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Show/Compare all segments in common with another Strava user

Elle Anderson
suggested this on March 12, 2012, 11:39 AM

A lot of times if another rider shows up on one segment you've ridden, they'll frequently show up on others. This feature would function when viewing segment results, one could click on a rider in the listing and generate a view showing all segments you have in common, and the respective times of each rider.


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Paul Spencer
If you don't think it is meaningful or useful, you don't need to use the feature. I've got a bunch of friends I ride with occasionally. I'd like to be able to check what segments we've both rode. The most incredibly awesome VeloViewer can do it; but after two years, Strava hasn't been able to do it. What's up with that?
January 3, 2015, 4:39 PM
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Daniel Connelly

This would be a good idea if there were a relatively small number of segments, but given the massive proliferation of junk segments I don't think it's meaningful.  With rankings available for each of us on many thousands of segments, only a small fraction represent quality efforts by each athlete, and for the comparison between two athletes, you'd want to do the comparison only on those where both did quality efforts.  So how to assess quality efforts?  I don't think it's productive.

January 3, 2015, 10:18 AM
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Marcel van Hak

Veloviewer now has the possibility to not only see your rivals, but also your friends (they must use Veloviewer though). Click compare and you go to this address:[strava_id]/comparison. This only compares the segments/activities that they have updated though.  

August 21, 2014, 8:18 AM
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Bruce Dunsmuir

This would be a very useful feature to have, it's a real pain to get the info now

August 17, 2014, 8:51 AM
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Geoff McLelland
+1 for this feature. I am always trying to figure out how I stack up to other riders, and more specifically to my friends. It would be great to see a comparison of all segments in common.
August 2, 2014, 4:45 PM
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James Benson

This would be a huge plus for me and my friends.  I'd particularly like a head-to-head heatmap against another user(s) with segments coloured according to the faster rider.  I can see that overlapping segments might present some issues: perhaps a toggle to favour the longest or shortest segment might work?



July 19, 2014, 4:07 AM
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James Metcalfe

I would also like this feature.

It's a real pain to go through segment by segment to compare myself with my friends on Strava. I'm sure this could be done with minimal effort by contacting the third parties who had done it before the required data was hidden from them by Strava. Or just undo whatever was changed that blocked the API from

I'm inclined to discontinue my premium membership. I can't see what it gives me.

July 3, 2014, 5:19 AM
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Mojo Monkey

Any chance this will ever be implemented?  Or restore API access so useful sites from others (like Jim Ley) could provide the handy capability again?


I see Elle, a strava rep, recently pointed Robert here from his similar suggestion in the above link.  That indicates Strava is aware of it, but how about a status?  Strava talks a lot about "community" but doesn't seem to participate in it.  I see a comment from a few years ago on this thread (could it really be that hard to implement over a couple years when third parties already managed it?) that these suggestion and feedback threads are a black hole.  Same with the new run and cycling pages.  Lots of community interest but no strava participation?


Any reason some simple status can't be communicated?  Is there a chance this will be provided?  It would help to know if there is a point to continue providing feedback.  No response at all seems to just encourage apathy in or alienation of the user base...

April 22, 2014, 10:01 AM
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Robert Faithful

Please add this, it makes too much sense. 

Also, thanks Derek for the 3rd party workaround, but Veloviewer is like going to my neighbor's house for toilet paper. It's great paper, but I have to leave my house every time to get it. This is something Strava should have knocked out long ago based on the aging of this thread. Didn't know it had been sitting this long when I posted mine.

February 10, 2014, 4:01 PM
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Derek Adair

3rd party offers a Strava segment Rivals feature which shows you the top 10 most numerous, close rivals (2 places either side in leaderboard) you have on your top scoring 400 segments. Will show a table of the 10 rivals with the number of matched segments and how many you are ahead/behind/drawn with. Also on the page also shows the top 10 most numerous leaders from those segments

January 6, 2014, 4:36 PM
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Stuart Sillars


November 1, 2013, 2:11 PM
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KMJ Team Fatdad

Yes please

September 24, 2013, 12:00 PM
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Craig Mathews

@ Matt Gordon,

Jibbering sounded (note past tense) like it would have been a great tool, but then Strava went and killed access to its API.

You guys need to get onto this feature ASAP.

September 10, 2013, 7:19 PM
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Craig Mathews

A little boy waits....

And waits...

And waits...

For this feature to be added before becoming a premium member.

September 10, 2013, 6:21 PM
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Lawrence Chiu

Still nothing on this? :(

August 21, 2013, 5:07 PM
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Marcel van Hak

Never mind, this is about the segment side-by-side comparison... 

August 7, 2013, 5:20 AM
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Marcel van Hak

Strange thing is that my PR on 10k is 45:19 from a 10.2 km run (it also shows the PR with a ribbon in that activity), but in my side by side comparison on running, I only see my previous PR of 50:48. More people with this problem? Next time, I will just run 11 km, to be safe... 

August 7, 2013, 5:18 AM
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Kate Wormington

This would be great for me.  A ton of my friends also ride. It would be neat to see what segments we have in common -- and to see whether they're about the same speed as me.  

July 31, 2013, 2:46 PM
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Paul Spencer
Why not do what does, but for everyone you are following?
June 3, 2013, 4:17 PM
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Joe Emenaker

Would you rather have something wherein you pick a *specific* rider and find the common segments with them (which is what seems to do) or something which finds many riders who often ride the same segments that you frequent? I've written a tool which does the latter. It might now be broken from the changes Strava has made to their API's, but I could dust it off and get it working again....

April 25, 2013, 6:46 AM
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Mat Gordon

Hey all!

This isn't a tool created by Strava; but check out and enjoy the classing background image.

Credit to Jim Ley,


Strava Support Team 

November 26, 2012, 10:10 AM
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Simon Bui

This is a brilliant idea! Strava should give Elle Anderson a job here

October 30, 2012, 6:24 AM
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Omid Kiamanesh

Great idea. It would be nice to see some more responsiveness from Strava staff. Could we get an answer to some of these excellent feature suggestions.

October 17, 2012, 6:08 PM
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Philippe M.

I would definitively love such a feature.

October 13, 2012, 3:00 AM
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Scott Horvath

I'd also like to see this feature! C'mon Strava! Less riding; more coding.

October 7, 2012, 8:03 PM
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Hugo z

The Segment leaderboard is only showing best achievement for other users. It would be good to see the number of times they have riden this segment with a link to display all their results on that segment. this is a feature seen on ridewithgps

September 26, 2012, 5:17 AM
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Chris Legg

I'd love something like this.  Have a friend of mine with whom competition is rife.  Would be great just to be able to see all segments we have in common and who is ahead of who on each segment. 

September 20, 2012, 2:33 AM
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joseph corriero
I just submitted a request for this feature and got a response back that this is a very popular one with a link here. This would be a killer feature. I think they should do it both ways (1) in segment view have an option to filter by people I follow (2) you should be able to click on any person and have the option to "compare segments". This would show a side by side comparison of the segments in common with key data elements like rank, avg speed and time. In this view it would be great to be able to add additional people to get a group view. It would also be nice to be able to save this as a favorite with a link from your dashboard. Come on Strava - we love you - build us this view!
September 5, 2012, 2:22 AM
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Eddie Adams

Would LOVE to have this feature!!!!!!!!!!!! 

September 2, 2012, 6:53 PM
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Anthony Cree

+1 to David's suggestion.  I would also pay for this feature.  IMO this is one of the most needed features that could be added.

August 27, 2012, 3:44 PM
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Dave Ramsey

It seems I'm not the first to think of this then. There's me thinking I'm bordering on genius. So is this a feature that we can use yet and if not when is it going to be brought in.

I'm pretty sure that once this feature is up and running it could finish me off.

August 26, 2012, 8:56 AM
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Scott DeLeeuw

+1 to David's suggestion above, segments in common with people you're following would be great.

August 24, 2012, 8:10 AM
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David Smith

I'd like to take this suggestion a step further. It would be nice to have a "segments summary" page that lists all of the segments you've done, with your best time (and maybe most recent time) for each.

In addition, for segments you have in common with people you're following, show the best time for each person.

So in short the view would be a table where segments are the rows, and riders (you, friend 1, friend 2) etc. are the column headers.

I would pay for this feature.

August 16, 2012, 3:49 PM
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Anthony Cree

This had been suggested well over a year ago on the old forum.  These suggestion forums seem to be a black whole where ideas go to die...

August 8, 2012, 9:22 AM
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Peter Chapman
I Would also like this feature - somewhere on the user's profile page, 'compare segments' or similar
August 8, 2012, 8:19 AM
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Ty Brewer

Two ways to do this - the first should be easy to implement: on the Segment page, click "Show only people I follow" - in other words, filter out all the people that are strangers. Make this an option to choose as DEFAULT so I can get rid of the noise.

The second would be a grid for when I rode the same ride with a group of friends. Across the top list the names, down the side list the segments. Each "box" has the time/position.

Again, I LOVE Strava, but as the service becomes more popular, I don't like wading through 10-15 pages of strangers trying to find a way to compare my group of friends.

July 15, 2012, 3:08 PM
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Scott Walker

This would be great, would be nice too easy exactly which segments I need to ride to beat them!

July 9, 2012, 4:19 AM
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Alistair R.

It would really 'up' the competitiveness even more - it would be great fun doing tit for tat beating of segments against your 'friends'. In our small island community Strava has been taken up with enthusiasm and lots of people spend ages poring over other peoples segments etc. 

June 24, 2012, 2:41 AM
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Anthony Cree

Yes, exactly as JN describes!

June 12, 2012, 11:27 AM
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stan g

i really like this feature also... great tool for comparing goal achievements, based on another rider who you do not necessarily need to "follow"... or spend endless hours looking over activity segments trying to compare results.

June 12, 2012, 8:11 AM
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John Nagy

I was just about to add this request.  I'd like to see it somewhere on the page where it compares you and another rider side by side.  A button/link labeled common segments and then just show all of them with the 8th/192 or whatever for each of the two riders.  We have lots of riders on the team always competing against each other and it would make it an easy way to see who's ahead in the overall segment standings.

April 29, 2012, 3:11 PM
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Mark Ross

Yeah, I'd be keen for something like this.  I've wondered about it before.

April 11, 2012, 9:30 PM