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Vertigo Bikes

4 Brecon Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 8378
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Half-Day Downhill Mountain Bike Rental
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Mountain Bike Trails Including Shuttle Transfer from Queenstown
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Vertigo Bikes was born from Tim Ceci’s love of mountain biking. Guiding MTB trips is the only professional job he’s ever had! Joined a few years later by Paul ‘Pang’ Pangus, Vertigo has become THE Bike Shop in Queenstown. Still rider owned and operated, we are a one-stop shop for all your biking needs; be it guiding, heli-biking, coaching, bike sales, workshop or transport, we’ve got it all covered. We pride ourselves on being a small, yet perfectly formed company, which has an unparalleled enthusiasm for all things biking in Queenstown. We have an amazing group of individuals working for us who offer really great service and an unbeatable product. When you ride with our crew you’ll learn new skills & experience the thrills of Queenstown’s incredible terrain. Join us for a ride & make the most of it!
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4 Brecon Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I have been mountain biking seriously for 5 years in and around Brisbane and every year we visit Queenstown for a solid week of riding the bike park and surrounding trails. We bring our own bikes and with a week of punishment they inevitably need...More

Thank Simmo87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago


Thank Rowdy J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I traveled to Queenstown from the US to ride mountain bikes. I was told to go to Vertigo Bikes and boy they were right. They took care of every need when it can to riding mtb. From renting a bike to information on where to...More

1  Thank jeff w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good about telling your options. The downhill bike we rented broke the derailed on the first run, but with the cheap insurance they got me back out and riding, on my half day pass quickly. If you are using the gondola on the park, we...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had my mountain bike serviced by Vertigo Bikes and was very impressed with the quality, efficiency and value for money. I hadn't been to Queenstown for several months so they gave me invaluable info regarding new trail developments, current trail conditions and tips on where...More

Thank CairngormCatie
Reviewed 23 October 2017


1  Thank peterscanlan615
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We hired bikes for our first experience mountain biking from the Queenstown peak via the skyline gondola. The staff were very professional and provided all the gear we needed. Full face helmet, knee and elbow pads. The bikes were great with full suspension. We only...More

Thank Chris-and-Soo
NZBuckStopsHere, Owner at Vertigo Bikes, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Thanks for taking the time to write a review - great to hear that you had fun! Thanks again.

Reviewed 28 April 2017

Fantastic customer service! They set me up with a great cross country bike and helped me figure out where to go for a fun ride. I had a blast riding the Seven Mile Trails. I'd brought my own pedals for the bike, and when I...More

Thank Lorena C
NZBuckStopsHere, Owner at Vertigo Bikes, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Thanks heaps for your feedback - hope to see you again this summer - bike park is about to open in Queenstown. Cheers!

Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

The guys at the store are awesome. It was the first time for me on a downhill bike. They recommended me the best trails to get used to the downhill bike. My chain jumped out of the chain guard (I don't know how..) and they...More

Thank Kili S
NZBuckStopsHere, Manager at Vertigo Bikes, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thanks Kili - great to hear!

Reviewed 19 March 2017

Got myself a Giant Glory to do a little downhill. I love mountain biking so it was a no brainer for me. I was alway going to have fun. I mean ride down hill.... then catch the chair lift up and do it again!? How...More

Thank Heath G
NZBuckStopsHere, Manager at Vertigo Bikes, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thanks for the feedback Heath - it is a rental bike so will never be perfectly set up for you like your own bike for example. All our rental bikes go through a full parts checklist as well as a service checklist when they come...More

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