Burly, great design.
These are tough enough for DH use, but fit more like an XC short. Perfect for the rider who does both on a shoestring budget. The vents are sweet, but the real story are the back pockets. They're placed far to the sides so they don't interfere with your saddle, and they're perfect for stuffing bars or gels into when you're not wearing a jersey or a pack with easy access. They look pretty normal off the bike, too, so you can ditch the clammy chamois after the ride is over and not look like dayglo-uberbiker when you hit the pizza/beer place on the way home.