CSL Elite Pedals

Fanatec CSL Elite Pedals
Fanatec CSL Elite Pedals

Fanatec CSL Elite Pedals Review

Please note, this product has been discontinued and currently only available for US clients without the option to upgrade with Load Cell. In Europe it is not available for purchase anymore.

CSL Elite Pedals

At the bottom of the Fanatec pedal chain, the CSL Elite Pedals set is the entry-point for pedals on the Fanatec’s Ecosystems, comes from factory with a full-metal Aluminium design that covers all, very resistant that delivery impressive stability and durability.

You have the option to Fully adjustable as prefer with various tuning and setup options, The gas, brake, and optional clutch can be adjusted horizontaly and can even be separately mounted onto your customized cockpit without the heelrest plate.

The CSL Elite Pedals can be extended with the optional CSL Elite Pedals Loadcell Kit to add a loadcell brake, this Kit adds a third pedal, the loadcell brake unit, and uses the former brake unit as clutch pedal with a new limiter pad.
The Loadcell Kit has now been discontinued for this set of Pedals.

The only difference with the CSL Elite Pedals LC is the LoadCell Kit, The LC comes from factory with this kit, the CSL Elite Pedals not.

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The Buyer’s Guide and Review

Last modified: August 24 of 2020.

Product Overview

Product Type Pedals
Model Elite
Serie CSL
Pedals Gas, Brake, optional Clutch
Editorial Rating 8.0
Ready For PS4 Ready / Xbox One Ready
Product Page Fanatec CSL Elite Pedals


Brief Design Overview

  • Premium Materials
  • Solid, full-metal design
  • 12-Bit resolution
  • Fully adjustable
  • Free layout
  • Free choice of pedal plate surface
  • Optional Loadcell Kit
  • Optional clutch pedals

Full set of Features

  • Plug and play pedals with throttle and brake pedal unit
  • Pedal units and heel rest made from solid Aluminum
  • Brake pedal with metal spring and PU foam damper for pressure braking simulation and more realism
  • Extra-long pedals for more realism and comfort
  • Adjustable horizontal distance between pedal units allows asynchronous setup
  • Ability to easily remove pedals from heelrest and install them together with the electronics in cockpits or stands separately
  • 12bit resolution potentiometers
  • Heel rest offers large rest surface
  • Detachable rubber pedal covers offer good grip on soft surface
  • Direct connection to Fanatec Wheel Bases and Racing Wheels
  • USB connection to PC only via ClubSport USB Adapter (optional)
  • Upgradable by CSL Elite Pedals Loadcell Kit (optional)

CSL Elite Pedal Loadcell Kit.

CSL Elite Pedal Loadcell Kit.
CSL Elite Pedal Loadcell Kit.

CSL Elite Pedals Loadcell Kit [Discontinued]


PS5: Yes PS4: Yes PS3: Yes 

PC: Yes 

Xbox: Yes  Xbox Series X: Yes 

This product becomes compatible with PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 systems when combined with a PlayStation-licensed Wheel Base.

This product becomes compatible with Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S systems when combined with an Xbox-licensed Steering Wheel.

More Notes: On PC the pedals must be connected directly to the Wheel Base and do not come with an USB connector. On consoles, This pedal set can be used on gaming consoles, if connected through a Fanatec Wheel Base / Racing Wheel.


Compatible to any Fanatec Wheel Base or Fanatec Racing Wheel with RJ12 Pedals connector. To connect Fanatec Wheels with PS/2 Pedal Socket, you need the additional PS/2 to RJ12 cable.




  • Price is very good for mid-range pedals
  • $139.95 for the extra CSL Loadcell Kit.
  • fully customizable ( You can add the loadcell kit )
  • Do not come with an USB connector. For USB functionality you need to use a ClubSport USB Adapter
  • Various tuning and setup options
  • Slight colour variations may occur between CSL Elite Pedals and CSL Elite Pedals Loadcell Kit.
  • Detachable rubber pads on the pedals give you the choice between grip or a slick surface.
  • The resolution is only 8 bit (256 values) on both axes connect through  the ClubSport USB Adapter

Clubsport USB Adapter

Clubsport USB Adapter
Clubsport USB Adapter

What is included?

  • Throttle pedal unit
  • Brake pedal unit with PU foam damper
  • Heel rest
  • 1x Wheel Base connection cable RJ12/RJ12 (~3m)
  • 2x rubber pedal cover (detachable)
  • 1x Wrench 13 mm (cropped)
  • 1x Allen Key 6 mm
  • 1x Quick Guide
  • Mounting screws


CSL Elite Pedals vs CSL Elite Pedals LC

CSL Elite Pedals CSL Elite Pedals LC
Price $99.95 $229.95
Platform: PC Ready, PS4 Ready, XBox One Ready PC, PS4 Ready, XBox One Ready
ABS brake vibration: No No
Adjustable ABS vibration:
Adjustable brake sensitivity: No Yes
Adjustable pedal angle: No No
Clutch pedal: No No
Damper: No No
Degressive clutch: No
Horizontally adjustable: Yes Yes
Load cell brake: Optional Yes
Main material: Diecast Aluminium Diecast Aluminium
Throttle vibration: No No
Vertically adjustable: No No
Pedal pads: Aluminium, Rubber Aluminium, Anti-skid, Rubber
Sensors: Potentiometer Loadcell, Potentiometer
Adjustable spring strength: No
Adjustable brake stiffness and travel: No Yes
Hardmount: Bottom Bottom
USB Connectivity: With optional adapter Direct
Brake performance kit:
Color kit: No No
Max bits of resolution: 12 (4096) on all axes 12 (4096) on throttle and clutch, 16 (65536) on brake
Grap your product: ->CSL Elite Pedals ->CSL Elite Pedals LC


Let’s do the math, The CSL Elite Pedals LC come as a complete set, extended with the loadcell brake unit for $229.95, the CSL Elite Pedals cost $99.95 if you add the additional LoadCell Kit will cost you $135.95 more for a total of $239,9, as you can see you save 10 bucks in the transaction. Not that much if you think,

If you are new to sim racing looking to add a new pair of pedals for your set go for the CSL Elite, later you can add the loadCell and get the full advantage on the brake with muscle tension just like in a real car for a reasonable price.

Otherwise if you have the money to invest (right now) go for it, and taking into account that Fanatec delivery is taking long and long times these days is not a bad idea to get the all experience at once.

Fanatec CSL Elite Pedals

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  • Mid-range price
  • Full-metal Aluminium design
  • 12-BIT Resolution
  • Individually adjustable
  • Detachable rubber pads on the pedals


  • Optional Loadcell Kit