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Are you an avid sim racer and looking for new sim racing pedals with the perfect combination of realism and control for your racing simulator? Look no further! In this comprehensive article, we will discuss the extraordinary features of the Heusinkveld Sprint Pedals explore, a pioneering pedal set in the world of sim racing.

In this article, we will delve into the world of Heusinkveld Sprint Pedals and explore whether these sim sprint pedals are really worth investing in. If you are looking for unmatched realism, durability and precision in your racing setup, read on to find out why Heusinkveld Sprint Pedals could be perfect for you and why these pedals are an absolute top choice even in 2024!

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Heusinkveld Engineering

Before we delve deeper into the Heusinkveld Sprint pedals, let's take a look at some background information. Which company is behind these immensely popular simulation racing pedals? Heusinkveld Engineering is a Dutch manufacturer of high-performance simulation hardware for racing games and professional racing simulators. Founded by Niels Heusinkveld, the company began as a one-man business but quickly grew into a renowned player in the simulation industry and has revolutionised the sim racing world since its inception.

What Are Heusinkveld Sprint Pedals?

Heusinkveld is undoubtedly one of the most renowned manufacturers of race car pedals on the market. Heusinkveld's pedals have an undeniable appeal that perfectly suits both the demanding professional and the passionate consumer. With their powerful look and unrivalled performance, these pedals are a real eye-catcher and make any racing setup stand out.

Heusinkveld Sprint Pedals are a high-end accessory for sim racing, designed to provide users with an authentic and immersive racing experience. They are precision-engineered to mimic the feel of real racing pedals and are compatible with a wide range of sim racing platforms. Whether you are a casual gamer or a professional sim racer, Heusinkveld Sprint Pedals offer the ultimate control and precision to enhance your performance on the virtual track.

Superior build quality and streamlined design

It is clear that Heusinkveld pays great attention to the craftsmanship of their products. Made from high-quality materials, these pedals are not only durable, but also offer a smooth and responsive experience. Whether you are a professional driver or just an enthusiastic gamer, these pedals are designed to last, so you can use them with confidence during every race.

It's not just the impressive performance that makes Heusinkveld pedals so popular. The sleek and modern design adds a touch of elegance to any simulation setup. With their sleek design and high-quality finish, these pedals perfectly match other racing accessories and take the look of your setup to the next level.

Unrivalled realism and control

One of the most striking features of the Heusinkveld pedals is their unparalleled realism. They are designed with attention to detail, providing a lifelike race car experience. The feel of the pedals under your feet and the smooth response with every movement are unrivalled. This realistic experience not only takes your performance to the next level, but also ensures you are fully immersed in the virtual racing world.

The Heusinkveld Sprint pedals feature an advanced load cell brake pedal, providing an incredibly realistic and progressive braking feel. With the ability to mimic the exact pressure-sensitive braking actions of a real race car, you have unparalleled control over your braking manoeuvres, allowing you to take every corner with precision.

Smooth and Adjustable Acceleration

Equipped with a highly responsive throttle pedal, the Heusinkveld Sprint pedals deliver smooth and linear throttle input. The sensitivity of the accelerator pedal can be easily adjusted to suit your driving style, making it ideal for long-distance racing or fast sprints on the track.

Precision Engineering for Sustainability

Built to last, the Heusinkveld Sprint pedals are made of high-quality materials and use precision engineering. The robust design ensures that these pedals can withstand the intensity of intense racing, so you can rely on their performance for years to come.

Perfect Ergonomics and Adaptability

Every racer is different, and Heusinkveld understands that all too well. The Sprint pedals come with adjustable pedal surfaces, allowing you to tailor the setup to your comfort and preference. You can also effortlessly switch between pedal surfaces to match different driving styles and adapt to different cars in your simracing collection.

How much do the Heusinkveld Sprint Pedals cost?

The Heusinkveld Sprint Pedals start from €649 for a two-pedal set and go up to €769 for a full three-piece set, excluding taxes and shipping. The full quote is as follows:

  • Heusinkveld Sprint Pedals (one pedal: clutch) / € 159
  • Heusinkveld Sprint Pedals (two pedals: brake pedal and accelerator pedal) / € 649
  • Heusinkveld Sprint Pedals (three pedals: clutch, brake and accelerator) / €769

When investing in sim racing equipment, finding the right balance between price and performance is crucial. Heusinkveld Sprint Pedals may tend towards the higher price spectrum, but the performance they offer is second to none. If you are serious about sim racing and looking for the highest realism and precision, the investment is undoubtedly worth it.

  • 1 Pedal
    Heusinkveld Sprint 1 pedal

    Heusinkveld Sprint Pedals (1 pedal)

  • 2 Pedals
    Heusinkveld Sprint 2 pedals

    Heusinkveld Sprint Pedals (2 pedals)

  • 3 Pedals
    Heusinkveld Sprint 3 pedals

    Heusinkveld Sprint Pedals (3pedals)

Compatibility Heusinkveld Sprint Pedals

Heusinkveld Sprint Pedals are supported on PCs running Windows 10 or newer. Heusinkveld Sprint Pedals are designed to work seamlessly with a wide range of simulation games, including all popular titles such as iRacing, Assetto Corsa and rFactor.

Heusinkveld products are unfortunately incompatible with Linux or consoles such as Xbox or Playstation. This is unfortunate, but understandable since you won't be able to use the SmartControl software then. The pedals are pre-calibrated and ready to use (plug-and-play). If you want to use SmartControl to recalibrate or adjust certain pedal settings, you need to be running Windows 10 or a newer version.

Installation of the Heusinkveld Sprint Pedals

Installing Heusinkveld Sprint pedals is a simple process that takes just a few minutes. Follow this step-by-step guide for a hassle-free installation of your Heusinkveld Sprint pedals or check out Heusinkveld's installation video below.

Materials needed:

  1. Heusinkveld Sprint Pedals
  2. Supplied mon1TP3Materials
  3. A suitable racing simulator setup

Step 1: Mount the brake pedal on the base plate

Start by mounting the brake pedal on the base plate. Take the brake pedal and place it firmly on the designated opening on the base plate. Use the montagematerials provided, mostly screws, to securely attach the brake pedal to the base. Make sure the pedal is firmly fixed to ensure stability during use.

Step 2: Attach the accelerator and clutch pedal

Next, attach the accelerator pedal and clutch pedal in the same way as the brake pedal. Position each pedal correctly on the base plate and use the screws provided to secure them firmly. After attaching all the pedals, check that they are properly aligned and that there is enough space between each pedal for comfortable use.

Step 3: Connect the pedals to the race simulator setup

Now that you have firmly attached the pedals to the base plate, it's time to connect and mount them to your racing simulator. Depending on the type of racing simulator you use, the connections may vary. Follow the instructions to connect the pedals correctly. Make sure all cables are securely connected and that there are no loose connections.

In most cases, you will need to connect pedals to supplied the mounting plate of your simulator. Mounting the pedals on my Sim Lab P1-X chassis unfortunately did not go without a hitch. Indeed, this proved impossible without the Pedal Slider Baseplate by Sim Lab to be purchased. However, this extra required purchase is worth it, as it makes installing the pedals on your Sim Lab P1 rig smooth and sturdy.

Step 4: Calibrate the pedals

Before you start racing, it is essential to calibrate the pedals for an accurate and optimal racing experience. You do this with the SmartControl software. You will find more information on that later in this article. Most racing simulators have a calibration option that allows you to set the pedals to your personal preferences.

Follow your racing simulator's calibration instructions to set the brake, accelerator and clutch pedals to your liking. Make sure all pedals respond smoothly and accurately before you start racing.

Step 5: Test your new Heusinkveld Sprint Pedals

Now that you have completed the installation and calibration, it's time to test your new Heusinkveld Sprint pedals! Start your racing simulator and take to the track to experience how these high-quality pedals take your driving experience to the next level.

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Heusinkveld SmartControl

The Heusinkveld Sprint Pedals come with a powerful configuration tool that allows you to set up your pedals in ways not possible before: Heusinkveld SmartControl. Working together with brand-new electronics, SmartControl makes it possible to instantly adjust the allocation of (non-linear) pedal output curves, pedal death zones and brake pedal force.

The software provides a user-friendly interface that allows users to adjust the sensitivity, resistance and other parameters of their racing equipment according to their personal preferences and simulation needs. Your Heusinkveld Sprint Pedals are already pre-calibrated during assembly and can be used as a plug-and-play device. All adjustments in Smart Control can be made without having to recalibrate the pedals.

Profiles

SmartControl supports an unlimited number of profiles. Saving and loading a profile is done with just a few mouse clicks. These adjustments can be made without recalibrating the pedals. All settings can be stored in profiles, which can be reloaded with just a few mouse clicks.

This allows you to easily switch between different configurations for different racing games and seamlessly switch to the right settings depending on the type of race car and track they use. Whether you play iRacing, Assetto Corsa Competizione or another popular simulation game plays, you can be sure this system will integrate seamlessly into your setup.

heusinkveld smartcontrol

Assigning pedal output curves

A key feature of SmartControl is the ability to set custom signal output maps per pedal. Traditionally, race simulator pedal output had a one-to-one sensitivity to the pedal input. With SmartControl, you can assign non-linear output curves using 5 zones (six input parameters). This gives you complete freedom to set your own shapes.

Dead zones and brake force adjustment

SmartControl offers quick and easy adjustment of pedal death zones. The effect of these adjustments can be seen visually and in real time. Moreover, the required brake force to get 100% brake output in your simulator can be set in just a few mouse clicks.

Heusinkveld Sim Pedals Sprint: Three Pedals Explained Closer

Every tenth of a second counts! That's why the Heusinkveld Sim Pedals Sprint were designed with just one goal in mind: to give you ultimate control over your virtual race car. Whether you are a passionate sim racer looking for millisecond precision or a competitive driver dreaming of consistency, these pedals deliver impressive performance time after time.

Alle drie de pedalen gebruiken een Load Cell en voelen – eerlijk is eerlijk – fantastisch aan. We behandelen nu kort de drie verschillende soorten pedalen en gaan daarbij iets dieper in op de technische specificaties en eigenschappen van de pedalen. Voor de echte geeks dus 🙂

Heusinkveld Sprint Pedals - Accelerator

The Heusinkveld Sprint Pedals' accelerator pedal offers a smooth, precise and highly customisable experience, giving you excellent control over any race car. With five adjustable pedal travel modes, an adjustable pedal force curve, spring preload, pedal angle and pedal height, you can adjust the throttle pedal exactly to your liking. The graphs below show the effect of the force curve (left) and spring preload adjustments (right).

Heusinkveld Sprint Pedals - Brake pedal

The dual-stage braking system consists of an adjustable initial coil spring, which simulates the gap between the brake pads and the disc, and progressive rubber springs. Pedal firmness can be adjusted by choosing from 6 different rubber stack heights. The pedal angle and pedal height can also be adjusted.

A 120-kg load cell measures up to 65 kg (143 lbs) maximum actual braking force, making this brake pedal suitable for both sim racers who like to apply considerable force during braking and drivers who prefer lower operating forces. The graphs below show the effect of the force curve adjustment.

Heusinkveld Sprint Pedals - Clutch pedal

The clutch features a regressive spring mechanism to mimic a typical concave clutch curve. In addition, the clutch has three adjustable pedal force curves, adjustable spring preload, pedal angle and pedal height. The graphs below show the effect of the force curve (left) and spring preload adjustments (right).

The Heusinkveld Sprint Pedals allow you to fully customise your racing experience according to your preferences. Whether you are looking for precise control, adjustable power levels or a realistic clutch curve, these pedals will ensure you have the ultimate driving experience. Adjust your pedals exactly to your liking and enjoy endless racing fun on the virtual track!

Conclusion Heusinkveld Sprint Pedals

Het is tijd om af te ronden 🙂 De laatste jaren is de concurrentie enorm toegenomen met steeds meer fabrikanten die zich positioneren binnen deze niche markt. Maar ondanks de toenemende concurrentie behoudt Heusinkveld zijn welverdiende top positie als het gaat om superieure kwaliteit, duurzaamheid en en sterke naamsbekendheid. Heusinkveld is een toonaangevende naam in de wereld van sim racing pedalen, en het is niet moeilijk te begrijpen waarom. Met hun oogstrelende design, hoogwaardige materialen en realistische race-ervaring, zijn deze pedalen – ook in 2023 – een must-have voor elke serieuze racer.

Zijn er dan ook nadelen te ontdekken? Jazeker. De Heusinkveld Sprint Pedals zijn enorme stofvreters! Een luchtbus met gecomprimeerde lucht is dus geen overbodige accessoire 😉 Verdere nadelen heb ik in alle eerlijkheid (nog) niet kunnen vinden. De Sprint Pedals zijn helaas de afgelopen jaren sterk in prijs gestegen, waardoor – zeker de driedelige set – relatief duur zijn. Maar, in alle eerlijkheid denk ik ook niet dat je écht een koppelingspedaal nodig hebt. Ik heb ‘m geen enkel moment gemist in mijn setup en je kan de extra kosten voor dit pedaal beter investeren in de Pedal Slider Baseplate From Sim Lab.

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Pros

  • Superior build quality and design
  • SmartControl software
  • Modular assembly
  • Extensive customisation possibilities

Cons

  • The 3-piece set is quite expensive
  • The pedals are dust collectors
  • Pedal Slider Baseplate is needed anyway

Fair is fair, the Heusinkveld Sprint Pedals are fantastic pedals. Whether you're a professional driver looking for an edge on the track or an avid gamer looking for a true-to-life simulation, the Heusinkveld Sprint pedals certainly won't let you down!

Wilco Verhaegh

Author Wilco Verhaegh

Over 18 years ago, my passion for sim racing began with Grand Prix 4. My passion for racing, motorsport photography and gaming knows no bounds. With Motorsport-Pictures.com, I capture racing cars on film. Moreover, I am proud of my book 'Mastering The Art Of Sim Racing', in which I share my knowledge and insights with aspiring sim racers worldwide!

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