Fanatec CSL Steering Wheel Flat 1 REVIEW
Steering Wheel for a niche in mind, the CSL Flat 1 like many on the Fanatec’s ecosystem is a bundle of two different products, this time the ClubSport Wheel Rim Flat 1 and the CSL Universal Hub, if we take a closer look of this RIM we can agree that the compact size and light weight make it a perfect option for open-wheel racing styles and any race car requiring fast steering inputs.
The design is simple but very effective, the rim is covered in genuine suede leather with a diameter of 275, if we add the HUB, Alongside with the shifter paddles we can tell this is a must-have rim for open-wheel games like Automobilista or any other game with the same racing style.
Wrapping up the rim and shifter paddles, The Fanatec CSL Flat 1 comes from the factory with eight standard buttons including snap-dome activation, a 2-way rocker switch, two 2-way toggle switches, and a 7-way FunkySwitch™ with rotary encoder functionality, all these packed and connect through the tool-free Quick release adapter, definitely a solid option if you want to star oval racing the right way.
Buyer’s Guide and Review
Last modified: September 8 of 2022.
|Product Type||Steering Wheel|
|Editorial Rating||7 of 10|
|Ready for||PC – PS Ready|
|Product Page||CSL Flat 1|
CSL Flat 1 Videos
Brief Design Overview
- Perfect for open-wheel racing
- Bundle of the CSL Universal Hub and the ClubSport Wheel Rim Flat 1
- The rim is made of brushed and anodised aluminium and covered in genuine suede leather.
- The button layout is optimized for training muscle memory
- Plenty of buttons
- The paddles are shaped to fit most wheel rims.
- Tuning Menu access.
- Integrated display
- Tool-Free Quick Release
CSL Flat 1 Compatibility
The CSL Flat 1 is compatible with your personal computer ( PC) and PS Ready.
Fanatec Wheel Bases Compatibility
- PODIUM Wheel Base DD1 (QR1 Wheel-Side required*)
- PODIUM Wheel Base DD2 (QR1 Wheel-Side required*)
- PODIUM Wheel Base DD1 PS4™ (QR1 Wheel-Side required*)
- ClubSport Wheel Base V2
- ClubSport Wheel Base V2.5
- CSL Elite Wheel Base
- CSL Elite Wheel Base V1.1
- CSL Elite Wheel Base + – officially licensed for PS4™
- CSL DD Wheel Base
- Gran Turismo DD Pro Wheel Base
*It is possible to use High Torque Mode when using a QR1 Wheel-Side (ClubSport Quick Release Adapter).
The CSL Universal Hub is not compatible with the Podium Button Module Endurance.
|perfect for open-wheel racing||For a niche, this rim was made for oval racing on mind.|
|the paddles are shaped to fit most wheel rims|
|Simplified Quick Release Adapter|
|Tuning Menu access.|
What is included?
- ClubSport Wheel Rim Flat 1
- CSL Universal Hub
- Simplified Quick Release Adapter (preinstalled)
- Quick Guide
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is the Fanatec CSL Flat 1 compatible with Xbox?
No, the CSL Flat 1 is only compatible with PC, and in PlayStation systems the functionality of this product can be limited by the capabilities of the console.
Buy Fanatec CSL Steering Wheel Flat 1 for $259,95
This buy makes sense to me if you don’t have a product like the Clubsport Flat 1 V2 in your hands, I know the CSL version could be the newest addition for your sim racing setup but I don’t think expending the additional 250$ for the entire steering wheel worth the money,
Otherwise, If you are planning to play titles like Automovilista which has a solid variety of open-wheelers, or you are currently a CSL user then this is a good option for you.
At the end the price is good and the quality of materials as good well, So I really think this is a very good option for you and a nice addition to your overall sim racing ecosystem.