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Propain Ekano E-MTB

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Ekano

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 styleDue 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

Frame concept

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.

Suspension Concept

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.

Drive unit

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. 

 

Highlights 

–   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.

Specs

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€. 

 

Start Performance Highend
Fork Rock Shox Yari RC
150 mm
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
CR Steel
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/
Hans Dampf
Schwalbe Magic Mary/ Hans Dampf
Weight 23,2 kg 23,2 kg 23,1 kg
Price € 4,100 € 4.950 € 5.970

 

Geometry

The Crux of an E-Enduro is the balance between the uphill and downhill performanceThe 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

650B – Flipchip High SIZE S SIZE M SIZE L SIZE XL
Rahmenhöhe (A) 420 /16,5″ 440 / 17,5″ 460/ 18,5″ 480/ 19,5″
Radstand (M) 1.191 1.1212 1.233 1.254
Oberrohrlänge (G) 572 594 616 637
Gabelvorlauf (B) 42 42 42 42
Gabellänge (C) 564 564 564 564
Kettenstrebenlänge (L) 445 445 445 445
Reach (E) 430 450 470 490
Stack (F) 617 626 630 624
Lenkwinkel (J) 65,9° 65,9° 65,9° 65,9°
Sitzwinkel -real (H) 73,9° 73,9° 73,9° 73,9°
Sitzwinkel -effektiv (I) 76,9° 76,9° 76,9° 76,9°
Steuerrohrlänge (D) 110 120 125 130
Tretlagerabsenkung (K) 16 16 16 16
29″ – Flipchip Low              
SIZE S SIZE M SIZE L SIZE XL
Rahmenhöhe (A) 420/ 16,5″ 440/ 17,5″ 460/ 18,5″ 480/ 19,5″
Radstand (M) 1.205 1.226 1.247 1.268
Oberrohrlänge (G) 573 595 617 638
Gabelvorlauf (B) 42 42 42 42
Gabellänge (C) 564 564 564 564
Kettenstrebenlänge (L) 459 459 459 459
Reach (E) 424 444 464 484
Stack (F) 621 630 634 638
Lenkwinkel (J) 65,5° 65,5° 65,5° 65,5°
Sitzwinkel -real (H) 73,5° 73,5° 73,5° 73,5°
Sitzwinkel -effektiv (I) 76,5° 76,5° 76,5° 76,0°
Steuerrohrlänge (D) 110 120 125 130
Tretlagerabsenkung (K) 25 25 25 25
Mixed – Flipchip High            
SIZE S SIZE M SIZE L SIZE XL
Rahmenhöhe (A) 420/ 16,5″ 440/ 17,5″ 460/ 18,5″ 480/ 19,5″
Radstand (M) 1.191 1.212 1.233 1.254
Oberrohrlänge (G) 574 597 618 639
Gabelvorlauf (B) 42 42 42 42
Gabellänge (C) 564 564 564 564
Kettenstrebenlänge (L) 445 445 445 445
Reach (E) 421 441 461 481
Stack (F) 629 639 636 641
Lenkwinkel (J) 65,1° 65,1° 65,1° 65,1°
Sitzwinkel -real (H) 73,1° 73,1° 73,1° 73,1°
Sitzwinkel -effektiv (I) 76,1° 76,1° 76,1° 76,1°
Steuerrohrlänge (D) 110 120 125 130
Tretlagerabsenkung (K) 16 16 16 16

Long travel 170/ 165

650B – Flipchip High SIZE S SIZE M SIZE L SIZE XL
Rahmenhöhe (A) 420 /16,5″ 440 / 17,5″ 460/ 18,5″ 480/ 19,5″
Radstand (M) 1.197 1221 1242 1265
Oberrohrlänge (G) 574 597 618 639
Gabelvorlauf (B) 42 42 42 42
Gabellänge (C) 584 584 584 584
Kettenstrebenlänge (L) 445 445 445 445
Reach (E) 420 440 460 480
Stack (F) 623 633 637 641
Lenkwinkel (J) 65° 65° 65° 65°
Sitzwinkel -real (H) 73,1° 73,1° 73,1° 73,1°
Sitzwinkel -effektiv (I) 76,1° 76,1° 76,1° 76,1°
Steuerrohrlänge (D) 110 120 125 130
Tretlagerabsenkung (K) 12 12 12 12
29″ – Flipchip Low              
SIZE S SIZE M SIZE L SIZE XL
Rahmenhöhe (A) 420/ 16,5″ 440/ 17,5″ 460/ 18,5″ 480/ 19,5″
Radstand (M) 1.213 1.234 1.255 1.276
Oberrohrlänge (G) 576 599 620 641
Gabelvorlauf (B) 42 42 42 42
Gabellänge (C) 584 584 584 584
Kettenstrebenlänge (L) 459 459 459 459
Reach (E) 415 435 455 475
Stack (F) 626 636 640 644
Lenkwinkel (J) 64,6° 64,6° 64,6° 64,6°
Sitzwinkel -real (H) 72,6° 72,6° 72,6° 72,6°
Sitzwinkel -effektiv (I) 75,6° 75,6° 75,6° 75,6°
Steuerrohrlänge (D) 110 120 125 130
Tretlagerabsenkung (K) 20 20 20 20
Mixed – Flipchip High              
SIZE S SIZE M SIZE L SIZE XL
Rahmenhöhe (A) 420/ 16,5″ 440/ 17,5″ 460/ 18,5″ 480/ 19,5″
Radstand (M) 1200 1221 1242 1265
Oberrohrlänge (G) 577 600 621 642
Gabelvorlauf (B) 42 42 42 42
Gabellänge (C) 584 584 584 584
Kettenstrebenlänge (L) 445 445 445 445
Reach (E) 412 432 452 472
Stack (F) 629 639 643 647
Lenkwinkel (J) 64,3° 64,3° 64,3° 64,3°
Sitzwinkel -real (H) 72,3° 72,3° 72,3° 72,3°
Sitzwinkel -effektiv (I) 75,3° 75,3° 75,3° 75,3°
Steuerrohrlänge (D) 110 120 125 130
Tretlagerabsenkung (K) 12 12 12 12

 

Colors

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 disciplinesHow should yourEkano look and feel?  At Propain its your decision!  

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