Hi... I'm Lauren...and I'm from Mass. I ride a now customized(but bought it stock a few yrs ago) hoffman dirtmerchant2.. I'm building trails behind my house this summer, if anyone in the area wants to help me you are MORE than welcome. =) Question.. I've heard mixed reviews of S&M pedals.. some people say they are crap, some say they have great grip.. right now I still have the ones that came stock with the bike, and theyre all worn down, so I need new ones. A friend of mine tells me not to go with S&Ms, but I dont know.. I've ridden them before on someone else's bike and the grip was really good. thank ahead for any advice! xo!