Funn Drop Out brake review

Heavyweight stopper

Our rating 
2.0 out of 5 star rating 2.0
£129.99 RRP

Our review

Massive initial power and reliability but poor modulation and lever rattle
Skip to view product specifications

The Drop Out uses a big hidden hose calliper for impressive power, but it’s rattley and low on modulation for its price, and spares are rare.

Advertisement

The flip-flop lever uses a two-piece clamp with reach adjust on the blade, but starts to rattle quickly. The big egg-shaped calliper runs on a logoed Fear Factor rotor and uses an inside routed hose for protection.

It provides a lot of power under a medium-strength pull on the levers, but loses modulation as you pull harder. It gets hot too, it’s heavy and the hose isn’t angle adjustable. The massive pads are unique as well.

We’d actually recommend Funn’s Drop In brake instead, because it can run Hope pads, it’s 30g lighter, £10 cheaper and although it’s less powerful, offers much more progressive delivery.

Dry brake test graph

Funn Drop Out dry
Funn drop out dry:
Katie Heron/BikeRadar.com

Dry brake test graph for all brakes tested

Dry brakes all
Dry brakes all:
Katie Heron/BikeRadar.com

Wet brake test graph

Funn Drop Out wet
Funn drop out wet:
Katie Heron/BikeRadar.com

Wet brake test graph for all brakes tested

Advertisement

Wet brakes all
Wet brakes all:
Katie Heron/BikeRadar.com

Product Specifications

Product

Name Drop Out (10)
Brand Funn

Features * 2PC Master Cylinder Clamp * Larger Reservoir * AL6061 T6 Fully Forged System * 2pc Heat Dissipating Caliper * Increased Power * SS Pads For Maximum Contact Area * Improved modulation * Fear Factor Rotors
Weight (g) 556
Available Colours Black/Silver Grey Orange/Black White
Brake Fluid DOT4
Brake Rotor Diameters 180mm 203mm