Propain Ekano 2 CF Ultimate Review

  • 9999 €
  • Carbon
  • Sram Eagle Powertrain
  • 180 mm
  • 630 WH
  • 170 mm
  • 2024
  • 29"
  • 22,8 kg
The Ekano 2 CF Ultimate was among the earliest EMTBs to sport SRAM's fresh Eagle Powertrain motor. Packed with generous travel, this EMTB aims to bring freeride vibes to spots where a motorless freerider wouldn't dare to tread.
Sram is aiming to elevate system integration in E-Bikes to a new level with its own Eagle Powertrain engine. For this, the Americans are technically relying on hardware from the German manufacturer Brose and mainly scoring points with innovative software that completely relieves the rider of the need to shift gears through its Autoshift function. If desired, the 12 gears of the Transmission drive can still be manually shifted. As is customary with Brose motors, the Eagle Powertrain motor operates very quietly. The power development is $dynamic and the 9 Nm torque takes the fear out of even the steepest inclines. Fans of XXL tours are greatly restricted by the Ekano 2 CF Ultimate with only an average range.

At a glance

The most importanten ratings of the Ekano 2 CF Ultimate in comparison to the competitor bikes of following categorie: (10000) .

The good Rock Shox chassis absorbs even larger roots with the calmness of a Buddhist monk. The thick 38mm stanchions on the fork provide an extra dose of steering precision and performance. Whoever wants to ride fast, needs good brakes. The SRAM brakes are equipped with four pistons and large brake rotors. That way, the premium brakes decelerate more than adequately. Wide tires provide more grip and comfort. Propain tends to fit narrow tires with its #reifen_inch_breite Propain tires. For an Enduro, we would prefer wider treads. The components and the gears are less in the spotlight with an EMTB than with bikes without motor. Nevertheless, when we take a look we find out that here, good components are always used. When it comes to the geometry, Propain does not go completely crazy. The head tube angle and reach values were chosen with care. The result: A balanced riding behaviour with a good combination of playfulness and straight-line stability. For the very good geometry, the developer team of Propain definitely deserves props. Such a knack for detail in geometry is rarely seen.

Value for money

If you are keen on value for money, this is your chart. It shows you at a glance how much bike you get for 9999 €.

Conclusion


Expirience with the Propain Ekano 2 CF Ultimate

Overall, the Ekano 2 CF Ultimate is, due to an outstanding motor, an excellent geometry and a very good brake system is a good all-rounder for trips on extremely demanding single trails. Only an average range slightly tarnish the otherwise successful overall picture. With 5 years of warranty, nothing stands in the way of a long-term relationship.
Ludwig Döhl - emtb-test.com
Propain Ekano 2 CF Ultimate Review
Ludwig Döhl
Bike enthusiast and founder of emtb-test.com

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technical Details

Je steiler der Winkel des Sitzrohrs ist, desto effizienter können Sie in die Pedale treten.

SIZE XXS XS S M L XL XXL
Sizing of Manufacturer
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GRÖßE S
GRÖßE M
GRÖßE L
GRÖßE XL
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Wheelsize
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29
29
29
29
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Stack
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644
649
653
662
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Reach
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435
455
475
495
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Top Tube Length
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571
593
614
636
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Seat Tube Length
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410
430
455
480
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Seat Tube Angle
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78
78
78
78
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Head Tube Length
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110
115
120
130
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Head Tube Angle
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64
64
64
64
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Bottom Bracket Drop
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24,5
24,5
24,5
24,5
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Bottom Bracket Height (absolut)
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350,5
350,5
350,5
350,5
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Chainstay Length
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453
453
453
453
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Wheelbase
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1239
1261
1283
1307
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Standover Height
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829
826
823
822
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  • Motor Sram Eagle Powertrain
  • Display Bridge
  • Battery 630
  • Frame Ekano CF
  • Frame Material Carbon
  • Fork RockShox ZEB Ultimate
  • Spring Unit air
  • Remote-Lockout no
  • Damper RockShox Vivid Ultimate
  • Gearrange 520%
  • Drivetrain 12
  • Gear Lever SRAM AXS Pod Ultimate
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM X0 Eagle Transmission
  • Crank SRAM X0 Eagle Transmission
  • Cassette SRAM XS-1295 Eagle Transmission
  • Brake Set SRAM Code RSC
  • Brake Rotors 220/200
  • Wheel Set NEWMEN Evolution E.G.30
  • Tires Front Schwalbe Magic Mary
  • Tires Rear Schwalbe Big Betty
  • Saddle SQLab 611 Infinergy
  • Seat Post RockShox Reverb AXS inkl. Pod
  • Stem SIXPACK Millenium 35 ICR
  • Handle Bar SIXPACK Millenium 805
  • Handle Bar Width 805
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