Strava Changes...

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As usual... Check out the comments below the articles... Lots of interesting feedback.

Between recording (650 hours+) and just looking at my rides and other folks rides (guessing up to 3 hours a week), I'm using Strava for up to 800 hours per year. So yeah, it's time for those folks to get paid. And now for me it's only $0.075 per hour. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites you mean I have to pay them to tell me how much I suck now? lame! I can get that info for free because it's obvious. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites They had a good marketing pitch “for the cost of a couple energy bars per month...” However, I get 95% of what I need from garmin for free because I use a garmin, so if the free version ever goes away I would just stick with garmin. Don’t really care much about what people think of my riding, for me it is just a place to hold data. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites 15 minutes ago, AustinBike said: Don’t really care much about what people think of my riding, for me it is just a place to hold data. I don't care either, and I think for what like Strava (PRs on segments) it will not affect me. However, I wonder about the leaderboards. I couldn't find the details. Will non-subscribers go on the leaderboard, but not be able to see the leaderboard? Or will only paid subscribers only go on the leaderboard? Share this post Link to post Share on other sites I am only in the loserboards, too slow to be a contender anywhere. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites I'm selfishly opposed. I do what I can to minimize subscriptions, especially to things I use sparingly. I avoid them even more when the slowly erode free features and constantly remind me I could pay to be annoyed less by their own ads. I created a new email account to take advantage of a 6-month free Spotify offer that was sent to me but was only for new users. Free Strava/ Free Fitbit aren't too bad yet. I think the features I'll miss on Strava Free are the the comparisons on matched runs and rides (new for rides). When prepping for my 1/2 marathon I really liked that feature and wanted it on rides. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites I'm selfishly opposed. I do what I can to minimize subscriptions, especially to things I use sparingly. I avoid them even more when the slowly erode free features and constantly remind me I could pay to be annoyed less by their own ads. I created a new email account to take advantage of a 6-month free Spotify offer that was sent to me but was only for new users. Free Strava/ Free Fitbit aren't too bad yet. I think the features I'll miss on Strava Free are the the comparisons on matched runs and rides (new for rides). When prepping for my 1/2 marathon I really liked that feature and wanted it on rides. I agree. Taking features away from the free app kinda pisses me off. I don’t want another subscription. I’d rather start seeing ads from Jenson and Shimano on my feed if they are looking to increase revenue. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites Posted (edited) 13 hours ago, notyal said: I’d rather start seeing ads from Jenson and Shimano on my feed if they are looking to increase revenue. Actually yeah, that wouldn't be so bad and I'm usually opposed to targeted advertising but that seems better somehow. Edited by RedRider3141 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites 23 hours ago, mack_turtle said: you mean I have to pay them to tell me how much I suck now? lame! I can get that info for free because it's obvious. Yeah. Lots of people voluntarily tell me how much I suck and I don't pay them a penny. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites Yeah, just wait until the folks at austinbike world headquarters start to hear about this. We can charge you money and tell you that you suck, just two of the many services that we provide. • 1 • 2 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites Posted (edited) On 5/19/2020 at 12:44 PM, Barry said: Between recording (650 hours+) and just looking at my rides and other folks rides (guessing up to 3 hours a week), I'm using Strava for up to 800 hours per year. So yeah, it's time for those folks to get paid. And now for me it's only$0.075 per hour.

This is how I feel. It's not expensive and if you like it and use it frequently,  is it really that big of a deal to compensate the people that are giving you something you enjoy?

Free stuff is great and all but in the end people have bills to pay and they cannot do that if they aren't compensated for their work.

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To say they "aren't compensated" is the miscalculation of the month.

They make money off of every single person, regardless of their subscription.

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I deleted my Stava account over a month ago. don't miss it.

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I'm right on the edge of just deleting my account or at least turning off all notifications so I can silently track my equipment. I think I will try their free trial but I am pretty sure I won't be able to justify the cost for what I get out of it.

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There is no need to do the trial. If all you are doing is tracking your total mileage you can continue to do that with the free account.

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On 5/29/2020 at 7:03 AM, AustinBike said:

There is no need to do the trial. If all you are doing is tracking your total mileage you can continue to do that with the free account.

That's all I am doing now after the change. Previously I was gauging personal progress against my previous runs/bikes on specific segments. Now I can't without paying.

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I feel like I am missing out. I am very much not a competitive person. I didnt even know you can do all of this. I just track miles\times for myself.

Search for new trails is it.

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