I am a huge fan of clipless pedals. However, that wasn't always the story. I started off riding on flattop pedals and found myself struggling through each ride. That's when I knew something had to change.
Since switching to clipless pedals I found myself having better balance. They also optimize the connection between my feet and pedal so more of my energy makes its way into every pedal stroke. My rides are also so much easier as I am able to climb, accelerate and have more endurance during long rides. I am so happy I made the change.