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Status: Gathering Kudos

I am looking for Strava to add fat bike to the type of bikes when adding gear. 


Right now the only options are Road, cross, TT, mountain, and gravel. A fat bike doesn't fit into any of those categories. 


Anyone reading this should be aware that this is a gear type not a sport type—which is what you need to track fat tire rides in the snow as distinct from MTB on single track.

I have put in a feature request to have a separate ride type here


I use Wahoo SYSTM with a Stages indoor trainer bike. Wahoo uploads rides to strava as "indoor" rather than "virtual" which means in terms of gear they are just a regular ride. So all of my trainer miles get incorrectly attributed to my mountain bike because that's my default bike for all the outdoor ride types. To fix this I should be able to set a default bike for "indoor" just like I can for "virtual".


Strava Community Moderator deciding that this idea does not make the cut, sad.

While I really enjoy using this app, I feel the developers and the ones that manage the Community Hub probably need to gain major field feedback, which seems rather pointless after seeing how poorly this one finished.

Sorry but instant point loss for you guys. I don't know what in **bleep** Strava wants to prioritize, but here where I live, this need to be done asap. 



Hey anyone upset this is closing — there is a separate feature request open for fat bike *ride type* here

Mt. Kenya

Adding support for this feature request: Trainer Road workouts are automatically categorised as Indoor which is correct. But there is no option to allocate my Wattbike indoor trainer as the default bike for Indoor Rides. Please add 'Indoor Ride' as a default sport with the option to allocate a bike to it. 

Trainer Road bike workouts are not classed as 'Virtual Rides' because they don't have any associated virtual 'GPS data'

Many thanks for the development work you have done on Strava so far. 


Came here to say same, RE Wahoo SYSTM: all rides used to show up as "virtual ride," which is a default gear category in Strava. After an update last summer/fall, Strava started to categorize them as "indoor ride" instead, which doesn't allow a default. So I'd like to request a revision to have it be back the way it was (where SYSTM rides upload as "virtual ride"), or allow a default gear choice for "indoor ride." It's a real pain to manually change the gear assigned to every single trainer ride I do. 

Mt. Kenya

Added kudos to this request. Same issue with TrainerRoad as Like-Owl. Have a bike set as default for Virtual Rides, but the activities get auto-uploaded to Strava tagged as:

Sport - Ride
Type of ride - Workout
Tag - Indoor Cycling

So it auto-selects the bike as my outdoor bike, not the indoor one I set as default for Virtual Rides.


I fully support this idea, as I have a fat bike and a 29’er (so called skinny bike), I ride fat : skinny about 70:30

A few fattie bike photos for motivation 

group night ride 12 of us ..


 local part at sunrise 🌅 


 winter with 2 of my friends 


Mt. Kenya

I would like to suggest additions to the 5 options of bike types in the gear section. Since these are only used when setting up new gear, I don't feel adding more options causes clutter.

For now, I added my Dutch bike, which I use daily for commuting, as a road bike.
However, this feels inappropriate as it would possibly also feel for  tandems, fixies, single speeds, or folding bikes



Mt. Kenya

When you put a new bike into Strava and you choose the type of bike it is, I saw that there was no track option for my new track bike and I was wondering if you could add that option in for all the track riders that would love to put their track bikes into Strava.