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Status: Gathering Kudos

Hi. When reviewing a completed ride, one can click on Analysis menu item on the left to switch into analysis mode. There you can select a fragment of the recorded route, and the panels below will show you some averages (speeds, HR, power etc) for that selection specifically. This is really cool feature which helps with analysis a lot. But there is no metric that would show you total ascent achieved within that selection. There is altitude difference and average inlcine yes - but they are not very descriptive, especially for those of us who are quite bulky and uphills slow them down a lot.

Could you please add this metric to that mode as well?


I was wishing for this very feature just a couple days ago. I was analyzing the results of a 20 minute FTP test and breaking it down into smaller 5 minute efforts to compare speed, HR, and power. Looking at the ride profile, the final 5 minute effort was slightly uphill and it would have been very helpful to see the total amount of elevation gain to get a clearer idea of the pacing consistency for the test. 

Pico de Orizaba

it's already there, under the elevation chart at the top.

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Status changed to: Gathering Kudos

Thanks for submitting your idea to include the elevation gain of the specific activity analysis selection. It has been reviewed by our moderation team and is now open to voting.

The elevation gain is visible if there's a segment that has matched to that selection, although it wouldn't be as precise as that specific custom selection.


Hi, everybody.

kfulke: no, it's a different thing. The metric you're referring to is Elevation Difference. Your selection just contains mostly uphill movement, but if you select a wider range with a lots of downhill, this metric will often be just zero (uphills are negate by equal downhills). Honestly, not very useful metric, and could be substituted with Total Ascend with close to nothing observability lost. If you have uphills on your route, no matter if all of them then followed by equal downhills (so Elev Diff will be zero), you'll be losing speed (assuming you maintain the same power output). Those of us who are on the heavy side lose quite a lot this way. So it's useful to know uphill of what grade takes how much speed, for future estimations.

Soren: I didn't know that, but still, it's not very reliable solution. I'm a long distance rider, for example. 90% of my rides take place way outside city borders, and away from big roads as well. You rarely can expect to find segments there, at best you'll have to create them yourself each time you need to see total elevation gain.

At the same time, as kfulke noted, there is already Elevation diff metric, which does a similar job, just operates the numbers differently. So it shouldn't be hard to add the Total Ascent numbers.