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A Folding Bikepacking Bike? The Bike Friday All-Packa is Capable & Compact

Bike Friday All-Packa heroPhoto c. R. Frazelle
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While walking around the MADE Bike Show a few weeks ago, I stopped at the Bike Friday booth and kinda fell for the bicycle that they had on display. The Bike Friday All-Packa was really cool looking and obviously ready for adventure.

A foldable, purpose-built bikepacking bike makes a ton of sense. After talking to the guy in charge of design and production, Willie Hatfield as well as the President of Bike Friday, Hanna Scholz, I come to find out that we share a lot of values and opinions on the state of our industry. Let me tell you, they “get it”.

Bike Friday’s company mission is to “Be a company with a conscience, offering elegant transportation solutions for modern world problems. Passionately build high-quality, versatile bicycles, personalized to empower people, with freedom and convenience, to ride anywhere on a bike that fits them“.

Bike Friday All-Packa

Bike Friday All-Packa custom Take a Trip frame bag
Photo c. R. Frazelle… Custom Take a Trip frame bag

Bike Friday says the All-Packa is the “world’s first bike with all the braze-ons that quick folds in 30 seconds for easy transport to the trailhead”. The All-Packa is built to run tires up to 2.4″ wide. It also sports some geo tweaks for better-loaded, off-road handling.

Custom-built in Eugene, Oregon, to your size and color choice, the All-Packa is ready for adventures and expeditions far and wide. A bikepacking bike that folds quickly would shine in so many different travel situations.

Bike Friday All-Packa foldable seat mast

It would make making traveling by bus, train, or cab, easier than with a full-sized bike. You can fold it down to fit in the back of your overland vehicle, adventure van, or even on top of a pack raft while navigating a river.

With the 20×2.4″ tires, I’m sure the All-Packa is a great “dirt rambler” as well, ready for unpaved excursions. While it may not be the most shreddable bike for super techy trails, it is a bike that was designed to tramp around the local logging roads and flowy singletrack of Oregon.

Bike Friday All-Packa packalope bar
Packalope handlebars come stock on the All-Packa

Using 30 years of experience building customized travel bikes, the Bike Friday All-Packa is custom-built by hand to fit you perfectly, and optimized for the key needs of dirt and gravelbikepacking.

Bike Friday All-Packa dropper bar
The All-Packa can run a dropper post.

All-Packa Features

  • Fits most bikepacking bags on the market with three-packs (3 bottle braze-ons) on the seat mast, fork legs, down tube, and four-pack on the top tube
  • Clearance for 20 in x 2.4 in tires. (Widely available around the world.)
  • Geometry optimized for off-road gear hauling with a longer front-center and lower center-of-gravity than other Bike Fridays
  • The All-Packa is custom fit for riders from 4′ ft 6″ to 6′ ft 4″ in, with better gear-hauling options than any other bikepacking bike on the market.
  • The frame folds in 30 seconds (32x24x12″)
  • Packs into an airline checkable suitcase – The only bikepacking bike that also flies!
  • Rider weight up to 220lbs with no gear weight limits
  • E-assist compatible and upgradeable
  • Built to your size, color, and component choices in Oregon by our team

All-Packa Retail

The complete bike price below is the base price. There are many options to make the All-Packa fit your specific needs. You can also contact their bike expert to help guide you through the ordering process here.

All-Packa complete: $2,495

Check out everything Bike Friday has to offer by hitting the link below.

BikeFriday.com

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Eggs Benedict
Eggs Benedict
7 months ago

Cool bike! I like it. If you’re looking for a home for all of your 53t+ chainrings, buy/build one of these.

Willie Hatfield
7 months ago

Ron, it was great to meet you at MADE! Thank you for taking an interest in my personal 2024 All-Packa prototype. I’m increasing tire clearance to 2.8″ to give riders further options for customizing the bike to their riding style. This and other improvements will be launched officially later this fall. Thanks again for stopping by our booth!

Haer bert
Haer bert
7 months ago

This is adorable + fresh!

mud
mud
7 months ago

I notice they use low-mounted bags to keep the center of gravity low. That thing would have really odd handling with seat- and bar-mounted bags.

WhateverBikes
7 months ago
Reply to  mud

Why? The handlebars and the saddle are at the same height as with most other bikes, so there’ no difference there.

mud
mud
7 months ago
Reply to  WhateverBikes

The center of gravity for any bike is the wheels – hubs specifically. Folding bikes with small wheels are very tippy – now imagine that with weighted bags at handlebar height.

Eggs Benedict
Eggs Benedict
7 months ago
Reply to  mud

I’m pretty sure that the CofG is not at the hubs.

Daniel M
Daniel M
6 months ago
Reply to  mud

Nope. Learn some basic physics.

Monty
Monty
7 months ago

I love this bike. Just think of how many S24O type trip opportunities you could make out of having one of these in a small box-bag on work trips, all ready to go.

Thom
Thom
7 months ago

I’ve toured on Bike Friday Haul-a-Day and will say on pavement the 20″ wheel size is no detriment. I’d love to try one off road.

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