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    Now that Strava has reduced what is available for free, anyone going to upgrade and start paying?

    I've used Strava for years and often thought of subscribing, but basically there was nothing I needed that a paid subscription had to offer. Well, now that they have taken away many features including segment analysis, maybe there is. Of course, it's hard to pay for what you used to get for free!

    Now, if they had a unicycle type, that would change my mind. Like that will ever happen.

  • #2
    Maybe that's our little leverage: tell them we'll only pay if they add Unicycle as a category. I didn't realize they're moving to less options - I guess I'm only using it to record the rides to have a sort of track of how much I do each month/year.

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    • #3
      I've been paying for a couple of years now, because:
      1. I valued the Beacon (live track) feature, which is [Premium] [Summit] Subscriber only.
      2. I value the product itself, and want the company to succeed.
      I'm really annoyed by the lack of a unicycle option, either as an activity type or one of the four possible "bike" types. I've only logged 2 unicycle rides on Strava so far, but I'll be doing more. Now that I have a Garmin, I'm using the Garmin Connect live track instead. I'm not quite annoyed enough to cancel my subscription, but I would be prepared to make a fuss on the customer support forum.
      20" Nimbus (Black, White Tire)
      26" Nimbus Muni (Duro Wildlife Leopard | Schwalbe Crazy Bob 2.35")

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      • #4
        I use Map My Run, which has more than one unicycle category, is free, and does splits.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Richard C View Post
          I've been paying for a couple of years now, because:
          1. I valued the Beacon (live track) feature, which is [Premium] [Summit] Subscriber only.
          2. I value the product itself, and want the company to succeed.
          I'm really annoyed by the lack of a unicycle option, either as an activity type or one of the four possible "bike" types. I've only logged 2 unicycle rides on Strava so far, but I'll be doing more. Now that I have a Garmin, I'm using the Garmin Connect live track instead. I'm not quite annoyed enough to cancel my subscription, but I would be prepared to make a fuss on the customer support forum.
          Oh yes, and

          3. The heatmap. I do like my heatmap.

          20" Nimbus (Black, White Tire)
          26" Nimbus Muni (Duro Wildlife Leopard | Schwalbe Crazy Bob 2.35")

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          • #6
            The owners' apologies for rising the price and cutting free options were so pathetic, it didn't convince me to pay

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            • #7
              I have been using the free version and I'll continue to use it.

              Since I cannot compete with the cyclists anyway I just use the segments to compare me against me

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              • #8
                I have been using the free version and I'll continue to use it.

                Since I cannot compete with the cyclists anyway I just use the segments to compare me against me
                The free version still allows this.

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                • #9
                  Strava is increasingly more of a social media app. For example, they've dropped their support of pairing with bluetooth HR monitors like Wahoo Tickr. The social media component is free (sorry, MapMyRun doesn't do it for me). I love Strava for this feature- it's pretty much the only social media I use. Above all though, I wish they would add a Unicycle category. It really is not far fetched- they have handcycle, roller skiing, kite surfing, wheelchair, kayaking, windsurf, snowshoeing, and velomobile. There was a petition a few years ago for unicycle- maybe we can revive it!
                  To learn anything, there is simply no substitute for time in the saddle

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by pstrick View Post
                    Strava is increasingly more of a social media app.
                    That's the best part of it anyway IMO. I like seeing adventures that other people have been on.
                    Unicycling is the fountain of youth.

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                    • #11
                      I have been using the free version and I'll continue to use it.

                      Since I cannot compete with the cyclists anyway I just use the segments to compare me against me
                      The free version still allows this.

                      And I also enjoy seeing other peoples adventures.

                      It is the perfect smartphone alternative to the "pictures of your latest ride" + you get to see the stats of the ride.

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                      • #12
                        I have been using the free version and I'll continue to use it.

                        Since I cannot compete with the cyclists anyway I just use the segments to compare me against me
                        The free version still allows this.

                        And I also enjoy seeing other peoples adventures.

                        It is the perfect smartphone alternative to the "pictures of your latest ride" + you get to see the stats of the ride.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Quax1974 View Post

                          It is the perfect smartphone alternative to the "pictures of your latest ride" + you get to see the stats of the ride.
                          That's what I like about the unicycle groups in Strava. Most unicycle groups are often excessively contaminated with bicycle rides, but UNITE-1 is good with very few bicycle intrusions. Of course, if Strava listened to the hundreds of requests for a unicycle type, and groups could be restricted to type (as if either would ever happen), then the product becomes well worth paying for.

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