I rode a killer trail network in Pueblo, CO this weekend. I checked the weather and everything seemed to point toward dry trails. I hit the trail around 6:30 AM and all was dry, or so I thought. Turns out it was just frozen. I completely covered my DW spot in mud to the point where the wheels wouldn't turn, and you couldn't tell what color the bike was. It was that kind of mud you can barely walk in. A number of folks were stuck in this particular section, so it wasn't just my dumb a$$ that was fooled.
My question is about the pivots. I realize that I could have screwed up my drivetrain, which is ready to go anyway, but I'm looking for advice about the more costly prospect of permanently damaging the frame. Is it a good idea to take the bike apart and clean the pivots in case any fine clay got in there, or should I just blow some grease in there and be done with it?
I'm not incredibly familiar with the pivot design and how it would prevent mud from getting in, and I'm hoping to get some advice from someone with more experience.
Thanks in advance!
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