Fanatec Podium Series

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  1. Gopher04

    Gopher04 Well-Known Member

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    Fanatec have officially announced the release date for the Podium series..13/07/18

     
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  2. nate

    nate Well-Known Member Beta tester

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    This seems more like an announcement of an announcement, rather than "Hey, our new product is available now!"

    :p
     
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  3. Gopher04

    Gopher04 Well-Known Member

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    But it's not available now, it's announcing the release date..
     
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  4. GooseCreature

    GooseCreature Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know what price slot Fanatec intend to compete in with this wheel base?
    If it's direct competition with others, £700 - £1200 range, it will be a case of wait and see the feedback before I personally would buy into another new product (Fanatec would have to up their customer service game though) but around the £500 mark I may well be enticed, if only to pop that Maclaren rim on it, although I've read there have been issues with it for some (another instance of a new product having the odd teething problem), also read about a kickstart d/d base that's imminent and priced around that £500 price point, can't remember the name but I got the link off this forum somewhere.
    With the recent surge in popularity of Sim racing I fancy we may well be in for a spate of interesting new products over the coming years, I struggle to keep up with the news, where once upon a time and not that long ago, I could waste hours hunting for news that just wasn't there.
    Definitely in a Golden, if not Platinum era of Sim racing, damn! if there is one thing I hate and that's being trendy!
     
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  5. HomieFFM

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  6. Arcson

    Arcson Well-Known Member

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    Wasn't it Feel vr maybe? I'm interested how this product is gonna end up cause it's really promising
     
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    HomieFFM Well-Known Member

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  8. Barracuda318

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    COOL!
    I hope many people make the jump to new DD wheels
    and sell me a nice used belt drive one cheap!!!!!
    (my G25 has seen better days)
     
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  9. HomieFFM

    HomieFFM Well-Known Member

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    I'm gonna sell my Fanatec Clubsport Wheelbase V2.5 , but for sure not cheap xD.
    The podium DD's won't come for free eather :D
     
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  10. fischhaltefolie

    fischhaltefolie Well-Known Member

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    And I'm gonna keep my V2, 'til the podium series lost its teething troubles and is supported by the sims.;)
     
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  11. HomieFFM

    HomieFFM Well-Known Member

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    1500 Euro for the DD2....... and the small one only on auction LOL .... I'm out.......

    Clubsport Wheelbase V2.5.... can you please forgive me? :( I never really wanted to sell you! I love you....
    I will never let you go !!! I'm your true Homie <3 :hearteyes: xD
     
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  12. richlevy2003

    richlevy2003 Well-Known Member

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    Well, so much for fanatec coming in and taking over the market. Specs don't sound too bad, I'll wait for the reviews before deciding, it's not overwhelming me, I can wait.
     
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  13. Barracuda318

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    so the auction is for pre order, looks like they are testing the marked before committing
     
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  14. fischhaltefolie

    fischhaltefolie Well-Known Member

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    At this price ... no way.
    Seems Heusinkveld Pedals Pro came much closer to my rig.
     
  15. Gopher04

    Gopher04 Well-Known Member

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    Yeh I think the pricing is wrong, early batches I wouldn't touch, and to be honest I think the CSW 2.5 is good enough for awhile, I'd just like to see them reduce the rim prices.
     
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    time to win the lottery I think.
     
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  17. nate

    nate Well-Known Member Beta tester

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    Well that reveal was wholly underwhelming for the 2 yrs of hype they were trying to build.

    RIP Podium series, July 13th, 2018 - July 13th, 2018.

    Fanatec is just getting slaughtered on every forum I have seen discussing this lol
     
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  18. ndwthx1138

    ndwthx1138 Well-Known Member

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    Well it’s certsinly a very silly price point. 1500 USD sans a wheel is just silly.. sounds like 2k for a working system sans pedals. What I will say is the wireless bit and the power unit bundled in it - makes for a slick package.
     
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  19. Barracuda318

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    $1500 is in line with other direct drive systems, and the smaller one should be even cheaper once it is released
    plus they are compatible with Fanatic wheels, pedals, shifters, so if you are running a 2.5 it is a great upgrade
    out of my price range, but not overpriced, (and I am one CHEAP SOB)
     
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    nate Well-Known Member Beta tester

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    I would pretty strongly disagree there, unless your definition of 'in line' means a 50% price difference :p

    These new Fanatec units are only the wheel base. No steering wheel or other accessories are included. You can get an Accuforce base for $900, while this Fanatec base is $1500 (excluding the lesser auction only base). Or you can get a more powerful OSW for cheaper... Or just get a similar power OSW motor for a lot cheaper.
     
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