I purchased a Ecotric 20" fat tire three years ago for my 65th birthday. After putting over 5,000 miles on my fat tire I decided I wanted to upgrade and chose the Seagull. Like the fat tire before it, it's a great bike! I live in the Sierra foothills, so I have a lot of steep inclines to deal with. Although the fat tire handled the inclines, it took a lot of effort. The Seagull handles them with ease. I highly recommend the Seagull.