Best Sim Racing Pedals Under $1000

When we go up to $1000 we see options with the most advanced technology and features that only real racing car pedals can offer. Brands like Fanatec, Heusinkveld and Simagic, step strong in the field, where sometimes the only decisive factor is the design or even which brand likes you the most.

As we said in other posts, Sim Racing is an expensive hobby, you can get setups from a couple of hundreds to a couple of thousands, and maybe one of the most important part of the setups are the pedals. A good set of pedals can make a big difference when you’re driving due to time response in acceleration, braking force and even clutch control for shifts.

This time we decided to collect what we think are the best Sim Racing pedals under $1000, and we might get a little further, at the end if you are going to spend that amount, maybe exceed the limit for a few hundreds or less is not that crazy.

best sim racing pedals under 1000
Best sim racing pedals under 1000

1. Fanatec ClubSport V3 Inverted

ClubSport Pedals V3 Inverted

Just like the classic ClubSport Pedals V3, but with a big difference, the brake and clutch pedals are inverted. Attached to a very solid frame, these pedals are made with one thing in mind, simulate to realism every aspect of a real racing car. The longer pedal travels and pedal distances are what we need to upgrade from the classic version to get this experience that only Fanatec could bring us.

The ClubSport Pedals V3 Inverted is a very good option due to its technology and equipment. The brake pedal comes with an adjustable damper, there’s no need to use a tool to be adjusted, which is something many users really appreciate, as well as the damper, the pedals feature a variety of possible arrangements with the pedal extensions, and the swappable D-shape pedal plates. 

This set of pedals not only has a good look, but they also feature high-end technology, the 90 kg adjustable load cell will allow taking the pedals to the limit while the 12-bit contactless hall sensor has 4 times the precision of the previous generation of the pedals. 

The ClubSport Pedals V3 Inverted has vibration motors in the gas and brake pedals, giving great feedback when the car slips or the tires get blocked. These pedals are built in CNC-machined aluminum and are one of the favorites of pro sim racers, so you’ll surely not regret buying them.

At just $599.95, the ClubSport Pedals V3 Inverted has all you need to take your setup to the next level while being compatible with Xbox, PC, and PlayStation systems. 

Features

  • CNC-machined aluminum construction
  • Up to 90 kg of pressure
  • Brake and pedal clutch inverted
  • Ultimate adjustability 
ProsCons
The longer pedal travels and the pedal distances are inspired by real cars in every detail.Not too much to say.
Come equipped with a resistance-adjustable ClubSport Damper Kit.Although the price is high, they worth the value. 
Vibration motor on gas and brake pedals

Where to buy the Fanatec ClubSport Pedals V3 Inverted?

2. Heusinkveld Sim Pedals Sprint

Sim Pedals Sprint

Heusinkveld is one of the big names in the field of professional sim racing, they develop high-end pedals that are used not only by professionals but in competitions too. Knowing that, this brand ensures high performance and construction quality in every product, taking special care in details that make the use of the pedals more pleasant. 

The Sim Pedals Sprint has an amazing design that brings one thing to your mind: high-performance. This set of pedals is made with precision laser-cut steel, and we can truly notice that as they are compacted and highly adjustable, so you will find comfort with these guys. 

The technology they feature is what you could expect in this range of prices, a 120 kg load cell that measures up to 65 kg of maximum actual braking force, together with an accurate and greatly adjustable throttle pedal that feels really incredible and a regressive spring mechanism in the clutch pedal that simulates a typical concave clutch curve, will give you absolute control over the car. 

These pedals have been tested with an automated process to simulate over 1 million duty cycles, which ensures high quality and durability, while the load cells on the throttle and clutch pedals provide true linear output in relation to your pedal output. 

The Sim Pedals Sprint can be found at €577.69, we recommend visiting the official Heusinkveld website to read more about the features this set of pedals offers before taking the decision. One thing to highlight about Heusinkveld products, all the pedals are designed to be mounted in a Sim Racing rig, cockpit, or pedal base, although they don’t include the base, you can get it at just €73.55 on the official webpage.

Features

  • Laser-cut steel construction 
  • Up to 65 kg of maximum actual brake force
  • Load cell in gas and clutch pedals
  • Maximum adjustability 
ProsCons
Motorsport spec materialsBase plate not included
Extremely well built Slightly pricey 
Lots of customization 

Where to buy the Heusinkveld Sim Pedals Sprint?

3. Simagic P2000R Hydraulic Pedals

P2000R Hydraulic Pedals

Simagic is a Chinese brand that offers this amazing and well-built pedals, where the design will immediately catch our attention, but the P2000R not only has a good design, their performance goes further too, reaching authentic race car feels on every step. 

The P2000R Hydraulic Pedals are fabricated in CNC machined aluminum alloy construction, so the pedals are a solid piece for your setup. They have multiple adjustment options and hydraulic conduction. 

While the construction is a proven feature they won’t brake up during intense use, the technology they bring takes the pedals to another level, with a 1:1 real brake cylinder, a 1 mm front deadline and 3 in 1 integrated throttle. The brake system comes with a main pump and an auxiliary pump, connected via braided steel lines.

The clutch pedal has a patented concave structure, which offers an augmented feeling when hitting the bite point, with 3 spring options included. The pedals themselves include 12-bit resolution on all axis, and you can adjust the travel on the clutch and brake pedals. 

All three pedals include a load cell sensor and you can choose between a dual-pedal set or the three-pedal set that includes the clutch.

The Simagic P2000R Hydraulic Pedals are available outside the Chinese market on one of the official distributors’ websites in North America, take into consideration that the pedals only include the base, the accessories like the “Heel Riser” or the “Heel stop” must be acquired separately. 

Features

  • High-quality construction
  • Selective spring force levels
  • Real brake cylinder
  • Multiple accessories can be attached
ProsCons
200kg hydraulic pressure Can be hard to buy depending on your zone
Extremely well built 
Realistic sensations

Where to buy the Simagic P2000R Hydraulic Pedals?

4. Heusinkveld Sim Pedals Ultimate+

These set of pedals are at the top of Heusinkveld’s catalog, and not only by its price, but Heusinkveld also is well-known for being a referent in quality and performance in the Sim Racing stage, and the Sim Pedals Ultimate+ is proof of the work Heusinkveld has been doing through the years. 

Starting with the classic, functional and good-looking Heusinkveld design, this set of three pedals deliver an astonishing realistic feeling, taking you to what a real racer feels under its feet. The CNC precision stainless steel cut, which makes them durable, sturdy, and compact. They are used by Esports drivers and trusted by world-class GT drivers. 

Featuring hydraulic dampers, that don’t need periodic maintenance, are easily removable in the unlikely case of failure. The throttle pedal has a load cell in charge to provide a true linear input measurement, but it can be configured through the Heusinkveld SmartControl software.

In the case of the brake, comes with a dual-stage brake system with a 200 kg load cell, going up to 140 kg actual brake force. With the included elastomers you will be capable to choose 9 different resistance settings, that’s a huge world of possibilities. 

The clutch integrates a regressive spring mechanism, simulating the concave curve force of a real car, the 2-way hydraulic damper, which resists speed at the ingoing and outgoing stroke, can be adjusted to user preferences too. 

Additionally, the Sim Pedals Ultimate+ brings a custom-made 12-bit USB controller that works with the Heusinkveld software, providing an output signal with the full 12-bit range. 

These pedals don’t include the base, so you must acquire it separately. They can be found from €1,098.35, worth the time to read more about the features they have at the product page

We know they exceed a little bit the barrier of $1000 but they are worth it for sure.

Features

  • Top quality construction
  • Full-range 12-bit output for each pedal
  • Hydraulic dampers
  • 200kg load cell
ProsCons
Hydraulic damper in every pedalThey come with a price
12-bit resolution 
Many possibilities to configure pedal outputs

Where to buy the Heusinkveld Sim Pedals Ultimate+?

Bonus 【Secret Product】

Sim Pedals Sprint – Team Redline Edition

The Sim Pedals Sprint – Team Redline Edition brings a new and fresh style with the colors of Team Redline, one of the most successful simracing teams in history.

On the performance, they are the same Sim Pedals Sprint, but the colors and details of the Team Redline Edition are a cool extra that will give a different look to your setup.

They are available at the Heusinkveld official site for €660.33, which in our opinion is a reasonable price for the look they have.

Features

  • Laser-cut steel construction 
  • Up to 65 kg of maximum actual brake force
  • Load cell in gas and clutch pedals
  • Maximum adjustability 
ProsCons
Motorsport spec materialsBase plate not included
Extremely well built Slightly pricey 
Team Redline Design

Where to buy the Heusinkveld Sim Pedals Sprint – Team Redline Edition?

Our Opinion

First, every pedal set on the list is a high-quality product that will truly do the job.

Our personal recommendation is the Simagic P2000R Hydraulic Pedals, we think they are the best overall pedals on the list, the only issue about them is if you are in a zone of the world where they don’t have official distributors. But this is unlikely possible while they have partners all around the world.

If you are running your setup based on Fanatec Products better for you if you add the Clubsport Pedals V3 Inverted into your system, They are one of the best sim racing pedals you can buy, featuring a solid [Fully Adjustable] Load Cell perfect to maximize any feeling on the road, The Inverted version is just the regular Clubsport Pedals but clutch and pedals flip to be pivoted from the top.

This was our article about the best Sim Racing Pedals under $1000, if you get this far you might be interested in our Best Sim Racing Pedals under $500 review, who knows if you find the ones for you better on a budget!

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