Core - Modern Responsive Performance!
Core Co consulted and collaborated with some of the best responsive/fixed axle players in the world when designing the original Alleycat. They take responsive play seriously and this latest model picks up where the Alleycat left off. The Alleycat 650b!
The idea of the 650b was to go more towards the fixie analog side of things. One major complaint they received is that the original alleycat didn't shoot the moon very well. The 650b reduces diameter by 2 mm and increases centerweight a good bit to help with responsive tricks. They also closed the gap just smidge on the 650b to give it a really satisfying feel when it returns to the hand.
Visually, it has been softened too. The edges on the 650b are smoothed out and the hex tool hub has been removed. Finished with a matte blast and no graphics, the Alleycat 650b has a really great feel and clean look!
Alleycat 650b Specifications:
|Diameter:||Original: 57.50 mm / 2.26 inches
Bandalores Edition: 55.50 mm/td>
|Width:||Original: 31.34 mm / 1.23 inches
Bandalores Edition: 31.41 mm
|Gap Width:||3.10 mm / 0.12 inches|
|Weight:||Original: 52.8 grams
Bandalores Edition: 52.1 grams
|Bearing Size:||Heavily Lubed Size A (5x10x4 mm)|
|Response:||Core Response Pads|