Getting on Strava can feel like learning a new language. Here’s the Bicycling guide to some key Strava terms. – By Bicycling Staff
Maybe you’re new to Strava—or maybe you’re happily app-free but tired of not having a clue what anyone in your group ride is talking about. Don’t worry, we’re here to help. Here’s our guide to the cycling terms used by (and about) the popular ride-tracking social network.
Strava users create and name portions of road or trail as segments, so that runners and riders can compete for time. Climb segments are categorised as from easiest to hardest as 4, 3, 2, 1, or HC. You can create your own segments by dragging start and end sliders along a map in the app.
Seeking out segments with the explicit plan of capturing or recapturing KOMs/QOMs.