KALVIN DAVIS | A PRO

Meet Kalvin

Kalvin Davis is 28 years old from Albuquerque, New Mexico. He currently races the A-Pro class on the domestic USA BMX circuit. Kalvin first started racing at the age of 9. He was initially looking to race motocross; however, his parents viewed the sport of motocross as too great of a danger. Kalvin’s dad knew about a local BMX Track, so they decided to take Kalvin there. Young Kalvin fell in love with the sport and has never looked back since that day, finding his way up to the top of the A-Pro proficiency.

Kalvin has gone on to do pretty big things within the sport of BMX. His two crowning achievements were placing 3rd at the 2013 UCI Worlds and placing 4th at the 2014 UCI worlds. What makes the 2013 result so special was the adversity that Kalvin overcame during the race day. He crashed earlier during practice and fractured his left scapula. His drive and talent brought him to the final, where he then laid down a stellar lap to take home a podium finish. The 2014 result was so special to Kalvin because he had his close circle to see him put together another great day of racing. More recently, Kalvin was able to win his hometown national in 2019 in the A-pro class. Again, having his close circle and family with him made the moment even more special.

Kalvin first joined the Supercross team in 2008. He would go on to race under the Supercross banner for several years before taking a short hiatus from the sport. Later in 2012, Kalvin rejoined the factory ranks and has been with us ever since. Kalvin appreciates the team comradery found under the Supercross tent. He describes it as the most positive and fun place to be during a national weekend. He also loves the Supercross gear and bikes that we outfit each of our riders with. He believes that our products are industry-leading and built to last! Finally, Kalvin appreciates the respect and notoriety that come with wearing the Supercross badge. Being able to inspire a younger generation of riders is essential to Kalvin and helps keep his fire lit.

Looking forward, Kalvin hopes to continue to line up in the gate with the young A-pros and eventually transition into the Vet-Pro class. He plans to chase a vet pro title and follow in the footsteps of his trainer Kenth Fallen. Kalvin also runs a beginner only BMX training camp at his local track. Through this venture, Kalvin seeks to continually improve the next generation of riders and bolster the New Mexico local BMX Racing scene.

Outside of BMX racing, Kalvin loves to ride trails, hang out with family, wakeboard, ride jet skis, go camping, ride downhill, snowboard, work out, play video games, build things, and generally have a good time. Kalvin hopes to continue to be a good husband, father, and all-around good person. He’s also working on saving up enough money to buy himself a wake surfing boat eventually!

Frame: PRO XXL RS7 in teal
Fork: Supercross Elite Pro BLK BMX Race Forks
Stem: Speedline Elite BMX Race Stem, BLACK
Bars: Supercross FLATLINES, Black
Brakes: Speedline Ultralight Alloy V-Brakes, Black
Seat: KAM LARSEN SIGNATURE saddle, Black
Seat Clamp: Speedline, Black
Cranks: Speedline Elite Hollow Proto-tYPEs
Rims: Speedline Race Carbon Rims in Black
Hubs: Onyx, in Black
Tires: Tioga FastR
Pedals: HT Pedals
Grips: ODI in black
Chainring:
Chain: KMC for Speedline Parts

Q&A WITH KALVIN

Tell me about yourself. Who are you? How old are you? What class do you currently race? When did you start racing? How did you start racing? Etc.
I am Kalvin Davis, husband, dad, bmx racer. I am 28 years old. I race A Pro on the USABMX circuit and challenge men at the UCI worlds. I started racing when I was 9 years old. I actually wanted to race motocross, but my mom thought it was too dangerous as my dad had been in a bad motorcycle accident earlier in his life. My dad knew about the local BMX track, so my parents took me out there one day. I started racing and never looked back.

What are some of your biggest achievements within the sport?
My two crowning achievements of my career are placing 3rd at the 2013 UCI worlds race in New Zealand and placing 4th at the 2014 UCI worlds race in The Netherlands.

The 2013 3rd place was especially triumphant because I crashed during the practice day and fractured my left scapula, I wasn’t even sure I would be able to compete. There were several days between practice and my race day, and on that fateful race morning adrenaline and drive kicked in and carried me all the way through rounds, 16th, 8th, quarter, and semi mains. With a good pop out of the gate in the final I was able to secure the podium spot.

The 2014 4th place was extra special because my girlfriend (now wife) flew across the pond to watch me race. I was able to make it through the waves of competition into the final again and pull off a solid finish. I will never forget the feeling of celebrating that victory with her. So much so, the moment is immortalized in a photo hanging above our fireplace.

My most recent achievement was taking first place in A Pro at my hometown national in 2019. It was amazing. I won and got to stand on the podium with the big check and my wife was there to watch and cheer me on along with some of our close friends. Not to mention, I won the main in dominant fashion with a 10 bike length lead after making a pass for the lead in the pro section. Besides that awesome win, I had so much fun that weekend shredding the track and throwing x-ups and tabletops in the middle of the race motos.

How long have you been on factory Supercross? What year did you get picked up?
I first rode for factory Supercross in 2008 for several years, and then after a brief hiatus I returned to the factory team again in 2012. Prior to riding for the factory team I rode for a local bike shop team that was co-sponsored by Supercross.

 

What’s your favorite thing about being a Factory Supercross rider?
I have several favorite things about being a factory Supercross rider. The first has got to be my awesome team mates and their families. The Factory supercross pit has got to be the most positive and fun place to be at the national races, and I have some amazing memories with current and past team riders at our wild after race dinner parties. The next is definitely the bikes and gear. I know my bike is the best, not just because we have been voted bike of the year so many times, but because I ride it every day, and our gear setup is always the freshest on the scene. Last but not least, my favorite thing about being a factory Supercross rider is the feeling of the kiddos from the local track looking up to me. Seeing the wonder in their eyes as they scope out my gear and bike and watch me rip up the track helps keep my fire lit inside.

What’s your current local track?
Duke City BMX, Albuquerque, NM. 505 for life.

What’s your favorite thing about BMX Racing and Why?
I have two favorite things about riding and racing BMX. My most favorite thing of all is catching sick air and jumping huge jumps, I just love it. Besides being happy just boosting it, the best thing BMX has done for me is forge lifelong friendships. My best friends, with the exception of a few, I have always made by riding bikes together.

What are your hobbies outside of racing?
Outside of racing, but still bike related, my favorite hobby is riding trails. There is nothing that can compare to that feeling. Off the bike I love to hang out with my wife, baby girl, dogs, and family, go to the lake for wakeboarding and riding jet skis, go camping, ride downhill, snowboard, work out, play video games, build things, play yard games, and generally have a blast.

What are some of your goals for your racing career?
At this point in my racing career I am looking forward to continuing to line up in the gate with the young bucks in A Pro and eventually racing Vet Pro. I would love to chase the Vet Pro title and follow in my trainer, Kenth Fallen’s footsteps. Besides my own racing and riding, for the past 6 years or so I have hosted beginner only BMX training at my local track. I have graduated many first time riders up to intermediate, expert, and national level riders so my goal is to continue to offer training and build up our local scene.

What are some of your goals outside of BMX Racing?
To be a good husband, a good father, and a good person. And to make enough money to buy a sick wakesurfing boat of my own.

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