climbing hills

Climbing is an essential aspect of many cycling races, and understanding the demands of each ascent can give you the competitive edge you need. That's why we're excited to introduce our Climb Detection feature. Below, we'll explore how this user-friendly tool can help you prepare for race day like never before.

Discovering the Climbs That Matter

The Climb Detection feature is designed to identify and categorize significant climbs along your route. Any climb that spans over 250 meters and has an average grade of more than 3% will be identified as a categorized climb. Using a points-based system, climbs are classified as Category 4, 3, 2, 1, or HC (Hors Categorie) to provide a clearer picture of their difficulty.

Interactive Charts and Detailed Data

To help you visualize each climb, we've updated our charts to highlight each climb when selected from the Category Climbs drop-down menu. Simply click on a climb to view its details, such as length, average grade, and elevation gain, as well as its precise location on the chart. This in-depth information allows you to plan your pacing strategies and customize your training to conquer even the most challenging ascents.

chart with climbs

highlighted category climbs

Empowering Athletes and Coaches with Climbing Insights

The Climb Detection feature doesn't stop at identifying and categorizing climbs. We also provide summary data that can help you better understand the overall demands of a race. This information enables athletes and coaches to make data-driven decisions when it comes to planning training, race-day strategy, and equipment choices.

category climb list

category climb summary and full list

Incorporating Climb Detection Into Your Training

Understanding the specific demands of each climb is essential to race-day success. By incorporating the Climb Detection feature into your preparation and training, you can tailor your workouts to focus on the critical aspects of each ascent. This targeted approach ensures you arrive on race day with the confidence and skills needed to tackle any climb.

The Climb Detection feature in Best Bike Split has the potential to significantly impact the way cyclists and coaches approach race preparation. By providing detailed insights into the climbs that truly matter, this tool allows you to create a customized training plan that addresses the unique challenges of each ascent. Give the Climb Detection feature a try and experience the difference it can make in your race-day performance.