Add more bike types, like "Single-Speed" and "Track Bike"

Request to expand on Bike types available in the "Gear" section of Account Settings on Strava.

Requests include:

-Track Bike

-Single Speed

-Hipster Bike

-Commute Bike

-Unicycle

 

To vote for filtered Segment Leaderboard results by bike type, go here.

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  • E-bike should be a distinct activity, as in "Bike", "Run", "E-bike", rather than a different bicycle type.  That way E-bikers get their own leaderboards for segments and don't get their results included with human-only powered bikers.

    Instead of or in addition to adding more bicycle types, users ought to have the option of specifying their own bicycle type and providing the common constants used in the power calculation such as CdA (coefficient of drag X area), Crr (coefficient of rolling resistance), etc.  This would allow users with unusual bicycle types (e.g recumbent HPVs, velomobiles, faired bikes) to get more accurate power and energy calculations.

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  • E-bike is required as well because it is very unfair comparing my commute with non-assisted bikes. Thanks
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  • I'd add Single speed as option for Road, Mtn and CX bikes

    Ability to filter using bike types would be very cool on the segment pages. Then you can better compare "apples to apples" so to speak

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  • If leaderboards can be filtered by bike type, then simply adding an "ebike" bike type would be sufficient.  (I didn't see that request before I wrote the above comment.)

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  • I use a Trek 7.2 FX for my daily commute to work.  Commuter Hybrid should be one of the choices.

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  • it would be possible to compute the cadence too, if you are able to save your gear inches (or gear ratio) of your single-speed/track bike.

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  • Please add Track Bike, a lot of people train in velodromes!

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  • How about a recumbent as a second road bike?

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  • jeesh! - where does it stop? carbon vs steel?  There are so many bike variations, somehow Strava would have to come to a sensible rationalised selection.  I can see the sense of filtering the broad categories, but where would it end if they include all the niche rides? Bamboo trike recumbents with yellow flags and loaded panniers...?

    I only ride fixed and accept that I top out in terms of cadence on some segments, but I'm happy to compare with geared bikes on KOMs.  That said, I think it should be one of the broad categories.

    So, as a short list for the 'Broad Categories', how about (in no particular order):

    BMX/Freestyle

    Unicycle

    Folding commuter

    Road

    Road - SS/fixed (contentious pairing!)

    Road - tandem

    Road - tourer

    Road - recumbent

    MTB - no-suss

    MTB - hard-tail

    MTB - full-suss

    MTB - SS/fixed

    MTB - tandem

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  • I'd like to see fatbikes on the bike type list please...

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  • Would rather have the ability to view all the actual bikes used and a sub cat for type so I can compare times on my different bikes from one page.
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  • Why do you need Segments on your E-Bike? If I held on to a car up a climb I would not brag about it or compare it to other peoples' rides.  You should make all your E-rides private. "It is very unfair comparing my commute with non-assisted bikes", I agree.  " It requires a great deal of human effort to show near the top of the leaderboard on a popular segment", are you trying to get KOMs on you E-bike? If so why?  Isn't the point of and E-bike to not require a great deal of human effort?  If you are going to put in the effort, do it on a real bike.

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  • Mountain biking should be a stand alone activity type.  Bike should be changed to Road Biking and Mountain Biking should be added.  That way, if you go for a road ride on your SS, you can select Road Biking + SS, and conversely if you go MTBing you can select that + your MTB.  Road biking and MTBing are very different activities and should be separated.  

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  • Another request!  20-inchers! (à la bmx/freestyle, which is what i train on)

    And I'll second the request for unicycles as long as Strava promises not to start recording number of times falling down.

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  • I would love to have Unicycling included as a distinct activity.  I use Strava exclusively to track my progress doing mountain unicycling on a nearby switchback descent trail.  My descent times (13 - 16 minutes) are being compared to a mountain bike (5-6 minutes), so the leaderboard is a bit meaningless.

    Regarding the falling that Max mentioned, I've tried to standardize my runs by repeating any section on which I fall.  Having to backtrack for 10-20 feet, remount, and re-attempt acts as a time penalty on the overall descent time.  It might be hard to even determine when a fall has occurred from 1 Hz GPS data, particularly given the GPS errors in some of the ride locations.

    Elle indicated that she would need to see a relatively large number of unicycle requests from the Strava community before adding it as an activity type.  It seems there are quite a few unicyclists logging times on Strava - now we just need to coordinate a 'feature request' campaign.

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  • For mountain bikes, suspension is a substantial differentiator for downhill speed and occasionally for very rough flat or uphill segments.

    To justify this as not being a pedantic request, I suggest 3 broad categories of no suspension, front suspension and full suspension. For downhill sections riders would expect to see substantial differences in times between these three sub-categories. I would assume that other categories of bike would not have suspension, or that this wouldn't enhance performance on the road.

     

    Also +1 to the single speed / fixie request above. This makes a huge difference on fast sections and on sustained climbs.

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  • I would contest that SS/Fixed are not the same.  Continuous pedaling on a fixed drivetrain is much different than singlespeed or typical drivetrains.  

    Inputting your gear inches would also allow strava to generate very accurate cadence.  

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  • There definitely needs to be a definition between bike types road/mountain. (but with mountain, I'd really like to see a definition between hard-tail bikes and full-suspension), would be great to see how your times compared to other bikes of a similar style.

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  • Add a penny farthing category.  I have over 2000km on mine and have had to fit it under road.  This throws off my road numbers juuuuust a little.

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  • While parsing bike types can get insane, I would like a "track" or "fixed gear" filter/setting to better compare my riding to others on my route.  Like many people I'm an urban rider on a fixed gear bike.  With 46x17 gearing I can never approach 25 mph average speeds.  tnx.

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  • There are just too many kinds of bikes to fairly represent each one as a classification. Moreover, the classifications are constantly evolving. What I'd like to see is simply the ability to click on somebody's bike and see the details of their gear. I like entering the information about my gear, retiring components, entering new ones, etc. But as far as I can tell, it is currently a private thing. I would like to share it.

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  • I'd just be happy about a category "other".  I wanted to record what I do on my folder, and differentiate that from my road bike, so it's showing up as a MTB.  I'd rather leave type blank.

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  • I am ok with adding things like track bike, cyclocross bike, cruiser, etc. Things that are completely different bicycles. But you people saying you should add options to put things like full sus, hardtail, carbon, steel, 10 speed, pennyfarthing, tire widths or whatever, is kind of stupid and ridiculous. That is where the little description box is handy, if you really feel the need to let people know whether your carbon pennyfarthing has a suspension fork or not. I saw also the people saying "we need the categories like full suspension so I can have a leaderboard for my fat arse so I can get some self esteem boost!!" Which is just stupid. Thats like if in a mtb race there were different categories on what size frame, wheel, and how much suspension you have. Cycling is not about people's gear being fair to eachother. The "bond" between how much money one person has or what sponsors they have etc etc is all a part of the sport, and howgood you are at it.

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  • Differing wheel sizes and gearings, and thus the effect on power, would be awesome.

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  • Support for "fatbikes" (like the Surly Pugsley and Salsa Mukluk) would be very nice to see.

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  • Nice thread, great comments.  I too support the ability to add information about  the bike you are riding to assist in power calcs (sprockets/gear inches, or some other measurement as per Sheldon Brown).

     

    I do a lot of interval training and use my fixie for strength.  At times I accelerate from zero up to 50kph on my 68" over a short distance.  I know this takes a lot of power (my legs tell me so), but Strava doesn't pick this up as it has no idea of the gear I am using.  I suspect it thinks that I am constantly changing up.  Doing this kind of exercise under controlled conditions I generate over 1000W.  Strava is lucky if it tells me I generate above 300W.

     

    So, I'm a +1 for a way to input the bike cassette/chainring/wheel size settings and for Strava to calculate power using this.

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  • Please add a  "velomobile" section.

     

    At this moment df riders and velonauts are pissing each other off on Strava. This is not necessary when there is a possibility to filter. 

    The reason to exclude velomobiles from leaderbords that Strava Support mentions are: 1) "unfair advantage" and 2) "not in keeping with traditional cycling". 3) a velomobile is clearly a league of it's own.

    1) Strava is clogged with KOMs' ridden with unfair advantages. I'm not complaining when a 7kg road bike is quicker on a hill then me with my 30kg velomobile. Why should I, this is just using the fastest bike for the course. Of course my aerodynamic velomobile gives me an advantage on a flat course with easy corners, just like it is for a TT bike. Why is it necessary to make restrictions on Strava for how a bicycle is built?

    Some KOMs' are obviously being made by drafting team members. When a pro peloton has taken all KOM's  on a whole bunch of segments, simply by drafting each other during an event with closed roads, is that fair?. 

     

    2) What is traditional cycling or more importantly: why should only "traditional" cycling be included on Strava? Is the Strava server having problems with differentiation? Is this differentiation more difficult than that between "cycling", "swimming", "skateboarding", etc?

     

    3) "a velomobile is clearly a league of it's own". Umm, hey! That's MY point. Please give us this separate league by adding a "velomobile" section!

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  • I would like to be able to see the picture of the bikes of other members.

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  • Adding e-bike would be nice since they are screwing up the stats right now.
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  • I'd like to see fatbikes on the bike type list please...

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