Propain releases all-new Ekano 2 AL electrical mountain bike

Propain’s second era Ekano e-bike sticks with an alloy body however will get the model’s PRO10 suspension platform, a mullet wheel set-up and Shimano energy.

Propain’s design temporary for the brand new Ekano 2 AL was clear: a excessive efficiency electrical mountain bike which has a deal with enjoyable, whether or not climbing or descending. The intention was to make the Ekano 2 really feel completely at house on the massive terrain, with out the unwieldiness usually related to heavy and ponderous e-bikes.

Propain sticks with Shimano for the motors and battery, because it did with the primary era however now the Ekano 2 AL makes use of the newer EP801 and EP600 models.

Have to know

  • Aluminium body – no carbon possibility
  • Mullet/MX 29in (F), 27.5in (R) wheel set-up
  • 170mm rear journey, 180/190mm fork journey
  • 64° head angle, 78° efficient seat angle
  • Shimano EP801 motor on to a few specs
  • Shimano 626Wh battery – simply detachable
  • Bottle cage and power body mounts
  • 4 body sizes (S-XL)
  • Whole bike weights from 23.5kg


The Ekano 2 AL’s all-new body design has extra journey and considerably improved weight distribution when in comparison with the primary era of this bike. It’s aluminium solely throughout the mannequin vary with no carbon body possibility.

Propain Ekano 2 cockpit

The Propain Ekano 2 AL makes use of an all-new aluminium body design. There isn’t a carbon possibility

One space it differs is within the wheel configuration: the gen 1 bike could possibly be run with 29in or 27.5in entrance and rear, or as a 29/27.5in mullet arrange. This new bike is to be run solely as a mullet set-up.


The brand new Ekano 2 AL is the following evolutionary step of the model’s first era e-bike. It now beneficial properties the confirmed PRO10 suspension platform as used on Propain’s hard-hitting Tyee and Sprindrift analogue fashions.

It’s a digital pivot level system, with two counter-rotating hyperlinks activating a floating shock. Propain says this ends in a considerably decrease centre of gravity and  improves the kinematics significantly.

Propain Ekano 2

Ekano 2 AL inherits Propain’s PRO10 suspension platform

Rear suspension journey is now 170mm (5mm up on the primary gen Ekano), with the advisable fork journey of 180-190mm with a 29in wheel. The geometry is up to date too, with a barely slacker head angle of 64° and a steeper 78° efficient seat angle, with chainstay lengths (27.5in rear wheel) fastened at 445mm on all 4 body sizes.

Very important stats for match are modern however not boundary pushing: a dimension massive will get a 455mm seat tube, 475mm attain and a 653mm stack for instance.

Propain Ekano 2

The Shimano EP801 motor powers the highest three Ekano 2 AL fashions

Motor and battery

Dealing with and downhill efficiency have been completely paramount within the Ekano 2’s improvement. That’s why Propain didn’t have interaction within the “who has the largest battery” competitors.

The brand new Shimano EP801, used on the three high spec bikes delivers 80 watts extra peak energy than its predecessor and over a wider cadence vary.

Propain Ekano 2

On-bike charging for the Shimano battery is by way of an simply accessed port

Matched with the three.3 kg Shimano 626Wh battery and the brand new better-balanced body design, Propain hopes the brand new Ekano 2 AL will hit the candy spot for max enjoyable each uphill and downhill.

Propain Ekano 2 battery

Propain Ekano 2 AL battery removing is refreshingly easy

Propain Ekano 2 AL fashions

The beginning value for the Ekano 2 AL within the UK might be £4994 for a Shimano EP6 outfitted bike. The three EP801 outfitted fashions are listed under:

Propain Ekano 2 Price2Ride

Propain Ekano 2 AL Price2Ride in ‘uncooked’

Price2Ride: £5889

  • Drive Unit: Shimano EP801 with out Show
  • Fork: RockShox ZEB Choose+ 180mm
  • Shock: RockShox Tremendous Deluxe Choose Coil-R Trunnion
  • Drivetrain: SRAM GX Eagle (1×12)
  • Brakes: Formulation Cura 4 220/203
  • Wheelset: Newmen Evo EG 30
  • Seatpost: Bikeyoke Devine
Propain Ekano 2 Shred2

Propain Ekano 2 AL Shred2 in ‘matt olive’

Shred2: £7579

  • Drive Unit: Shimano EP801 with Show
  • Fork: RockShox ZEB Final 190mm
  • Shock: RockShox Tremendous Deluxe Final RCT Air TR
  • Drivetrain: SRAM GX Eagle Transmission AXS
  • Brakes: SRAM Code RSC 220/200
  • Wheelset: Newmen Evo EG 30
  • Seatpost: RockShox Reverb AXS
Propain Ekano 2 Goldrush

Propain Ekano 2 AL Goldrush in ‘jolly aubergine’

Goldrush: £8999

  • Drive Unit: Shimano EP801 with Show
  • Fork: Fox 38 Manufacturing unit Grip2 180mm
  • Shock: Fox DHX2 2-Pos
  • Drivetrain: SRAM X0 Eagle Transmission AXS
  • Brakes: Magura MT7 220/203
  • Wheelset: Crankbrothers Synthesis Carbon i9 E-bike
  • Seatpost: Fox Manufacturing unit Switch