I'm a pedal newb and I just called the local bike shop about pedals and he recommended a set of Shimanos for around $45 with cleats.
I'm concerned that falling (or should I say catching a fall) will be more of a challenge with the clip in pedals.
Is the advantage worth it? I'd guess the main advantage is for speed more than anything? The up stroke can be used in pedalling.
Curious on this.