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Zippa Lite Design and Innovation Award

At only $75, FUNN’s Zippa Lite chainguide with bashguard embodies everything we’d expect from a chainguide and delivers real bang for your buck. Capturing the essentials, the chainguide is compatible with 26 to 36 tooth chainrings, and thanks to its modular construction the Zippa Lite can be ridden with or without a bashguard. The bashguard comes in two sizes, meaning you can shed grams when necessary and always profit from maximum ground clearance. The Zippa Lite proved capable of keeping the chain secure on the rowdiest trails and the DI.A jury are stoked to confirm that the low price isn’t reflected in the production or finish!




Mountain Bike Parts

Mountain Bike Parts

Mountain biking is a fun sport. It promotes good exercise and appreciation of the great outdoors. A mountain bike is a specifically designed bicycle to maneuver over rough terrain and off road areas. It also has several specific parts that are usually used for mountain bikes only. The frame or body is the most important of the mountain bike parts because this is the biggest and this is your basis for all your other mountain bike parts. It is here that you will attach all the other parts that you will need to be able to use your mountain bike. Frames come in many sizes and shapes and even have different materials depending in the rider’s preference.

Bike frames come in steel alloys, very heavy and used in the first generation mountain bikes. The aluminum alloy frames are lighter and more rigid. They are also more affordable and easier to make in to the desired shapes because they are more pliable. Titanium frames are the most expensive among the lightest frames in the industry but they are also the most durable and less likely to corrode or break due to high pressure and stress. Other materials are carbon fiber and Kevlar. These frames are also light but they are prone to corrosion and are irreparable once dented or broken,

Mountain Bike Handle Bars

Other mountain bike parts are the handle bars which is used to control the bike along with the crank and derailleur. Handle bars are supposed to be as wide as the biker’s shoulders but these can be cut to suit the biker’s preference. Cranks are the mountain bike parts that are attached to the chain rings and the chains to make the bike move. Pedals are attached to the cranks for a biker’s feet or bike shoes. Derailleur is the part used to shift the chain from one chain ring to another to change the speed of pedaling.

More mountain bike parts are the shifters and gears. These are connected to the previous mountain bike parts. The shifters control the derailleur to accommodate the shifting of the gears from a low speed to high speed. Gears are several rings that have teeth around them where the chains slip into place to be able to make the rear wheel move. The brakes, wheels and tires are mountain bike parts that are also essential to ride. Brakes help to stop or slow the speed of the rider while the wheels and tires are specifically designed to withstand the rough terrain where the bike and rider go. Most mountain bikes use front suspension or shocks to absorb the impact of the rough terrain. One of the more important parts of accessory of a mountain bike is the helmet. Always wear one when you are riding your bike.




Funn Python Mountain Bike Pedal Reviews

Funn Python Mountain Bike Pedals

Review from Enduro-MTB.com

We all know how expensive high end flat pedals can be, but FUNN have attempted to cut down these costs and still keep the high quality, cutting edge technology that goes into some of the top rangers out there.

The all-new Python flat pedal is intensively CNC’ed to achieve its super high-end look and unique shape. The Python spends more than 30% of machining time than average CNC pedals. The machined silver lining after anodizing makes its look stands out from others.

The Python pedal is super easy to service, with few parts, and a service kit that will cost only $25 USD. The pedal is fully sealed from outside contaminants like water and mud, so it’s sure to be one of the most durable flats on the market.

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The Python has a solid and almost perfectly square platform to provide the stability and support you need, but at the same time is only weighing in at 375 grams per pair.

Your foot is not going anywhere on the Python. There are 12 removable pins per face, and each pin goes directly into the pedal surface
(not through it) Different color pin kits can be purchased so customers can customize the look.

The FUNN Python hits the shelves at $119 and weighing in at only 375 grams, slams itself straight into the middle of the market in the weight category.

Review from BikeRumor.com

You’ve decided to give flats a try. Great. But even if you’ve ridden flats for years the process of picking out a new pair can be a bit daunting. Between the bright colors, flashy shapes, and arguments about shape or thickness, it can be enough to make your head spin. Breaking it down to the most basic elements, flat pedals should offer a large platform, be relatively light, and offer plenty of grip for a reasonable amount of money.

If you take those features into consideration, the new Funn Python should be worth a look. Fully CNC machined, the design seeks a balance between lightweight and affordable with plenty of bite…

According to Funn the Pythons spend longer than the average pedal on the CNC machines with the final design capped off by silver undercuts. Measuring in at 14mm thick at the center of the pedal and 11mm at the edges, the pedal has a 101x108mm surface area. Traction is provided through 12 studs per side which uses wrench flats and thread in from the top of each face rather than the bottom. Alternate pin kits will be available for purchase which will allow for customization of the color scheme.

Inside instead of bearings you’ll find a bushing design which uses a self-lubricating plastic bushing that stretches the full length of the axle. Supposedly dispersing the load over the entire spindle rather than just at the bearing points, Funn claims the Pythons held up to 1.5 million revolutions in testing without failure. If you should have an issue, the pedal uses a cartridge axle design that will be $25 for the replacement parts.

Weighing in at 375g the Pythons aren’t the lightest, but at least according to the chart provided by Funn they are among the least expensive. Considering the features and shape, as long as that bushing system isn’t a drag (literally), they seem like a worthy option for your next pair of flats.