Podium Steering Wheel R300

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Podium Steering Wheel R300 Review
Podium Steering Wheel R300 Review

Podium Steering Wheel R300 Review

Podium Steering Wheel R300

Fanatec likes to combine products, and the R300 is a very good example of this, is a combination of 4 products, the Podium Wheel Rim R300, Podium Hub, Podium Advanced Paddle Module, and ClubSport Button Cluster Pack, all make a multi-purpose wheel full of tech for high-end users.

What I really like the most is the premium smooth leather and gold stitching, I think is the same Pattern we see in the all Direct Drive series. The shape and diameter is 30cm, making this wheel a good all-rounder ( Good for almost any game type and competition style )

With this ring and the Modular design in mind, the customization and flexibility are endless, you can adjust buttons, paddles in almost any position and thanks to the HUB it is possible to run third-party steering wheels on PC using this Hub.

->Best price on Fanatec

The Buyer’s Guide and Review

Last modified: September 11 of 2020.

Product Overview

Product Type Steering Wheel
Model R300
Serie Podium
Pedals No included
Editorial Rating 9.2 Starts
Ready For PC / PS4 Ready
Product Page Podium Steering Wheel R300

Brief Design Overview

  • An ideal multi-purpose wheel
  • Automotive-Grade Materials
  • Podium Hub created from a single piece of anodised aluminium
  • Customisation and Flexibility its Last Name
  • Adjustable Button Clusters
  • Nice Wheel Rim Compatibility
  • The best paddle system ever; with the magnetic ‘click’ generates a solid, positive feel to every shift

Compatibility

PS4: No PS3: No PC: Yes Xbox: No Xbox Series X: No

Compatible to a wide of bases

  • All PODIUM Wheel Bases (including Racing Wheel versions)
  • All ClubSport Wheel Base
  • CSL Elite Wheel Base V1 and V1.1

Features

PROS

CONS

  • Supreme materials; The leather and gold colors are amazing, the ring is made of in brushed and anodised aluminum , so the weight is just: 1776g
  • Is not compatible with Xbox One and playstation
  • if you are looking for a multi-purpose wheel, don’t look any furthermore.
  • The full functionality can only be guaranteed on PC
  • Hight Customisation and Flexibility
  • Price is high
  • You won’t find in the market a better paddle system; you can use them in any shape, clutch bite point mode, clutch/handbrake mode, brake/throttle mode, and mappable axis mode.
  • Not very common in Fanatec; features mounting holes for use with any wheel rims.

Full Feature ( List )

  • Podium Wheel Rim R300
  • Podium Advanced Paddle Module (4 magnetic paddles + 2 analog paddles)
  • Podium Hub
  • Modular design
  • Two adjustable button clusters (2 x 3 buttons)
  • Premium automotive grade materials
  • Anodised aluminum
  • Smooth leather
  • Real carbon fiber
  • Neodymium magnets
  • Hall sensors on the analog paddles
  • Podium Steering Wheel R300 weight: 1776g (subject to production changes)

Comparison

Podium R300 vs Clubsport R300

Podium Steering Wheel R300

ClubSport Steering Wheel Lenkrad R300

Price $499.95 $399.95
Platform: PC PC, PS4 Ready, XBox One
Diameter: 300mm 300mm
Rev lights:
Display: 3 digits LED
Quick-release: ClubSport
Paddle shifter adjustability: Angle, Detacheable, Distance to rim, Exchangeable, Width
Joystick/ Vibration Motor
Grip material: Leather Leather
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PODIUM R300

CLUBSPORT R300

What’s included

  1. Podium Wheel Rim R300
  2. Podium Hub
  3. 2 x ClubSport Button Cluster Pack (3 buttons each)
  4. Podium Advanced Paddle Module
  5. Additional set of gold, anodised aluminium bolts

Final Analyze

It seems pricey but when you take a closer look for the $500 you get the $200 universal hub and the $180 advanced paddle module. If you compare this for example with a Forumla Carbon that costs 300$ ( only ring ) this’s not looking that bad after all.  All combine you will get almost the same price for new generation equipment.

Fanatec Podium Steering Wheel R300

Podium Steering Wheel R300

499.95
9.2

Price

8.0/10

Design

10.0/10

FORCE FEEDBACK

10.0/10

SMOOTHNESS

10.0/10

COMPATIBILITY

8.0/10

Pros

  • Multi-purpose wheel
  • Smooth leather and gold stitching
  • Ultimate shifter and paddle system
  • The magnetic ‘click’ generates a solid, positive feel to every shift
  • The paddles allow for four different modes

Cons

  • Price is not that good
  • PS4: The functionality of this product on PS4 can be limited by the capabilities of the console
  • The full functionality can only be guaranteed on PC