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This is the place to suggest new post ideas.

As you know, we made some changes to our forum that will enable our small team to do a better job of engaging with you. One of these changes was controlling the creation of new posts and topics. If you cannot find a thread under which to post your comment, you can suggest a new post idea here. 

 

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  • As a mountain biker I want to be able to tag rides as using a shuttle or uplift so that uphills are not counted when using a vehicle to drive up or a chairlift.

    This is important because rides using an uplift service are being flagged and there is no method within strava to remove the uphill segments of a ride that used an uplift. It would also stop uphill segment KOMs from being taken be riders using an uplift service.

    At its most basic any uphill on a tagged ride would be nulled or simply excluded from participating in segments. Perhaps a reasonable threshold for uphills could be set so that any uphill travelled by the rider over a certain amount of vertical meters would be annulled. 

     

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  • I’m still amazed Strava doesn’t provide basic filtering on the feed page. Why do you make us scroll past every dog walk, warm up/cool down, 2 mile commute both ways, accidental start/stops, and every other type of activity people don’t care about? I’ve been a paying member for years but am seriously consoling not renewing because my feed is littered with junk. At a minimum, a filter by type. I’m a cyclist. I don’t care to see runs/walks/weights/yoga/swimming. I have a background in computer programming. This can’t take more than a day or two. This has to be a conscious decision not to provide a filtering feature. Why???

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  • One thing i think would be handy is a pacer in Strava. Set before you go that you want to do a 10k run in 45 mins, then each km strava notifies you if you 20secs off the pace or ahead etc. Could even add little motivational quotes if your slowing. I know it already gives you updates on your previous km etc ao it could just be a slight tweak. I really think it could help folk challenge their pb’s !

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    • It would be great to add what type of bike is one riding (gravel, road, mountain, etc.) and then filter by this type on heatmaps and route planning.

    • This could be very useful when checking some routes and route planning. Currently, you can only select paved/dirt roads, which is a lot of time not specified, and also it is not enough. 

    • You have heatmaps, you have the data, just adding a type of bike could make a GREAT difference on route planning (Sometimes I want to go only on a road bike, so I select heatmaps where road bikes ride. Sometimes I want to go gravel, so I select gravel + road - but exclude mountain bikes [as they might use routes that are not ridable on gravel bikes]. Or just somebody I follow rides and interesting route, but I want to be sure that it is ridable on my type of bike)
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  • Will be great to add "Paragliding" and maybe other types of free flight as a separate activity. This especially helps during hike & fly when I track both segments with the same Garmin watch.

    What we need for this:

        - separate activity type;

        - separate analytics fields 

             - examples:

                      https://www.paraglidingforum.com/leonardo/flight/2670682

                      http://www.dhv-xc.de/xc/modules/leonardo/index.php?name=leonardo&op=show_flight&flightID=1328708&lng=english

                      https://www.xcontest.org/world/en/flights/detail:Purzellino/27.10.2020/11:32

     

    This will help to separate flight from other activities and avoid using multiple platforms.

     

    I think this especially important for clubs like : https://www.strava.com/clubs/744464

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  • Redefine explore segments for casual runners/cyclists

    As a new Strava user and a (very casual) runner, the effort comparison highlighted in the landing page of each segment is redundant me. These are often professional runners and it would be delusional to think I can ever get anywhere close to their marks.

    I would find it a lot more useful if we were given the option to:

    - Find/meet people around you with similar marks
    - Have a percentile distribution of marks (i.e. Your segment run was top 50% in the X/Y age range). Perhaps, even, goal suggestions based on this data.

    Likewise, the club's leaderboard for very large open groups. To me, only for small clubs where everyone knows each other a leaderboard sounds fun.

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  • This was on the old forum, but I will add it here too. Please have the "Cycling" heatmaps include e-bike rides! Most of my 8000 miles this year are on e-bike. I have manually converted each activity to a "Ride" then update my all-time heatmap, then re-convert activity back to e-bike so it won't affect leaderboards for conventional cyclists. Other sites like StatsHunters and Wandrer count e-bike rides with cycling. Even the new Strava "Personal Heatmap" feature in the "Routes" area includes e-bike rides, so why not include it in the main heatmap area?

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  • Can there not be feature changes to all wpeopl etc amend the 3 sports that have the tracking on the homepage? eg I cycle but don't run or swim, so I could change the run to hike or walk and the swim to say climb?

    Also can we not create goals for other elements apart from just power, segments and distance? eg I want to do 6,000km / 230h / 55,000m elevation this year and would like to see my progress just like you can with the distance? 


    Thanks 

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  • Folders for routes!
    I do have a club, with club-ride routes, I do also have commute-routes, training-routes etc.
    The route section on Strava as of today is just messy.

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  • Filter Feed by activity type PLEASE

    I want to deselect swift, walking, yoga blah blah non activities from my feed.

    The more you add other activities the more the need for people to deselect them from their feed. You will need this feature at some point, please make it now.

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  • Is there a plan in future updates to add a walking tab to the main screen to allow those who use Strava for walking as well as running and cycling to get a weekly total.

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  • I think it is now time to split the "Bike" activity into two activities "Mountain bike" and "Road". Indeed, with the appearance of the new route suggestion feature, the only "Bike" activity is no longer adequate! Moreover, the comparisons of performances or others can be done only in this single activity if you practice MTB AND Road!

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  • I totally agree with Eric and Sammy! I know a LOT of low HR, Maffetone, followers who would agree!

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  • Greetings.

    On the website.
    Under Settings --> My Gear --> My Bikes --> Components - Add Component...
    There is a drop down list with many common components.

    Would it be possible to add a component called MISCELLANEOUS, to track odd components like replaced spokes, or any miscellaneous component the user wishes to track the date and mileage?

    Please consider adding.
    Thank you

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  • Hi Strava

    Regard; running mode

    I would love to have the feature to get a notification after each KM where I get total KM - the time for last KM -  and total time. During listen to music, a voice will inform you after each KM. Very helpfull!! 

    Endomondo have it now, but closing in Denmark 31.12.20.. I use strava on the bike and endomondu when running, only because they have this feature.. Try it - to understand what I mean :-)

     

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  • A Community thread for discussion of the primary 'Activity Feed' both for the website and the phone apps.

    This is the primary port of call for Strava users and knowing about feature requests/possible improvements here will have the greatest impact. 

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  • I want ebike live segments. It will allow me to compare performance mostly in MTB singletracks and descents The reason that is important is because of many ebikers dont set ebike ride just to have normal live segments and that cause frustration among muscolar cyclist being stolen their KOM by ebikers. Please just add Live Segments to Ebike acticity and soon more ebike segments will be created and ebike user will have their own category to stick to. Thanks

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  • Import Endomondo archive

    I want an import option for Endomondo archives.

    It will allow me to import activities, photos, routes and more, all provided in the exported archive from Endomondo. The reason that this is important is because of the closure of the Endomondo service. Many new (and old) Strava users will benefit from this option and it would be a convincing feature to get Endomondo friends on board. 

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  • Show the edit screen right after importing an activity

    Currently, I have to do many hops every time I import an activity.

    By showing the edit screen right after importing an activity, I won't need to close the health settings screen, then go to my feed, then reload it a few times, then open the activity that I just imported, for then to be able to edit it.

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  • Segments Discussions/Chats

    The capability to have a discussion/chat around a specific segment as such. So we can decide to comment someone effort not in his/her activity but in the segment page.

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  • Perhaps the Strava app could be updated to feature a dark mode, especially when flicking through the feed in the early hours. Nearly every other app out there has a dark mode - shouldn’t Strava join the club?

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  • I would like the heatmaps subscriber feature to be expanded, particularly regarding commutes. I would like to be able to view three different versions of my heatmap:

    1. a heatmap of my commutes alone
    2. a heatmap of all rides not tagged as commute, and
    3. a combined view with both

    Adding this feature would allow me to analyze my own commutes and training rides separately, as well as share commuting paths with coworkers, and share my favorite rides in a given area with friends without a bright red commute cluttering the map. Additionally, when shared, it would make a great advertisement for why Strava premium is worth paying for.

    Also, on the topic of heatmaps, the ability to create a combined heatmap for all activity types would be of great value to me. At present, I use the heatmap feature to see where I have explored in my area and where I haven't and is one of the main reasons why I'm a Strava premium subscriber. Being able to combine biking and running on one map would make that experience more immersive. In addition, an "all activity types" filter would include other ways of exploring, such as hiking, walking, e-scooters, and roller staking, that are all currently ignored.

     

    Thanks!

    Dave

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  • Let's talk Socialisation!

    While I am running or cycling, I meet along my route some other solo runners or road bikers.

    assuming we are all connected with Starva, It would be great to mark myself in the watch the time I passed by other runner/biker and then to check in strava if this person would like to meet for a joined workout.   for this feature each user would indicate if he/she is visible for Socialisation workouts.

    The workout session in strava will identify crossed paths by other users at the same time I did a workouts and suggest to contact only the users who enable visibility.

    that is how we could create bigger and better communities that use strava for their workouts and get together.

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  • As a Minnesotan who often bikes on the same trails throughout the year, it would be AMAZING if we could use the same segments, but be able to filter efforts and personal bests by summer versus winter. This is important because I spend equal time in the summer and winter biking, but winter biking is inherently slower and it would be a lot more fun to be able to chase my (and others') winter (snowy) personal bests instead of knowing I will never come close to the summer (dirt/road) ones.

    An example of when I needed this is pretty much every time I get on the fat bike in the snow. I'm super motivated by chasing my personal bests and this could be a great way to be able to do this all year round.

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  • I absolutely endorse Mike Robinson's request to implement filters on activity feeds (https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360073654892/comments/360013422611).  I have some great friends who I wouldn't want to mute, but when they start posting half mile dog walks 3 times a day or separate warm-up/cool-down in addition to their main activities, which flood my activity feed, I do despair!  Like Mike, I think it would be a good draw to have this for paid members only.  I know of loads of people that would use this ... and pay for it.

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  • Hazardous Virtual Segments?

    Can we remove the ability for users to flag VIRTUAL ride segments (e.g. those for Zwift, Bkool, RGT, etc.) as hazardous? By their very definition they can't be hazardous - there's no traffic, no pedestrians, no stop signs - but still people are flagging segments they just "don't like" as hazardous, which then removes them from everyone's rides, not just their own (they should be hiding them if they don't like them).

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  • I'd like an option to tell you you distance based timings for each run (5k, 10k etc) rather than just if you get a top 3 time.

    I'd also like to be able to view a timeline based off each distance similar to how it works for segments so you can see your timings over previous years and how you have progressed/improved - or not as the case may be. It would be good if these graphs would be only for the specific distance and not part of a greater distance run (ie i don't care about my 5k time as part of a half marathon) I only care about my 5k time when I run a 5k.

    Currently if you want to look back on runs it involves scrolling forevermore through your feed and is not really workable.

    I love the new stats section that gives your pb's, maybe linking the graphs into that would be a possibility.

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  • New Activity Type Request - Canicross.

    I've recently started running with my dog and hoping to get involved in Canicross. Canicross is the sport of cross country running with dogs, whilst being harnessed and attached together by a bungee lead. 

    I've only been on 1 run so far with the dog and have already smashed a load of PBs thanks to being pulled along! Is it possible to create a new activity type for this as it would be great to distinguish between Canicross and when I'm just running by myself. 

     

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  • Private Notes on a Public Activity:

    I would love to have a "Private Notes" field available on activities that are otherwise public. This would be just one field that allows users to enter notes viewable only to themselves when looking back on activities that they don't care to have others see on otherwise public activities. This would allow me to enter private notes for things such as such as my nutrition intake on a long ride...or notes about aches/pains...or even journal types of notes about other experiences during the activity that I don't want public..."saw a blue heron perched on the post at Ol' Mac's farm...reminded me of Dad...miss you, Dad."

    Following is a screenshot example of what I'm picturing that I came across while searching for any information about such a feature (credit to "DanDawson" from a different forum altogether).

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  • Suggest to add dark mode. This would allow battery savings on devices with OLED screens, and well "dark mode" offerings are the norm. Looking at bright-white Strava in the evening is rather annoying. 

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