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.
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.