While Erik Tonkin doesn’t technically “work” for Kona, the guy is undoubtedly part of our family. He’s raced cross for us, he’s discovered and mentored some of our most legendary cross country and CX racers and he’s been heavily involved in the testing and development of our bikes. When you throw into the mix that his bike shop, Sellwood Cycles, is a Portland institution, and the fact that he’s still, racing, scouting and deeply involved in the Portland scene, we think that featuring him in our staff series of My Kona videos is perfectly fitting.

Corn Cross race footage provided by: Drew Coleman