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Strava lets you set up multiple bikes so that you can easily track the mileage accumulated on components, but there isn’t a solution for the scenario where you have one bike, and multiple wheelsets. For example, when you have a gravel bike with 700c, and 650b wheelsets.

I would love to be able to:

  • Set up multiple wheelsets in the Gear section in Strava and give each one a short name
  • Assign a default wheelset to a specific bike
  • Be able to manually select which wheelset was in use for a ride activity (see example UI)

This would help me accurately track the wear and tear on my different wheels and their components: tyres, disc brake rotors, cassettes; hubs, spokes, rims. This is particularly important for gravel and mountain bike wheel sets where parts wear much more quickly. That said, the request is also applicable for folks who ride road bikes, because more and more, they have multiple wheelsets as well.

I currently have a gravel bike with a 700c wheelset with 40mm tyres, and a 650b wheelset with 2.4" tyres, and I'm constantly switching between the two, depending on what ride I'm doing. I live in the Pacific Northwest, and we have a lot of terrain options for gravel biking. Being able to track which wheelset I'm using for which rides, would be so helpful!


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Thanks for submitting your idea to select different wheelsets for gear. It has been reviewed by our moderation team and is now open to voting.

STRAVA | Community Hub Team

Mt. Kenya

Great idea

Pico de Orizaba

@jonosapien maybe the solution is to have multiple gear for an activity (up to 5 different gear), you have suggested one bike with multiple wheelsets, just to throw a spanner in, I have multiple bikes and multiple wheelsets.

For example I have a road bike & TT bike, training wheelsets & racing wheelsets I have used both wheelsets on both bikes and even mixed it(front wheel only used), using your suggestion I would get 2 summaries(unless its a defined subset). 

Pico de Orizaba

@jonosapienvery good idea and I support this. I had already thought about it, because I have a clyclocrosser for which I have two sets of wheels: a road bike and a cross/gravel wheelset. So you have also different tires and brake discs at the same time. To record the mileage of these components, STRAVA unfortunately lacks the function you suggested.
So far, I have helped myself by creating a second virtual bike (road bike & cross/gravel bike). However, this has the disadvantage that when a component (e.g. the chain) is replaced, I always have to enter this component twice.
So STRAVA (@Soren) : please go ahead and think about this idea!
Mt. Kenya

I have multiple wheels that I change when riding different terrain. It would be great to be able to select the wheel (and tire, and cassette), to accurately keep track of mileage.

Maybe have a library of different gear and then being able to select the active gear.

Mt. Kenya

The idea is to have the option to choose complementary equipment like wheel-set, beside the bike/frame in each activity. This is motivated because for cyclists is common to have more than one wheel-set for each bike and also some wheel-set suitable for more than one bike frame. (Examples: competition wheels used only for some activities, gravel bikes combining road and gravel wheels, etc.) It can be useful to count and know the specific usage of the wheels and to have more details about the activity and the gear used.

Mt. Kenya

I have voted for this idea and have just posted a similar one which, while not offering the full functionality of linking wheelsets between different bikes, would potentially solve this requirement as well as many others too.

Pleased take a look and vote if you think it is a good one:

Additional types when adding components to a bike under My Gear 

Mt. Kenya

Good idea!