Asetek Forte® S-Series Brake and Throttle Pedals

The Forte S-Series are the Forte Sim Racing pedals you know, just separated.

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This version of the Forte® racing simulation pedals allows you to decide the distance between the accelerator and brake pedal and adjust it to your preference, it even allows you to mount the pedals inverted. The connection is made with a single cable.

If you're looking for the ultimate in brake pedal feel for racing cars, without the need for a full hydraulic system, look no further! The brake pedal in the Forte® kit can be adjusted from soft to hard and will maintain that setting.

The Asetek SimSports® MLCPC (Mechanical Load Cell Powered Cylinder) hydraulic brake cylinder gives you an authentic racing car driving experience without being a full hydraulic system. The racing simulation pedal set is every inch "Made in Denmark" - designed, developed and assembled in Denmark.

The brake cylinder features a specially designed load sensor that detects actual force changes on the pedal surface, up to 180kg of force on the pedal surface alone (with pressure on the hardest 4000N elastomer, pressed down 12mm/2nd degree), making it the closest you can get to a realistic braking experience.

Since the load sensor is implemented with a gear, any user using both the smallest and hardest elastomer will have the full resolution of the load sensor from the pedal released to the 2nd stage.

Forte® S-Series Brake and Throttle are designed with the user experience in mind. All adjustment elements are colored to make it easy and intuitive and in most cases useless tools to use. Forte® pedals are highly adjustable, allowing you to adjust the travel and firmness settings to your exact preferences to get the most out of your racing driver skills.

Combined with the Asetek SimSports® RaceHub™ software and the freedom to choose the distance between the pedals, you have almost unlimited possibilities to create a unique and customizable racing simulation rig.

Please note that the Invicta™ Clutch System and La Prima™ Clutch System cannot be fitted to S-Series products.

Inspired by real racing

Forte pedals have been thoroughly tested by both professional drivers and simulation players, and based on their feedback, they have been designed and constructed.

If you're looking for the ultimate race car brake pedal experience without having to use a full hydraulic system, look no further! The MLCPC brake pedal in the Forte pedal set can be adjusted from soft to hard, and it will stay that way - unlike many other simulation pedals on the market whose hardness and feel degrade over time. It's no coincidence that a racing driver wants the brake pedal to feel like a wall when fully depressed. In addition, even though the Forte pedals are not hydraulic, they still offer the "hydraulic feel" of a fully depressed brake pedal, thanks to the Invicta-inspired 2-stage system. In fact, when we press the brake pedal at 100% hardness, we will still feel the reaction to further pressing, similar to trying to compress the fluid in the brake system.

Why does it matter? When you apply brake pressure as late as possible, you want to be able to use your muscle memory to recreate that feeling of braking entering a corner. Thanks to muscle memory, your brain is adapted to braking in the same place on the track.

On the other hand, if you're using a soft pedal, you'll have to rely on foot or pedal position, which prevents your brain from replicating accurately and guarantees you lose important lap time. Consider the fact that on a track with 10 corners, 1/10th of a second gained or lost on braking means 1 second per lap time...

The design of the Forte pedals has been developed with the user experience in mind, where all adjustments are color coded for quick start and ensure intuitive and mostly non-intrusive use. The simulation pedals are highly adjustable to help put you in the shoes of a racing driver, changing the travel and hardness settings to your preference.

 

 

 

Weight 3 kg
Dimensions 49×33×25 cm

Technical data

General technical information:
  • Sophisticated, radical and minimalist Danish industrial design (Registered Community Design No. 009148265-0001/0002/0003)
  • Made in Denmark
  • Adjustable pedal stops
  • Adjustable travel settings
  • Pedal base and pedal arms made of black anodized aluminum with a contrasting CNC cut
  • Smooth and foot-friendly black anodized aluminum pedal plates for comfort during long hours of use.
  • The pedal plates can be adjusted vertically.
  • Pedal base with built-in heel rest and RGB LED that can be adjusted, dimmed or turned off completely via RaceHub software
  • Calibrations made in RaceHub are automatically stored in our EPROM (Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory). This means that the calibrations (pressures, dead zones and others) will be preserved for each sim/game (you must set the value to 0% and 100% in game)
  • Only one USB connection to the computer for the pedal base, regardless of the use of 2 or 3 pedals
  • All adjustable mechanical components are orange by default
  • Electronics developed in-house, with a resolution of 16 bits
  • Easily add a clutch pedal to your Forte Throttle & Brake kit Sustainable production with 100% using on-site waste
  • Designed and tested with over 1,000,000 activations, which exceeds the specifications of any racing car.
Dimensions:
  • Depth, width, height: 457mm x 212mm x 256mm
  • Weight: 3kg
Braking system:
  • The patented MLCPC (Mechanical Load Cell Powered Cylinder) brake cylinder gives you the experience of driving a real racing car
  • Die-cast aluminum reinforced pedal arms with no play, built-in durable ball bearings and bronze bushing at pivot point
  • Sustainable production, with 100% using on-site waste
  • Load cell responds to a force of up to 180 kg on the surface of the pedal plate with the hardest elastomer, with its depression of 12 mm / until reaching the 2nd stage
  • The ratio between pedal pressure and load cell deformation ensures consistent and full resolution for each user, regardless of elastomer hardness. 4,000 points in just 12mm inside the MLCPC cylinder from pedal released to 2nd stage, which is 1/5 the thickness of a human hair. Two-stage system imitating the hard and soft stage of a real racing car
  • Two interchangeable elastomers with adjustable firmness combined with a physical limiter and expansion chamber to mimic the feel of a racing car and prevent elastomer overload
  • Manually adjust the hardness of the initial contact to mimic the ideal distance between the brake pad and the brake disc
  • Pedal arms designed for a load of 200 kg and a working pressure of up to 700 kg!
Throttle (Gas) System:
  • Die-cast aluminum reinforced, play-free pedal arms with built-in durable ball bearings and bronze bushing at the pivot point of the hitch
  • Sustainable production with 100% using on-site waste 16-bit wireless TPS (Throttle Position Sensor) using magnets, no mechanical wear and no maintenance
  • Custom throttle curves can be customized and fully personalized in the RaceHub software to mimic the throttle opening of a real race car. For example, a linear curve in dry conditions and a progressive one in wet conditions
  • Adjustable pedal hardness
  • Adjustable pedal path
  • Adjustable pedal stops
  • Interchangeable springs allowing greater variations in pedal firmness
  • Pedal arms designed for a load of 200 kg and a working pressure of up to 700 kg!

Compatibility

Platforms: Windows 10, 11

games

  • Assetto Corsa
  • Assetto Corsa Competizione
  • Dirt Rally
  • DiRT Rally 2.0
  • F1 Series
  • iRacing
  • Project Cars 2
  • rFactor 2
  • And many more (all games that accept direct input devices)

The box contains:

  • Forte® S-Series Throttle
  • Forte® S-Series MLCPC Brake
  • USB Type-A to USB Type-C cable 1.5m
  • USB Type-C to USB Type-C cable 1.5m
  • Throttle/Clutch extension cable 300mm
  • Throttle/Clutch extension cable 400mm
  • M6x5 Set screw (x2)
  • M6x20 bolt (x8)
  • M6 Note Slot (x8)
  • Washer (x8)
  • M6 Hex nut (x8)
  • Allen key, 3mm
  • Allen key, 5mm
  • Elastomer, Black, Soft
  • Elastomer, White, Medium (Preinstalled)
  • Throttle Spring, Hard (Preinstalled)
  • Throttle Spring, Soft

Instructions and content

Instructions:

Contents:

  • Forte® S-Series Throttle
  • Forte® S-Series MLCPC Brake
  • USB Type-A to USB Type-C cable 1.5m
  • USB Type-C to USB Type-C cable 1.5m
  • Throttle/Clutch extension cable 300mm
  • Throttle/Clutch extension cable 400mm
  • M6x5 Set screw (x2)
  • M6x20 bolt (x8)
  • M6 Note Slot (x8)
  • Washer (x8)
  • M6 Hex nut (x8)
  • Allen key, 3mm
  • Allen key, 5mm
  • Elastomer, Black, Soft
  • Elastomer, White, Medium (Preinstalled)
  • Throttle Spring, Hard (Preinstalled)
  • Throttle Spring, Soft

MLCPC™ system

The MLCPC™ (Mechanical Load Cell Powered Cylinder) system works as follows:

A hard brake pedal is faster because it allows you to brake later and allows you to trail brake correctly and use muscle memory in the process, which will be explained later. The braking system of a racing car can be divided into 2 stages:

"Soft" stage: When you press the pedal, it moves 10-20 mm (measured on the pedal plates) while the caliper feet move and gently press the brake pads against the brake discs to compensate for the small amount of play in all the mechanical components of the pedal system, which prevents them from locking up.

“Hard” stage: When the hydraulic pressure is built up, the brake pads press down firmly on the discs and all mechanical play is compensated. At this stage, your foot is practically "pressing against the wall" because your muscles are directly acting on the hydraulic forces (brake fluid). Since the liquid cannot be compressed, you feel the hardness of the pedal. When a race car driver complains about a "long" or "soft" pedal, it usually means there is air in the system, and since the air CAN be compressed, the pedal will feel soft and long. The mechanics then bleed the brake system by removing the air so that only liquid remains in the system and the pedal becomes hard again after passing the "soft stage".

In most mechanical racing simulation pedals on the market, the travel of the pedal is "unlimited" because it depends on how much pressure is applied to the elastomer. Often the elastomer is overloaded (compressed more than intended) and this results in a soft and unstable brake feel, and ultimately can lead to elastomer failure due to overloading. But worst of all, with a long brake pedal stroke, you'll have to brake early to build up full brake pressure!

In our quest to emulate the perfect feeling of driving a racing car, we have incorporated a mechanical limiter into our MLCPC braking system. You can adjust the hardness of the "soft stage" by changing the elastomers, but the pedal travel will be limited to 15-25mm on the pedal plate (approx. 12mm piston travel in the MLCPC cylinder) to mimic the "hard stage" where pressure is built up and the feeling is like "pushing against a wall". In the transition between the soft stage and the hard stage (when the pedal reaches the stop), we used a rubber damper that will simulate a fully engaged brake caliper while allowing the load sensor to measure the additional pressure on the pedal, which in turn allows for perfect trail braking. The same feel you get in a real racing car.

Since the load sensor is implemented with gearing (the ratio between pedal pressure and load sensor deflection), any user using both the smallest and hardest elastomer will experience the full load sensor resolution of approximately 4000 points at a distance of only 12mm in the cylinder MLCPC That's a resolution equal to 1/5 the width of a human hair!

And that's the difference in the Asetek SimSports Forte MLCPC system!

By adjusting the piston and locking nut in front of the mechanical brake cylinder, you can adjust the tension in the system to replicate as closely as possible the gap you would feel in a real car (between the brake disc and the brake pad). We made it adjustable so you can customize the feel exactly how you like it - just like in your favorite car. With the RaceHub software, you can also adjust the dead zone on the brake pedal. This allows you to rest your foot on the pedal without inputting signals into your playing.

This may surprise you, but as described above, a hard brake pedal will allow you to move faster around the track. It's all about muscle memory and effective trail braking.

Having a hard brake pedal will allow you to perfectly train your muscle memory. Muscle memory is subconsciously telling your muscles the exact amount of pressure, leaving your conscious attention for more important things at the moment - like watching traffic or hitting your apex. Your muscle memory is not programmed to remember position. Try to raise your hand with your eyes closed and touch the same place 10 times in a row with a deviation of less than 0.5 mm and you will understand what I mean. But your muscle memory is able to remember the pressure in an extremely accurate way, which means that when you drive around the track, your muscle memory will allow you to brake the same way again and again. You can't do that with a soft pedal - especially when trail braking.

In addition, a hard and short brake pedal stroke will allow you to brake later. Imagine a brake pedal with 50mm travel (common for many sim racing players) versus a brake pedal with virtually no travel. Imagine this situation: You are driving at 300 km/h on a straight line. With a long brake stroke, it physically takes you perhaps 1/10th of a second longer to reach full braking power. On hard brake you will reach maximum braking power instantly. If you have three hard braking points on the track, you will lose a total of 3/10th of a second each lap.

In the top ten in Formula 1 or GT3, less than 3/10 of a second is often decisive. The conclusion is that we at Asetek SimSports developed the Forte pedals to replicate a real racing car. Why? Because it is the fastest solution, but it may not be the most convenient. It's your choice whether you want to be the fastest or have a brake pedal that feels soft and comfortable. Forte will allow you to obtain both a softer and longer brake stroke.

ATTENTION
If you want to change the stopping points of the pedals and therefore the angle of the pedals, you can do it completely without tools. It will require recalibrating the pedals, removing the brake cylinder from the pedal arm and adjusting the length of the rod to prevent pressure on the brake cylinder.

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