^^ I checked web cams at Nelson, Invermere and Cranbrook. Even checked Rossland (too far). You're SOL. I think you'd have to get into the Okanagan to get out of snow - - and that's not a day-trip either.
I swapped some stuff over but haven't finished everything (need to cut the fork, pull off the FD and a few other little things).
But I rode it briefly outside of the LBS and it's going to be really fun! The bike pedals very well and the turning is awesome...feels a lot different than the V10.
So for everyone else...I bought a 2011 Specialized SXT1. I went for the SXT1 over the SXT2 because I was going to swap parts with either route and buying the SXT1 was somewhat cheaper after buying and selling everything (by about $500-700...it depends on what I can sell the Domain RC for).
So the build:
FRAME - SXT1 large
SHOCK - Van RC...I think I'll keep it and send it off to PUSH (or our local Vancouver equivalent) for tuning and once I get the bike dialed, I'll get a Ti spring
FORK - Domain RC that has been swapped for a Fox Van 36 180 FIT RC2
HEADSET - FSA taper
CRANK - SRAM Descendant...pulled off the granny ring
PEDALS - Specialized replaced with Deity Decoy LTs
BASH/GUIDE - Gamut 2 speed guide...haven't ordered the replacement yet but will likely put on a LG1+
SHIFTER - SRAM X5 front and rear replaced with a SRAM X0 for the rear
FD - Shimano SLX...will be removed and sold
RD - SRAM X9 mid-cage...going to swap it with the X9 short cage on the B4X
CASSETTE - I think it's a cheaper 11-34 Shimano, it'll be replaced with a 12-25 SRAM road cassette
BRAKES - Avid Elixir R (200/185)...these feel pretty good, I'll likely just add Straitline levers
BAR - Specialized 750mm replaced with a Deity Blacklabel 780mm
STEM - Specialized 35mm
GRIPS - Specialized lock ons
SADDLE - Specialized replaced with a Selle Italia SLR
POST - Specialized replaced with Thomson Elite
WHEELSET - Specialized hubs and DT Swiss Rims...I might get a lighter tubeless wheelset but in no rush right now
TIRES - Specialized Butcher SX...they look promising
I think that's it but I probably missed something...I'll get some pictures later to keep D happy.
A fat tire & a skinny tire & two others I loaned out
I'm envious that your big build of the year is done by February, while mine started in October & I still have miles to go. And you're adding insult to injury by making it look so much better than mine. Jerk.