- Full metal construction
- High build quality
- Great two-stage brake pedal
- Load-cell is fantastic
- Easy mounting
- Plug and play
- Not compatible with any console
- No direct link from pedals to wheel base
- Pedals rock if only mounted at the front
- Clutch is exactly same as throttle
What are the Moza SR-P Pedals?
Moza Racing has been on a full-on offensive recently, releasing new sim racing products in very quick succession. We’ve seen the CR-P Pedals, Moza’s premium pedal set. And now we have the SR-P Pedals, which are the CR-P’s smaller sibling.
They’re designed to bring you a complete three-pedal set with a load-cell brake pedal for a relatively budget price point.
How much do the SR-P Pedals cost?
And that budget price point sits under £200 or around $220. Well, that is the cost for the complete three-pedal set. But the SR-P Pedals are available in a two-pedal format if you don’t need an additional clutch pedal.
- Moza SR-P Pedals (two-pedals only) – £169 – Buy from here
- Moza SR-P Pedals (three-pedal set) – £199 – Buy from here
- Moza SR-P Clutch kit – £37.90 – Buy from here
In the two-pedal set, you get both the load-cell brake pedal and the throttle pedal. This gives you everything you need to go racing. If like me, you primarily race F1 cars or GT cars, you may never need the additional clutch pedal.
Unlike budget pedal kits from brands like Fanatec which offer a standard two-pedal set without a load-cell, meaning you have to upgrade to a third pedal to receive a load-cell brake.
These Moza pedals flip that on its head. Instead, Moza offers you the load-cell brake as standard in the two-pedal set, with a cheaper clutch pedal as an optional purchase.
This change of approach does mean that the non-load-cell two-pedal Fanatec CSL set is substantially cheaper than the two-pedal Moza SR-P pedals. But I would never really recommend the two-pedal Fanatec CSL set to anyone, as the real performance is in the load-cell brake.
Overall, I like this pricing approach from Moza.
The design and build quality of the Moza SR-P Pedals
Now I often find myself saying the same thing when I start to review a Moza product of late. And that is that this product looks eerily similar to another sim racing product that already exists.
The Moza R9 wheel base that I reviewed earlier this year was very similar to the Fanatec CSL DD wheel base. It offered similar performance for a similar price all built into a similar-looking product.
And these SR-P Pedals are a continuation of that story. Fanatec released their CSL Pedals at the beginning of 2022, and I have to say they were very good. Check out our review for a more in-depth look at the CSL Pedals.
And now, a few months later, Moza has released the SR-P Pedals. Again, they look very similar to the CSL Pedals, even to the extent of using an almost carbon copy of the pedal plate, and mounting design.
They’re priced at almost the exact same price and they feature a load-cell sensor rated at just a little bit higher than Fanatec’s. But one key difference to note is that they perform very differently to the CSL Pedals. And I’ll touch on that more a little later in this review.
But back to the design first. When I first unboxed the SR-P Pedals, my initial impressions were very good. Almost the entire pedal set utilises a high-quality steel construction.
The pedal arms, the footrest and the face plates are all constructed from metal. And that gives these pedals a really high-quality look and feel. This is a trend that I have noticed with Moza products. The value for money you get from Moza is second to none.
Check out my review of the CS Steering Wheel. That was an incredibly similar story, with extremely high-quality materials used throughout.
But back to these pedals, each pedal comes individually packaged, requiring you to undertake a little construction to set them up. Each pedal slots into the footrest with just four screws, meaning you certainly won’t require an A level in construction to assemble them.
It took me around 3 or 4 minutes to fully assemble the three-pedal set. And the beauty of this approach is that you get a lot of free reign over the positioning of these pedals.
There are 11 pre-drilled holes allowing you to mount the pedals in a wide variety of positions. You can butt them up close to each other or space them evenly or wider apart. Finding a comfortable pedal position is really easy.
And the customisation doesn’t stop there.
You can also adjust the height of the pedal plates themselves, lowering or raising them up and down the pedal arm.
And finally, you can switch out the spring and damper behind the load cell pedal to one that is stiffer or softer to suit your driving style.
Although I don’t think the additional spring and damper pieces are included in the box anymore. Or they certainly weren’t in mine, so I’ve been unable to test the varying levels of spring stiffness.
One thing you do have to note is that you need to connect each pedal individually to the main control box which is located in the throttle. This is easily done via the included RJ12 cables, and the cable can be threaded nicely through a small hole in the underside of each pedal.
The pedals then connect to your PC via a supplied USB data cable. And this also goes into the side of the throttle pedal. But in my infinite wisdom, I got a little carried away and mounted the pedals straight to my rig before connecting this USB cable.
This resulted in it being almost impossible to connect the USB cable to the pedals while mounted. Instead, I had to unmount the pedals, connect the USB cable and then re-mount them. So a quick tip there. Don’t be a fool like me and mount the pedals before connecting all of the cables! Lesson learnt!
Touching on the mounting a little bit. The SR-P Pedals do come with a variety of screws to help you mount your pedals to your rig. And the pedals themselves do also feature a rubber grip for hard floors.
But if you are thinking of using these pedals unmounted on your floor, don’t. Simply, don’t even try. The pedal itself is pretty stiff meaning your pedals will be moving all over the place if they aren’t mounted.
Mounting was pretty easy but does require you to get on the floor and underneath your rig. There are two mounting holes in the footrest where two M6 screws can be attached. This is your number one method of mounting.
However, to secure the pedals down I also mounted them at the rear of the pedals. And you’ll want to do this because if you mount them only at the front, the pedals will rock ever so slightly back and forth as you use them.
There is a single mounting hole at the back of each pedal allowing you to use an M8 screw to secure the pedals to your rig.
However, for some strange unknown reason, Moza hasn’t included any nuts to actually connect to the screw. This would have required a trip to the local hardware store if I didn’t already have some laying around.
But once you have at least three or four screws attaching these pedals to your rig, they certainly aren’t moving anywhere.
What they’re like to drive with
So now let’s take a look at what these pedals are like to race with.
Starting with the throttle, well the throttle and the clutch pedal actually, as both of these pedals are identical other than the faceplate. And I have only good things to say about it really.
Applying the throttle is really smooth, with a good amount of resistance allowing for precision control.
And despite not really liking the way the throttle pedal plate looks because I’m just not a fan of the long throttle face plate design. It actually works really nicely in practice allowing for your right foot to smoothly slide over the plate as you apply more pressure.
Combined with the adjustability that is available in Moza’s Pit House software that comes with these pedals. You can adjust the exact input curve of the pedals. This means you can have a completely linear throttle, or you can create extra falloff at the start or end of the pedal travel.
I played around with this a fair bit and found that an S-shaped input curve was ideal as it allowed for a little extra control at slower speeds.
The Load-Cell Brake
Moving on to the load cell brake pedal, which let’s be honest is the main attraction with this pedal set. You get a sensor capable of up to 75kg of pressure, which is more than on the Fanatec CSL pedals, and less than the Thrustmaster T-LCM pedals.
- Fanatec CSL Pedals – 60kg max pressure
- Moza SR-P Pedals – 75kg max pressure
- Thrustmaster T-LCM pedals – 100kg max pressure
Despite being beaten out by the Thrustmaster equivalent, the load-cell in these SR-P pedals is more than strong enough to provide good consistent braking. And that is the true benefit of a load-cell when compared to other pedals that use technology such as potentiometers.
A load-cell will always allow for more consistency by reading your input pressure rather than simply measuring angle or distance.
And one area where these pedals help you achieve that consistency is in the two-stage brake pedal design.
Behind the brake pedal, you’ll find both a spring and a much stiffer damping block. This allows for relatively easy movement of the brake pedal at the start of its travel. But when braking hard, you will hit the secondary damping block which gives the pedal a lot of firmness.
The damping block slows down your pedal travel allowing you to focus on consistently applying the same amount of force every lap.
I really like this approach, especially compared to the brake pedal on the Fanatec CSL pedals. With the Fanatec load cell pedal found in the CSL set, the brake is extremely firm. In fact, it barely moves at all when you apply full pressure. This, to me, feels strange, as a brake pedal in a real car does have some travel.
This is why I much prefer the approach Moza has taken with their brake design.
The lighter spring allows for good control during light braking scenarios, allowing you to really play with your brake input and trail braking. Then the firm damper gives you that stiffness that allows for consistency when braking heavily.
The Clutch pedal
Moving onto the clutch pedal. This is possibly the weakest part of this whole pedal set, which is why I’m glad that the clutch pedal is an optional extra.
Being identical to the throttle pedal in its throw and action surely does save some cost during manufacturing. However, it doesn’t allow this pedal to feel like a realistic clutch.
There is no degradation or simulation of a bite point that you’d find in a clutch in any real car. And this is slightly disappointing at this price range. I mean the clutch does work perfectly fine, especially when shifting gears at high speeds. However, when using it to pull away from a standing start, there is no real “feel” in the pedal.
Moza SR-P Pedals compatibility
So let’s move on and look at compatibility, and this is one area where other sim racing manufacturers still have Moza beaten. These pedals, as with all Moza products up until now are only PC compatible.
And while some wheelbase may be released in the future that do work with Xbox and PlayStation consoles, unfortunately, these pedals will never be able to do so. And that is because of the USB-only connectivity. There isn’t a way of connecting these pedals directly to your wheel base, ruling out future console compatibility.
However, the good news is. Because these pedals do connect directly to your PC via USB, you can use them with any other sim racing product you fancy.
If you want to purchase these independently of other Moza products, you can. This gives you a good way to get into the Moza ecosystem, without having to fully commit to Moza wheels and wheel bases.
Conclusion – Should you buy these pedals?
With everything said and done, would I recommend the Moza Racing SR-P Pedals? And I do have to say yes.
At this price range, I would say these pedals run very closely in terms of design and performance to the Fanatec equivalent. And I do prefer the brake pedal of these SR-P pedals.
In terms of Thrustmaster’s offering at this price point, they have the T-LCM pedals with the stronger load-cell brake. However, those pedals lack a lot of the grown-up design found in the SR-P pedals, and they also lack in terms of adjustability and customisation resulting in them coming in third place in the budget load-cell market.
Hopefully, in the future, Moza will look seriously at console compatibility as that is a huge market that is perfect for sim racing products at this price point.
But if you are looking for a decent load-cell pedal set at this price point, you can’t go wrong with the SR-Ps.