SRT – Fanatec Clubsport V2 Pedals Review

After a long hiatus, the guys over at InsideSimRacing.tv  are starting to reviewing Fanatec’s sim racing hardware again.

The first Fanatec product to be reviewed by Darin & Shaun after quite a long time is the Clubsport V2 pedal set. How did the guys like it? Watch the video below to find out!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jason-Cooper/100001266321716 Jason Cooper

    CSP v1 to v2 upgrade for brake…. http://www.struvedesigns.com/index.php/3d-store
    great price $50 or $60 depending on where you live.. pitty fanatec did not do it.

  • Niels Heusinkveld

    Wow, brake and clutch pedals that you can press fully with one hand! Such a difference between these ‘mass market’ pedals and actual car pedal forces.

    Also, a load cell is identical to a potentiometer if you have just a linear spring in the system, as a spring returns force linear with applied movement, so there IS a loadcell in there, it measures position effectively when using a spring.

    • Anonymous

      Not sure what you are trying to tell us…

    • http://twitter.com/StarFoXySxv550 StarFoXySxv550

      I can fully depress a clutch pedal in a road car with one hand, so to me that is fine. The brake shouldn’t reach full travel in any circumstance though, unless you have no fluid or a leak. Thing is though these are for general-home use mainly for people without a bolted down rig/seat/both, such a stiff pedal would be useless for many of them.

    • Anonymous

      Even $1000 pedal sets come with load cells and springs. The only true way to get what you’re talking about is a hydraulic brake. I’ve seen homemade ones on GTPlanet for something like $400 (just for the brake) and most high-end pedal sets don’t even have the option.

      Once/if they become reasonable we’ll buy them but until then it seems odd to bash, essentially, the best option available to us.

      • Niels Heusinkveld

        Wouldn’t say I’m bashing, I’m sure they have a great price/performance ratio for a lot of simracers. After making my own I simply am amazed how light these are in comparison. Its an observation, not a bash :)

        The loadcell is a fine thing to use in a brake pedal, but all I’m saying is that if works the same as a potentiometer or other position sensor if what you use for travel is a spring. I guess that means there is a market for a clever simracer to sell progressive rubber spring things for these pedals in the future.

      • Anonymous

        No offense – but from what you write here it seems you never actually put your hands on these or the V1 pedals – you can actually use the pedals without this spring – in addition you have different foam pieces available which more or less equal your suggested rubber spring…and if you want it haaaaard you dont use any spring or rubber piece at all and fill the gap with a solid bar…
        And on the other hand side – from what I read – did you produce only 6 sets of your pedals yet, so what is the rest of the world suppose to use since your gear is sold out :-)

      • Anonymous

        Granted, your pedals are also 1200 Euros ($1570 USD) vs. the Fanatec pedals at $250…

    • Big Tex

      manufactures high end pedals…
      bashes another pedal system with pseudo scientific jibber jabber…
      tehn denies it…

      priceless…well played, sir – well played!

    • http://twitter.com/Sultan_Of_Slide Clive Lomax

      Surprised at that comment from yourself Neils, very surprised….

    • http://twitter.com/TheRoggan Roger

      You can adjust the resistance in the clutch with the stock spring or get a harder one if you want to simulate an old almost un-usable Lambo cluch. You can make it quite firm and quite authentic to a road car clutch with the stock spring.

      The brake load-cell can be adjusted to require VERY HARD stamping on the brake!

      I have mine set to the least force required and it still requires a firm push for max brake, firmer than in my sports road car to brake hard.

      If you are referring to the force vs travel its a different story, its quite firm at the bottom (more like a race car brake) rather than a road / sports car which is more “spongey” and travels deeper under pressure.

  • http://derekspearedesigns.com/ Derek Speare

    I recommend the Clubsport pedals – they’re superb and a huge leap from pot based pedals and will make a substantial difference in your racing.

    From there, if you want to spend a grand, go hydraulic. For 250 bucks or so (or much more for competing load cell systems), nothing can beat the Clubsports.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jason-Cooper/100001266321716 Jason Cooper

      +1 derek

  • Den Burnout

    Ah yes, damage control continues. ‘Let’s do positive reviews on Fanatec to fix the damage Darin did by showing his true dickness’ Yeah, REAL convincing! Maybe SRT realized they needed the sim community WAY more then we needed some Youtube show done in Mom’s basement. And the reality is most of US don’t ‘need’ them.

    • Chris Allen

      How rude. Amazes me the child-like attitude of some people.

      • Den Burnout

        Yes, Darin PMing me on various sites and telling me what a simracing GOD (I especially treasure the one at iRacing that started with ‘DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM!!??”) and ceWEBrity he is always reminds me of how childlike he can be. His little temper tantrums time to time only add to that. Unlike you, I don’t have a teflon memory and see him for what he is. So yes, I do honestly think them ‘reviewing’ Fanatec products is nothing more than damage control. it’s not like anything they say is relevant anyways.

      • http://twitter.com/StarFoXySxv550 StarFoXySxv550

        At least he kept it in PM’s (most of the time). Nobody really wants to read posts like the one above. Honestly, it makes ‘you look as bad’ as ‘you’re making him out to be’. Just sort your differences out in private, I guess that goes for Darin too, it’s the “grown” thing to do. When you’re in public view doing these things, it’s never a good look.

        Everyone gets pissed with another at one point, the fewer people we make ourselves look an idiot in-front of the better.

      • Den Burnout

        I’m not pissed,. truth is I find him funny for it. But I also don’t subscribe to the ‘sweep it under the rug and pretend it never happened’ school of thought that he hopes will protect the fact that he is basically a narcissistic dick. I only bring it up because there are people new to our hobby who watch this youtuibe ‘show’ and make the mistake that these guys’ opinions mean anything.

      • Anonymous

        Hey, watch the language, please, and keep the discussion friendly !
        Do you have any idea how all this little circus of yours is perceived by everyone here ? Calling Darin names doesn’t say anything about him, but much about you…
        A little bit of self-consciousness would do you much good, dude…
        Much Love,
        Silly(c)One.

      • Den Burnout

        Yes, I apologise for anyone I may have offended. Cheers.

      • John Krisfalusci

        Was he really fired from Fanatec? I heard it on youtube…

      • Den Burnout

        Yes.

      • John Krisfalusci

        Ouch. I knew it. I wonder why…This kind of explains why there aren’t many updates as usual and I can tell he looks more and more on edge… =(

      • Anonymous

        That’s a really old story, lots of water under the bridge and all…
        Both Darin and Thomas have moved past their differences, what happened is none of our business. I’m just happy SRT reviews Fanatec products again.
        No, Darin and Shaun aren’t perfect, but they give it all their heart and keep learning along the way. And they’ve always kept their integrity.
        Respect, guys !

      • Den Burnout

        If you think Darin has integrity, you really don’t know much about him at all. lol. I will say I used to think Shaun may have had some but when I read at iRacing him actually supporting Darin’s latest online meltdown/tirade, I must say I lost what little respect I had for him also. It does give me a laugh at how people do Youtube shows and suddenly think they’re ‘celebrities’ and act accordingly (I wouldn’t be surprised to see Darin in some University student’s thesis on internet narcissism as a prime example) but well, yeah, none of it really matters. When I want info on something I go to a real source like here (VirtualR) or the various sim sites where the reviewers are sim racers who bought it with their own money, will give a real world opinion and does not refer to us as ‘nobodies’. On the other hand I truly hope Darin does not act like he does online in his real life or I’d think his real life job might be in serious danger if he walks around telling them what a “BIG STAR” he is.

      • John Krisfalusci

        Well the big question would be, if this is all true then how does Shaun put up with him for all these years? Anyhow, I find that Doug Meyer’s reviews more and more honest and informative ^_^ Cheers.

      • Den Burnout

        Which is also what changed my opinion of Shaun to be honest. And yes, Doug has a much better review site. For one thing he doesn’t think he’s a ‘STAR”.

      • Anonymous

        Not a “STAR” ? Do you know who I am?
        Thanks for the kind words….Greatly appreciated even if you don’t know I’m a STAR! ;-)

      • Den Burnout

        Well, of course you are.

      • Anonymous

        Oh good. My hat was starting to fit ;-)

      • Den Burnout

        That’s it, you’re fired.

    • Donnie Witt

      I have always found SRT very informative – helpful & enjoyable . Maybe some others would feel more at home crawling back under a rock & just let others enjoy SRT & life in general .

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