Yeah, I know it could go over in the road catagory, but I know the younger crowd will swear by clipless!
After years of mtn biking (on which I use platforms), I bought a road bike. Everyone said I HAD to go with clipless pedals to get the most out of it. I bought Shimano 520's (a spd pedal-fig'd if I liked it I could use them on the mtn.bike as well). They are OK, but I miss being able to change my foot position as I would on a flat pedal. I'm a recreational rider and haven't done any distance over 20 miles at a time yet, haven't had the road bike for very long and lots of rain lately! What riding I have done, I guess the clipless help, but I'm not totally sold on them. Is it just getting used to having my foot in one spot, or has anyone tried clipless and gone back to flats? No problem clipping in or out, the pedals work great! And the "fred factor" doesn't faze me-I may even ride with my Camelback on the road bike!