My name is Matt Miller and I love mountain biking!
I grew up in the family business, and started building, repairing and selling bikes when I was 11 years old. I started MTB racing in 2001, which led to a long pursuit at being a pro racer. After a few years struggling for my big break, I decided to go to university to study Exercise Science so I could learn how to train more effectively.
Eventually, I found I was better at learning and applying information than racing. This led to me coaching a number of athletes, and ultimately deciding to pursue my PhD focused on aspects of MTB descending performance.
During my PhD, we invented a brake power meter, and I have spent the last several years trying to understand everything about braking during MTB. Now we’re bringing it to the people, and it’s super exciting! 🙂
I finished my PhD in December 2017 and am currently working as a Lecturer of Applied Sports Science. My job allows me to focus on being the top researcher focused on studying braking, while at the same time working towards refining a commercial brake power meter. In my spare time I continue coaching athletes and consulting with brake companies, which are things I love!
I still ride and race, and love nothing more than rooty, rocky trails!