Nick Beer

I’ve never stopped working toward being one of the top riders in the world

Nick Beer in action at the women's Air DH competition at Les Deux Alpes on July 10
© Sven Martin

Hi, my name is Nick Beer. My discipline is downhill mountain biking. I was born on 17 September 1981 in Switzerland. My special talent is riding as if it's all or nothing. My philosophy of life is I’m an outright racer. The most important person in my life is my girlfriend. My favourite food is my grandmother's potato salad. My favourite music is ... I like almost any kind of music.

Bio

An engineering apprentice until he turned pro as a mountain bike downhiller in 2007 at the age of 19, Nick Beer certainly made the right move in engineering his career, taking the iXS European Downhill Mountain Bike title in 2009.

Just three years after his first downhill race he was named Swiss Junior Champion and made his World Cup debut. The 6-time Swiss national champion made his mark in the 2010 iXS series as well as claiming two top 10 finishes in the UCI World Cup. Nick had another solid UCI season in 2011 and in 2012 made it a fifth win at the iXS Swiss Downhill Cup. And, as odds-on favourite, he didn't disappoint when he added to his prestigious haul of national titles a year later. In between, Nick has stood on the podium with a third place finish at the Canadian Open in Whistler, and continues to gain ground at Crankworx and on the World Cup circuit. 

When he's not racing he's a big fan of snowboarding and skiing and is also known to play the drums.

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Career Highlights

  1. 2014
    1. Swiss National Champion

      Repeating his 2013 title

  2. 2013
    1. 5th Place: Canadian Open DH

      Whistler, Canada

    2. 3rd Place: FOX Air DH

      Whistler, Canada

  3. 2012
    1. 5th Place: Downhill World Cup #7

      Hajfell, Norway

  4. 2011
    1. Swiss National Champion

  5. 2010
    1. 1st Place: iXS Swiss Downhill Cup

      Zermatt, Switzerland

  6. 2009
    1. 1st Place: European Downhill Championship

      Kranjska Gora, Slovenia

  7. 2008
    1. 1st Place: iXS European Downhill Cup

      Châtel, France