Simucube ActivePedal Review: The Best Sim Racing Pedal Ever?

Discover our Simucube ActivePedal review. I put this premium sim racing pedal through its paces to see whether its performance and force feedback can justify its high price tag.

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The Simucube ActivePedal is a bit of a game-changer in its approach to how it works. It removes most of the mechanical components that a normal sim racing pedal needs to work, and replaces them all with an internal motor.

This approach lets the Simucube ActivePedal do some extraordinary things beyond what a traditional pedal can do. As well as performing the normal duties of a pedal, the internal motor can also produce force feedback effects which is something we haven’t really seen before in a sim racing pedal. Other brands have played with haptic feedback, but not to the extent at which the ActivePedal does.

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Over the past few months, we have spent a fair bit of time with the Simucube ActivePedal, along with the Simucube throttle and baseplate. During that time, we have been able to really test the pedal against other, more traditional pedals.

There is no getting away from the fact that the Simucube ActivePedal does cost a lot of money, a lot more than other sim racing pedals. However, in my review, I break down how the ActivePedal works, and whether it justifies its premium price tag.


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You can watch the video review below.


What is the Simucube ActivePedal and how much does it cost?

The Simucube ActivePedal is a single sim racing pedal that utilises an internal motor to generate force feedback and replace the traditional mechanical components of a pedal. The motor replaces any spring, elastomers or dampers from a normal pedal, and instead, replicates these sensations via its software.

The pedal can be used on its own as a brake pedal, which is where it really shines. Or you can pair multiple ActivePedals together to create either a two or three pedal configuration. You can use the ActivePedal as a throttle and a clutch and there are specific settings in the Simucube Tuner software to make the pedals feel realistic.

Below is an overview of the pedals that I am using in my review above. I have both the ActivePedal which I use as a brake pedal and the Simucube throttle. I also utilise the baseplate to mount both pedals to.

PedalsInfoPrice
Simucube ThrottleSimucube ThrottleLoad cell throttle€337 / $369
Simucube ActivePedalSimucube ActivePedalFFB brake pedal€2398/ $2299
Simucube PedalsSimucube PedalsComplete Pedal bundle€2928 / $2889

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Article written by Mjolnir

Mjolnir is one of the main setup creators and content writers for SimRacingSetups. He has had years of experience in sim racing, both competitively and casually. After a decade of sim racing experience, he co-founded SimRacingSetup.com to share his passion and knowledge of sim racing and Formula 1 with other sim racers.
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