Funn Drop In brake review

Hefty stoppers

Our rating 
2.5 out of 5 star rating 2.5
£120.00 RRP

Our review

Reasonable control with impressive reliability, but a blunt lever feel and very heavy
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Funn’s Drop In brake is their cross-country offering with lots of reliable power and easy spares availability. It’s heavy, though.

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The basic design is similar to the old Hayes HFX-9 although the master cylinder gets some extra surface detailing and it’s available in a range of colours.

The two-piece bar clamp makes fitting easy, the flip-flop design works either side of the bar and the long lever gives plenty of scope for multi- or fat-fingered winter glove use.

The bolted two-piece calliper has an adjustable hose angle and it can take aftermarket Hope pads – which is a big bonus in terms of spares availability. Lever feel is blunt and power isn’t as dramatic as its Drop Off sibling, but it’s still better than average.

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Progression and intensive, high-heat performance is a lot more consistent and the long-term reliability is very good too. It is particularly heavy though, putting it more in the heavy-duty gravity bracket than its intended cross-country billing.

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Product Specifications

Product

Name Drop In (10)
Brand Funn

Weight (g) 533
Brake Rotor Diameters 160mm 180mm 200mm