The rise was too high for my liking (and my "pear" shape). If you're into the high rise, these might be good for you, but I find anything with a higher waist to be extremely uncomfortable for anything, let alone bending at the waist to ride a bike. They did have great coverage in back if you're worrying about plumbers crack that definitely won't be a problem.
I'm also not a fan of any elastic waist bands, but since these just have two small patches of elastic on the sides, I thought I would give them a chance thinking it might be helpful with the fit. But it turns out these shorts have a thick elastic band lining the entire waist. If you're worried about keeping your shorts up, I'm sure it's quite helpful. On the other hand, I found it too thick and uncomfortable. It would have been better to ditch both the full inner elastic and the scrunched elastic look on the side for some hidden elastic velcro tabs and a smooth waist band. Maybe next year's model?
Another plus is the fabric and construction seemed very durable and well put together.
Overall I did not like the fit and decided to return them.