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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Bump

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  • +1

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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