Best SimRacing Pedals In 2023

If ordering and computing all Direct Drive wheelbase models and non-Direct Drive wheelbase models has taken time, I think pedals are even more challenging. Here we have some figures for load cells, resolution bits, etc., but they are not truly definitive since one of the defining characteristics of good pedals, among other things, is their touch and feeling. Let’s list some options, hoping we haven’t missed any.

Remember that for a comprehensive overview, you have many available in our hardware database.

All the pedals we present have load cells that allow for progressive travel. Some of them also have magnetic sensors or industrial potentiometers, disregarding previous models where these tended to fail over time in measuring the travel. For higher-end models, they are usually finished in aluminum and may even incorporate other technologies such as pistons or hydraulics.

Below 300 euros:

Fanatec, Moza Racing, and Thrustmaster compete shoulder to shoulder in a broad market, with most customers choosing to accompany their brand’s wheels with somewhat advanced pedal models.

Moza Racing SR-P

Moza Racing’s bet below 200 euros features advanced pedal characteristics that have seen their price drop over time. Almost entirely made of metal, it has a 75kg load cell, 16-bit electronics, and magnetic sensors. It comes with various accessories such as elastomers or the option to purchase the clutch separately.

Thrustmaster T-LCM

Thrustmaster’s bestseller, priced at 200 euros, features advanced pedal characteristics that have seen their price drop over time. It still has some plastic parts, although most of the important components are made of metal. Its long-term reliability is yet to be seen, but the model appears to be well-designed and features a 100kg load cell and magnetic sensors, along with a very simple arrangement of elements that allows for easy hardness adjustment. It comes with various accessories for customization and adjustment in our cockpit.

Fanatec CSL Pedals LC

For 200 euros, you can find this entry-level version of Fanatec peripherals, which has received good reviews and has a high-quality finish. As always, the German brand offers a multitude of add-ons that make them a very interesting option for those who are already familiar with the brand. The pedals are made entirely of metal and feature a load cell and magnetic sensors with 12-bit resolution. There is a version without a clutch that is slightly cheaper and has fewer add-ons.

csl pedals lc

Fanatec CSL Elite Pedals V2

For 300 euros, you can find this entry-level version of Fanatec peripherals, which has received good reviews. As always, the German brand offers a multitude of add-ons that make them a very interesting option for those who are already familiar with the brand. The pedals are made entirely of metal and feature a 90kg load cell and potentiometers with 12-bit resolution.

csl elite pedals v2

From 300 to 800 euros

Until recently, this range was considered the high-end or top range until the introduction of pedals with hydraulic mechanisms, pistons, or dampers.

Logitech Racing PRO Pedals

Logitech enters the competition with Direct Drive and high-quality pedals, and the Racing PRO series is their introduction. We had the opportunity to test them, and although they didn’t catch my attention, the truth is that they are not bad at all. They are a step forward compared to the brand’s previous models, and that is undeniable. They are available for 399 euros. Compatible base required for Playstation 5 .

SimForge Mark-1

An Indian company that ventures into selling pedals in Europe in a challenging market. They offer a brake with an 80kg load cell and hall effect magnetic sensors in the throttle and clutch. The brake pedal has a resolution of 24 bits, while the other pedals have 10 bits. They are offered at a competitive price of 450 euros for the complete set.

Simforge Mark-1 Dark Edition

Moza Racing CRP

Moza Racing’

s high-end pedal set is priced at 530 euros and offers interesting features such as the full aluminum CNC finish and a 100kg load cell.

Sim-Lab XP1

Sim-Lab started with cockpits, but their quality work has allowed them to expand. The Dutch company enters the competitive world of pedals with the XP1. Prices range from 500 euros for the 2-pedal set to 650 euros for the 3-pedal set with a 200kg load cell. They offer interesting features such as a 200kg load cell and 16-bit resolution.

sim lab xp1

Meca EVO1

A Czech company that aims to compete head-to-head with established models. Prices range from 600 euros for the 2-pedal set to 710 euros for the 3-pedal set with a 200kg load cell. There is also a hydraulic variant with a 1600 psi pressure sensor. They are finished in steel and feature a 20kg load cell in the accelerator.

Meca EVO1 3pedal loadcell

Asetek Forte

Asetek Simsports’ mid-range pedal set starts at 555 euros with only two pedals attached to a tray. There are variants like the S series that offer individualized pedals and the option to purchase the clutch separately. We analyzed them and really liked them. Made of lightweight aluminum with a load cell capable of measuring up to 180kg and 16-bit electronics, they offer short and precise travel.

Simgrade VX-PRO

From cold Finland, Simgrade ventures into the mid-range sector with this pedal set. They start at 489 euros for just two pedals and go up to 669 euros for the complete set. The load cell is 200kg, and they promise innovative technology with zero play and no contact between metal parts, requiring minimal maintenance. We will soon share our firsthand experience with them.

VXPRO MOVING HEEL PLATE MHP 05

Fanatec ClubSport V3

A step forward in the Fanatec range, offering improved finishes and performance. They include all the features that are not present in the LC models, representing the best that the German factory can offer for our feet. There are variations in normal and inverted positions, with a significant price difference between them. Starting from 399 euros and expandable with the brake performance kit and dampers.

Fanatec ClubSport V3 Inverted

The inverted variant of Fanatec’s V3 incorporates a factory-installed brake damper and the pre-mounted inverted configuration. Starting from 599 euros and expandable with the brake performance kit and dampers for the accelerator.

Ngasa Pedals

Analyzed a few months ago, they left us with the feeling that they can still be improved. They are the first pedals created by 3DRap and have the particularity of being sold unassembled. They are available in different options ranging from 500 euros to 650 euros. They have 16-bit electronics for the load cell and 12-bit for the rest of the pedals. Made of steel, they are complemented by magnetic sensors.

BJ Simracing Steel F1 and GT Pedals

Miguel’s favorite pedals come with a taste of “paella” licensed with its corresponding “garrafó.” Made in Valencia by BJ Simracing, we had the opportunity to analyze them, and they were well-liked. They have 16-bit electronics and a 200kg load cell entirely made of steel. They are available with and without a clutch. The two-pedal version starts at 378 euros, and the three-pedal version is priced at 495 euros.

bj steel gt pro

BJ Simracing Hydraulic F1 and GT Pedals

The hydraulic variant of the Steel pedals comes with the same configurations for 2 and 3 pedals. They have 16-bit electronics and are made entirely of steel. They are available with and without a clutch. The two-pedal version starts at 702 euros, and the three-pedal version is priced at 778 euros without the tray.

bj steel gt hydraulic

VNM V1 Pedals

Unexpected things like these pedals that come to us from Vietnam, made of CNC aluminum and with very remarkable features. They have 24-bit electronics and a 200kg load cell. They are available for 650 euros.

vnm v1

DCSimracing DC3 and DC2 Pedals

A Valencian company led by Daniel Catalá that produces pedals with very good finishes, similar to the old Heusinkveld Pro. We had the opportunity to test them and we can only say good things about them. They have 16-bit electronics and a 100kg load cell. They are available with and without a clutch. The two-pedal version starts at 375.90 euros, and the three-pedal version is priced at 495.50 euros.

DCSimracing DC RR

Same features as the aforementioned DC3, but with only two pedals and a different aesthetic finish following the instructions of Roldan RodrĂ­guez (former F1 and GP2 driver). They have 16-bit electronics and a 100kg load cell. They are available with and without a button box. The version without the button box starts at 425 euros, and the version with the button box is priced at 475 euros.

dcrre

Simagic P1000

Pedals from the Simagic brand that come in CNC machined aluminum with 12-bit resolution and a 100kg load cell. They have several options to add, such as brake vibration, hydraulic system, RGB, and heel plates. There is an inverted variant available for an additional 100 euros. Starting at 579 euros.

simagic P1000

Heusinkveld Sim Pedals Sprint

The evolution of one of the pioneers in this type of aluminum pedals. The Pro model was one of the inspirations for the placement of pivots and movable devices to achieve a similar real-life effect in simulation pedals, and since then, thanks to the incredible service provided by Heusinkveld, the Dutch company has only continued to grow. These Sim Pedals Sprint are a refinement of that Pro model that sold like hotcakes a few years ago. Just like its predecessor, it is still difficult to find stock of this model. Starting at 769 euros at the top end of this category.

Venym Atrax

French engineering and manufacturing for these aluminum pedals from Venym. They have 20-bit electronics and load cells in all pedals, with a 1kg load for the accelerator and brake, and 200kg for the brake pedal. Starting at 650 euros for two pedals or 850 euros for three pedals.

venym atrax 3p

Another Way Tau

Polish company Another Way dives into the world of pedals with these Tau pedals, starting at 699 euros for a set of 2 pedals and 899 euros for a set of 3 pedals. They operate with pistons acting as dampers with a 16-bit resolution. They are made of 3mm steel, and the total weight is 7kg for the set of two pedals and 11kg for the set of three.

aw tau pedals

VRS DirectForce Pro Pedals

From the United States comes this offering from VRS. They complete their cockpit accessories with these pedals, offered in a two-pedal pack starting at 710 euros and a three-pedal pack priced at 930 euros. Finished in steel, with load cells in all pedals and dampers in the accelerator and clutch.

vrs directforce pro pedals

Starting from 800 euros

A somewhat unfamiliar territory for us, as we haven’t had the opportunity to test more pedals of this kind, apart from the Heusinkveld Ultimate and SRP models. However, we are working on it. Here’s a breakdown of some of these highly advanced products.

Simagic P2000

The high-end hydraulic Simagic pedals that come in CNC-machined with 12-bit resolution and a load cell of 100kg or 200kg on the brake. They have load cells in the accelerator and clutch as well. Starting at 819 euros.

simagic p2000 L

Simgrade Thera

Finnish company Simgrade positions itself in the mid-high range with this pedal set. They start at 779 euros for a set of only two pedals and go up to 1069 euros for the complete set. The load cell is 200kg with 12-bit resolution, and they promise innovative technology with zero play and no contact between metal parts, requiring minimal maintenance.

SRP-GT and SRP-GT-R

Both the traditional version and the GT-R are highly innovative products that play in the high-end range of this catalog. They arguably have one of the best finishes and presentations among all those shown here, matching their performance. They have 16-bit resolution, are entirely CNC-machined from aluminum, and have a maximum braking pressure of 160 bars. There are multiple customization options to choose from. Starting at 855 euros for a set of two pedals in gray.

srp gt r

Asetek Invicta

The high-end pedal set from Asetek Simsports starts at 909 euros with only two pedals connected on a tray. There are variants like the S series for individualized pedals and the option to purchase the clutch separately. Made of lightweight aluminum with a load cell capable of measuring up to 180kg and 16-bit electronics, they offer short and precise travel distances.

Asetek Pagani Huayra R

Asetek Simsports has an exclusive variant of their pedals in collaboration with Pagani. They are currently available for 1000 euros. They are basically customized Asetek Invicta pedals with Pagani materials, so they share the same features. Made of lightweight aluminum with a load cell capable of measuring up to 180kg and 16-bit electronics, they offer short and precise travel distances.

Simgrade R7

The wildest creation from Simgrade was also their first, as they debuted with this set of pedals with a distinctive appearance. They start at 1059 euros for only two pedals and go up to 1259 euros for the complete set. The load cell is 200kg with 12-bit resolution, and they promise unmatched ergonomics with zero play and no contact between metal parts, requiring minimal maintenance.

Augury AP-121

A revolutionary concept that allows obtaining two brakes in one through a physical change executed by software. 16-bit electronics, load cells on all pedals, integrated ABS system, and numerous small details. Made of high-quality CNC aluminum with the usual features of this price range. From 1122 euros for a set of two pedals up to 1492 euros for the complete set.

Heusinkveld Sim Pedals Ultimate+

The flagship model from Niels Heusinkveld and the one on which he built his good reputation. An impressive evolution of the Pro model that features dampers and improved finishes with 12-bit electronics. A true classic starting from 1449 euros.

Heusinkveld Ultimate plus

Cube Controls SP01

Cube Controls’ first pedals are as expensive as the rest of their catalog. Made of high-quality CNC aluminum with the usual features of this price range. 200kg load cell, 16-bit resolution, zero play, dampers, etc. From 1329 euros for a set of two pedals.

cube controls sp01

Wave Impetus

Another Italian company with hardly affordable prices, in this case endorsed by training centers and related to the world of motorsports. Constructed in aluminum with a 150kg load cell. Over 1900 euros for the complete set.

wave impetus sim pedals pro

Racewerk S1 and S1 Pro

Coming from Germany, from the NĂĽrburgring itself, these pedals aim to be the most faithful representation of real sensations in the simulation cockpit. Hydraulic technology in two variants, S1 and S1 Pro. They are compatible with SC2 and TrueDrive and are made of CNC aluminum, supporting 1600 psi of pressure with a maximum of 150kg. Both the brake and clutch are hydraulic.

Racewerk S1 PRO Hydraulic Sim Racing Pedals

Bespoke Hydraulic

The pedals distributed by Cool Performance with their professional simulators, which can be seen in some of Lando Norris’ cockpits. Hydraulic configuration for pedals that cost around 2500 euros using our discount in the following link. They do not have a clutch but are compatible with third-party options.

Bespoke Hydraulic Pedals Cool Performance Racing Simulators

Simucube ActivePedal

We reach the summit with the first Direct Drive pedals that allow for customization of posture and have high-level effects. The photo reflects what we get for the price of 2415 euros. A single pedal that can be configured as we see fit. It can be used as a brake, accelerator, or clutch, although the majority will use it as a brake since it is usually the most important. To avoid duplicating the huge investment, Simucube has released a regular accelerator for sale at 340 euros.

activepedal simucubeFortunately, there is a much wider selection than we had years ago, allowing for customization to the needs and budgets of each enthusiast. If you see that we missed something, let us know through the usual channels.

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