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what I think are the top 5 racing wheels to race in 2021 F1 or other racing games.
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Before we start, I would like to say that this is my personal opinion from different wheels that I have ridden and
there are quite a few in the meantime. I don't want to recommend a wheel that I've never driven,
so for example I've never driven a Hori Apex so it can't be in my top 5.
Which wheels are in my top 5, let's start with
my number 5, the Logitech G29 or G290. The Logitech 29 and 290 are the same wheels,
only the G29 is for Playstation and PC and the G290 is for Xbox and PC. For the convenience of
this video, I am now calling this wheel the G29. The G29 is quite cheap for a racing wheel with
an amount of 250 euros. Further down my list we come across even cheaper wheels but the G29
is my number 5 on the list. This is because I find the force feedback and pedals of the G29 a bit
less than the other wheels. I get very little feeling from the pedals and the force feedback could
also be better for this price in my opinion. What is very nice about this steering wheel is
that it is super user-friendly. You plug the steering wheel into your console and your console picks it up
immediately. So it is literally plug and play and therefore a great wheel to race with.
In 4th place I have the Thrustmaster T150 or the TMX if you drive the Xbox. In my opinion, this is
the ideal wheel to start your racing career with. If you are still in doubt whether you like
to race with a steering wheel or at all if you want to make the switch to a steering wheel,
I recommend the T150. With an amount of around 200 euros, it is cheaper than the G29 and in
my opinion more value for money. Like the G29, it is also easy to use and plug and
play. Also with the Thrustmaster T150 you get a steering wheel, base and pedals and these
all work fine. I also started with the T150 myself, only after about 1.5 to 2 years you notice that the
pedals are running out and there is a good chance that they will break. You can then choose to go for the T150 or
TMX pro. This one is 30 euros more expensive and here the pedals are slightly firmer and simply better.
So in 4th place I have the T150 or TMX Pro. In third place I choose the Thrustmaster
T300. This is an upgrade of the T150 and can be found online for around 330 euros. The T300 is
more expensive but also gives better feedback so you can drive faster and more consistently. In
contrast to the previous 2 wheels, this handlebar also has belts instead of gears. I don't
want to make this video too technical but these belts ensure that you get better and clear force
feedback from your wheel and that your steering movements are also more accurate. This
wheel is therefore slightly more expensive, but the difference in quality is very noticeable.
Also, I think we are now at the point of using load cell pedals. What
exactly is a load cell pedal? With a load cell pedal you increase the amount of
braking force that you have to press on the pedal to slow down the car. This means that you
can brake with more feeling and accuracy with a load cell pedal and this ensures faster,
but above all more constant lap times, which of course makes you a lot faster in the race. With
the Thrustmaster T-LCM Pedals you can add this to your Thrustmaster T300.
nice addition is that you can race with different wheels on the T300. You can click
your steering wheel on and off. So if you want more of a Formula 1 racing wheel, you can buy it
separately and click it on the base of your T300. The Direct Drive series from Fanatec. In
my opinion this is one of the best wheel on the market right now. If we look purely at
the quality, I think it is even better than my number 1 who is coming soon. Why is
this in second place then? This is due to the high price of above 1100 euros for only the
base. This means that you don't have a steering wheel and pedals yet. Only 1100 euros for the
base. You can choose a steering wheel and click it on it, just like with the T300. At Fanatec
you have a huge selection for a steering wheel and the prices are very different, but what you
always have at Fanatec is quality. Finally, you can also choose your pedals and
I would personally go for the CSL Elite pedals from Fanatec. I think these pedals are very strong.
In terms of quality, durability and the feedback you get when accelerating and braking.
You can also choose load cell pedals for this. Fanatec will send you one extra pedal
and this will cost 140 euros, but you will also get pure quality for this.
In November and October a cheaper Direct Drive will be released by Fanatec around
300 euros. Of course I haven't driven with this one yet, but if it is as good
as the current direct drives then you can assume that this will be the best base on the market
in terms of price and quality ratio. Then we move on to the number 1 and in
my opinion that is the Fanatec CSL Elite F1 set. The Fanatec CSL Elite F1 set is in my
opinion the best wheel on the market in terms of price and quality. The only bad thing
is that this set is very difficult to obtain at the moment because they are no longer
made by Fanatec. So if you want to get this steering wheel it is important to see if you
can get it second-hand somewhere. If you want to buy this set new, it is an
investment between five and six hundred euros. And you're going to find that this set won't be
much cheaper second-hand , given Fanatec 's high quality and long shelf life
. So it will also be a big investment second-hand, but a good one because
unlike the direct drive, you get a whole set here. So: base, steering wheel and pedals.
The force feedback is really excellent and the pedals also work great because these are
the CSL Elite pedals that I also named above. You can also buy the loadcell
pedals for 140 euros and I can absolutely advise you to do that again.
This set is so good by the way that the Fanatec CSL Elite F1 Set has been
the official set used for F1 2020 Esports last year .
This are my top 5 racing wheels to currently use for F1 2021 or other racing games.
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