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2020 Propain Hugene Launch Edition Bike

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1 month review

182.5 kilometres ridden in 4 weeks under "social distancing" laws. Two black trails (Aussie black = Northern Hemisphere blue) ridden albeit cautiously.

Rating:
The Good:

Climbs excellent & accelerates well
Really nimble & stable feel
Build quality great
Threaded bottom bracket!
Low centre if gravity
Low standover
Plenty of tyre clearance
Perfect bike for Australias watered down trail networks

The Bad:

Difficult to clean shock area
Decal kit not including headtube logo & inside rear triangle so they don't match 🤣
Using a Shotgun Seat has already damaged the main RH sticker on the 2nd mount.

Overall Review:

This bike should easily handle enduro racing, then will need some weight shed off (through tyres, seat, fork) to switch to an XC racer. I plan to use it this way (& plan to podium at some stage).

I may have been lucky but mine arrived to Australia 2-3 weeks early (in the peak of a global pandemic lock down)

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Specifications
Product 2020 Propain Hugene Launch Edition Bike
Model Year 2020
Riding Type Trail, Enduro / All-Mountain
Rider Unisex
Sizes and Geometry SM (140mm fork, 150mm fork), MD (140mm fork, 150mm fork), LG (140mm fork, 150mm fork), XL (140mm fork, 150mm fork) View Geometry
Size SM (140mm fork, 150mm fork) MD (140mm fork, 150mm fork) LG (140mm fork, 150mm fork) XL (140mm fork, 150mm fork)
Top Tube Length 571mm, 573mm 599mm, 601mm 626mm, 628mm 654mm, 656mm
Head Tube Angle 67.5°, 67.0° 67.5°, 67.0° 67.5°, 67.0° 67.5°, 67.0°
Head Tube Length 95mm 105mm 115mm 125mm
Seat Tube Angle 75.0°, 74.5° 75.0°, 74.5° 75.0°, 74.5° 75.0°, 74.5°
Seat Tube Length 410mm 440mm 470mm 500mm
Bottom Bracket Height 30mm drop, 28mm drop 30mm drop, 28mm drop 30mm drop, 28mm drop 30mm drop, 28mm drop
Chainstay Length 445mm 445mm 445mm 445mm
Wheelbase 1146mm, 1150mm 1175mm, 1179mm 1204mm, 1208mm 1232mm, 1236mm
Standover
Reach 410mm, 407mm 435mm, 432mm 460mm, 457mm 485mm, 482mm
Stack 602mm, 605mm 612mm, 615mm 621mm, 624mm 630mm, 633mm
Wheel Size 29"
Frame Material Carbon Fiber
Frame Material Details BLEND carbon, molded down tube and chainstay protection
Rear Travel 130mm
Rear Shock RockShox Super Deluxe Select+, 190mm x 45mm
Fork RockShox Lyrik Select+ RC, 51mm offset
Fork Travel 150mm
Head Tube Diameter Tapered, 1.125" top, 1.5" bottom
Headset ACROS AIX-342, IS42 top, IS52 bottom
Handlebar Sixpack Millenium, 785mm width, 18mm rise, 7° backsweep, 5° upsweep, 31.8mm bore
Stem Sixpack Leader, 50mm length, 31.8mm clamp
Grips Propain lock-on
Brakes SRAM Guide R, 4-piston, SRAM CenterLine rotors (200mm front, 180mm rear)
Brake Levers SRAM Guide R
Drivetrain 1x
Shifters SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Front Derailleur N/A
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
ISCG Tabs ISCG05
Chainguide N/A
Cranks Truvativ Descendant 6k Eagle, alloy, 175mm length
Chainrings Truvativ Descendant Eagle, 32 tooth
Bottom Bracket 73mm BSA threaded
Pedals N/A
Chain SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Cassette SRAM XG1275, 10-50 tooth, 12-speed
Rims Stan's NoTubes ZTR Flow S1, 29mm interior width, tubeless ready
Hubs Propain
Spokes DT Swiss Competition
Tires Schwalbe Magic Mary, Addix Soft compound
Saddle Sixpack Kamikaze, 293mm length, 132mm width
Seatpost KS LEV Si dropper
Seatpost Diameter 31.6mm
Seatpost Clamp Single bolt
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 148x12mm Boost
Max. Tire Size
Bottle Cage Mounts Yes (single)
Colors Raw Carbon, Silver Matte, Lime
Warranty 5 years frame
Weight 29 lb 12.2 oz (13,500 g)
Miscellaneous PRO10 suspension system
Internal cable routing
Dirt Shield bearing covers
Multiple customization options available via Propain webstie
Price $4,299
More Info propain-bikes.com
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