Jack of all trades, master of none. Like all things Vassago, (except maybe our beer glasses) the Fisticuff is not for everybody.

Think of it as a ‘cross-inspired bike with a bit of a ‘roid problem. In this case, that's a very good thing. We beefed up the frame and fork in all the right places and the result is a 'cross style bike that responds like a mountain bike in the rough stuff.

More than simply adding tire clearance to a 'cross frame, the Fisticuff fits the monstercross nomenclature by way of its trail-bike tube set, drop bar geometry, straight blade fork and all around badassness. Yes, it is a word.

Whether you're looking for a drop-bar trail bike, a burly commuter, a gravel grinder, the Fisticuff is your huckleberry.

The new Fisticuff has been redesigned from the ground up and  is available now! Contact a Vassago Dealer to get your hands on one or visit the Vassago Shop



  • Frame Material: Vassago size specific Rtech steel tubing
  • Headtube - 1 1/8" standard
  • Bottom Braket: 68mm shell
  • Disc Brakes: Standard ISO
  • 27.2 seatpost
  • Cast horizontal dropouts with integrated hanger and included Jabbernutz
  • Rear Spacing: 132.5 (use road OR MTB wheels!)
  • Ft. Derailleur: 28.6, bottom pull
  • Rr. Derailleur: Anything standard mount der you have laying around
  • Rigid Fork: Included (415 axle to crown with 45mm rake recommended)
  • Squishy Fork: nada
  • Tire Clearance: most 1.8" 29er tires with axle in middle of dropouts
  • Small tbd
  • Medium tbd
  • Large tbd
  • Extra-Large tbd
  • Matching front fork
  • Cable guides
  • Seatpost clamp
  • SUPER Swanky headtube badge
  • Canti studs
  • Water bottle bolts
  • Frames come faced, chased and ready to build


    What size is right for you?
    Nothing compares to test riding a bike, and we strongly urge you to do that. The Vassago feel is our best feature! But if you can't throw a leg over first, here are some sizing recommendations.


    ***This geometry chart is for 2013 or newer Fisticuff frames