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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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  • Crickets chirping. ....... I could code in this feature faster than the Strava app engineers and I have NEVER written a line of code in my life.   

    Come on Strava,   All we as is please add some heavier weight classes so us heavier riders can compare to others closer to my weight.   How hard can this be?     I am already a premium member but maybe these types of extra features is what separates the free accounts from the paid accounts.   I would pay for these features!    

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  • It seems that this thread is not reaching the correct eyeballs in Strava. I personally, will not go pro without +200 lbs categories. So the next question is how do we get an actual response from Strava on this topic, and demonstrate to them the ROI on adding more categories? A survey? Twitter campaign ? #strava200 ?

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  • This is ridiculous product management.

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  • So, as they say... tweet your questions to .  Perhaps many of us should Tweet the problem to @StravaSupport w/ the hashtags #STRAVA and #STRAVA200, as you say.  I'll be looking.

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  • Also a tinyurl to this thread for optional use in any tweets - http://tinyurl.com/strava200

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  • This seems to be going nowhere quite quickly... I'm in agreement that the top category is way too broad. I'm pretty much exactly 6ft, but if I got down to anywhere near 200lb, I'd look like I'd just been rescued from an island after 6 months. For what it's worth, I'd go with changing the 200 to 210 (15st) and then adding 30lb lumps. OR, add in 225, then 240, 255, 270, more.... I work in a software company. this would not be difficult. At all.

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  • Hi Chris, I think a change in approach, try twitter/facebook -   , . with hashtags #cycling #STRAVA and #STRAVA200 

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  • Is there anyone that works at Strava that reads these??   

    Strava you have a lot of paying customers on these forums and it would really be nice to hear what the reason is for NOT doing this yet.    Honestly , its pretty pathetic that this has been going on for 2 years with zero results from it.   How can this be hard to add some more filtering to the results and show more granularity for weights above 200?    I agree, even if we had it bumb every 20-25 lbs that would be find.  I personally would like to compare myself to other riders that are around 240 and not be comparing myself to 200lb riders.   Comparing myself to these flyweights is giving me a complex! 

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  • I've had a reply on Twitter from the people at Strava, and they have confirmed that there are no plans to extend weight classification in any way. Which is disappointing.

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  • This is ridiculous. 

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  • Holy cow. Really shocked, honestly.

    So, no posting in their own threads, then if you pester enough, they respond. And the response socks. Were any reasons given?

    Seriously reconsidering any further investment Strava now after 2 years of prime membership. 

    This reeks of product development focused solely on member growth, as opposed to a balance that includes the wishes of current paying customers.

    I really expected better, Strava. Churn time! 

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  • Over 2 years and no movement on this. I'm definitely canceling my premium membership which expires in about 60 days.  Strava doesn't listen to it's users. No reason they deserve my $. Too bad, I enjoyed using the app and was hopeful they'd extend the weight classifications above 200lbs as they do for users below. Great case study in how not to do product management Team Strava. 

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  • Strava you should be ashamed of your customer service!   

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  • If you look at their Glassdoor reviews, internally they have a very competitive culture and, literally, are competitive athletes.

    With all due respect to the sticks that race competitively, it feels like they built what was great for them personally, then moved on --OR-- they cannot relate to us bigger guys and don't see the non-professional athletes using the tool or wanting their support.

    I'm a web dev as well. The data is in there and simple to squeeze out. Either they are purposely ignoring doing the feature for the reasons above, or they've got some scary code under the hood that makes the change a big deal (which is concerning for them). Either way, the customer loses. 

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  • To clarify, I thought I would copy the message I had from Strava.... make of it what you will...

    "Not in the works at the moment but we're aware of the feedback and support the improvement to weight categories. Thanks!"

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  • Thank you everyone for your persistent and heartfelt comments and feedback on the topic of expanded weight filters for Segment Leaderboards. 

    Similar to how I responded on the @StravaSupport twitter today, due to the engineering of our filters for the Segment Leaderboards, changing those filters is a massive undertaking and a significant project. Therefore, prioritization of this feature suggestion is difficult and unfortunately, other projects have taken precedence. 

    If it's any consolation, we do support this project internally at Strava. We'll keep this thread posted when the time is right to invest in working on this. In the meantime, your comments are much appreciated. 

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  • Reduced weight categories for riders under 200 Lbs.

    If it is too difficult, dare I say nigh impossible, to address the requests of your users, might I propose an alternative solution.

    I was selfishly only thinking about making my life and the life of every Strava user over 200 Lbs better, well I was thinking too small. We could make all the other users lives worse, here me out.  No more separate bath rooms and drinking fountains (yes I just likened your inattentiveness to Segregation) Lets simply remove these facilities and end the debate.

    I started my post intent on lobbying for an over/under 200LB demark. but that isn't fair to zero pound and 400 pound riders so we will just need one global weight class.

    Please also consider the abandonment of Male/Female, and age categories.

    In other good news we got that boxing match scheduled and your opponent weighs more than 200 pounds, good luck.....

    How many miles on this used car? More than 200, I'll take it.

    What's for dinner? Kale salad (>200 calories), Bacon Wrapped Chicken Alfredo (>200 Calories)...pasta does sound good.

    I don't know boss, both their credit scores are over 200? What about their finances? Both have more than $200 in checking.....

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Elle,

    Thank you for your comments on this thread.    I was beginning to feel that all our comments were never reaching anyone there at strava and this subject was never even discussed there.

    It was concerning to me that a company like Strava would not put more efforts into listening to their paying customers.   I was beginning to think that Strava has lost it's way and forgotten that its the customers that make any product great.    

    I am perplexed that your filter is as comlicated as you say it is.    Right now these leader boards are including all of us heavier riders already and the leader boards should not change.

    I would like to propose a solution that should not result in complicated code changes to the current leader boards.    

    Solution - DO NOT CHANGE ANYTHING WITH THE CURRENT FILTERS.   This way nothing is impacted currently and you will not have the complexity of how those changes will impact current filters.   LEAVE ALL FILTERS THE SAME THAT ARE ALREADY IN USE.

    Add new filters for heavier riders that would create new leader boards etc for those NEW filters.   I do not see how this can be complicated taking this approach for a solution.   

    Nothing will change currently and you are just adding more filters and new leader boards to the possible filter list.   If your web guys say this is complicated I would find out what they do all day long and make sure they are actually writing well thought out code.   

    Please let us know why this would not be a viable solution to our request.

    I look forward to your response Elle. 

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  • For my part, I'm not sure I understand the problems Strava claim to have with the engineering on this. I work for a very very large, worldwide, software company, and the guys I work with don't understand why this would be such an issue. (I should point out that I am not a software engineer!!!!) The data is already filtered. In the set-up for those filters, is a piece of code telling the software where to look to apply the classifications. This piece of code needs to be modified. That's all.

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  • I agree 100% with the original poster. Definitely would consider continuing as a Premium member if there were 15lb categories 200+. If some 201lb person gets categorized with, say, a 350lb-er then what's the point of having *any* category over 200?

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  • We're planning to work on additional weight filters later this year. Thanks so much for all your feedback, and please continue to add your up-votes and comments. 

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  • Thank you!!!  What weight divisions do you intend to add?  I am a fit 240lb guy and I ride with some guys that are even bigger.

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  • Hooray!!! It took a little while, but thanks for listening. Please keep us apprised!

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  • finally some good news from Strava!     Please do this sooner than later.

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  • Great new!  Thanks!

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  • I think Elle's post was deleted. I just completed my first Triathlon Sprint. So keen to go premium but I wont until either Strava introduce weight categories above 200lbs or I drop below :) The latter is very unlikely!

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  • Odd that the comment was deleted.

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  • I've been premium before. I let it lapse a couple of years ago, and I'm not going to renew it for now. If they actually ever implement the 200+ expanded weight categories then I'll strongly reconsider.

    I can't imagine what's so difficult about doing this. I'm a computer guy, so if they care to explain themselves, I'm willing to be enlightened. I doubt they want to discuss their internal design and implementation though.

    Oh well, apparently I'm so far to the right in their rider weight distribution that I and the rest of you asking for this don't really matter to them. I suppose that means our premium membership fees, or the loss thereof, won't be missed either. Either way, I'm not paying until, or unless, they ever implement this. If they want me back as a premium member, they've got to earn it, and this is my price.

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  • Please do add the 210+ and 220+ categories ASAP.

    It's about the only time I feel good about being large and old !

    This post was 2014 and it still isn't done.

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  • Great News!!  Please keep us posted.  Just like the many, many comments, as well as the countless that are too shy to comment, this is very important to me!!

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