Matt Miller   MTB PhD

I am a PhD researcher and Assistant Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Science at Massey University in NZ. My research focus is on MTB, and I draw from my many years of experience of racing mountain bikes at the elite level in the US.


My coaching philosophy is based on things that work; I don't add in any fluff. Quality, consistency and fun are the three main things we aim for. Our results show that the ideas work- my mountain bike athletes have won elite US Super D titles twice, the elite NZ DH National series, a NUET 100-mile win and a Single Speed XC US national championship, to name a few. Stand-out current athletes include Seamus Powell, Jeff Lenosky and Lisa Horlor. I seem to have more and more gravity-oriented athletes as enduro rises in popularity, but still love working with XC riders and definitely love both time-crunched and professional riders. My research topic is based around pacing, especially on downhills; I like consulting on the topic.


Palmerston North
New Zealand

Preferred Athlete Levels

Intermediate, Advanced, Professional


Consultations, Group Coaching, Remote Coaching

Sport Types

Mountain Biking, Cyclocross



Athlete Requirements

You must be motivated and transparent.


Palmerston North
New Zealand