Tune Smart Foot compact chainset review

Stiff alloy option but poor shifting

Our rating 
2.0 out of 5 star rating 2.0
GBP £532.00 RRP
Tune Smart Foot chainset

Our review

Impressively stiff alloy cranks but chainrings let down the shifting quality
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Tune are well known for their exquisite craftsmanship with aluminium alloy, and their new cranks are a welcome modern take on that. 


With a 30mm steel axle and cranks made from grain-aligned cold-forged billets, they’re impressively stiff for the weight. 

Where the chainset as a whole is let down, though, is in the quality of shifting. The outer ring isn’t quite stiff enough to keep up with the standards set by other compacts. 

Tune are working on new chainrings but they won’t be ready for a couple of months. We’d suggest you buy other chainrings, as the Smart Foot cranks are available without rings for £420.   


This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Product Specifications


Name Smart Foot compact chainset (12)
Brand Tune

Description *BB Included: no (£77) *Heel clearance: 6mm
Weight (g) 622
Crank Arm Lengths 172.5mm 175mm