Propain Ekano AL Shred² Review

  • 7579 €
  • Aluminium
  • Shimano EP801
  • 180 mm
  • 626 WH
  • 170 mm
  • 2024
  • 29 / 27,5 Mullet"
Among organic riders, Propain is well-known. In the realm of EMTBs, direct-to-consumer brands haven't quite achieved this stature yet. The Ekano AL Shred² with the characteristic Propain rear suspension is set to change that.
Shimano motors remain at the top of the engine popularity alongside Bosch motors. No wonder, as evidenced by EP801. Even nasty steep sections are effortlessly climbed by the motor. The Shimano EP801 conveys a riding feeling. The average range can become a problem especially for long mountain bike rides.

At a glance

The most importanten ratings of the Ekano AL Shred² in comparison to the competitor bikes of following categorie: (8000) .

The very good chassis with 180 mm travel in the front and 170 mm rear hub also proves to have a lot of resilience even on rougher terrain. The thick 38mm stanchions on the fork provide an extra dose of steering precision and performance. Bad brakes reduce the riding pleasure. Fortunately, this is not the case with the Ekano AL Shred². With their four pistons and 2 disc brakes the SRAM brake brakes good. For an Enduro , the Schwalbe tires with a width of #reifen_inch_breite inches are relatively narrow. In our opinion, Propain could have put on wider tires. Taking a holistic approach also includes looking at the gearing and components. The components are of good qualtiy and offer no reason for criticism here. The moderate head tube angle provides a good compromise between stability and agility when going downhill. The reach is also right there in the middle ground. Short chainstays and make the front end light in steep climbs. To keep the front wheel on the ground, you need to consciously lean forward. 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 7579 €.

Conclusion


Expirience with the Propain Ekano AL Shred²

Overall, an outstanding geometry, a very good chassis and a good brake system speak a clear language. The Ekano AL Shred² is a good bike with mini-downhill DNA Praise-worthy: 5 years of Warranty on the Frame!
Ludwig Döhl - emtb-test.com
Propain Ekano AL  Shred² 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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m
l
xl
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Wheelsize
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29 / 27,5 Mullet
29 / 27,5 Mullet
29 / 27,5 Mullet
29 / 27,5 Mullet
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Stack
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644
648
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
592
613
635
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Seat Tube Length
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78
78
78
78
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Seat Tube Angle
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110
115
120
130
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Head Tube Length
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64
64
64
64
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Head Tube Angle
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17
17
17
17
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Bottom Bracket Drop
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Bottom Bracket Height (absolut)
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Chainstay Length
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445
445
445
445
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Wheelbase
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1231
1253
1275
1299
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Standover Height
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  • Motor Shimano EP801
  • Display SC-EM800
  • Battery 626
  • Frame Propain Ekano AL
  • Frame Material Aluminium
  • Fork RockShox ZEB Ultimate
  • Spring Unit air
  • Remote-Lockout no
  • Damper RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate RCT Air
  • Gearrange 520%
  • Drivetrain 12
  • Gear Lever SRAM AXS Pod
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle Transmission
  • Crank Shimano FC-EM600 165mm 34t
  • Cassette SRAM XG-1275 Eagle Transmission
  • Chain T-Type
  • Brake Set SRAM Code RSC
  • Brake Rotors 200/200
  • Wheel Set NEWMEN Evolution E.G.30
  • Tires Front Schwalbe Magic Mary
  • Tires Rear Schwalbe Big Betty
  • Saddle SQLab 6OX Infinergy ERGOWAVE
  • Seat Post RockShox Reverb AXS
  • Stem SIXPACK Millenium 35
  • Handle Bar SIXPACK Millenium 805
  • Handle Bar Width 805
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