- They look incredibly smart
- Pedal face plates are top tier
- Very adjustable springs
- Adjustable load cell
- Easy mounting
- Can be removed and mounted individually
- Larger than ideal size
- Plastic mounting plate
- Clutch pedal essentially a second clutch
- No mounting screws included
What are the Logitech Pro Racing Pedals?
Logitech is re-entering the sim racing market after a couple of years of relative silence. And they’re trying to make a pretty big splash. They have just announced the Logitech Pro Racing Wheel and the Pro Racing Pedals.
Both of these products are distinctly separate from each other and aren’t purchasable in a single bundle. But they both come together to form Logitech’s new lineup of sim racing hardware.
You can probably guess from the Pro label in the name that both these pedals and the direct drive racing wheel mean business. In a departure from Logitech’s usual offering of budget-friendly sim racing hardware. These pro pedals are designed to compete with much higher-end hardware.
They feature a load-cell brake pedal, metal construction, hall effect sensors and as much customisation as you would ever need.
So, are these Logitech Pro Racing Pedals the new benchmark, and should you consider them?
How much do the Logitech Pro Racing Pedals cost?
Kicking things off, I’m going to jump into the cost, and it’s pretty spot on for where these pedals sit in amongst the competition. You can nab these in a full three-pedal format for $349 / €389.
- Logitech Pro Racing Pedals – $349 / €389 – Buy from here
That may seem pricey for a pedal set but that gets you a full three-pedal set, with a strong load-cell brake, and a lot of other features.
The design and build quality of the Logitech Pro Pedals
So let’s take a look at the design and performance, and see whether they justify that price tag.
Much like the Pro Racing Wheel, one of the first things I noticed about these Pro pedals was the size. They’re pretty large, but the majority of this excess size is in the footrest and the rear framework.
But other than the pedals being pretty elongated, they look incredibly smart. Logitech has nailed the aesthetics with these pedals. This is good, especially as I wasn’t entirely convinced by the appearance of the new Logitech Pro Racing Wheel.
While you do have a plastic frame, the entirety of each individual pedal is constructed from metal. This is where build quality really matters, as you’re going to be stomping on these pedals pretty hard, pretty often around a lap. So they need to be able to withstand some punishment.
Unlike some pedals that we’ve seen of late from other brands which take the approach of keeping the internals open to see. Logitech has encased each pedal in a nice solid frame. This approach hides away some of the bolts and internal workings, giving each pedal a much more streamlined look.
And I like this a lot. Each pedal looks classy thanks to the smooth case. And you can see just enough of the springs and mechanisms to reassure you of their ability.
Each pedal is finished in a really nice blue-black powder coat, and that extends to the pedal arm as well as the pedal body. And then adorning each pedal is a lovely face plate that rocks the same blue-black finish.
And if any company needed a lesson on how to design pedal plates, simply take a look at these. Each pedal plate looks idyllic. There are smoothly bevelled edges and rounded corners. And there is a good thickness to each plate, reassuring you that these pedals mean business.
And then I have to touch on the adjustability. Each pedal plate has a variety of mounting holes, with the brake and clutch having a whopping 12 individual holes. Behind each pedal plate is also a rubber spacer which opens up the mounting possibilities even more.
Simply put, if you can think of a way to mount these pedal plates, you can do it. There is so much adjustability.
And that is before you even get to the adjustments you can make to each pedal. I’ll start with the placement adjustments, as Logitech’s solution is pretty genius.
Rather than presenting a series of pre-drilled mounting holes for each pedal, Logitech has opted for a set of two grooves. These run the entire width of the pedal plate and allow you to position each pedal anywhere along it.
This gives you almost infinite control over the spacing between each pedal. The only limitation really is the width of the pedal plate. But if that is a factor, Logitech has also included the ability to remove the pedals from the pedal plate and individually mount each one to your rig.
And the final piece of the puzzle is the adjustments you can make to the springs and elastomers. You can tell Logitech has been in this business for a long time. They have included a set of 4 springs and 6 elastomers, each with different resistance.
You can then arrange those springs and elastomers behind each pedal to create your perfect resistance levels. It is incredibly refreshing to see small items like this included in the box, without having to purchase an additional extra piece of equipment.
And it is even more impressive when you realise just how easy it is to adjust the springs and elastomers. The rear of each pedal can be removed by simply pulling back on it and lifting it up. Then you can interchange the springs and elastomers without any tools.
This solution is pretty ingenious and requires very little effort. It may only be something you ever do once or twice until you find the perfect pedal feel, but it is much less daunting knowing it’s this easy!
You can also adjust the linearity curve of each pedal inside G Hub. Within this software, you can adjust the overall curve using a sensitivity slider for each pedal. This can increase the overall sensitivity at the start or the end of the pedals range.
Setting these to 50 will give you a true 1:1 output, while I like to set the sensitivity a little lower for the throttle, giving me more control in applying fine levels of throttle.
You can also adjust the braking force you need to apply to reach 100% pressure. This can be increased right up to 100kg, which trust me, requires a pretty strong left leg!
So with all of the adjustments discussed, I wanted to touch on how easy these pedals were to set up. When you pull these pedals out of the box they are pretty much ready to go.
Each pedal is connected to the other, meaning all you need to do is connect the USB cable from your pedals to your PC or wheel base, and mount them.
Despite the Pro Racing wheel coming with a table clamp, allowing you to think you can race with the wheel at your desk. I would highly suggest that you mount the Pro pedals in one way or another.
There are some gripping strips on the underside. But with a 100kg load cell brake, no matter what you put underneath the pedals, they’re going to move across your floor.
Underneath the pedals are a series of mounting holes, allowing you to mount these pedals to most sim rigs. One thing Logitech has dropped the ball on though is that there are no mounting screws included. This is always something I appreciate when unboxing a racing product, as it avoids having to pop to the local hardware store for some bolts.
For that reason, I had to mount the pedals from the top down, instead of the bottom up. I didn’t have screws short enough for these pedals, so went with the long screws I had with a wing nut securing them from underneath.
I used the slotted gaps through the middle of the pedals to secure them down, and this has held up incredibly well throughout my playtesting.
What they’re like to drive with
So now let’s take a look at what these Logitech Pro Racing pedals are like to race with.
The throttle and clutch pedal both use contactless hall effect sensors to measure the distance of travel with a spring at the rear to provide resistance. As I mentioned earlier, you can interchange the spring to vary the level of resistance for each pedal.
This allowed me to strengthen the throttle pedal a little, making it a touch firmer. With the new spring in place, the throttle pedal felt good. I adjusted the sensitivity a little in G Hub to give me more control at the start of the pedal travel.
This allowed me to apply more detailed inputs when trying to find traction out of slower corners.
One small comparison between these pedals and the ClubSport V3 pedals which are within a similar price range is that there is no rumble or vibration in these Pro pedals. Now that isn’t a big issue as not many sim racers would have raced with this vibration.
And when using the Pro Racing Wheel, the vibration that you receive through the wheel emulates real-world pedal vibration. You get some vibration in the steering wheel as tyres start to slip or when you lock a wheel. While this isn’t directly felt via the pedals, it is a decent substitute.
The Load-Cell Brake
The load cell brake pedal in these Pro pedals is probably the biggest draw. It offers a whopping 100kg of maximum pressure, although I did have to dial this down a little.
This is more than pretty much every other load cell brake pedal within this price range which is impressive. And this just further emphasises Logitech’s focus on these being a professional pedal set.
- Fanatec CSL Pedals – 60kg max pressure
- Moza SR-P Pedals – 75kg max pressure
- Fanatec ClubSport V3 – 90kg max pressure
- Thrustmaster T-LCM pedals – 100kg max pressure
- Logitech Pro Racing Pedals – 100kg max pressure
The advantage of a load cell over more standard brake methods found on Logitech’s older G923, is that braking force is measured rather than just distance. This allows you to increase your consistency by stamping on the brake pedal with the same level of force each lap.
This works really well with this pedal set up. There are a set of elastomers inside the brake assembly which dictate the amount of initial resistance. This can be changed in a very similar way to swapping out the springs on the throttle and clutch.
You can combine different elastomers together to find the right brake stiffness for your own personal liking. This will affect the first stage of braking. The second stage is the force applied to the load cell.
Simply put, the stronger the load cell, the harder you have to press on the brake to achieve 100% pressure. I got really comfortable racing with this brake pedal. The amount of travel felt just about right, and with a maximum pressure of around 40kg, I felt like I had nailed my brake set up.
The Clutch pedal
The clutch in essence is very similar to the throttle pedal. It utilises a spring, which again is interchangeable. You can lighten it or stiffen it to your own liking, but like many sim racing pedals, it doesn’t replicate a real-world clutch too well.
There is no sense of engagement as you change gear, and everything has to be done by in-game feel. It would be nice if sim racing brands addressed this and started producing clutches with their own unique way of interpreting that bite point. But so often they simply give you a second throttle pedal.
The saving grace with this clutch is the interchangeable spring and the ability to modify the linearity curve within G Hub. With this combination you can produce a pedal that feels OK to shift with.
Logitech Pro Racing Pedals compatibility
So jumping into the overall compatibility of these Logitech Pro pedals, and I have to say it’s good. Unlike Logitech pedals of yester-year, these pedals come with a simple USB cable. This allows you to connect them directly to your PC and use them as a stand alone pedal set.
This removes the need for the Pro Racing Wheel, meaning you can purchase and use these pedals completely independently of the racing wheel. On PC, you have complete control over the adjustments within G Hub allowing you to set up multiple pedal profiles for different games.
If you’re racing on console, you can use these pedals by connecting them straight into your wheel base. They then become fully compatible with your console of choice, and pretty much every racing game on your chosen console.
Conclusion – Should you buy these pedals?
These Logitech pedals, much like the Pro Racing Wheel offer something that Logitech has never been able to offer. These are a highly capable set of near professional level sim racing pedals.
The inclusion of technology such as hall effect sensors and load cells marks a significant change in approach for Logitech. I wouldn’t put these pedals up there with professional esports quality pedals, but they are still very impressive.
I think the price tag is just about justified considering the amount of flexibility on offer with the Pro pedals. And there is no denying that they can certainly stand on their own as a fantastic set of sim racing pedals.