Fundamentals of Mountain Biking with a Power Meter




Who is this course for?


Riders at every level are using power meters to get faster. Early adopters are leading the pack. Power meters take up virtually no space, have almost no weight penalty, and record directly to your GPS without much thought. This course is for:

  • Downhill riders looking to understand their riding and gain seconds
  • XC racers looking to increase their FTP
  • Trail riders aiming to win the weeknight group ride.
  • Enduro racers who want to race fast in every stage
  • MTB coaches who want to communicate in plain language


This course goes beyond just power – we discuss the important MTB science, braking, training by heart rate and pace, and so much more!


Why You Need an MTB Power Meter


Getting faster in MTB shouldn’t be left to guesswork. Power meters have revolutionized training in road cycling, and have led to new levels of performance for all the riders using them. I got my first power meter in 2008, and first MTB power meter in 2011. At the time I was told that the data was too messy to be used on trails, but we’ve come a long way. It was only after I looked through my data that I started to understand who I was as a racer and what I needed to do to improve.


What’s in the course? 


Module 1: Fundamentals of Power

We break down what power is and how it’s measured so you can compare it to everyday life. We introduce popular and powerful metrics in TrainingPeaks.


Module 2: Getting Started with Your Power Meter

Discover the most important tests you can do with your power meter and what these mean for actual riding and training.


Module 3: Analyzing Performance and Implementing Change

Learn the simplest and most effective analysis so you don’t waste your time with irrelevant data.


More than just a course


Not only will you have three engaging modules delivered by industry-leading professionals, but you’ll also get access to some of our most popular workouts, training plans, and unpublished work. There are three separate modules and you get lifetime access to on-demand resources. Interactive quizzes and videos ensure you are getting all the info you need. You finish the course with a graduation certificate!


Who are your presenters?


This course is hosted by Dr Matt Miller of MTB PhD with support from Dr Will O’Connor. Dr Matt is the inventor of the BrakeAce power meter and world-leading MTB researcher. He works with MTB athletes from beginner to the world cup and has been racing for over 20 years. He had one of the first Quarq power meters and has been training with power since 2008. Learn more about Dr Matt here.

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Course bundles

All Three Courses, Running Power + MTB Power, MTB Course Only, Sports Science Masterclass + MTB Power

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