Ekano – the electrified version of the Japanese name Kano. His character is described as versatile, adventurous and visionary, just like our new bike. He’s rebellious and is fighting against rules and breaks withconventions.
We also had to break with several of our conventionsbefore we started with the Ekano project, but once you push the boundaries in your head the fun on this E-MTB is endless.
The versatility of the Ekano is its biggest strength. The bike is completely configurable, and you can choose almost anything according to your riding style. Due to customizable components, wheel size, and suspension travel the usage spectrum covers everything from All-Mountain to E-Enduro Racing.
Combined with the complete Drive unit from Shimano, the Ekano is our definition of a perfectand also service-oriented E-MTB.
The clean design combined with the brand-newintegrated Shimano 8035 battery makes conventualE-MTBs with external Battery look like dinosaurs fromthe past.
The light weight butted tubing from 6061 and 6066 T6 Alloy makes this bike ride light-footed andagile.
The lateral stiffness was changed several times during the development to get the perfect mix betweenstiffness and flex which is so important for a greatdownhillperformance.
The EKANO is offered in a short travel version with 150/150mm (front/rear) of travel and a long travel version with 170/ 165 mm(front/rear) of travel.
On the first sight you clearly see that the suspension system of the EKANO differsfrom all our other bikes. We had to break our conventions here as well. Thesuspension has been perfectly adapted to the riding characteristics of an e-bike. Nevertheless,all parameters which define the performance of thesuspension system were retained in order to maintain the well-known “Propain Feeling”.
The suspension system was designed with 30%progression in order to work well with both, Air and Coil shocks.
Regarding the Anti Squat we struck a new path anddesigned the frame withan Anti Squat as high as130% to counteract the compression of the suspension when ascending steep climbs.
We are the first bike manufacturer which specs the new lightweight integratedShimano 8035 battery. Combined with the Shimano 8000 engine you’ll get a“single-source” drive unit. This entails that a customer can get quick and easy help from any Shimano Servicecentre worldwide.
– Multifarious by configurable specs, wheel sizes and suspension traveloptions
– Complete Shimano drive unit with brand new battery
– Sturdy Alloy frame with manyinnovative details like: Propain Dirt shields (bearing seals), Acrossbearings, bottle cage and Flip Chipgeometry adjustment.
Like all current models, Propain no longer offers fixedcomponent specifications. We only providerecommendations from Start through Performance up to High End. Detached from fixed specs everycustomer can configure their bike according to their own needs and riding style.
The price for the Ekano ranges from 4100€ to 6300€.
|Fork||Rock Shox Yari RC
|Rock Shox Lyrik Select+ 150mm||Fox 36 Factory Kashima 150 mm|
|Rear Shock||Rock Shox Deluxe Select R 150mm||Rock Shox Super Deluxe Select+ RT 150mm||Fox DPX2 Factory Kashima 150mm|
|Brakes||Magura MT5 203/203 mm||Sram Code RSC 200/200 mm||Magura MT7 203/203 mm|
|Saddle||Sixpack Kamikaze||Sixpack Kamikaze||Selle Italia SLR|
|Seatpost||Sixpack Menace||Bikeyoke Revive||Fox Factory Transfer Kashima|
|Wheels||Propain ZTR Baron S1 27,5″||Propain ZTR Baron S1 27,5″||Propain ZTR Baron S1 27,5″|
|Cranks||Shimano E8000 165mm/ Eagle CR Steel||Shimano E8000 165mm/ Eagle
|Shimano E8050 165mm/ Eagle CR Alloy|
|Rear Deraillure||Sram GX Eagle (1×12)||Sram X01 Eagle (1×12)||Sram AXS X01 (1×12)|
|Shifter||Sram GX Eagle (1×12)||Sram X01 Eagle (1×12)||Sram AXS X01 (1×12)|
|Cassette||Sram XG1275 10-50 (1×12)||Sram XG1275 10-50 (1×12)||Sram XG1275 10-50 (1×12)|
|Handlebar||Sixpack Millenium 785||Sixpack Millenium 785||Sixpack Millenium Carbon 785|
|Stem||Sixpack Leader 50||Sixpack Leader 50||Sixpack Leader 50|
|Tires||Schwalbe Magic Mary/ Hans Dampf||Schwalbe Magic Mary/
|Schwalbe Magic Mary/ Hans Dampf|
|Weight||23,2 kg||23,2 kg||23,1 kg|
|Price||€ 4,100||€ 4.950||€ 5.970|
The Crux of an E-Enduro is the balance between the uphill and downhill performance. The combination ofa steep seat tube angle, a moderate long reach andchain stay length, and a slack head angle accomplish this balancing act the best.
The result is a playful bike that also performs on flat single trails which going to be a whole newexperience with an E-MTB.
Short travel 150/ 150
Long travel 170/ 165
The EKANO comes in three different colours which are Black matte, Lime Gloss and Oslo-Blue Matte. Like all our other bikes you can combine your favourite frame colour with a large variety of decal colours andmatching Sixpack components to build your dream bike.
he EKANO is a Propain MTB through and through,even with “E” inside. It offers all the well known Propain advantages through its online customizing options.
It’s probably the most multifarious E-MTB which shows its strength in all disciplines. How should yourEkano look and feel? At Propain its your decision!