Video: Making the Most of Lockdown with Jonny Eden

Jul 3, 2020
by Josh Birkenhake  
Views: 8,521    Faves: 11    Comments: 1

For the last 18 years, Jonny has called Christchurch home. Normally he would be chasing summers too and from Canada but this time 2020 has come round and slowed things down a bit. With his plans to move to Canada a couple months ago getting pushed back by the pandemic, he was left in Christchurch with a decent amount of downtime. To make the most of his time Jonny headed into the woods to continue building this jump trail.

Photos and words: Josh Birkenhake

The first step-down feature of the trail.

After the step-down, you enter a left hand turn into a right-hand shark fin.

The shark fin sets you up for another step-down, this one being quite blind when you're coming into it.

Finishing off with the last feature, a left-hand hip.

The Dems: 2014 Specialized Demo 8 II

After growing up with more of a skatepark / dirt jump background, Johnny got his hands on his first downhill bike back in 2016. Ever since then he's been through a few, but found himself back on one of his first bikes, the Demo. For what he wants to do with it, the short chainstay and 26-inch wheels works a treat.

Jonny's Demo 8 equipped with 2019 Boxxer Team Fork; Saint Brakes and Cranks; Ohlins TTX rear shock; Hope Pro 4 Dh wheels and to finish it off a single speed conversion to keep everything clean.


  • 11 0
 So cool to see people enjoying bikes on a budget.The pressure you feel every new season out on the trails in regards to " whats your new gear " bullshit is ridiculous. f*ck that shit. Very cool video and very cool down to earth guy . thats the attitude I want to see in the forrest.
  • 4 0
 I think you will find budget isn't the reason and more brands don't build fun bikes anymore they build big long race bikes not fun playful short rear ended rigs good for boosting jumps and spinning.
  • 3 0
 Love the tune, love the bike, love the trail.
  • 2 0
 3rd! Happy Fourth!)

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