Have a look at PlotaRoute . Loads of features for route planning , although I only use it for road biking, fraction of the price for an annual membership compared to other route planners out there.
Lol. Everyone would find something else.
STRAVA = MYSPACE
Strava has missed some opportunities with acquisitions. Imagine if they had grabbed Bikereg instead of outside getting it. And then if they could acquire or match the features of Ridewithgps. Right now you see promoters share courses with Ridewithgps, have sign up on Bikereg (the Ticketmaster of athletics) and the participants share the activity afterward on strava. Could all be one platform. And still could, if RideewithGPS got more social and combined with webscorer.
Plus Intervals.icu for analytics and Veloviewer. Veloviewer integrated with a route creation tool would be awesome to preview the route before riding it or signing up for an event
I’ve given Strava several years to add features. I went premium after the founders took over control again. Progress was slow and there were several times we actually lost features (e. g. Bluetooth sensor support). Strava’s support has always been less than helpful. Its help pages are abysmal. I had to learn on this forum that you actually can plan group rides with Strava, it just isn’t documented and you can only do it in a very narrow set of circumstances.
From memory, it only “implemented one feature” I requested (not saying I was the only one), and that was to hide initial and final destinations by default. So they only had to change a default, the feature had already been implemented. Rather than implementing many features, I just remember that features were moved behind their paywall.
The only big feature I can think of off the top of my head is their route planner. It works well-ish. I found there were too few distance options and that it sometimes would create routes that weren’t very enjoyable (too many traffic lights, etc.).
Overall, Strava is not a great product, not even a good one. If it was clear they were making progress, then I’d be inclined to stay around and do my small share to finance their efforts. But they have flatlined. I have given up on them. I’ll still use the free version. Strava is ripe for competition. If companies like Wahoo or Garmin — especially Garmin — would make their platform device-agnostic, we’d probably have an instakill here.
Anytime a company raises prices, many people reevaluate whether that price is worth it. Sure in this case people are also annoyed about Strava’s communication on the increase.
Norway, where I live, is not even on the list. Guess we gat Strava for free
Just received the same email
They sent the UK version out this morning too.
No email for me but I’ve noticed the account page has been reworked to convince people not to cancel a bit:
As others have posted - CTL would be a similarhing.
My understanding is that there are variations in the fitness/fatigue/freshness score that Strava has and CTL/TSB/ATL that other platforms (e.g. intervals) use and that intervals is slightly better. than Strava Intervals is what I use for this info and seems to be pretty much correct – or at least validates how I am feeling
Oddly (or maybe not!), I haven’t received an email about this yet.
No mail for me, but the Account screen has changed - I subscribe through Google Play and the strava site is now telling me that it’ll expire instead of renew… although the Google subscription page is still showing an automatic renewal for €59.99
Have been watching the stupidity continue. Put the final nail in the coffin today; fully deleted my account. For now I’m fully on Garmin Connect.
Honestly, I barely care about segment times, KOMs, etc. It’s just sort of fun. I’ll look if it’s there, have a chuckle, but there’s no way in hell I’m paying even $ 1.00 / mo for it.
If Connect brings that functionality online, cool. If another free app takes over Strava’s niche when they inevitably die, soon, cool, I might jump on that. Maybe.
I’m here to be forever racing yesterday me, and do races in real life. I honestly don’t give a ______ how I rank against the 12 fastest cyclists in my entire region to hit that stretch in the last ________ days.
Peace out, Strava. Choke to death on your greed & failure.
New Price udpate…Or not…Canceling premium. Not quite ready to bail completely, but I’m on the verge.
Are my eyes in need of new glasses… or does your pricing actually show $7.99/year instead of $79.99/year like I and others see?
can’t help but ask - what wrongs did Strava heap upon you? Taking away features from the free app? Raising prices during inflationary times?
Ive always felt they should have priced at a level where people subscribe and forget they pay for it…
£/$3 per month… or something small like that, treat it like a micro transaction and see how many additional premium members they pick up.
People see the £/$80 per year price and step away as it’s not an insignificant amount and then it leads to comparisons to other products. Ask me for £3 a month via DD and il still be paying for it 4 years later and not realised (that probably says more about me tbf)