Sufferfest training videos available on Strava

Sufferest training videos now available on Strava website as well as mobile app

by David Arthur   December 26, 2013  

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A few months ago Strava announced its partnership with Sufferfest, and made the unique training videos available to premium members through its mobile app. Now the videos have been added to the website so more people can access them.

There are currently three videos, Fight Club, Revolver and Rubber Glove, available through the Android and Apple iOS app, or through the Strava website. The training videos are unique in that they combine actual race footage with music and instructions to enliven your turbo trainer sessions. If you need visual motivation to keep turning the pedals, these videos work a treat. Strava says it will be releasing more videos over time as soon as possible.

 

I tried the Revolver video and it worked smoothly on my Samsung tablet. Propping up a tablet in front of the turbo trainer isn't ideal though, certainly not as easy as using a laptop placed on a table in front of the bicycle. As with the videos previously only available through the app, you have to record the activity separately.

There’s nothing to stop you buying individual Sufferfest videos already of course (Dave reviewed Downward Spiral a while back) , but if you’re currently a Strava premium member this is a nice bit of added value to your yearly subscription, especially as we head into the winter.

And don't forget, if you are on Strava then make sure to join the road.cc club and share your rides with the community.

More at www.strava.com. The videos are found under the Training tab on the main website.

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Great news, but maybe I'm being thick but I don't get it. You can play the sufferfest video via the app, but you'll need to record via a device that measures cadence to log the activity. So is all the app doing just playing back the video?

posted by othello [279 posts]
23rd October 2013 - 9:31

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Is this Android only? I can't see it on IOS.

posted by litespeed_di2 [5 posts]
23rd October 2013 - 10:58

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litespeed_di2 wrote:
Is this Android only? I can't see it on IOS.

Are you running the latest version of the app?

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posted by David Arthur [1479 posts]
23rd October 2013 - 11:40

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othello wrote:
Great news, but maybe I'm being thick but I don't get it. You can play the sufferfest video via the app, but you'll need to record via a device that measures cadence to log the activity. So is all the app doing just playing back the video?

Just pick yourself up a bluetooth cadence sensor or HR monitor and pair to your phone, you can set which devices you have in the strava settings.

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posted by STATO [411 posts]
23rd October 2013 - 12:04

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Its not on iOS yet... nor is it in their knowledge base for iOS.
Guess we'll have to keep waiting!

posted by charlierevell [34 posts]
23rd October 2013 - 12:07

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Looks like I'm running the latest Strava app on iphone, and I can't see it. Then again, I don't really know where I'm meant to be looking? If it comes under the 'more' tab, then its not there for me. I'm running the first installment of iOS7, yet to install iOS 7.0.2.

posted by Hoester [52 posts]
23rd October 2013 - 12:14

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STATO wrote:
othello wrote:
Great news, but maybe I'm being thick but I don't get it. You can play the sufferfest video via the app, but you'll need to record via a device that measures cadence to log the activity. So is all the app doing just playing back the video?

Just pick yourself up a bluetooth cadence sensor or HR monitor and pair to your phone, you can set which devices you have in the strava settings.

This could be another bonus for the Stages Cycling power meter as it has dual Bluetooth and Ant+ connectivity; might have to pull the trigger on that purchase!
I don't see anything on IOS either and maybe they need to release an IPad app for those who don't have AppleTV/Airplay.

posted by pwake [290 posts]
23rd October 2013 - 13:10

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Would be nicer if it supported Win8 devices, mobile and tablet.

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posted by NorthernRouleur [26 posts]
23rd October 2013 - 13:36

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Hoester wrote:
Looks like I'm running the latest Strava app on iphone, and I can't see it. Then again, I don't really know where I'm meant to be looking? If it comes under the 'more' tab, then its not there for me. I'm running the first installment of iOS7, yet to install iOS 7.0.2.

I'll check with Strava about iOS - in the training videos info page I'm looking at now it says 'Android and iPhone apps' - I'm only able to view it on android, where it's on the main drop down right under challenges. Are you sure you've got the latest version of Strava? I had to update mine

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posted by David Arthur [1479 posts]
23rd October 2013 - 14:50

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So, just spoken to Strava, it's not actually on the Apple app yet, but apparently it will be imminently - I'll post here when I get word that it has been added

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posted by David Arthur [1479 posts]
23rd October 2013 - 15:26

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OHMAGERD.

Only just found the Leadership boards on the Road.cc club on strava!!

Running 3rd atm Devil

Sir Velo

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posted by Raleigh [1728 posts]
23rd October 2013 - 16:20

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Ahhh I'm ailing in 11th place - just seen it myself! Big Grin

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posted by YorkshireMike [70 posts]
23rd October 2013 - 16:35

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Do you have to be a premium member to get the videos?

posted by jarredscycling [436 posts]
23rd October 2013 - 21:31

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jarredscycling wrote:
Do you have to be a premium member to get the videos?

yes

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posted by David Arthur [1479 posts]
23rd October 2013 - 21:51

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Its all good - got the Cyclops Fluid2 with bike and ANT+ speed/cadence/HRM feeding Peri Pedal on the laptop main screen - with a second screen on a shelf with Strava on firefox. Select a workout, go for it, then save activity straight into Strava. Easy peasy, and works on my ancient old Dell D830 on XP with a Suunto ANT+ usb dongle.

posted by Trull [58 posts]
29th December 2013 - 21:52

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