staituk Posts: 37
edited September 2019 in Indoor training and turbo forum
hi i am wanting to download some routes to upload to my elemnt bolt to try out on my trainer. is there a way to search for routes on strava, or can i only see the ones for people i am following,
Cannondale Synapse alloy with 'guards for the winter roads
Fuji Altamira 2.7 for the summer roads
Trek 830 Mountain Track frame turned into a gravel bike - for anywhere & everywhere
You won't get turn-by-turn if you upload a .gpx file from GPSIES (or wherever) directly into the ELEMNT app, but if you upload it into Komoot and save it then you will get the turn-by-turn directions once it has synced to the ELEMNT app - provided the route is in your "home" region, unless you've paid to unlock more regions.
While logged into Komoot, click on Discover (top left) which shows the search page and allows you to specify the Activity type (eg. Road Bike). But as you say, not much in there in my experience, as people (riding from home) generally keep their routes private I imagine...
In my view, if you own a Wahoo GPS, want turn by turn, and ride in more than one 'compact' location, then paying for the Komoot All Regions Package can be well worth it: a £30 one off payment for worldwide mapping. Which means, as you suggest, you can upload any GPX file into Komoot and get turn-by-turn on your Wahoo for anywhere in the world. I've made good use of this.
Initially I found Komoot a bit odd to use, UI-wise, in terms of how you enter a route, but once used to it I find it simple and quick to use and build routes frequently. The only obvious missing feature that comes to mind is you can't to my knowledge add manual waymarks to flag a point of interest. Other than that, I've found it to be excellent. In an era of recurring subscriptions for many services, a one off £30 seems a relative 'old skool' bargain.
Hope your using a Wahoo trainer then, as the Wahoo ELEMNT devices don't play with other manufacturers very well. My Direto would have me doing 200+mph and the Neo locks up. If you want to do real routes on your trainer and it isn't a Wahoo, I suggest Rouvy.