When selecting sim racing pedals, the choice you make will have an enormous impact on your rig’s ability to simulate a real car. So, whether you’re looking for a way to add more realism to your cockpit or simply improve your lap times, making sure you go with a brand you can rely on is essential.
Currently, one of the most reliable sim racing product manufacturers when it comes to replicating the feel and feedback of real-life race cars with its designs is Asetek, a Danish company that focuses on revolutionary hardware. Therefore, if you’re upgrading your pedal set from an older model or building a racing cockpit from scratch, one pedal set worth serious consideration is the Asetek Forte brake and throttle.
The pedal set is plug-and-play ready, highly adjustable, and comes with a solid finish throughout, thanks to the use of CNC machine-cut black anodised aluminium. As a result, the footprint of the pedals remains compact, and the overall appearance is refined. Additionally, the pedals are accompanied by an intuitive software package – Asetek SimSports RaceHub – which keeps usability straightforward and set-up times to a minimum.
The set manages to deliver a sensation of real-life braking without being fully hydraulic, as the brake pedal utilises a mechanical load cell-powered cylinder (M.L.C.P.C.). This allows for up to 180kg of pedal force, giving you an incredibly realistic braking sensation and stiffness level. Furthermore, each adjustable element of the Forte sim racing pedals is colour-coded, allowing you to quickly tune into your preferred positioning and hardness levels and ensure simple installation.
The Asetek Forte brake and throttle sim racing pedals are also compatible with the Invicta Clutch System, and what’s more, the pedal plate for the Invicta Clutch System is included when you buy the Forte pedal set.
The Asetek Forte Sim Racing Pedals Brake and Throttle comes complete with:
- Forte Brake & Throttle pedal combo
- Safety brief
- Asetek SimSports sticker sheet
- USB Type-A to USB Type-C cable (2 meters)
- USB Type-C to USB Type-C cable (2 meters)
- M6x5 set screw (x2)
- M6x20 bolt (x4)
- M6 Slot nut (x4)
- Washer (x4)
- M6 Hex nut (x4)
- Allen Key, 3mm
- Allen key, 5mm
- Soft, Extra
- Medium, Preinstalled
- Hard, Extra
- Throttle Springs:
- Hard, Preinstalled
- Soft, Extra
What do I need to buy separately?
If you race with a gear shifter, complete your ultimate sim-racing experience by adding the Asetek Invicta Clutch System to your pedal set, which integrates seamlessly with the brake and throttle.
Q: Can I use the Asetek Forte Sim Racing Brake and Throttle Pedals on PlayStation or Xbox?
A: No. Unfortunately, this device is not compatible with any gaming consoles and is currently solely for PC users.
Q: Do I need to install any drivers to use the Asetek Forte Sim Racing Brake and Throttle Pedals?
A: Once you install Asetek SimSports RaceHub, all drivers will be installed automatically. You will need to download and install the Asetek SimSports RaceHub software
Q: This system is less expensive than the Invicta kit – why is that?
A: Forte uses a system called M.L.C.P.C. to replicate Hydraulic pedal feel, where the Invicta set has a system called T.H.O.R.P.E which is actually hydraulic. The best comparison might be the Heusinkveld Sprints vs the Ultimate+ – both sets are excellent but work slightly differently. We think the pricing of the Forte set is extremely competitive and that drivers will be impressed by the quality compared to similarly priced Fanatec equipment
Q: What are the dimensions?
A: Depth, width, and height: 457 mm x 212 mm x 256 mm and the system weights in at 3 kg – very heavy duty for the price!
Q: It says these pedals are built with sustainability in mind – what does that mean?
A: Asetek operate using sustainable manufacturing with 100% on-site re-use of their waste material
Q: How does the brake work?
A: There are 3 interchangeable elastomers for adjustment of hardness included with the kit, which combines with a physical stop and expansion chamber to mimic race car feel. The chamber prevents elastomer overload.
The initial touch hardness which mimics “perfect brake pad to brake disc distance” is manually adjustable.