Bike Friday Diamond Llama Folding Bike


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 and 6ft 6in.

Learn more about the Diamond Llama below.

Three ways to order your Diamond Llama:

1. Contact us and tell a Bike Expert what you want

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

3. For bike geeks who love research choose “Advanced Bike Builder Option”

Order Option 2 Starts Here:



The Diamond Llama is our burliest frame made for adventure, even more so when the pavement ends. It takes our widest tires at 2.1 inches and handles gravel grinding, snow and dirt trails especially well for 20-inch wheels (with the right tires). It’s ready to go with you on a fully-loaded tour, hundreds of miles across a continent or exploring your favorite old logging roads with 0 proprietary parts to do it (we only use standard bike parts on all of our bikes).

What is also very unique about this bike is that it 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 weight. Bike Friday designs for up to 330lbs. max rider weight and still design for rugged use. We aim to support all riders to have a great bike that fits them! Even people bigger and taller than the average rider.

Special Features of the Diamond Llama:

  • Takes wider tires up to 2.1″ (5.3 cm)
  • Regular Rider Frame weight 260lbs.
  • Heavy Rider/Load frame is built for riders up to 330 lbs (150 kg)
  • The frame has braze-ons for front and rear racks for loaded touring
  • Folds to fit into space 32″ x 24″ x 12″
  • Due to its fold, it’s very compact and fits nicely inside a trunk vs. being on the roof
  • Disassemble to fit into the Samsonite suitcase. The case dimensions are 31″ x 21″ x 12″
  • Electric-assist available – Front Drive E-Bike Systems (no mid-drive due to folding)
  • Built with 100% standard industry bike components for easy emergency repairs

Details on the three bike design options offered in the menu above:

*  The Ridgeline Trail Design – Rollings hills and dirt:

When you know you are going to be putting in the miles and need the perfect bike which fits you and your needs on the paved road but sturdy enough to get you off the pavement from time to time. The 24 speeds offer a good range to travel an entertaining path up and down the hills your curiosity takes you to.


  • 18 Speed (2×9)
  • V-Brakes
  • MTB Bar
  • Trigger Shifters
  • 1.75″ Tires
  • Does not come with saddle and pedals as many people have their own favorite style (all industry-standard saddles and pedals fit this bike)
  • Bike weight 26.5lbs (saddle and pedal not included)

* Continental Divide Design – Dirt & Gravel:

This design can do some great gravel-grinding on a variety of intriguing paths through the woods. The wide tires give a comfortable ride and the disc brakes keep you traveling the speed you want down the hills. The flat mountain bike bars offer two hand positions for a variation on your long adventures.


  • 20 Speed (2×10)
  • 11×36 Cassette
  • Disc-Brakes
  • Flat MTB bars
  • Trigger Shifters
  • Tioga Power Block 2.1″ tires
  • Thudbuster suspension seat post
  • Does not come with saddle and pedals as many people have their own favorite style (all industry-standard saddles and pedals fit this bike)
  • Bike weight 25.5 lbs (saddle and pedal not included)


The perfect bike for the Camino del Santiago

If your itinerary looks like this, you need this bike.

Rack options for your bike:

Rear Rack:

This standard alloy rear rack has plenty of clearance for use with the Bike Friday Under-bag and a 40-pound weight limit. This is a good solid rack for everyday use. Some assembly is required. Color is black.

For heavier loads and easier suitcase packing, see our Bike Friday folding rear rack part ID 9461.


Front Rack Info:

Fits standard panniers. This strong & light front rack is made of 3/8″ 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.

Choosing your frame color: 

Choose your Cable Color:

Travel System choices:

Soft 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! Heavy duty 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. Proudly made here in Eugene, Oregon.

Designed for Single Pocket Bikes with the front wheel left mounted on the fork. The bag is double sewn with 400 deniers coated pack fabric and has front outside pocket. Shoulder strap and handles are made with polypropylene webbing. Comes with folding directions.
Wt: 672 grams. Rolls up to 4 1/2″ diameter, 14″ long.

Travel Case: All packing materials are included and shown below

Bike Friday packing materials for folding bike

The New and Improved Bike Friday travel system trailer

Electric Assist Option:

You can add an electric assist to this bike. It is a rear hub motor style and comes with 3 LIGO batteries. These one-of-a-kind LIGO batteries are the only batteries legal to fly with on the Airlines. This Bafang motor system replaces the rear hub in the rear wheel. The Bafang motor has been tuned to perfectly work with our wheel size and bikes.  It’s the quietest system you can buy and is super smooth which you will love.

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)

Order process information for ordering on this page:

  1.  Phase 1: Follow all the steps in the drop-down menus above then “Add to cart” and follow steps in your cart.  Once purchased phase two will start.
  2. Phase 2: A Bike Friday Expert will follow up with you to determine your pick-up /ship date (production takes 5-7 weeks on average) and confirm any needed details about your order.

Payments Plan and Paypal Credit Option:

Want to order your bike and pay for it later? Give PayPal Credit a try. Here is how you can apply.

  • Add your new Bike Friday to the cart and proceed to the checkout process.
  • On the payment step of the checkout process, select “PayPal” as your payment option.
  • You’ll be redirected to the PayPal website where you will log in or create an account.
  • On the next step, click “Apply Now” under PayPal Credit and follow the instructions.
  • Complete the checkout to place your order.

If you have any questions, please email or call us at 1-800-777-0258 USA 1-541-687-0487 INTL, and we’ll be happy to assist.

Then you get your bike!

This 12 min video below shows how a single Bike Friday is assembled out of the suitcase:

Frame Warranty:

We at Green Gear Cycling, Inc. (Bike Friday) want you, the customer, to be happy with your new bicycle. For direct orders shipped from the factory if your bike does not meet your expectations, you may return the bicycle to us for a full refund, less all shipping charges and a 15% restocking fee (as of 06-01-18). CLICK HERE to see full warranty information.

Are you not finding what you are looking for?

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 “More Diamond Llama Designs link or the “Advanced Designer for bike geeks” button to find our bike configurator to explore the whole Bike Friday line.

email us:

Bike Expert Contact: 1-800-777-0258 USA 1-541-687-0487 INTL

More Diamond Llama Designs Here!

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Average rating:  
 5 reviews
 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 Marco Werkhoven
Pocket Expedition!

In 2008 I bought a Pocket Expedition, which was the "out of a box" version of the Llama. With my previous touring bike having over 40K miles on it, and needing too many parts replaced, it was time for a "fly for free" upgrade!

When opening the neon my first response was "No Way! This can never ride any good". Eight miles later I was trying to shift gears with my thumbs (trigger shifters of my old bike) while the Pocket Expedition has grip shifters. I had already "forgotten" I was riding "little wheels". That is how quickly I got used to the Pocket Expedition.
Great for touring, commuting, day rides. No regrets at all. Actually, my wife is in need of a new bike, and we are eye-balling the New World Tourist for her.

 by Larry Varney
This Bike Takes Me Everywhere!

When I say everywhere, I mean it! Urban commuting, wandering country roads, even off-road on gravel! It packs into a suitcase that doubles as a trailer. What can't this bike do?

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Additional information

Weight35 lbs
Dimensions36 × 25 × 12 in

22 thoughts on “Bike Friday Diamond Llama Folding Bike

  1. rob

    Hi im interested in the diamond. can it accommodate drop bars and can it accommodate 20 inch by 2.4 tires? lastly 1 x set up? thanks 40t x 42 cassette? or some 1x set up that is also good for the top end

    1. Jarl Berg

      Hello Rob. Hoping you have heard back from one of our bike experts and got all your questions answered. In the end, we are a custom bike builder and we can do almost any set-up you prefer on our frames. Hope you find what you are looking for and get the chance to explore the world by bike. Cheers! J.

  2. Yuthyong Sudharatna

    What size of diamond Llama should I chose for a teen girl 160 cm height
    What point make the heavy up grade can withstand more load eg thicker tube etc please clarify
    Thank you

  3. David Hampsten

    I have a 2006 custom Pocket Llama that I was able to modify last year to accommodate a 20″ RST suspension fork. I had to have the factory make me a new stem connector and I had to add headset shims to convert the 1.25″ head tube to 1.125, and replace the proprietary Bike Friday stem/handlebar combo with standard equipment plus an upside-down 7/8ths seat tube and various ships, but it now fits me much better and is a very comfy ride.

    Is the new diamond Llama “suspension ready”? Can it take a front suspension fork with causing fatal stress on the head tube/down tube joint? Or does it need further gusseting? And what are the head tube dimensions, for threadless headsets?

    1. Walter

      When we have done suspension (Air Llama, Pocket Gnu), we didn’t do anything different with the head tube/down tube joint. That said, the Diamond Llama is not designed for suspension, so your mileage may vary. We’re using a simple 1.125″ threadless headset.

  4. Will

    What options do you offer for Rohloff hubs on the Llama? And will you sell framesets alone to former mechanics like me, or just full bikes?

    1. Walter

      We offer Rohloffs. In general, I would not recommend framesets to folks. Even experienced mechanics struggle with some of the details like cable routing and effective gearing. If you enjoy figuring it all out, that’s one thing, but we don’t want to make for unhappy customer experiences. That said, we could be persuaded to offer a frameset…

  5. SEAN

    Hi, how do i get the “bullhorn bars”? I see the picture but it isn’t in any of the option that i see. Can i get a dyno-hub in front also?

    1. Walter

      We can do anything you want. Just let me know what you’d like and I’ll make a quote. For example, which dynamo hub and bullhorn bar are you interested in?

  6. Iwan Kurniawan Ahmad

    Hi. I am interested to get the Diamond Llama. Do you guys ship it assembled to Singapore?

  7. Wim Velema

    Good morning,

    I already have a Bike Friday, [The frame may be 25 years old. someone had gotten the frame and turned it into a bicycle. I modified it [ hub dynamo, homemade front carrier etc. I spent 6 weeks in Eastern Europe with it and I plan to go to Iran with the Bike Friday and the train [ if the weather is possible]] but I like to buy a other one [ a Bike Friday Diamond Llama Folding Bike]. I have three questions:
    Do you know what the cost is of sending to the Netherlands and do I also have to pay import duties?
    Since the bike has yet to be made [and I want some options and not others], I would like to know approximately how long it will take before the bike can be ready? Does shipping take a long time?
    I also have an Appreciation Certificate for a 15% off any Bike Friday purchase. There is no expiration date on [ no 10017001]. Can I also use this certificate.
    Thanks for the effort.


    Wim Velema

    [whatsapp/ Telegram: +31629409449]

  8. Peter Strauss

    Hi –

    Sorry if I missed this on the site, but do the frames come in sizes? or are they fit to size via the seat post and steerer tube extension? I see sizes for the pre-loved and stocked.


      1. Walter

        Peter, we custom tailor the bike to fit the individual rider. By that, I mean that we cut the tubes of the bike to match the rider’s measurements. In other words, each bike is a different size. With bikes that are not built, they have no defined size until we get the buyer’s measurements. I hope that clears things up. Email if not. Thanks!


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