Strava is having a crisis. They may not know it. They may even deny it vehemently, but it’s clear that Strava does not know what it wants to be. The really cool features remain underdeveloped, the important, but missing ones, are neglected, while random stuff gets piled on top. Without focus they’ll either sell out or shut down.
Cycling somewhere new, away from home, is one of my greatest joys in this sport. The SeaSucker bike rack has been my ally in these ventures, transporting my bike safely over hundreds of kilometers. It’s practical, reliable, comes with a few quirks, and it’s not necessarily something I would pay its asking price for.
Strava is transitioning, from one-of-many sports apps into the world’s first, proper social network for athletes. I find that very welcome, but the way they’re trying to get there—by inviting random content, marketed as Athlete Posts—is just copying what every other social network does already. It won’t help them build a feasible product.