I am new to the sport of mtn biking and been at it for 3-4 months. I am thinking of upgrading my pedals. I am not sure if I want to go to clipless pedals because of 1) not comfortable with the idea of not being able to have my leg free (newbie) and 2) investing in a pair of shoes (expense). What are my other options so that it'll help me to keep my foot on the pedal and help me with bunnyhops and small jumps. I have read up a bit on it but the more I read, the more confusing it. Some advise please...and thank you.