Bike Friday Diamond Llama Folding Bike

$1,995.00

Diamond Llama for 2022

This bike is a rugged gravel-grinder which happens to fold for easy travel. It is our burliest bike and designed to take wide tires up to 2.1 inch, plus heavier loads for rough terrain. Frame takes front and rear racks. With heavy rider upgrade added it fits big and tall riders up to 330lbs.

Three ways to order your bike:

1. Choose from the simple options on this page, then go to “Add to cart”

2. Choose “Advanced Bike Builder” for bike geeks who love research

3. Contact us for Free Consultation with a Bike Expert


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Description

About the Diamond Llama

This is our burliest frame made for adventure – especially when the pavement ends. It handles gravel grinding, snow and dirt trails particularly well for 20-inch wheels (with the appropriate tires). It’s ready to accompany you on a fully-loaded tour, hundreds of miles across a continent, or exploring your favorite old logging roads. We only use industry standard components (zero proprietary parts) to make the bike easier to maintain over a long life of use.

The Diamond Llama is one of the only folding bikes in the world that can take a heavier rider. Most folding bike companies design to max around 230lbs total rider weight. Bike Friday creates models for rugged use with up to 330lbs max rider weight (with custom frame upgrades). We want to help every rider find a bike that fits them.


Select Options for Your Bike:

 

 

Choose your frame color: 

 

 

There are many more colors available if you order your bike as ‘Full Custom’ when working with a Bike Friday Expert. The ‘Color Viewer’ below shows our whole color palette, regular and full custom, together.

 

 


 

Sizing Your Bike To Fit Perfectly
We build your bike from raw tubing and cut all parts to your sizing. Once you place your order online a Bike Friday expert will contact you for custom sizing. The sizing form we will go over with you is HERE

Upgrade and Accessory Options:

 

Electric Assist Option:

You can add an electric assist to this bike. It is a front hub motor pedal assist style and comes with a 36V battery with ~60km (37mile) range. For air flight you can upgrade to LiGo batteries*. The one-of-a-kind LiGo batteries are the only batteries legal to fly with on the Airlines. This Bafang hub motor system replaces the front hub in the front wheel. (*LiGo batteries are unavailable until Fall 2022 due to chip shortage)

 

More details on the Bafang hub motor:

  • No motor resistance
  • Very light! Adds only ~ 11 lbs to your bike
  • Very Quiet!
  • Disc brake compatible (except Avid’s)

 

 


Rack Options:

 

Rear Rack:

This rear rack takes standard pannier bags and has plenty of clearance for use with the Bike Friday Under-bag and a 55-pound weight limit.

Front Rack Info:

Fits standard panniers. This strong & light front rack is made of 3/8″ tubular 4130 Chromoly steel.  Rated for 25lbs each side. A must for a properly weighted touring bike for front /rear best weight balance and ride control.

 


Travel System Options:

Travel Case with Trailer:

The Bike Friday Travel Trailer includes everything you need to make your Travelcase into a tow-ready trailer. The system includes the aluminum trailer frame, two (12″) wheels, protective socks for packaging and one reflective flag and thumb nuts to connect your travel suitcase.

The trailer package also comes with a rear hub axle mounted hitch. This hitch can be used in place of a bike-specific hitch, or as a connection method on another bike so you can swap your trailer system quickly to another bike. There is a male air nipple included as well (integrated into the axle hitch).

The gross weight limit for the trailer is 75 pounds. This includes the weight of the trailer (6.7lbs/2.95 kg) and the average case weight is 13lbs, so the total capacity for your gear is 55lbs.

All felt packing bags and blankets are made from Eco-Fi fleece, a product made of 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles, which aligns with our mission.

 

Bike in Travel Bag

Soft Travel Bag:

The Bike Friday Travel Bag allows you to easily carry or store your Bike Friday. Quick-fold your bike, fit it into its durable bag, and zip up! Black nylon coated pack fabric. Two sturdy woven handles and an adjustable shoulder strap allow you to carry your bike onto the bus, train or elevator with ease. A good way to keep it protected in the trunk of your vehicle too. Fits all single Bike Fridays. Wt: 672 grams. Rolls up to 4 1/2″ diameter, 14″ long. Proudly made here in Eugene, Oregon.

 


How to order your bike on this page:

  1. Follow all the steps in the drop-down menus above then “Add to cart” and follow steps in your cart to purchase.
  2. A Bike Friday Expert will follow up with you to determine your sizing, pick-up /ship date (production takes 5-7 weeks on average) and confirm any other needed details about your order.
  3. Then you get your bike!

 


 

Additional Ways to Order with More Options:

We offer many more options than we can post here without overwhelming people. We can likely build what you are looking for. Just contact us and tell a friendly Bike Expert what you are looking for. You can also do more exploring on your own first by clicking on the “Advanced Designer for bike geeks” button to find our bike configurator.


Bike Friday 10 Year Warranty
We have a strong warranty on our frames against defects in material and/or workmanship for 10 years. Warranty is non-transferable. Bicycle components (excluding tires, chain, cables, etc.) generally have a 1-year limited warranty. CLICK HERE for full warranty information.

Read Diamond Llama Customer Bike Reviews Below

 

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 by Anne

Several years ago I converted my Pocket Llama to an eBike. I used a local company in my home town called Park City Electric to convert my Bike Friday. It cost me an additional $2K to do the retrofit. $1.7K for battery and motor. $300.00 for the conversion labor. I have been amazed how well the geometry and steel frame of my Bike Friday Pocket Llama has accommodated the transition to a road/gravel eBike. I have a smile on my face whenever I take my converted eBike Friday to the grocery store, to a rendezvous with a friend, for a town errand, to a trailhead. My question to all is: why use a 4000 lb. vehicle to transport a 150 lb. individual when you can have the enjoyment of using an 45 lb. eBike. The conversion added some weight to the bike; but the motor has no problem handling the additional weight. Thanks Bike Friday for a great bicycle.

-Anne

 by Kelly K
Great Service and Product

I am very late writing a review. I have a llama and have to say, it’s an incredible bike. Well assembled with a high attention to detail. Almost more importantly, I received stellar customer service AFTER my purchase and delivery. Customer service is often severely lacking these days post purchase but I couldn’t be happier with the level of support I received from Bike Friday. Keep up the good work!! Thanks!

 by David Fitzgerald
I finally have a bike that fits perfectly

Aloha!
I am extremely happy with my Bike Friday Pocket Llama and my only regret is not buying one 15 years ago.  The ordering process was smooth and I found all the staff at Bike Friday to be very knowledgeable and helpful.  Communication was excellent and they met their production timelines.  And, I thought the cost was very fair for a custom bicycle.  The company and bike has exceeded my expectations. My Pocket Llama was originally purchased as a travel bike.  Being a lifelong cyclist I grew tired of poor fitting rentals. Over many years I have dialed in an upright riding position that is ideal for my style of riding.  I provided Bike Friday with accurate measurements of my “favorite” bike and they duplicated the position on the Pocket Llama.  I’m on the tall side and was concerned that something might not be right but they nailed it. We have a lot of poorly maintained roads on Oahu so I wanted the fattest tires possible for a cushy ride.  The Pocket Llama offers the widest tire clearance of the various models.  The ride is very smooth and comfortable. At home in Hawaii I have a Bionx system installed.  But, the motor is too heavy to travel with and airlines will not allow the battery.  So, when I travel the Bionx system stays at home. I love to ride the bike paths in Boulder, Colorado.  I finally have a bike that fits perfectly and is super comfortable.  On my last trip I was surprised how many compliments the Bike Friday received.  I’m talking heads turning, pedestrians stopping to admire it, and positive comments from the young and old.  It really says something when you hear that many compliments in a bike town like Boulder.  My last trip to Boulder was extra special thanks to Bike Friday!
David Fitzgerald,
Kaneohe, Hawaii

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Additional information

Total Bike Weight

Starts at 26 lbs with standard 9speed components to 38lbs when electric assist is included. Weight depends on your frame size and choice of options on your bike.

Folded Size

Quick Folds in 30 seconds to fit into a small space, 32 x 24 x 12” (varies slightly with frame size and component selections)

Easy to Travel with

Will disassemble to fit into a standard airline check-able Samsonite suitcase. 31 x 21 x 12” (varies slightly with frame size and component selections)

Rider Size

Bike is hand built to fit your body measurements of height, weight, inseam and riding style. Effective Top Tube range of 48cm-62cm. The standard diamond frame is built for riders up to 260-lbs. The heavy rider upgrade strengthens the frame for taller riders and riders up to 330lbs.

Component Brands

We use quality components from reputable brands like FSA, Tektro, KMC, Uno/Kalloy, Microshift, Schwalbe, as well as other OEM partners. Due to supply chain disruptions, we must sometimes make substitutions of similar or greater quality and function. Please speak to our Bike Experts for specific component requests.

Rack/Accessory Upgrades

Takes front and rear racks and 3 bottle cages and many other standard accessories

Microshift Drivetrain

1×9 speed, cassette 11-34, 53t chainring, 170mm crankset, sealed bearing BB
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2×9 speed, cassette 11-34, 53t/39t chainrings, 170mm crankset, sealed bearing BB

Headset

1-1/8" FSA

Tires

Schwalbe Road Cruiser 20" x 1.75" w/ Shraeder valve tubes

Wheels

wide 24mm+ 406mm rims, laced 3-cross to 36 hole hubs. Can be converted to tubeless.

Brakes

Disc brakes: 160mm mechanical
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V-brakes

Handlebars

56cm flat bars -or- 50cm Bike Friday H-bars
Microshift trigger shifters, 2-finger brake levers, ergonomic grips

Miscellaneous Components

1-1/8" headset, 28.6mm seatpost, comfort saddle, platform pedals

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