Beginners often struggle to put their finger on what to buy first. We asked Random Callsign to talk about the best beginner wheels in 2021.
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“Which wheel and pedals should I get as my first?”. Many people have glaring questions about sim racing hardware, especially when they are on a beginner level. That’s why we brought in Random Callsign to tell you all about his preferred picks when it comes to the best beginner wheel and pedals for 2021.
The Old Reliable
For many racers, Logitech has been the gateway into sim racing. After producing reliable hardware for beginners for a long time now, the latest Logitech creation has certainly made fans excited. The G923 was released in August 2020 and has since found its way into many gaming caves across the world.
While the typical leather-look is has remained the same, a lot of button action has been added. With new rotary buttons many games like F1 and GT Sport have been made more accessible. The firm look and high-quality processing of the Logitech G923 make it a great start for any aspiring racer.
The pedals are nothing groundbreaking but proved to be solid. While there are many different options for pedals, the bundle of the G923 and the consisting pedals is a popular choice due to its compatibility. Certainly interesting is the retaining value the G923 and the pedal set offer. Both are good even after a bit of time.
The bitter rival
The Logitech products are not without alternatives, however. The Thrustmaster T150 and the accompanying pedal-set make a choice, though. While the overall quality of the T150 is inferior to the Logitech, the pedals are really what sets apart the Thrustmaster configuration.
The pedals are potentiometer based and therefore measure the way you use opposed to the force. They are often seen as a lesser form of brakes as they usually exist in the lower price spectrum of hardware. However, Thrustmaster has made their pedal set worthwhile. Good build quality and precise braking with the help of something that is called a ‘conical break mod’ beat out the Logitech pedals by a mile.
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