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.