Felt F55x Cyclocross
You may not need a cyclocross bike for cyclocross racing (as a lot of folks use these bikes for commuting or just riding in the woods), but Felt packages all of the best cross features into the 55x giving you one great race-ready bike. The frame is made out of Felt’s lightweight 6061 butted aluminum, and is designed with a shoulder-friendly top tube for portaging. The bike is equipped with the SRAM Rival Cx1 component group and has Rival Hydraulic Disc brakes. Fenders and a rack are easily mounted onto this bike, which isn’t always possible on such a great race machine.
Don’t worry about breaking the bank. The 55x gives you everything you need for a shade under $2000.