It has been a few year's since we have formally reviewed any kind of bike worth mentioning. Not because we haven't bought, ridden our tested new bikes, but more that we haven't found anything that deserved a mention here on CogSnob. We were tempted a few times (Niner EMD, Cervelo R3), but they fell into the "ho-hum" category of nothing new or revolutionary.
Enter a new Cyclocross specific bike called the Auger from the QBP upstart - Foundry Cycles. Haven't heard of Foundry yet? Guaranteed you will. In the US bike world, wholesaler QBP is a major force and a adaptive marketing presence that can easily throw its weight around when needed.