I’ve been riding with the E-Type version since about mid-November on generally pretty shaky trails and as you would expect I’ve not had the chain drop on me. So, it does what its intended to do, that’s a good start.
With Funn, the quality is very good, the main fixing is made from light weight aluminum and the guide body from a dense plastic which as it stands shows very little wear. Total weight of the E-type is only 21 Grams. They don’t call it the Zippa lite for nothing.
One of the things I like about Funn is that they try and cater for everyone as they demonstrate with the Zippa Light offering versions for E-Type, D-type and ISCG05.
What makes the Zippa lite stand out is its modular design. Traditional chain guides and bash guards mount as a single unit to your BB back plate. With Funn you can mount these independent of each other as demonstrated below. You also have more control of where and how you mount/position the guide itself. Component design is headed in this direction as riders in general like to have as much control as possible when tuning and setting up their bikes. The more flexibility available the better.
The ISCG05 and E-type retail for $32.90 with the D-type at $39.90 which is well priced compared to most available online.
We also had a look at the bash guard but are yet to test it but are confident it lives up to the same standard. Retailing at $39.90, it also sits at a compelling price.