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If you're a sim racing enthusiast like us then you know the quality of your gear is everything when it comes to your racing experience, immersion and realism. So, if you want a sim racing set-up without compromise, you should take a serious look at the Asetek SimSports range of sim racing gear.
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If you haven't heard about Asetek yet, mate, you're missing out. They're the new big kahunas in the world of sim racing, having started out as PC cooling experts and now pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in the world of high-end sim racing gear. They've got an impressive lineup of direct drive wheelbases, sim racing wheels, pedals and accessories. Asetek has you covered no matter what you need.
But what makes Asetek SimSports stand out from the rest? We’ll get to that shortly. First, let’s dive into the history of Asetek SimSports.
- Asetek’s garage-to-stock-exchange success story
- Why choose Asetek SimSports?
- Let’s dive into the Asetek sim racing ecosystem
- Level up your sim racing game with Asetek SimSports
Asetek’s garage-to-stock-exchange success story
The story of Asetek SimSports is one of an audacious vision becoming a reality, demonstrating what can be achieved when passion meets innovation. This dynamic enterprise began as a humble project in a Danish garage and has evolved into a global leader in PC cooling innovation and now - sim racing products.
Founded in the year 2000, Asetek swiftly cemented its reputation as a pioneer in the gaming hardware sector. Their cutting-edge all-in-one liquid cooler for PCs became the industry standard, placing Asetek as the go-to OEM developer and producer for major PC gaming brands. The company's trailblazing spirit and relentless pursuit of excellence led to its successful public listing in 2013.
Fast forward to 2021, Asetek made a bold and strategic move, venturing into the burgeoning eSports equipment market. This venture demonstrated the company's knack for identifying trends and harnessing opportunities to further its innovative pursuits. The result? Asetek unveiled a stellar line of sim racing products, designed to provide sim racers with a breathtakingly immersive experience, akin to driving a real race car (or as close as you can get!).
Their first offering, Forte and Invicta sim racing pedals, set the bar high. These high-end sim racing pedals feature proprietary load cell and hydraulic technology, paired with ground-breaking RaceHub software. This state-of-the-art software solution empowers racers to make quick, easy adjustments and calibrations, ensuring an optimum racing experience at all times.
But Asetek didn't stop there. They’ve since introduced direct drive wheelbases, wheels and more!
Why choose Asetek SimSports?
First, it's all about quality. Each product in the Asetek SimSports range is engineered and designed in Denmark, with meticulous attention to detail, using top-grade materials.
Secondly, the versatility. The Asetek ecosystem offers a wide variety of options, from the range-topping Invicta series to the mid-level Forte range. Each line has unique features designed to meet different specific sim racing preferences, ensuring every sim racer finds their perfect fit.
Lastly, innovation. Asetek is at the cutting edge of sim racing technology, consistently pushing boundaries and setting new standards in the industry. For example, when crafting wheelbases the company teamed up with industry heavyweights Mige and purchased IP from Granite Devices, the company behind the much-loved Simucube brand of direct drive wheelbases.
Point is, when you choose Asetek SimSports, you’re choosing high-end, quality products that will last a lifetime.
Let’s dive into the Asetek sim racing ecosystem
Ready to dive head-first into the world of Asetek’s sim racing gear? You’re looking at an all-encompassing range, meticulously designed to offer an unparalleled racing experience. Let's pull back the curtain and get to know the stars of the Asetek line-up.
Smash those lap times with Asetek SimSports pedals
Let's start with the range of Asetek pedals. This isn't your run-of-the-mill hardware. These pedals give you unparalleled control, responsiveness, and that realistic feel we all crave.
Whether you're playing it cool on a straight or pushing it to the limit on a tricky corner, these sim racing pedals respond like a dream. But what gives Asetek pedals the edge? It's the sheer attention to detail, the innovative tech, and the stubborn refusal to compromise on quality.
From the Asetek Forte pedals, designed for those who crave a solid set of high-performing load cell pedals, to the top-end Asetek Invicta pedals that bring the thrilling realism of brake pedal hydraulics to your racing experience.
Both Forte and Invicta are available in the S series configuration where each pedal is its own module. This allows even more customisation as you can mount each pedal separately, to suit your specific tastes when it comes to pedal distance. Asetek Invicta S-Series and Asetek Forte S-Series feature the exact same class-beating technology as the standard pedal series.
Asetek Forte pedals
Ready to step up your game? Then you're ready for the Asetek Forte pedals. These aren't just pedals, they're your passport to the ultimate racing experience. Inspired by real-life racing and engineered with feedback from actual racers, the Forte pedals set a new benchmark for sim racing gear.
At the heart of the Forte pedals is the M.L.C.P.C.™ (Mechanical Load Cell Powered Cylinder). Now, this is no ordinary brake cylinder. This inhouse designed brake cylinder features an ability to withstand up to 180 kg of pedal force. And it delivers a brake experience so realistic, you'd be forgiven for thinking you were in a real race car.
The Forte pedals go above and beyond to offer that authentic race car feel. If you've been hunting for a race car brake pedal experience without going full hydraulic, this is it. You can adjust the brake pedal from soft to hard and it'll stay just as you like it. No degradation of hardness or feel over time, just consistent, reliable performance.
But it doesn't stop there. Forte pedals also offer the "hydraulic sensation" of a fully depressed brake pedal. The two-stage system, inspired by the Invicta hydraulic pedal set-up, gives you the power to pressure modulate and trail brake just like you would in a real car.
These sim pedals aren't just performance powerhouses, they're user-friendly too. All adjustable elements are coloured for easy identification, so you can get set up and ready to race in no time. Plus, with the Asetek SimSports RaceHub software, adjusting your pedal settings is a breeze.
Forte Pedals are all about letting you fine-tune your racing experience. Change the travel and hardness settings to match your preference and get ready to feel like a real race car driver.
And let's not forget – these sim pedals are made in Denmark. That's right, designed, engineered, and assembled in Denmark. The brake cylinder features a custom-designed load cell sensor that detects actual changes in force on the pedal face. So when we say these pedals give you a realistic brake experience, we really mean it.
Forte pedals are fully compatible with the Invicta clutch system. So, if you're ready to step up to three pedals, you’ve got that option.
- Industrial Danish design: Embrace racing with a touch of style! Forte load cell racing pedals flaunt an exquisite, minimalistic design
- Feature packed: From the all-black anodized aluminium pedal base and pedal arms to smooth, software adjustable pedal plates, every piece speaks of supreme craftsmanship. Customizable stops, travel settings, and RGB LED on the pedal base add a layer of personalization to your rig
- M.L.C.P.C. magic: Experience the thrill of a real race car with Asetek’s patent-pending Mechanical Load Cell Powered brake cylinder system. Offering up to 180kg of force, adjustable hardness, and a two-stage system, you'll feel every brake like never before
- Total throttle control: No more compromises on your throttle! With a 16-bit magnetic wireless hall TPS throttle position sensor, custom throttle curves, and adjustable pedal hardness, control becomes your second nature
- Endurance Guaranteed: Created for the long haul, Forte Pedals have been designed and tested to withstand over 1,000,000 activations
Asetek Invicta hydraulic pedals
The Asetek Invicta hydraulic pedals have been engineered with an authentic race car feel, durability, and ease of use in mind, ensuring that you get the most out of your sim racing experience.
Invicta hydraulic sim racing pedals feature the T.H.O.R.P.™ (Twin Hydraulic Opposing Rapid Pistons), an innovation from Asetek SimSports. This hydraulic brake cylinder provides an unrivalled driving experience that's as close to reality as it gets. With this hydraulic brake cylinder, you'll feel like you're really behind the wheel of a high-speed race car.
Designed, engineered, and assembled in Denmark, Invicta pedal arm with integrated long durability ball bearings and bronze bushing exemplifies the quality of Danish craftsmanship. Each pedal set also includes an automotive-grade pressure sensor in the hydraulic brake cylinder, bringing an unparalleled level of realism to your sim racing setup.
Invicta sim pedals aren't just about bringing realism to your game; they're also about improving your performance with the hydraulic brake cylinder. Quality pedals contribute MASSIVELY to your success on the track. Want to shave off a few tenths from your best lap times? The Invicta sim racing pedals with automotive-grade pressure sensor can help because you’ll have much greater control over your pedal performance, trail-brake like an expert and be able to modulate your brake input.
And there's more. Using the Asetek SimSports RaceHub software, you can unlock a host of advanced features for an even more immersive sim racing experience. The best part about Asetek Simsports Invicta pedals? You don't need to be a tech whiz to get the most out of these pedals. They're plug-and-play capable, so you can jump straight into the racing action.
- Superior Danish design: With its radical, minimalistic Danish design, Invicta pedals elevate your sim racing setup. Adjustable pedal stops, travel settings, and customizable RGB LED on the pedal base – it's all about crafting your ultimate racing experience.
- High-end tech innovation: Powered by Asetek's in-house electronics, Invicta pedals offer stunning 16-bit resolution, automotive-grade pressure sensors, and easy RaceHub software integration. Plus, save your unique calibration settings in the EPROM for seamless gaming across different simulators.
- Hydraulic brake system: Dive into real-race car feels with the patented T.H.O.R.P. hydraulic brake cylinder system. From adjustable mechanical features like hardness to an automotive-grade pressure sensor capable of handling up to 200 kg.
- Revolutionised throttle system: With a 16-bit magnetic wireless hall TPS throttle position sensor, no wear and zero maintenance custom throttle curves, Forte pedals bring you closer to the true dynamics of a race car. Adjustable pedal hardness and travel, plus an interchangeable spring, deliver a realistic throttle experience tailored to your style.
- Built for durability: Made in Denmark, the Invicta Pedals surpass any race car spec with a tested endurance of over 1,000,000 activations. Die-cast aluminium zero play pedal arm with integrated long durability ball bearings and bronze bushing is designed for up to 200 kg of force and a burst pressure of 700 kg ensures these pedals can take a beating and keep on delivering.
What’s the difference between Asetek Forte and Invicta pedals?
We’ve covered the Asetek Forte pedals and Asetek Invicta sim pedals in detail. Both sets are formidable contenders in the racing simulator world. But, what makes them different? And more importantly, which one is right for you? Let's break it down.
Firstly, let's talk about the technology behind the brake pedal in each model. Forte pedals operate with the Mechanical Load Cell Powered Cylinder (M.L.C.P.C), while Invicta pedals use a proprietary hydraulic system called T.H.O.R.P (Twin Hydraulic Opposing Rapid Pistons).
What does this mean? Well, both offer an impressive simulation of the resistance you'd feel in a real race car's brakes, but they achieve this in different ways. Forte pedals provide a solid feel and ‘two-stage’ brake feel as described previously, but the addition of hydraulics on the Invicta pedal series makes this two-stage brake feel far more realistic.
In terms of software, both pedals use Asetek’s custom RaceHub software, which allows for customization and advanced features to enhance your racing experience.
Asetek S Series pedals
Ever thought about the perfect placement of your pedals, tailored just for you? With Asetek S Series pedals you're getting precisely that - customization to the nth degree.
What sets the Asetek S Series pedals apart is their unique 'split' design. Unlike other pedal sets that are typically fixed onto a single pedal base, each pedal in the S Series is its own individual module. This means that the clutch, brake, and accelerator pedals can each be positioned separately. This design grants you the freedom to tweak foot or pedal position and refine the spacing between each pedal to suit your unique racing style and comfort.
Imagine your dream sim rig, designed down to the very last detail, including the exact spacing between your pedals. Maybe you prefer a wider stance to replicate that of a sports car, or perhaps you want your pedals closer together for quick footwork. Whatever your preference, the S Series allows you to create your own perfect pedal layout.
The key here is adaptability. No two beginner or experienced sim racers are alike. You have your own unique racing style, physical dimensions, and comfort preferences. Asetek recognizes these differences, and with the S Series pedals, they give you the power to adjust and optimise your sim rig to match your ultimate racecar brake pedal needs.
Besides the 'split' design, the Asetek S Series pedals still carry the signature high-quality construction and performance Asetek is renowned for. They’re available in both Forte and Invicta models. As with all Asetek pedals, they’re crafted with robust materials, and deliver an ultra-realistic driving experience that matches their high level of customizability.
Asetek Invicta clutch system
The Asetek clutch pedal employs a progressive spring mechanism to mimic the resistance and feel of a real-world car clutch. The Asetek clutch system also allows you to adjust the resistance to suit your driving style, giving you a personalised and authentic driving experience.
The Asetek clutch is compatible with both the Invicta and Forte pedal sets. You heard that right! Whether you've opted for the robust feel of the Forte pedals or the elite hydraulic Invicta setup, the Asetek clutch pedal module can enhance either, allowing you to tailor your sim racing experience to your personal style.
The Invicta clutch has been meticulously designed to emulate the feel of a real race car clutch. With a spring load that delivers a hard-hitting rebound, you'll get the sensation of true gear engagement, just as you would with the slave cylinder and clutch release bearing in a genuine race car. The sensation of a realistic bite point when shifting gears is where Asetek's ingenuity shines.
- Art meets performance: Crafted with a striking Danish design, the Asetek SimSports offers an easy to add Clutch Pedal to the Throttle & Brake combo is a testament to cutting-edge industrial aesthetics. Its vibrant orange adjustable features add a punch of colour to your SimSports setup.
- Effortless Maintenance: Equipped with a 16-bit magnetic wireless hall CPS, this clutch pedal with low mechanical wear and zero maintenance custom throttle curves lets you mimic perfect brake pad. Enjoy high-definition racing with zero interruptions.
- Unrivalled Durability: With a die-cast aluminium zero play pedal arm designed for up to 200 kg of force and a burst brake pressure of 700 kg, the clutch pedal is robust enough to endure the most intense of racing sessions.
- Personalised Settings: The clutch pedal comes with adjustable travel and stop settings, four mechanical pedal curve settings, and spring load adjustment, allowing you to customise your pedal to match your racing style.
- Advanced Calibration: The RaceHub software not only lets you calibrate the clutch but also sets the upper and lower deadzone and bite point, giving you precise control over every aspect of your racing experience.
Asetek SimSports direct drive wheelbases
So, you’ve taken a closer look at Asetek’s range of pedals, now let’s shift our focus upwards to another cornerstone of the Asetek SimSports ecosystem – the wheelbases. These aren't just some random hunks of metal and circuitry, folks. They are the nucleus of your sim racing setup, where the magic of direct drive technology blends with Asetek's attention to detail and commitment to quality.
Asetek wheelbases aren’t just impressive—they're awe-inspiring. Each wheelbase, whether it's the Asetek Invicta or the Asetek Forte, represents a landmark in sim racing gear. They take you right into the heart of the action, ensuring that every twist and turn on the track is felt in real-time with incredible force feedback and precision.
One of the key features of Asetek wheelbases is the direct drive technology. Ever wondered what it feels like to have a direct line to the action, where every movement of the wheel mirrors the action on the track? That's direct drive force feedback for you. By eliminating belts or gears, direct drive wheelbases provide unparalleled fidelity and responsiveness, giving you the power to feel every bit of the track beneath your digital tyres.
The story behind Asetek SimSports wheelbase technology
Developing this remarkable wheelbase technology wasn't a walk in the park. Asetek threw in the works, collaborating with Mige, a top-tier motor supplier for sim racing, and integrating IP from Granite Devices (the company behind the Simucube brand of direct drive wheelbases and accessories). After dedicating thousands of man-hours to ground-up development and rigorous testing, Asetek was ready to showcase their creation.
The soul of each Asetek SimSports wheelbase is a high-end, 22-bit encoder. Partnered with first-rate slipring and cutting-edge electronics, it delivers an unmatched sim racing experience. Cogging and lagging? They're banished to the annals of ancient history thanks to this setup.
The motor boasts incredible resolution. Each wheelbase offers a mind-boggling resolution of 0.000085 degrees. In layman's terms, that's nearly 4 million steps in a single wheel revolution! This sort of detail delivers a high-fidelity, force feedback experience that elevates sim racing to a whole new level.
You’re fully immersed in the experience, feeling even the subtlest track nuances through the wheelbase. Whether it's a tiny bump or a challenging curb, the Asetek wheelbase relays it with unerring precision.
As for build quality, Asetek takes no half measures. Each wheelbase, meticulously crafted from aluminium and steel, promises both durability and performance. It's clear that when you choose an Asetek SimSports wheelbase, you're opting for a sturdy, resilient piece of hardware designed to withstand the rigours of intense racing.
Durability? Check. Immersive feedback? Double-check. Compatibility? Triple check! Asetek wheelbases - combined with the Invicta quick release system - are designed to work with a variety of racing wheels, ensuring that your setup is as unique as your racing style. Add to that their sleek, compact design, and you have a wheelbase that not only performs exceptionally well but also looks the part in your racing rig.
Asetek Forte 18Nm direct drive wheelbase
The Forte 18Nm direct drive wheelbase doesn't just perform - it sings an aria of precision, durability, and engineering excellence. Ron Reviewt says it best: "The performance, force feedback, and directness are at the highest level and are transported directly to your hands via the perfect quick release." Who can argue with that?
As discussed above the Forte wheelbase, features a high-end 22-bit encoder, slipring, and primo electronics, banishing the spectre of cogging and lagging to ancient history.
But here's the real kicker: The Forte direct drive wheelbase gives you smooth, super responsive, and precise feedback. We're talking about feeling every bump, every linear curve in the road right in the palm of your hands. The Forte wheelbase boasts a resolution of 0.000085 degrees, or roughly 4,000,000 steps in just one revolution of the wheel! Talk about fine-tuning your racing experience!
Asetek SimSports wheelbases are for those who want a true high-fidelity driver experience without selling a kidney. And we're not just about performance. Oh no! We're all about durability too. Engineered, assembled, and tested in Denmark, Asetek wheelbases are built to last, letting you rack up lap after lap in your virtual racecar without a hitch.
- Awe-inspiring design: The Forte direct drive wheelbase stands as a testament to exquisite Danish design, combining elegance and functionality in an irresistible package.
- Direct drive advantage: Enjoy the pinnacle of force feedback technology with Direct Drive, providing unrivalled detail and realism that brings you closer than ever to the true trail brake feeling.
- Power and precision: With a peak torque of 18Nm and an incredibly precise encoder resolution of 0.000085 degrees, the Forte wheelbase offers the perfect balance of strength and sensitivity.
- Customise to conquer: With the Asetek SimSports RaceHub software, adjust everything from steering range and bump stop hardness, to overall force and damping. Create the ideal setup for any car, track, or condition with ease.
- Plug-and-play: Featuring a 5-port USB-C Hub and an Asetek SimSports Quick Release system, the Forte wheelbase ensures a seamless racing experience with quick and easy component swapping.
Asetek Invicta 27Nm direct drive wheelbase
Dubbed as offering the "best Force Feedback in terms of raw detail and communicating what the car is doing" by Will Ford from Boosted Media, the Invicta direct drive wheelbase has been crafted to bring unparalleled precision to your sim racing experience. Asetek embarked on the Invicta wheelbase project with a clear vision - to create the best sim racing wheelbase in the market, balancing superior performance with affordability.
Asetek’s collaboration with Mige, a leading motor supplier in the sim racing industry, and the incorporation of intellectual property from market leaders like Granite Devices, allowed the company to create a wheelbase that is not just an adapted industrial servo motor but a cutting-edge masterpiece designed from scratch.
The Invicta 27Nm direct drive wheelbase is a marvel of technical excellence with a high-end 22-bit encoder, slipring, and in-house developed electronics. This powerhouse promises an immersive driving experience, putting the woes of cogging and lagging firmly in the past. The choice of aluminium and steel for all critical parts ensures the longevity and reliability of Asetek wheelbases.
Experience the smooth, responsive, and precise feedback that Asetek SimSports wheelbases deliver. Feel every minute bump and curb on the road with unrivalled resolution of 0.000085 degrees or roughly 4,000,000 steps in a single revolution of the wheel.
- Exceptional design meets precision engineering: With an exquisite, radical, and minimalistic Danish design, the Asetek SimSports Invicta direct drive wheelbase is not just a device, but a revolution in sim racing aesthetics and performance. Made in Denmark, it reflects the pinnacle of European craftsmanship.
- Powerful force feedback: Experience peak torque of 27Nm (Max 40 seconds continuously) and a peak slew rate of 9.4 Nm/ms. This wheelbase offers force feedback that's as real as it gets, transporting you straight onto the race track.
- Superior encoder resolution: Immerse yourself in the game with a high-end encoder resolution of 22-bit / 0.000085 degrees / 4,000,000 steps. It allows you to feel every minute bump and corner, adding a layer of authenticity to your sim racing.
- Customizable RGB LEDs: The Asetek SimSports Invicta wheelbase boasts 6×25 programmable RGB LEDs, adjustable via Asetek SimSports RaceHub. Dim them, brighten them, or turn them off completely - it's your racing ambiance, your way.
- Calibrate in RaceHub: From setting up and saving profile presets to adjusting the steering range, bumpstop hardness, and bumpstop range, you can customise every bit of your racing experience. Adjust the Overall Force, Basic Damping, and Basic Smoothing to match your style, your car, your track, and your conditions.
Asetek SimSports wheels aren't just pieces of hardware - they're your ticket to an adrenaline-fueled, immersive world of sim racing.
Each Asetek wheel is meticulously designed with a blend of sophistication and robustness. The synergy of heavy-duty materials like carbon fibre, aluminium and steel ensures that each wheel is a champion of durability and performance. No matter the intensity of your race, Asetek's sturdy wheels stay resilient, ride after ride.
But a sim racing wheel is more than just its physical build. It's the nerve centre of your racing rig, the place where you, the driver, interact most with your virtual vehicle.
That's why Asetek has poured significant resources into developing wheels with extraordinary responsiveness and accuracy. With Asetek's wheels in your hands, you’ll feel every subtle nuance of the track beneath you. From the faintest whisper of a bump to the scream of a hard curb, it's all there at your fingertips.
The Asetek wheel range, much like their wheelbase counterparts, truly encapsulates the brand's relentless commitment to engineering excellence. They're the result of countless hours of rigorous testing and validation, done in partnership with market-leading vendors and industry professionals. It's this unwavering dedication to quality and performance that sets Asetek apart.
Whether you're a seasoned sim racer or just dipping your toes into this thrilling domain, Asetek wheels offer an unparalleled user experience. They're not just about delivering a product, but an entire experience – an immersive, high-fidelity journey that brings your virtual racing dreams to life.
Right now, there are two wheels in the Asetek range, but there’s more on the way. Let’s explore those two wheels below:
Asetek Forte formula wheel
The Asetek Forte Formula wheel is a high-end sim racing wheel that delivers superior performance, durability, and realism. It features a powerful direct drive motor, ergonomic design, and premium materials that ensure an immersive and satisfying racing experience.
The Asetek Forte wheel isn't just another piece of racing gear, it's a game-changer. Designed with the commitment to deliver a true-to-life driving experience, Asetek leaves no stone unturned in bringing you the very best in sim racing technology.
From the moment you hold the Forte wheel, you'll notice the difference. The sturdy build, the meticulous detail, the ergonomic design – everything screams quality. But the magic truly begins when you start your race. Its smooth operation, coupled with unparalleled precision, delivers a degree of control that feels almost surreal. It's responsive, it's intuitive, it's everything you'd want your racing wheel to be.
Whether it's navigating through tight corners or battling it out in high-speed straights, the Forte Wheel's feedback mechanism provides a tangible feel of the road. You won't just see the bumps and curves – you'll feel them. This immersion can be the difference between a good lap and a great one.
But what's truly remarkable about the Forte Wheel is its versatility. It doesn't matter if you're a pro racer or a weekend warrior, the Forte Formula wheel's comprehensive range of settings caters to all skill levels. With a little tweaking, you can make this wheel your own.
- Unparalleled Danish design: With an exquisite, radical, and minimalistic industrial design, the Asetek SimSports Forte Formula Wheel exudes sophistication and high-performance. Proudly made in Denmark, it marries cutting-edge design with state-of-the-art technology
- Total immersion with ARGB LEDs: Dive into the race with 49 total programmable ARGB LEDs, including Rev LEDs, Flag LEDs, and button ARGB LEDs. Experience the thrill of the track with every pulse and flash of colour
- Maximum control at your fingertips: With 12 push buttons, 2 two-way toggle switches, 2 seven-way funky switches, and 3 twelve-position rotary encoders, you hold full control. Plus, 6 thumb encoders and 2 contactless magnetic shifter paddles offer ultra-responsive feedback for an unmatched sim racing experience
- Crafted for performance and durability: The Forte Formula Wheel boasts a carbon fibre reinforced composite chassis with laser-etched forged carbon structure. It is paired with a 2mm woven carbon fibre front face, promising long-lasting performance and durability
- Customisable software features: Personalise your racing experience with custom button, switch, encoder, and paddle mapping. Take control of customizable Rev lights, Pitlane control, and Pit limiter. Enjoy intuitive features like night mode, LED start-up sequence, and auto connection detection.
Asetek La Prima wheel
The second wheel in the Asetek range is the La Prima Formula wheel. This wheel features a similar aesthetic and packs similar features to the Forte version (though it’s lacking some of those features such as funky switches and the neat carbon faceplate) however it’s the entry level wheel in the Asetek SimSports range.
This wheel is only available from the Asetek SimSports global store. So, unfortunately, stores like ours can’t get hands on it. Hopefully this changes in the not too distant future.
- Distinctive Danish design: The La Prima Formula steering wheel showcases the exquisite, radical, and minimalistic industrial design that is a signature of Danish craftsmanship. Made with pride in Denmark, it's a piece of high-performance tech art that exceeds any racecar specification brake system.
- Precise control with numerous features: With 12 push buttons, 2 seven-way Kinky switches, 3 twelve-position rotary encoders, and 2 thumb encoders, you're equipped for complete control. The addition of 2 contactless magnetic shifter paddles ensures precision and responsiveness in every race.
- Durable and high-quality construction: Boasting an injection moulded carbon fibre reinforced composite chassis with laser-etched forged carbon structure, and a 2mm woven carbon fibre front face, the La Prima wheel is both lightweight and incredibly durable.
- Versatile and future-proof: Easy-to-use, no-play quick release ensures stable data and power transmission, eliminating the need for cables, batteries, or wireless signals. With the option to upgrade to XL handles or to Forte specs at a later point, it's a wheel that grows with your racing needs.
- Customisable software experience: Tailor your racing with fully customizable settings - from button, switch, encoder, and paddle mapping to adjustable steering range and damping. Enjoy customizable Rev lights, pitlane control, night mode, and more.
Huge range of accessories
Asetek doesn't stop at the basics. The company also offers a range of accessories designed to enhance your racing experience, from quick-release systems to pedal upgrades.
Invicta quick release system
Race like a pro, switch like a pro! Say hello to the Asetek Invicta Quick Release, the perfect sidekick for your Asetek SimSports Wheelbase. Now, you're no longer tethered to one specific steering wheel.
The Invicta Quick Release Adapter is your ticket to an effortless wheel change. It's as easy as hitting a paddle - one press, and your wheel is free, ready to swap out for another. It's as simple as shifting gears, without the pit stop.
This sturdy adapter is an all-aluminium masterpiece that ensures a zero-play connection, offering you the stability you need when you're pushing the pedal to the metal. Plus, it comes with an optional USB connection, allowing you to hook your wheel directly to your Asetek SimSports Wheelbase through the quick release. Smooth, swift, and seamless.
And for those concerned about compatibility, worry no more. With its 6×70 mm and 2″ bolt patterns, the Invicta Quick Release is all about maximising compatibility. You get the flexibility to use your favourite steering wheel without a hitch.
Asetek's sturdy and adjustable wheelbase mounts ensure your wheelbase is securely fixed to your racing rig, providing stability even during intense racing sessions.
You see, it doesn't matter how powerful your wheelbase is or how fast your hands can shift gears if your mount isn't up to the task. That's where Asetek's range of wheelbase mounts come into play. These mounts are meticulously designed to offer supreme stability, precision, and flexibility. Crafted from high-grade materials, Asetek mounts ensure your wheelbase stays put, no matter how heated the race gets. Plus, they're easy to install, giving you more time on the tarmac and less fumbling with tools.
Here's the best part - Asetek wheelbase mounts are universally compatible, fitting perfectly with any extruded aluminium racing cockpit. That's right, you can attach your Asetek SimSports Wheelbase without a hitch.
Asetek offers a range of pedal upgrades, allowing you to customise and enhance your racing pedals for an even more tailored experience.
First up, meet the Asetek Elastomer Kit. This isn't your run-of-the-mill spring upgrade. This kit takes pedal feel to a new level. It uses high-tech elastomers, delivering a responsive and consistent feel under your foot, mirroring the feedback from a real racing car. No more spongy pedals, folks – say hello to true pedal precision.
The Asetek Long Travel Kit is next in line, and it's a game-changer. Designed to give you enhanced control and precision, this kit increases the pedal travel, providing an extended range of motion. With this, every nuance of your footwork translates directly into on-track performance. It's about giving you the edge when those milliseconds count.
The Asetek Firm Throttle Spring isn't just firmer; it's a beast, delivering a realistic resistance that'll take your speed control to a new level. Throttle modulation is crucial in racing, and with this upgrade, you're in full control. Nail those exits out of corners, and feel the adrenaline rush!
But what's great performance without comfort, right? Asetek pedal faces are engineered for just that. Made to fit your foot perfectly, these pedal faces offer optimal grip and comfort. Plus, they're adjustable, so you can find that sweet spot that suits your driving style. Trust us, your feet will thank you.
Steering wheel accessories
If you're a sim racer, you know that winning isn't just about speed. It's about precision, control, and seamless interaction with your racing rig. That's where Asetek's SimSports steering wheel accessories come into play - because every detail matters!
- Asetek add-on input paddles: Don't just take control. Take over! Whether it's perfecting those downshifts or maintaining your momentum through tricky corners, the add-on input paddles ensure you're always in command. Made with high-quality materials, these paddles give a satisfying tactile feedback that feels just right.
- Asetek clutch paddles: We get it, a perfect start can make or break your race. Asetek's Clutch Paddles are here to ensure you always get off the blocks like a pro. The clutch paddles offer adjustable bite-point control, allowing you to fine-tune your launches. Precision-engineered, they offer a realistic feel that's second to none.
- Asetek wheel wall mount: Because even when you're not racing, you deserve to bask in the glory of your gear. The Asetek wheel wall mount is not just about safe storage. It's a statement of your passion for sim racing. The sleek, sturdy design proudly displays your wheel, turning it into a conversation piece.
These are not just accessories, they're essential upgrades that amplify your racing experience. With Asetek's SimSports wheel accessories, every race is an exhilarating journey, every finish line is a triumphant moment. So go ahead, equip yourself with Asetek, and drive like you've never driven before.
Calibrate EVERYTHING with RaceHub
RaceHub is Asetek SimSports's revolutionary software that's redefining the sim racing landscape, taking what was once a game, and turning it into an immersive, high-octane racing experience.
RaceHub is akin to having your very own race engineer, right at your fingertips. This dynamic software offers you unprecedented control over your racing settings, allowing for precision tuning that matches every track, every car, and every style.
And the best part? RaceHub seamlessly integrates with all Asetek SimSports products. This means all your gear – from wheelbases to pedals – can be fine-tuned and managed from one centralised platform.
Let’s take a peek under the hood on what’s possible with RaceHub:
- Fine tune your pedals: Calibrate and adjust your brake throttle, brake, and clutch. Whether you're modifying mechanical pedal pressure or tweaking dead zones, this platform makes the process smooth, fast, and convenient. You'll spend less time adjusting and more time conquering the race track.
- EPROM magic: Say goodbye to the annoyance of constant recalibrations. RaceHub saves all your calibration and adjustments in the system's EPROM (Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory). This means every time you kick-start a new game, your preferred settings are ready and waiting.
- Unique pedal maps: RaceHub allows you to refine each pedal's responsive curve, helping you to create a pedal map that perfectly balances input and output. This personalised pedal map gives you an edge, enhancing your performance and driving experience.
- Personalised LED settings: RaceHub lets you play around with different LED settings, offering a wide palette of colours to illuminate your racing rig. Choose your favourite colour, adjust the brightness, and transform your setup. And if you prefer a more understated look, you can easily switch off the LED lighting.
- Wheelbase calibration: Depending on the type of race you're up against, you can seamlessly adjust every facet of the wheelbase to match your unique racing style. From the responsiveness of the wheel to the force feedback you receive, RaceHub ensures your racing setup is in perfect harmony with your racing aspirations.
- Personalise your wheel: With RaceHub, your racing wheel becomes a highly personalised tool in your racing arsenal. Offering the flexibility to customise 128 individual input options on the La Prima and Forte Formula Steering Wheel, it ensures that every button, switch, encoder, and paddle work in perfect harmony with your racing style.
Level up your sim racing game with Asetek SimSports
In the final lap of this deep dive into the innovative world of Asetek SimSports, one thing is clear - it's all about giving you the ultimate sim racing experience. The attention to detail, from hardware to software, is absolutely relentless. When it comes to pushing boundaries, Asetek is clearly on pole position.
Think about it. You've got this game-changing wheelbase technology, finely engineered to deliver a sense of realism that'll have you believing you're at Le Mans or Monaco. Not to mention, those robustly designed, ultra-responsive wheels and pedal upgrades, ensuring a feel and response that matches your precise needs. It's like your personal pit crew tweaking your racing machine for optimal performance.
Then you've got RaceHub, an absolute jewel in the Asetek crown. It's the mastermind software that allows you to calibrate and fine-tune each Asetek SimSports product to fit your exact needs. It's user-friendly, intuitive and gives you full control over your gear. RaceHub doesn't just provide a tool for customization; it offers a transformational user experience, personalising your equipment to match your unique racing style.
And that's not all. With Asetek, the evolution never stops. The team of engineers and designers is constantly innovating and designing new products to add to the ever-growing line-up, ensuring you'll always have the latest technology at your fingertips, keeping you a step ahead of the competition.
Frequently asked questions
How do I choose between Asetek's Forte and Invicta series?
Choosing between the Forte and Invicta series largely depends on your personal preference and racing style. If you prefer a hydraulic pedal feel, the Invicta series with its T.H.O.R.P. technology may be the best fit. If you prefer a load cell pedal feel, the Forte series with its M.L.C.P.C. technology might be the way to go.
What is T.H.O.R.P.™ (Twin Hydraulic Opposing Rapid Pistons)?
T.H.O.R.P.™ is a proprietary technology used in Asetek's Invicta series pedals. It employs two hydraulic pistons to replicate the sensation of real-world race car pedals and to mimic perfect brake pad experience . This technology offers exceptional pedal feel, allowing racers to have precise control over their vehicle.
What is M.L.C.P.C. (Mechanical Load Cell Powered Cylinder)?
M.L.C.P.C. is a feature exclusive to Asetek's Forte series pedals. It's a mechanical system that employs a load cell to simulate the resistance and feedback found in actual car pedals. This technology ensures accurate pedal modulation, providing racers with a high level of control.
Can I customise my Asetek SimSports gear?
Yes, Asetek offers a variety of accessories and upgrades that you can use to customise your gear. From pedal upgrades to wheel accessories, you can make your Asetek gear truly your own. Then there’s RaceHub software that allows you to tune and calibrate all your Asetek SimSports products.
What is the benefit of using a direct drive wheelbase?
Direct drive wheelbases offer superior force feedback and precision compared to traditional belt or gear-driven systems. This means you get a more realistic and immersive racing experience.
What makes Asetek SimSports wheelbase technology stand out from the rest?
Asetek's wheelbase technology is a result of extensive research and development, including partnerships with industry leaders like Mige and Granite Devices (the manufacturer of Simucube wheelbases and accessories). Asetek wheelbases feature high-end 22-bit encoders, sliprings, high-end motors and electronics that provide a smooth, responsive, and precise driving experience, eliminating issues such as cogging and lagging.
Can I use my favourite steering wheel with the Asetek SimSports wheelbase?
Yes, Asetek SimSports offers the Invicta quick release adapter that allows you to use any steering wheel of your preference with and Asetek wheelbases. This feature makes it easier to switch between different steering wheels according to your needs.
What are the benefits of the Asetek pedal upgrades?
Asetek offers several brake pedal upgrades, including the Elastomer Kit, Long Travel Kit, and Firm Brake Throttle Spring. These upgrades allow you to customise the feel and response of the pedals to match your racing style, ensuring better control and performance.
How does the RaceHub software enhance my sim racing experience?
RaceHub is a powerful software tool designed by Asetek that lets you calibrate and fine-tune your Asetek SimSports products to fit your exact needs. It comes with an extensive feature set for calibrating your pedal arms, steering wheel, or wheelbase, and it is designed to be user-friendly, allowing you to spend more time racing and less time troubleshooting.
What is the benefit of the Invicta Quick Release Adapter?
The Invicta Quick Release Adapter allows you to quickly and easily change steering wheels. It's a sturdy, zero-play, all-aluminium quick release with multiple shaft lengths and an optional USB connection, meaning you can connect your wheel directly to your Asetek SimSports Wheelbase.
Can I customise the LED settings on my Asetek SimSports products?
Yes, with RaceHub, you can play around with different LED settings to match your racing setup at home. You can pick your favourite colour or even turn it off if you prefer.
What is the benefit of the individual pedal calibration feature in RaceHub?
This feature allows you to easily calibrate and adjust your brake throttle, brake, and clutch in a matter of seconds, changing the pedal pressure or dead zones to your liking. All calibrations and adjustments will automatically be saved, saving you time when you start a new game.
How can I benefit from the wheelbase mounts offered by Asetek?
Asetek's wheelbase mounts, including the front and side mount kits, provide a solid and secure mounting solution for your wheelbase. These mounts ensure optimal performance by reducing unwanted movement, giving you more control during your racing sessions.
Can I customise the buttons and paddles on the Asetek wheels?
Yes, with RaceHub, you can customise up to 128 individual input options on the Asetek wheels, allowing you to take control of your racing experience like a true champion.
Does Asetek offer accessories for their sim racing products?
Yes, Asetek offers a wide range of accessories for their SimSports products, including add-on input paddles, clutch paddles, wheel wall mounts, quick-release adapters, adjustable pedal upgrades, and much more. These accessories allow you to personalise and enhance your sim racing setup.
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