Dr Matt Miller started Smart MTB Training after leaving his university job. He had been coaching for over 10 years with World Cup racers and amateurs, but wanted a method to be able to help more riders. By focusing on offering easy access to training and education, Smart MTB Training was born!


Dr Matt Miller

Raced elite MTB for years and did his PhD in MTB performance analysis. Works with XC, Enduro and DH athletes from beginner to World Cup. Founded MTB PhD and invented the BrakeAce. Brought the team together to create Smart MTB Training. Coffee snob and sometimes vanlifer.

Dr Will O'Connor

Elite trail runner who shreds trails. Studied ultra endurance performance and spent more time in the lab than anyone else. Founded The Endurance Training Hub and Performance Advantage, and works with top X-Terra athletes and runners. Integral in the creation and running of Smart MTB Training. Likes optimized home storage solutions.

Caleb Bottcher

One of New Zealand's top XC and Enduro racers. Twice on the New Zealand National Team before leaving high school. Helps to make sure that Smart MTB Training content flows and makes sense. Has never woken up in the middle of the night.

Curt Miller

Resident strength training guru. Been riding MTB since day 1 and taste-tested the very first PowerBar. Lifetime member of the cycling industry. Says he doesn't train, but is in the gym every morning and knows where every sprint sign is on the group rides. Still hasn't tried Zwift.