted; I'm 62 and would appreciate, for example, a 60-65 band ...] is problematical. With more detailed age-banding, I would definitely subscribe; without it, I am undecided ...Come on, Strava, it can't be that tricky!!

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  • Good luck with that one Steve Wilson. You might receive some kind of bland comment to say that they are looking into it. They aren't.

    It would be a piece of cake to let the member select his/ her own upper and lower age range criteria.

     

     

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  • There is a bit of irony here? Strava now posts rides to USA Cycling members accounts. If you have a USA Cycling license, check into your account and you will see your Strava events. So, if Strava things it's worthwhile to post through to USA Cycling, why not adopt USA Cycling's age categories?  Perhaps the real issue is that no one at Strava actually holds a USA Cycling license or competes in amateur cycling.

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  • Age groups just like races... 20's 30's 40's... etc. 

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  • As Bill Lawless and others suggested, follow UCI age categories and extend beyond 65.

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  • Hello everyone - 

    We're looking into this project, and hope it will be considered for development later this year. We appreciate all your comments and feedback, so keep it coming. 

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  • Oh my gosh, Elle. 5 year age groups will make Strava relevant for me again! I'm 71.

    It makes a lot of sense, especially since my Strava rides post to my USA Cycling account.

    Thank the team for moving this forward.

    Best, Robert

     

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  • Pleased to hear this news, at last.

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  • Excellent news. I can't resist adding 'and not before time' ... ;-)

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  • and would it be possible to list your age group achievements in the same way as you can do with KOMs please?

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  • well it doesn't get much "later in the year" than right about now, last week in the year

    is Strava going to fix/enhance anything this year?

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  • Unfortunately folks, this project has been shelved again and will be revisited in 2017. Thanks for your patience, and keep the feedback coming. 

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  • Yeah sure it has - excuse my cynicism in this "post-truth" world. I wonder if it would be foolish to expect it this decade. Note that the "announcement" that the project was being "looked into", that it would be "considered for development later this year" not that it was being developed. In other words Strava has done sweet XX (i.e. nothing).

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