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Fanatec clubsport v3 inverted

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by Turk, Feb 13, 2017.

  1. Turk

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    I got an email from fanatec about these new pedals and I can't find anything about them anywhere. They seem like a good set of pedals, even if they're massively expensive. Has anyone seen any reviews for the pedals?

    I currently have the old Fanatec CSR pedals with the inversion kit and I was a bit surprised there was no high end inversion option.
     
  2. Jeremy Ford

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    These have just arrived out of nowhere so will take a little while to get reviewed. Substantially overpriced in my opinion. 140 just for the extra bracket. If you're going to spend 600 euro, then you may pay a bit more pick up the superior HE Pro pedals.
     
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  3. Boby Kim

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    Had a look at the pictures. To me the bracket looks very...unstable...
    As @Jeremy Ford says: go for HE
     
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  4. Turk

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    The frame doesn't look great, but it should be ok. It makes the pedal set look very big, my worry would be that it will be difficult to fit in a rig.
     
  5. Yapci

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    I think HE may have better quality and will last way more years...but this have some features like rumble, inverted, little bit cheaper and exchangeable springs that makes them interesting too.

    Anyway I would go HE way. I trust more in Niels service definitely.
     
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  6. Jeremy Ford

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    I upgraded to HE Pro's from ClubSport v3 a couple of weeks back so have a good feel of the differences.

    The regular V3's can't be beaten on price/performance, but these inverted V3's are terrible value for money. The HE Pro's are a lot better than the Clubsports which makes the invert clubsports pointless at this price. Drop the price by 100 euros and they'll be relevant.
     
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  7. Moxley6969

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    They priced themselves out of the pockets of Many guys. Despite them adding Tonnes of new parts to the Pedals (frame work/supports), It doesn't justify the price hike.

    And in reality they actually drove more business to HE due to this.....Tho Im sure Neil isn't going to complain. :whistling:
     
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  8. Jeremy Ford

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    If someone is serious about spending at this premium level for pedals they won't buy Fanatec, it would be a foolish mistake.

    What is also curious is the markup on the european prices over the US prices on the Fanatec website, for a European business they favor the US customers by quite a margin.
     
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  9. Turk

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    I was kind of tempted by them. I don't like the idea of switching to a non inverted pedal set. But I think I'd drop down to the standard V3s with the damper kit rather than spend more on the HE.
     
  10. Tim Meuris

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    I have the HE pro pedals. If I had to choose: same pedals again. Good product and excellent service. Had a mate visiting them this week: awesome and competent guys from HE he said.
     
  11. xahhax

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    I have received mine. One thing for sure, they are very solid. Nothing unstable about them.
     
  12. Chris James

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    Do you have them bolted down to anything?
     
  13. xahhax

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    I use a RSEAT RS1
     
  14. demetri

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    We don't have that ~20% VAT here in the US, that's why our prices are so much lower. European guys are being screwed by their socialist governments, not by Fanatec
     
  15. Jeremy Ford

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    Good point, I just ran a currency conversion and removed the 20% and it's not a lot more in Euros. Btw the EU isn't socialist, wealth and opportunities certainly aren't equally shared between the EU members. Look at the state Greece is in.
     
  16. Azure Flare

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    Even then, $500 for an inverted version of pedals you can get for $300 is too much. For that price, I'd much rather save up some more and get Heusinkveld Pro pedals.
     
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  17. demetri

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    You forgot to add $70 for the damper kit which is included with V3i. So, it is actually $500 vs $370, only $130 difference