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; on top of all the physiological analyses we do in the lab, we have also been developing and understanding the brake power meter. I draw from my many years of experience of racing mountain bikes at the elite level in the US, which included XC racing, stage races, 24 hour races and enduro.


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. This research led to the development of the brake power meter, which we have been working on for over 3 years!

In addition to coaching, I really enjoy consulting. I really think consultation is super useful and under-utilized!


Palmerston North
New Zealand

Preferred Athlete Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Professional


Consultations, Group Coaching, Remote Coaching, Strength Training

Sport Types

Mountain Biking, Cyclocross



Athlete Requirements

You must be motivated and transparent.


Palmerston North
New Zealand