CSL Elite Pedals V2 ( REVIEW )
They look like two identical sets of pedals from Fanatec, but if you look close enough, exciting upgrades and changes were made from the V1 version, That’s why this review will become more like a comparison table between the two pedals, rather than making our impression only on the V2, I mean you can’t just talk about the Fanatec CSL Elite Pedals V2 without mention the V1, They are the same pedals but with an overhauled load cell brake, new Hall sensors and a refinement on the design.
With this review we want to know whether these are worth upgrading if you already have version 1 or upgrading from a non-load-cell braking pedal set if that is the case. or even other new alternatives that are available on the market right now, sure enough, there is no better time these days to start sim racing the right way with so many products on the market and with so many alternatives you have, and the CSL Elite pedals V2 are just one example of those.
The Buyer’s Guide and Product Review
Last Modified: October 22 of 2022
|Model:||CSL Elite V2|
|Technology:||Precision Hall-effect sensors|
|Editorial Rating:||8 stars from 10|
|Ready for:||PC / PS Ready / XBOX Ready|
|Product Official Page:||CSL Elite V2 Pedals|
CSL Elite Pedals V2 Videos
Brief Design Overview
- Overhauled load cell brake
- Hall-effect sensors on throttle and clutch
- Full Metal Design
- Adjustable, tool-free
- Connect directly to any supported FANATEC® Wheel Base
- Detachable rubber pads on the pedal faces
- Fanatec Tuning Menu
The Fanatec CSL Elite Pedal V2 is compatible with your Windows PC connect via RJ12 on all compatible Wheel Bases, You can use these pedals on Playstation 4 and 5 if you connect the pedals through a PlayStation-licensed Fanatec Wheel Base, Same for Xbox One and Series X|S systems.
|Nice price point of 300$||The new additions are most on the underground or tech side.|
|Big steps in quality from version V1|
|Good compatibility on every Fanatec Wheel Base|
|Very good adjusting brake force on Fanatec menu|
|Up to 90 kg measured foot force on pedal plate (load cell sensor rated >200 kg)|
What is included
- CSL Elite Pedals V2 (three-pedal set, fully assembled)
- Alternative elastomers and metal spring for brake tuning
- 2x Brake pedal assembly helper
- 1x Wheel Base connection cable RJ12/RJ12 (~3 m)
- 1x USB cable (~3 m)
- 2x Wrench (13 mm)
- 1x Allen key (6 mm)
- 1x Allen key (4 mm)
- 1x Quick Guide
- 1x Sticker Set
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Are the CSL Elite Pedals V2 and V1 the same?
No they are not, you might not find any differences whatsoever many changes were made from one version to another, the load-cell was completely revised, and they definitely improve the way you connect these pedals as well, not to mention the all-new overall experience you will get with sensibilities and adjustabilities.
What’s changed from V1?
The load-cell has been completely redesigned for a new level of experience
Worth the money?
I think the CSL Elite pedals are worth every penny you spend on them, they were completely redesigned with a mid or high-end user in mind, if you are planning to upgrade for an affordable load-cell product, then the CSL Elite V2 is a good option for you.
I really like these new pedals, they are coming with new improvements from previous versions, they definitely make changes on the three-pedal set (clutch, brake, throttle), new strong materials and nice design, One thing I like is you can adjust the Load cell sensitivity from 10Kg to 90kg
In general for the price of 300$ you get a really good set of pedals, with a strong Load-Cell, and new software improvements, at the end I think the CSL Elite Pedals V2 Version is a nice addition to your sim racing setup, Worth the money for sure!