I do find them less comfortable than the previous version. I kept sliding down in my seat and had to keep pushing myself back up the entire ride. Also, the handlebars are placed in a very inconvenient position. I had to basically stick my elbows completely outside of the vehicle in order to hold on. Getting up out of the seat at the end was rather awkward as well. One of my feet had become stuck in the little foot cubby area and I had to scramble to pull it out and pull myself upwards quickly. I wear a women's 8 regular size shoe and I'm only 5'4"... I'd imagine it'd be even more difficult for a larger person.