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Expand weight categories over 200lbs/95kg for Segment Filters

I am a paying customer. I am over 200lbs. (248lbs) I would like to see the weights above 200lbs segmented like you do for weights under 200lbs. Why discriminate and categorize us Clydes as all "above 200" when you categorize weight in 10-15lb segmetns for folks under 200....? One of the reasons I pay for Strava is so I can compare myself to others who weigh as much as me. Not 20 or 30 lbs less. I just want t he same features paying customers under 200bs get. Which I think is fair, don;t you?

 

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    We're excited to deliver updated Premium segment filters by weight: 

    74 lbs and under, 75 to 99 lbs, 100 to 124 lbs, 125 to 149 lbs, 150 to 164 lbs, 165 to 179 lbs, 180 to 199 lbs, 200 to 224 lbs, 225 to 249 lbs, 250 lbs and over

    34 kg and under, 35 kg to 44 kg, 45 kg to 54 kg, 55 kg to 64 kg, 65 kg to 74 kg, 75 kg to 84 kg, 85 kg to 95 kg, 95 kg to 104 kg, 105 kg to 114 kg, 115 kg and over

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  • I agree - since I don't have a power meter or anything the main value I get out of a premium membership is the ability to set segment goals which is nice but I'm not positive its' worth $6/month.  

    If the reason for the 200+ grouping is so that the lighter folks don't see a ton of weight classes they don't care about, maybe we could get the same treatment and see a 200 lbs and below (that we can then expand for more info).  I figure about 50 pounds up or down is probably the range people care the most about.

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  • I think it's more to do with numbers than to with discrimination as with the age group cutoff at 65yrs If you look at the number of athletes in segments in each category the numbers tamper off at each end of the category scale. There are more athletes in the middle categories than 65yrs+ and 95kg and over. This is similar to a number of mtb races I have entered with age group category e.g. 45+ as there usually are not the rider numbers in that age group to split into more categories.

    May need to increase the number of 65yrs+ and 95kg+ athletes to split these categories into more 

    A segment sample from your area The "Definitely NOT hazardous" Asnta Cruz, CA shows 1356 athletes

    54kg -  86

    55-64kg 131

    65-74kg  400

     75-84kg  403

    85-95kg  193

    95kg +  118

     

     

       

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  • If they care about numbers then they appreciate my $$ too.   Strava has elements of a "unstructured time trial" and give users a "race-like" experience using it.  however it's not a Traditional race therefore traditional rules and regulations may not work.  Anybody over 200lbs that's a premium customer is not getting the same level of service. usability, function and value that those under 200lbs receive.  I don;t care if there are only 5 guys in my category. I care about where I'm ranked against those athletes.  That's the essence of the experience Strava has created, I'm paying for and want parity with all the other athlete/customers. 

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  • User defined age/weight category filter maybe a better option than increasing the range of categories which I think would not be suitable for a number of 65yrs+ and 95kg+ athletes.

    Where I live strava community is still small in number. Veloveiwer.com shows I have rode on 357 segments and only 7 of those have over 500+ athletes on the leaderboard, only 30 segment with 300+ athletes,  if the 65yrs+ / 95kg+ was broken into categories similar to under 65yrs/95kg a large number of these segments athletes will have no one to compare themselves to apart from using the Full Leaderboard option. 

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  • The user defined filters is probably a better idea.  It seems like it would be easy enough to switch between a "peers" leaderboard (say 5 years / 10 lbs on either side of you) and the groupings shown now.

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  • If you are able to select the filter range you can expand the range until you get a result on the less used segments or shrink the range on well used segments

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  • Come on Strava PM are you listening. How hard can this be, you have the data model.....Give us over 200lbs the same granularity as those under 200 have!!!

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  • I will second this request. We have to be a large enough segment of the Strava population to warrant this change. Also, a fit 205lbr is a far cry from the 250lb Clyde that is on his weight loss mission. It is not fair to compare a bull with a mustang! Sure, they both have hoofs and they both weigh about 1/2 a ton, but one is always gonna win. So, get yourselves wired in and make it happen!

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  • I am a big guy. 6'1" 265. Because of my size I struggle to keep up with the median size/weight cyclist. When I realized I could filter by weight with Strava Premium membership I was all in. Paid my 1 yr membership and found out that the largest weight class is 200 lbs +. The difference gravity and wind resistance plays on a 200 lb person vs. a 265 lb person is significant! Will you consider breaking the upper weight groups into smaller segments? i.e. 201 - 225, 226 - 250, 251 +. this would give us larger people a more accurate assessment of our performance.

     

    President - FGBC (fat guy bicycle club)

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  • Please, more support for clydes!

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  • It also needs to be monitored better. When I sort my rides for 200lbs or heavier, the top ten spots are usually occupied by people who are way under 200lbs and have intentionally or unintentionally shown their weight as heavier in their profile. See attached pictures of a segment I rode on Saturday. Now if Erica on the left is 200 lbs then I'll eat my underwear.

     

     

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  • Please add 105kg,  115kg and above 125kg . Then I think you will satisfy most cyclists. My bodyweight has been between 108kg and 115kg since I started cycling, and I want to compare my results With bigger cyclists.

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  • I've got about 2 months until my subscription runs out. C'mon Strava don't lose a paying customer over this. Expand the weight categories over 200lbs/95KG etc. 

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  • Let's get this done!

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  • I agree with adding more weight class segments.  There is a huge difference in a 200# rider, 220# rider, and 250# rider.  Bigger riders not only have increased weight they also have increased wind drag from larger body frames.  Adding two more weight classes would allow Clydesdales to compete against other Clydesdales.  Also, USA Triathlon rules now classify Clydedales as people over 220#'s.    

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  • I'd just submitted a support ticket suggesting this, and was directed to come post in the forum about it.

    This is a very good suggestion, and cannot possibly take much compute power and programming to implement it.

    Even if they didn't want to have it divided up every 15-20 lbs like the <200 lb divisions, they could at least divide it up every 25-30 lbs, or have the grap grow as the weight goes higher, such as:
    200 - 219 (20lb spread)

    220 -  244 (25 lb spread)

    245 - 269 (25lb spread)

    270 - 300 (30 lb spread)

    300+  (all the superclydes lumped in together)

    As it is now, we have people weighing 300 or 400 lbs who just started riding and are working hard to lose weight, but are riding 10 miles at 10-12 mph, being compared against guys weighing 205 lbs doing centuries at 17-20 mph.  Even a guy weighing 245 lbs is in a vastly different boat from a guy just over 200, but is way, way better off than a guy weighing 280 or 300 lbs.  The whole idea of comparison by weight category is completely meaningless when all the 200+ are lumped into a single category.

    Like one poster above, I pay my $6/month premium membership because I like the things that premium membership adds over and above normal measurement.  I'd really like to value comparison by weight category, but however strong a rider I am, and however many miles I have ridden, comparing my performance at the 269 lbs I was this morning (or the 288 I was a year ago) with the performance of a guy weighing, for all I know, 210 or so, is stupid.

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  • I also submitted a support ticket, which they replied and said to post here.  We need more categories for heavier people.

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  • C'mon Strava the Athletes under 200 lbs aren;t going to vote for this. C'mon you've got the logic already in your models and this is an easy add to the schema. 

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  • I'm not premium. I  tried to looked at the weight class and realised  I had to pay.  I was tempted until I saw it lumps +200lbs in the same category. So I wont be signing up for now...

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  • I was a premium member. I'm currently not, but I will sign up again as soon as Strava implements this.

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  • I have a club called 'Sixteen Stoners' ( 224lbs to 238lbs) I guess. Join the club. Then you can view results by club? Just me at the moment :)

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  • Thanks for all the great feedback! We'll take a look at our current segment filters by weight and see what we can fit into our development plans. Please keep the feedback coming! 

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  • Elle, Thanks for the update. This would be a really great thing for all the users above 200lbs and I believe would help you drive more premium membership and higher customer satisfaction. 

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  • Adding my vote for this. I'm 6'9", 350 lbs. Comparing my performance to someone at 205 lbs does nothing for me. I know there are not tons of people my size, but still.

    This is par for the course -- most clothes, cars, shoes, even doorways are not made for folks my height. Unfortunately simple database queries are just as difficult?

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  • They clearly don't give a damn, as many over 200lb riders there are, we should simply just pull out our funds and go elsewhere.  It's complete bullshit that this request hasn't been taken seriously.  

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  • Meh, moderate my posts, I don't care.  PG version, you guys are pathetically moronic for not included better break downs over 200 pounds.  Get it done.

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  • As an experienced computer programmer, I can't imagine a codebase/data-structure in which that would be time-consuming or difficult...but it's possible.  I've decided either (a) it must be really time-consuming and difficult to do, or (b) the administrators don't care.  This non-resolved issue is the reason I no longer have a premium account.

    Strava, please explain why this issue isn't resolved.

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  • Love hearing the comments from fellow tech folk. We know the data is in the system. They have the models and logic and just need some simple tweaks.  Come on STRAVA PM...Listen to your customers. 

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