Funn F2 disc brake review£84.99

Authoritative mid-range all-mountain stopper

BikeRadar score3.5/5

Funn have added three brakes to their hardcore component line-up – the F2 comes between full carbon F1 and basic F3. Those startled by the red-green colour scheme will be relieved to know it’s a Christmas special. 

Braking performance is good. The lever shape gives authoritative and easy control of decent stopping power and an adjustable hose banjo makes flush fit easy.

Rotors of 185mm and 203mm diameter are available, and while we haven’t burnt them up in real mountains yet, the manufacturers Funn are using have a good record for big mountain brakes.

Production brakes will be available in orange, white, pewter and black. Optional shorty or carbon lever upgrades mean you could have a very bling brake for the money.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster than the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK

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