E-bike setting by default

I have recently electrified my Quest velomobile and would like the ability to set e-bike by default so that my rides don't corrupt the efforts of the real cyclists.

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    Hey folks - I can definitely see the need for a feature like this. I'll try and get it into the pipeline, but for now I have no updates. 

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  • BTW I'm targeting 125mph on Pendine Sands
    Tangerinedreammachine.org

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  • Did you get an answer to this as I would also be interested on this setting :)

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  • Nothing happening yet

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  • Nice one Elle !!

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  • +1 

    on this, I don't want to upset the leader boards but I do want to track my e-bike rides

     

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  • I love Strava! And I just got an ebike :)

    I didn't want to mess with leaderboards - that's exactly why I love Strava - so after tracking my first ebike ride I noticed that on my ride tracked I can select activity type before saving "e-bike ride", which would keep it from the leaderboards... great.

    However, it's troublesome, hidden and takes so many taps (on iPhone app), and likely to go amiss to change the activity every single time I log a ride.

    Since ebikes are going mainstream, and arguably pose a threat to the core of Strava: leaderboards - I think it would be best to also include an bike type: "e-bike", and keep all the rides logged with this bike automatically off the leaderboards. (you can ask things like battery size Wh, and motor size in W - in addition to weight)

    Most people don't want to cheat, but also if they have to go through menus every time the save an e-ride just to be morally correct, they simply won't care. It's better if they do it just once (add an e-bike to their gear), make it their default bike, and then just log their rides with little taps.

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    I ebike a couple of time a day, and am giving up manually going to every ride and changing the type, as I record the rides from my Apple Watch, and it does not even have that capability. So I am afraid I will annoy lots of people by spamming up their leaderboards. My default bike is the ebike so Strava should know the ride type. I guess when enough riders complain this feature may make it in.

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    I second Curt's comment.

    I use my Apple Watch to track my rides, but my daily commuter is an eBike (BOSCH Performance Line system).  While I normally ride it in OFF or ECO mode in the flats, when I have to ascend my plateau, I crank it up a bit.  This is why I got it, but unfortunately it throws off the leaderboards for the hills.

    I have to go into Strava and invoke this setting for each ride that uses my eBike.  I set it whenever I use the assist function, even once.

    I would like the option to have this default (or better, to associate the appliance with the bike used).  I have four other bicycles which are not eBikes, so I would want the option to change it back to Bike and then get the leaderboard statistics for those rides.  I use Strava through Apple Watch (commuting/hiking), Garmin EDGE 520 (recreational riding) and via iPhone (for times when my watch is unavailable for whatever reason).

    I love the statistics because they push me and others to go harder; I do not want to skew them in any way.

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    I regularly ride an e-bike and two regular bikes. I'd like to set my e-bike as the default bike and have Strava automatically classify rides from that bike as "E-Bike Rides." That will ensure my e-bike doesn't mess up the regular leaderboards. If I do want "credit" for a ride where I rode unassisted, then it's easy enough to make that change.

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  • Just got throphies and kom.... please support ebikes as default pls

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  • Another request for this, same reason!

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  • Any progress on this?  I just got an e-bike and would like a way to set a default.

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  • So I can set a default bike - Strava just needs to let me designate it as an E bike.

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  • I have the same problem. Just converted my trike to a pedalec and would still like to use Strava to monitor my progress but I don't want to screw up the leaderboard for regular bicyclists.

    I did just selecte "Hide from Segment Leaderboards" on my account's privacy but what would be best would be a leaderboard and other related stuff for e-bikes (and e-trikes too!)

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  • Is there a "waiting period" for this feature?  It's been TWENTY ONE MONTHS since the first request here!! C'mon, what do our Premium fees fund??? :-|

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  • yet another request for this feature.

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  • Woah, is it finally here?!  (Kind of - defaults to last used activity which I think is better anyway.)

    It's only been 2 years since the original request here!  When's the party?

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  • Is the only way to get motion on this to start a boycott of Strava? I'm not signed up as a premium user because of this poor e-Bike integration.

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  • I’m looking for this exact feature, i’m now relegated to using the private setting but it is anoying as heck. Please update on the progress of this.

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  • any update or are we just wasting time commenting?

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  • Same here.

    Also, please try to link the bikes to the categories.

    For example, when you end your ride and push finish, it should ask which bike you rode. From your answer it should automatically choose the correct leader board to post the results to.

    Keep up the rad work!!

     

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  • Just added a BBSHD to my bike and broke almost every record in my first ride. No option for e-bikes category, that's unfortunate. Sorry to all who have not upgraded to an ebike. Will set the appropriate category if Strava offers the option.

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  • Scott, 

    There's a separate category for e-bikes. Please select that when uploading your activities to keep your activity separate from the leaderboards and challenges. 

    Cheers. 

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  • Scott, you can also do this in Strava afterwards by choosing Edit (to the right in the webinterface), and then change value in the drop-down menu "Sport".

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