Components on my bike are shown with a red or orange status, what should I do?
With the creation of the components, you either filled in the kilometers you expect it to run or the default values were used. If a component is shown as red, it means that the total amount of kilometers it has been used has exceeded the expected kilometers until replacement. That's great! Your component outlasted your expectation!
Now, it may be the case that the component is still working fine and will go for quite some more rides before you will need to replace it. We recommend you to do a visual inspection of the individual components to assess this. The YouTube network called "Global Cycling Network" has made numerous videos to help you with this. We have selected of couple of them to help you:
How does weather syncing work, and why does not everything have weather-data synced?
For all your outside rides we (attempt to) sync the weather data. For this we use the meteostat API
. This is used by fetching the latitude and longitude out of your ride, and find the nearest weather station that has weather data available. The weather data we sync for your ride is the daily statistic
and thus may not
fully represent the weather situation of your ride. For example, it could be that you rode in the early morning without any rain, but in the afternoon it started to heavily rain. In this case the weather data that is added to your ride will indicate rainfall. If you want to further understand the data and its sources: visit the meteostat website
How are the kilometers per component calculated?
Any component you create is specific to a certain bike. With the creation of the bike you entered the date you first used it/bought it. This date is used to determine whether a bike was available for a certain activity of you we fetched from strava. As soon as you sync the bike to a specific activity (or group of activities) we will calculate the total km's a component on that bike has been used, starting from the component specific date you first used it/bought it. Actually quite simple right?
What is the source for when to replace a component?
This is a tricky one. There really is not a single, reliable source that can be used for this. It depends on so many different factors. A couple of examples: the way you treat your bike (regular cleaning vs. no cleaning), in what conditions you ride it, how you store it, which brand/type of components you use, how strong you are, how heavy you are. We thought it would be good to at least have a starting point, which is why we have set certain "default values" which can be used by leaving the field empty when adding a new component. The default values are based on own experiences as well as a number of discussions regarding this topic on various cycling forums.
I have a great idea to make this website better, how can I let this be known?
Easy, send us an e-mail
with your idea and we will come back to you as soon as possible!
Why would I clean my bike?
After any ride your bike will be dirty because of dirt on the road, especially if you rode your bike on wet roads after a heavy rainfall. This dirt will accumulate on and in your components, making them degrade faster if you continue to ride them in that condition. Cleaning them will not only make your components last longer, it will also make you faster (less friction on the chain for example) and hopefully will make for a smoother ride to enjoy.
I use another app/website to track my rides; will it be possible to integrate with this one?
Currently it is only possible to use strava to sync rides. If enough users request another integration and from a technical perspective this is feasible we will for sure do so. If you like to request a new integration, send an e-mail
and we will come back to you as soon as possible.
The bike I use for virtual rides (e.g. Zwift-rides) is the same as for outside rides; how to approach this?
Easiest way to do this is to create two, separate bikes. One for your outside rides, and one for your virtual rides. On the bike for virtual rides you can then only add the components that are being used, for example your chain. Unfortunately it is currently not (yet) possible to add this same chain on your outside bike to make sure the kilometers are added for activities that you performed with either bike. We suggest for the time being to add the numbers together from the separate bikes yourself.