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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'd like 5-year age groups throughout Strava!

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Come-on Strava its 2017 and still no progress of fair represent representation of a significant proportion of your members.

    If creating 5 year age groups for all is too difficult at least you could extend the current 10 year range with 5 year periods for the "below 24" and "above 65" so that the age categories fairly represent the more rapidly changing physical attributes of both younger and the ever increasing group of older Stravaites.

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  • I made the original request for 5 year age groups way back in August of 2014; 2 1/2 years ago.

    It would be really nice if the Strava team could share with us why, what we see as a pretty minor fix, never makes the features roadmap.

    My racing age is now 73 and I'll be competing in the Masters World Track Cycling Championships here in LA this coming October. It really would be useful to be able to compare myself to the men riding in my 5-year age group.

    So, come clean. What's the real reason Strava isn't doing this:-) ????

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  • Jim, you make an excellent point...having never been a runner (and actually started cycling at 70), I wasn't aware of the runners over 70.  Certainly with that many runners, there definitely should be additional age groups.

    I hasten to add that identifying the age of a rider/runner would help in our comparisons.  It's a fact that as the years go by, each year (not each five years) presents greater challenge.  With ages showing for users, it would allow us to compare within age groups, i.e., comparing a 79 y.o. with a 75 y.o. Believe me, there is a pronounced difference. 

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  • 65 plus is too big a range particularly as performance reduces with age- suggest 65- 75 the 75-80 continuing in 5yr gaps.

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  • 5 year age bands is pretty standard for masters/seniors whatever you call it for your sport, in UK swimming its the zero to the 4 and 5 to 9 so e.g. 40-44 then 45-49

    I was considering premium which is how I found this thread, I won't be bothering till this is implemented.

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  • The cardiovascular difference between 55 and 64 is big. I too will wait until more precise age groupings are implemented (every 5 years after age 50) before going premium . . . Strava: DO IT!

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • I decided some months ago to let my Premium membership expire. I'm about to turn 72, and I've waited four years for Strava to make the change to 5-year age groups. Instead, they keep fooling us with hollow promises. My conclusion is that Strava shares society's prejudices against older people. Why should we pay extra for that?

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  • Maybe there are very few bicyclists over 70 years old, but that is not the case for runners. In a recent local road race with only 355 runners, 14 runners were over age 70. Another 24 were between 65 and 70. More than 10% of the runners in this small race were over Strava's age 65 limit for distinguishing performance. I'm betting 65+ year-old runners are just as numerous elsewhere. In fact, the large races I've been in have huge contingents of them, more than 25 usually in my age group (70-75) alone. These days I only enter races that recognize 5-year age groups through age 85. Elder runners deserve this recognition, just as everybody else does. But instead Strava insists on providing Facebooky things like my year in review. We older runners want our performances to reflect competitive goals, not cute automated animations. We would support Strava for age-appropriate recognition, just as we support road races that provide it.

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  • Very disappointed to hear that this has been delayed again. 

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  • Why isn't Strava's refusal to add 5-year age groups beyond 65 years simply age discrimination?

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  • Elle has announced that Strava is working on implementing 5-year age groups in 2017. I hope this is still the case. Elle, can you provide some reassurance for us?

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  • Honestly, it can't be that hard to implement the 5 year age groups. I presume it's because there aren't enough 65+ athletes to bother with. It would be interesting to see the demographic breakdown of Strava users. Maybe MapMyRide or RidewithGPS would take up the task?

     

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  • I note no 60-64 group still - can you please tell me why not? Also, the premium leaderboards seem to have got messed up - the position on the segment does not reflect the actual position e.g shows me 88th but when I drill down I am first out of 4 people. Can you please investigate and correct

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  • We now have 5 yr age groups with the significant exception of 55-64. Peculiar and needs changing.

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

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