Logitech G29 Racing Wheel Review
Packaging and Pedals
Considering how much is contained within the box it's surprisingly compact. The Logitech blue is in full force though, with all sides in the same searing brightness that backs the specifications on the previous page.
Not including a shifter in the package is made even more galling when it comes to removing the G29 from the box. The wheel fits beautifully in the top right, the pedals beneath, and the power supply on a compartment which is empty, but perfectly sized for a H shifter. It's almost like the hardware version of Bethesda's Horse Armour, with the box being designed to include the shifter which was then removed and sold separately in a last minute decision.
If you have a standard sized office desk, the ones with the hole in the corner for the cables, then the power cable is perhaps two inches too short for comfort unless you mount the power brick part of it on the top of the desk. It's by no means short, and because it takes a standard figure of eight input you can buy longer cables for pennies if it's genuinely an issue.
The pedals themselves are a massive step up from the offerings of old. If you're only used to non-Logitech pedals then the all metal construction will really bring a smile to your face and a new level of immersion to your racing exploits. The clutch has a slightly firmer feel at the very end of its travel, the throttle has a lighter spring than the clutch and is wholly linear and the brake, well the brake pedal is described below.
Brake pedal feel has been one of the biggest issues to solve in any serious racing setup. Bigger springs, heck even squash balls have all been utilised to provide realistic levels of feedback. The G29 brake pedal is extremely firm with a very realistic feel to it. The addition of sleeving to the pedal tubes has made them much quieter than earlier generations too. The days when you might as well throw the pedals away and buy a better set are long behind us.
If you're fortunate enough to have a proper racing setup then the bolt holes on the base of the pedals will enable quick and sturdy attachment. Six M1 sized mounts are more than enough to ensure the pedals remain firmly attached.
If, as is more likely, you're just attaching the G29 to your regular desk and putting the pedals on the floor then there are plenty of rubber feet to keep them in place or, if you have carpet, a retractable spike mount to help them grip into your tufted wilton.