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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  • Yes, Scott Doner you tag the "Sport" as "E-Bike Ride" from the dropdown list of options.  This will keep you out of the leaderboards and folks from flagging your rides.  Enjoy! - David

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  • Thanks for the responses all, but that does not hit the mark.  I am also a long term Strava customer and these days commute on an E-Bike and ride my other bikes for pleasure.  The iWatch (and many other devices) do not have a "Start E-Bike Ride"  You have to record a normal ride and remember to go back into Strava and reset it.  If you ride enough and are busy you will inevitably forget one or two which then pollutes the database until they are investigated.

    Please let us set it as the default (or role out support to other devices).  We don't want to cheat. 

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  • I agree you should be able to set this as default in "My gear" > My Bikes" my Mrs uses a e-bike and she can't be arsed to go into strava and change it twice a day when she rides. How hard can it be for strava to make a small release to solve it?

    e-bikes are very popular these days and strava is way behind in development and I think they are focusing on the social part too much and not the actual cycling app improvements in my opinion. 

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  • Yeah it mystifies me why you cannot flag a bike as an ebike. You are *required* to put the weight in, for some reason, yet they can't add an ebike flag so the activity defaults to E-Bike Ride! That said the bike info has been in dire need for update for ages - it still only lists "sports" bikes and no utility/city/hybrid/cargo bikes. What am I supposed to choose for my bakfiets with electric-assist? I set it as a "road bike" because it's a "bike" I use on the "road", but it couldn't be farther from a "road bike".

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  • I'm about to give up on the Strava development team for doing anything that people actually want.  I'm starting to reconsider my Premium subscription and the use of Strava in general, if they don't start looking at what people say - I'm out entirely.

    Take this for instance, I have had about enough on Sunday and posted about it: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bo7-zxDHYaz/?taken-by=gregoriousmaximous

    They keep adding new "features" like sudden bombardment of emails or the annoying screenshot dialog, but for things that are actually useful, they turn a blind eye.

    The software feels "spammier" with each subsequent update.

    Even the most basic stuff is not there - for instance - what about the Apple Watch?  How about even just adding an eBike feature there and with the app itself, where you can pick "Start E-Bike Ride"?  That would be a great start.  eBike by default would be perfect; my default bike is Trek XM700+.  My other four bikes are not eBikes.

    Moreover, I have this continued issue with Strava where my eBike ride selection doesn't save always after update, it will revert to "Ride", and I have to change it three or four times before it stays as "E-Bike Ride".  It is VERY important to me, as a very active and self-competitive cyclist (I am in the Top 10 on some climbs, and the top 10% on many local climbs in the Seattle region) to ensure data integrity for my PRs and KOMs.  However, realistically I commute on an eBike - I love to ride, but everything is uphill in every direction where I need to be, and that only goes so far when you're dressed up in work attire when you're engaging in business during the day on a bike without assist - something will give eventually.  I hope that it will be Strava.

    We have discussed this feature long enough - please be more accommodating to eBikes.

    Please.

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  • Greg, your comment has been resonating with me since you wrote it. I just cancelled my Summit subscription. I'll gladly renew it as soon as it seems that Strava starts working towards making my life easier.

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  • I too would like to have an option to flag a bike as an e-bike. I've installed an aftermarket kit to my bike and it is really annoying to have to modify every event after every ride. 

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  • Any more news on this as it's getting annoying to edit my ride as an ebike ride every time. Note that if I use the App for my ebike it does automatically set it as an ebike ride, but not when using Garmin.

    Thanks,

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  • Its is already possible to set a standard bicycle, but why is not possible to classify it as an e-bike and then those activities as e-bike-rides?

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  • I also just bought an ebike and I guess I expected a separate class for ebikes on Strava with our own leaderboards.  I imagine it will happen someday as they get more popular.  In the meantime, I've been using Strava and just setting each ride as an e-bike activity so it doesn't count towards leaderboards.  Still fun to track and post rides and pictures.  

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  • Just bought an ebike and I want to designate the bike as such so when chosen Strava knows I am on my ebike.

    How do I set my bike as an ebike?

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  • Donal - it appears you still can't "set" your bike as an e-bike.  You have to go in and edit each ride after you complete it and set it as an e-bike ride, which will automatically remove you from the leaderboards.  After you save your ride, tap the title to see more details on it.  On an iphone, looks like this:

    Tap the three dots in the upper right corner, then tap Edit, then tap Sport:

    That will give you the option to select E-Bike ride.  

    From Strava support (https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/articles/216919507-Segment-Leaderboard-Guidelines):

    Use the E-bike Ride and Virtual Ride activity types:

    To preserve the fairness and accuracy of the leaderboards for the Ride activity type, use the available E-bike Ride and Virtual Ride activity types or adjust your activity's privacy controls to "Only You" or "Followers" (these controls will remove the activity from public leaderboards). 

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  • 3 years since Strava acknowledged that this would be a useful feature - but still no action. Not sure my Aus$82 a year is worth it anymore...

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  • Can you explain why you can’t implement this feature?

    ls there a technical issue in your software that prevents being able to select and save a ‘default permanent’ ebike setting so us ebikers don’t have to do this on every single ride we do?

    You must get loads of newbie ebikers accidentally saving their rides as ‘rides’ and not ‘ebike’ rides and I myself on a few occasions have forgotten to save my ride as an ebike ride which gets flagged and causes non assisted riders pain as they think they have lost their KOM only to find it was an ebiker.......

    Surely this cannot be difficult to implement or is it?

    If it is you need to change your software team.

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  • Harley,

    Thanks. I am aware of how to change the ride to Ebike. I leave my ride at the default until one of my friends complain that it is an Ebike ride, or someone flags the ride. Then I change the ride type.

    Silly that we can't set the bike as an ebike so the software does this automatically.

    Until then, all the KOM leaders will see that I beat their record due to the auto email capability of Strava. Perhaps they should complain.

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  • So I don't know what setting I changed (I can't find where you would do it again), or if Strava changed something in the app, but now all my rides default as Ebike rides (I do not have to go in after the ride and change it).  I don't show up on the regular leaderboards, and in fact someone in my area made some Ebike leaderboards and I automatically register on those when I ride.  So for me - problem solved.  Anyone else experiencing this?

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  • For quite a while now (since at least my last post in this thread somewhere) whenever I start a new activity, Strava has defaulted to the last activity type that I used. ie. if I start an e bike ride and save (or even discard) it, then the next time I start an activity it will default to e bike ride. Not exactly the same as setting a permanent default, but solves the major problem for me as well. Judging by other comments here, I was beginning to wonder if it was just me too. Maybe it’s only on iOS that this works?

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