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ABOUT US

Vertigo Bikes was born in 1999 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 Angus aka Pang aka Goose, 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 workshop, sales, bike rental, transport or coaching, 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.

Check out this article on www.vitalmtb.com about some cool custom graphic Giant Glory DH bikes we did here at Vertigo.

Meet the summer 2017/2018 crew-

 

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Tim Ceci

THE BOSS! Smart lines, impeccable technique and endo turns for days. It’s crying shame his undeniable class on the bike doesn’t translate to style off of it… Guiding and instructing all over the world since before it was cool, Tim started Vertigo Bikes many moons ago and has since settled in Queenstown full time. If he’s not spending all his hard earned cash on artisanal smoothies, he’ll be riding ridiculous tech trails or teaching his son “Ted the Shred” how things are done in the Ceci household.

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Pang

THE OTHER BOSS! Some say he’s more machine than man, others say he that was sent back in time to destroy the Huck Wizard, some say he was then sent back in time again and in fact IS the Huck Wizard… There’s even a rumour that he just really likes Arnie. Finding out where the legend ends and the truth starts is impossible. Now get to the chopper! However, if you’re lucky, you can meet the man himself and pick his brains on how to huck or maybe just where to get a good yoga lesson. Check out Pang riding his favorite Bike Park trails HERE

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Jamie Fenning

In the midst of a Queenstown winter, James and Henry found somebody they would come to name “Jamie”. He was wandering the streets, confused and lost. He kept muttering about something called “snowboarding”, with “curtain rails” and some kind of “powder” that they presumed to be a dreadful narcotic... They knew what they had to do and decided to raise him as one of Vertigo’s own. After initial confusion about sitting sideways on a bike and wearing oversized gear; a true ripper was born. They eventually taught him to read, write and even use cutlery. The only known case of a winter wildling being domesticated. Check out Jamie and Ben riding the new club trail #squidrun (unofficial name) HERE

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Dean-o

Hailing from the dust planet Tatooin, which sits on the outer rim, Dean-o started podracing in his own handbuilt craft to stop his mother being sold into slavery, or something like that. It’s a long story that seems like a massive unnecessary tangent and really doesn’t aid character or plot development.. Anyway, apparently he lost his race machine in a botched bet when he turned out to be Liam Neeson’s backup choice. At that point he took up mountain biking and moved to Brizzy. There his skill of riding dust bowls and avoiding Tusken raiders came in handy and he flourished. After literally putting his neck on the line a year ago in his first season in Queenstown, he’s back for a taste of the action.

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Carl

Hailing from Rotorua, new boy Carl has been around the block and has an impressive palmares including racing cross country to a world cup level and winning the Trans NZ multi day stage race. His crowing glory, however, came at Crankworks 2017 when he beat Jared Graves in a dead heat for "most smackable ass". The paddle registered an incredible 127 decibles. An astonishing feat. Now at Vertigo, he's not only on the tools but also showing the boys how to make coffee. He also uses barista-only phrases like "see you latte" and "I did not soya that coming". Hilarious and definitely not tedious, I'm sure we can all agree. Check out Carl riding his favorite QT trail, Coronet Peak #coronetking HERE  

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Ben Hildred

All round good bloke and local hardman, Ben Hildred is another new staff member this season. He comes with glowing recommendations from those in the know, not least our very own Andy. The softly-spoken gentle giant comes to New Zealand off the back of a few years coaching in Canada, not unlike a previous employee of ours, James… He was also from the north, also likes his bikes so long they have to have bends in the top tube to adapt to the curvature of the earth, who also hated southerly winds and didn't eat meat because Leonardo DiCaprio told him not to… wait a minute, James? Did you just shave and come back for another season in paradise? Either way, we know a good egg when we see one. Check out Ben having fun in some early season snow on the Missing Link Trail HERE

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Andy Donnachie

Vertigo’s Highland Outreach Programme has been in operation for several years now. It started when Pang told Tim about his homeland of Scotland, and how some people there go their entire lives without ever seeing so much as a ray of sunshine. They both knew something had to be done. So, each season, they pick one lucky, plucky and often kind of funky, Scottish whippersnapper to come taste the good life. Notable graduates include John “Stouty McStoutface” Stout and Moray “Muddy Rivers” Goodfellow. This year is the year of The Otter. Check out Andy riding the Queenstown Bike Park's Original trail HERE

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