Ekano

Pushing boundaries

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Pushing Boundaries

No matter which adventure you choose, the Ekano is your ideal companion. Once the power button is pressed, nothing stops you from having fun and enjoying adventure. Due to the wide range of design options, the Ekano will always remain your individual dream E-nduro!

The Ekano is our interpretation of a perfect Performance E-Bike.

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Highlights

From 6,299 USD

Lighter and more efficient thanks to the Shimano EP8

The advantages are obvious: the quieter and lighter 85 Nm motor gives the impression of riding a classic bike through its easy and efficient pedalling. Thanks to the optimised software, the motor delivers the right power at the right time. The Shimano E-TUBE app also offers a wide range of setting options and can even be adjusted “on tour”. On the trail, the Shimano EP8 offers three support levels: Eco, Trail and Boost.

Performs Uphill as well as Downhill

Thanks to the combination of a steep seat angle, moderately long reach and chainstays and a flat steering angle, the frame of the Ekano manages this balancing act without any problems. On the trails, these features make for an agile ride and the powerful support of the Shimano EP8 gives you a whole new riding experience.

Your individual adventure bike

You can choose from a wide range of components and adapt your bike perfectly to your needs. You can also create an individual look for your Ekano by choosing from the different frame colours, decals, grips and badges on the head tube.

"With the Ekano, the Allgäu based company delivers an enduro with the finest possible parts. Huge suspension travel for every epic downhill trail."
"Fast and natural trails are the Ekanos favorite playground."
"A successful and downhill oriented E-Enduro."
"You don't need any more e-mtb! Well balanced trail bike that doesn't back up from enduro rides."
"With solid specs, moderate geometry and fine suspension, the Ekano brings a lot of fun downhill."
"Large 29" wheels and a rear travel of 165 millimeters clearly shows the favorite terrain of the PROPAIN e-mtb: to ride rough and rocky trails with you!"

Wheel Sizes

You decide the intended purpose and decide whether you prefer the playful 27.5″, the all-round Mix version, or the smooth running 29″ wheels. Your individual Ekano offers you the performance you need in any terrain. With 170 mm travel at the front and 165 mm at the rear, there are no limits to your fun.

Stability through 29"

You prefer smooth running ? Then the Ekano 29″ is exactly the right choice for you!

Allround-Use with Mix

With the mix variant you have the best of both worlds! The Allrounder for Up- and Downhill.

Maximum handling with 27.5"

May it be playful? Ideal for those who like it a little more agile and prefer smaller wheels.

Build Kits

We will help you on your way to your personal dream bike. Our options are only a preliminary recommendation, because your needs are as individual as you are. We have put together three pre-configured models for you. Full customization options will be available in the near future.

Highend
8,507 USD

Drive Unit
Shimano EP8

Fork
Fox 38 Factory Kashima
170 mm

Shock
Fox Float X2 Factory
165 mm

Brakes
Magura MT7
203 mm / 203 mm

Wheels
NEWMEN
Evolution SL E.35

Seatpost
Bikeyoke Revive

Drivetrain
SRAM X01 Eagle (1×12)

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Trigger
SRAM X01 Eagle
(1×12) 


Derailleur
SRAM X01 Eagle (1×12)


Cassette
SRAM XG-1275 10-52
(1×12)


Crank
Shimano Eagle CR Alloy


Handlebar
SIXPACK Millenium 805


Stem
SIXPACK Millenium 35


Saddle
SIXPACK Kamikaze


Tires
Schwalbe Eddy Current


Weight
23.0 kg


Performance
7,370 USD

Drive Unit
Shimano EP8

Fork
RockShox ZEB Ultimate
170 mm

Shock
RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate
RCT 165 mm

Brakes
Magura MT5
203 mm / 203 mm

Wheels
NEWMEN
Performance 35

Seatpost
Bikeyoke Revive

Drivetrain
SRAM X01 Eagle (1x12)

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Trigger
SRAM X01 Eagle
(1×12) 


Derailleur
SRAM X01 Eagle (1×12)


Cassette
SRAM XG-1275 10-52
(1×12)

Crank
Shimano Eagle CR Steel


Handlebar
SIXPACK Millenium 805


Stem
SIXPACK Vertic 50


Saddle
SIXPACK Kamikaze


Tires
Schwalbe Eddy Current


Weight
23.2 kg


Start
6,299 USD

Drive Unit
Shimano EP8

Fork
RockShox ZEB Select+
170 mm

Shock
RockShox Super Deluxe Select+
165 mm

Brakes
Formula Cura 4
203 mm / 203 mm

Wheels
NEWMEN
Performance 35

Seatpost
Bikeyoke Revive

Drivetrain
SRAM GX Eagle (1x12)

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Trigger
SRAM GX Eagle
(1×12) 


Derailleur
SRAM GX Eagle (1×12)


Cassette
SRAM XG-1275 10-52
(1×12)


Crank
Shimano Eagle CR Steel


Handlebar
SIXPACK Millenium 805


Stem
SIXPACK Vertic 50


Saddle
SIXPACK Kamikaze


Tires
Schwalbe Eddy Current


Weight
23.5 kg


Smart Details

Good looks are not everything. Our Ekano also impresses with its inner values and smart details. With quick-change chain guard, durable bearings and internal cable routing, you’ll get more time on the bike than in your garage.

Clean & Modern

Many small details make our Ekano a real eye-catcher. The tidy cockpit not only ensures clarity and ease of use, the newly developed Ekano logo also shows the direction: always forward!

Chainstay and motor protection

To protect the motor and down tube against stone hits, and to protect your frame against damage to the paintwork caused by the chain jumping, your Ekano comes with our motor and chain stay protection as standard. The optimised chain stay protection absorbs vibrations of the chain and protects the stay from damage. The down tube and motor are optimally protected by a cover against damage and dirt.

Internal Cable Routing

Internal cable routing became a standard for modern bikes. It is the smartest, safest and, above all, the cleanest way to route the cables. For the perfect look you can choose from three different head tube badges.

Highlights

Whether it’s an adventurous tour or action in the bike park – your Ekano offers you the performance you need in any terrain.

Shimano EP8

Powerful & enduring!

No trail is like the other. Everyone has his own preferences when it comes to riding. With the new Shimano EP8, you get the power when you need it! No matter if it’s steep & challenging terrain or a flowing single trail, you decide how the engine supports you. Thanks to the many setting options you can adjust the engine to your needs.

E-Tube Project App

Eco, Trail or Boost modes are well known by now. With the Shimano E-Tube Project App you can now adjust the support of your engine to suit your riding style. Whether you’re on single trail or on the way to work, the quickly changed profiles ensure that your bike is always optimally adjusted.

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The frame size is an essential part of the bike performance and contributes significantly to the riding fun. Select your required frame size from the chart. If you are between two sizes, then you only have to decide whether you like it playful or smooth running. For smooth running choose the larger frame size, for playful the smaller one.

S: 158-172cm / M: 168-182cm / L: 178-192cm / XL: 188-202cm* only 27.5″ & Mix
150cm 4’11” 160cm 5’3″ 170cm 5’7″ 180cm 5’11” 190cm 6’3″ 200cm 6’7″
S*
M
L
XL
Smoothly Running
Well-Balanced
Playful

The adjustable seatpost is probably one of the most ingenious inventions of recent years. In order to function optimally on the trail, the proper seatpost travel is very important. The following chart shows the recommended minimum inseam for the corresponding frame size. Please keep in mind that this is only a recommendation, as the respective sitting position depends very much on personal habits and preferences.
* Inside leg lenght in cm
EKANO S M L XL
Bikeyoke Divine 125 73.5 75.5 77.5 79.5
Bikeyoke Divine 160 77.0 79.0 81.0 83.0
Bikeyoke Divine 185 83.5 83.5 83.5 85.5
Bikeyoke Revive 125 73.5 75.5 77.5 79.5
Bikeyoke Revive 160 77.0 79.0 81.0 83.0
Bikeyoke Revive 185 83.5 83.5 83.5 85.5
Fox Transfer 125 75.5 77.5 79.5 81.5
Fox Transfer 150 78.0 80.0 82.0 84.0
Fox Transfer 175 84.5 84.5 84.5 86.5
RockShox Reverb AXS 125 73.5 75.5 77.5 79.5
RockShox Reverb AXS 150 76 78 80 82
Drive Unit Shimano EP8
Battery Shimano BT-E8035 (504 Wh)
Shock length 230 mm
Shock travel 65 mm
Shock bushings Top: 8 x 25 mm / Bottom: Custom Flip Chip
Travel (Frame) 165 mm
Max. Travel (Fork) 170 mm
Brake mount (Frame) Postmount 203
Seatpost diameter 31.6 mm
Max. seatpost insert length S 232 mm / M 245 mm / L 265 mm / XL 270 mm
Headset (S.H.I.S.) Top: ZS44 / Bottom: ZS56
Rear wheel axle 148 mm x 12 mm
Chainline 52 mm (Boost)
Chainguard mount Shimano EP8 Chainguard-Standard
Wheel sizes 29″ / Mix / 27.5″
Frame weight 5.3 kg (Size M, without Drive Unit)
Drive Unit weight 2.6 kg
Battery weight 2.9 kg (averaged)
Max. system weight 130 kg

A geometry that works well on downhill as well as on demanding and long uphill sections is key for an E-Mountain Bike. The Ekano manages this balancing act with ease by the combination of a steep seat angle, moderately long reach and chain stays and a flat head angle. These characteristics paired with the powerful support of the Shimano EP8 drive unit ensure an agile handling on the trails and an overall new riding experience.

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Size M Size L Size XL
Frame height (A) 440 mm 460 mm 480 mm
Fork offset (B) 42 mm 42 mm 42 mm
Fork length (C) 584 mm 584 mm 584 mm
Head tube length (D) 120 mm 125 mm 130 mm
Reach (E) 435 mm 455 mm 475 mm
Stack (F) 636 mm 640 mm 644 mm
Head angle (G) 64.6° 64.6° 64.6°
Seat angle – real (H) 72.6° 72.6° 72.6°
Seat angle – effective (I) 75.6° 75.6° 75.6°
Top tube lenght (J) 599 mm 620 mm 641 mm
BB offset (K) 20 mm 20 mm 20 mm
Chainstay length (L) 459 mm 459 mm 459 mm
Wheelbase (M) 1,234 mm 1,255 mm 1,276 mm
Size S Size M Size L Size XL
Frame height (A) 420 mm 440 mm 460 mm 480 mm
Fork offset (B) 42 mm 42 mm 42 mm 42 mm
Fork length (C) 584 mm 584 mm 584 mm 584 mm
Head tube length (D) 110 mm 120 mm 125 mm 130 mm
Reach (E) 412 mm 432 mm 452 mm 472 mm
Stack (F) 629 mm 639 mm 643 mm 647 mm
Head angle (G) 64.3° 64.3° 64.3° 64.3°
Seat angle – real (H) 72.3° 72.3° 72.3° 72.3°
Seat angle – effective (I) 75.3° 75.3° 75.3° 75.3°
Top tube length (J) 577 mm 600 mm 621 mm 642 mm
BB offset (K) 12 mm 12 mm 12 mm 12 mm
Chainstay length (L) 445 mm 445 mm 445 mm 445 mm
Wheelbase (M) 1,200 mm 1,221 mm 1,242 mm 1,265 mm
Size S Size M Size L Size XL
Frame height (A) 420 mm 440 mm 460 mm 480 mm
Fork offset (B) 42 mm 42 mm 42 mm 42 mm
Fork length (C) 584 mm 584 mm 584 mm 584 mm
Head tube length (D) 110 mm 120 mm 125 mm 130 mm
Reach (E) 412 mm 432 mm 452 mm 472 mm
Stack (F) 629 mm 639 mm 643 mm 647 mm
Head angle (G) 64.3° 64.3° 64.3° 64.3°
Seat angle – real (H) 72.3° 72.3° 72.3° 72.3°
Seat angle – effective (I) 75.3° 75.3° 75.3° 75.3°
Top tube length (J) 577 mm 600 mm 621 mm 642 mm
BB offset (K) 12 mm 12 mm 12 mm 12 mm
Chainstay length (L) 445 mm 445 mm 445 mm 445 mm
Wheelbase (M) 1,200 mm 1,221 mm 1,242 mm 1,265 mm

Frequently Asked Questions – don’t fill any text in here

Due to the many possible purposes of use it’s difficult to name a number. The terrain, weather conditions and driver weight have an impact on the distance you can reach with the Ekano. As far as our experience goes our Ekano can reach a distance between approx. 40 to 80 kilometers.

Please make sure you handle the battery according the specifications in the Shimano manual to achieve the longest durability.

A Shimano BT-8035 battery costs 699,00 €. You can find the battery here.

With the supplied EC-E6000 charger, a complete charging process for the Shimano BT-8035 battery takes about 5 hours. For 80% 2.5h, and for 50% 2h. The charging times depend on the charger you are using. You can speed up the charging process with an optionally available quick charger.

With the included adapter you can charge the battery outside of your Ekano.

You can get assistance for your battery and all other Shimano components at any Shimano STEPS dealer worldwide. You can find all STEPS dealers here: Shimano STEPS dealers

Alternatively, you can submit any question to us directly. Simply use our service form.

Drinking bottles up to 0,5l fit in the frame if you are using a sideload cage, which fits perfectly in the frame triangle.

The bike comes with three stem spacers, uncut handlebars, shock pump and all the instructions you need.

No, we only offer the components and color variants that we show in the configurator.

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