These shorts are great for very long rides. I've done a couple a centuries and they feel great. I dont feel any rubbing and they fit well. Im 511 180 pounds and I wear a large. However, I had the same problem with the stitching around the legs that another reviewer wrote about. That zig-zag stitching that goes around the thigh started coming undone on both legs after a couple of rides. Im going to look into getting a new pair through the warrantee. Im not buying another pair until I see if they hold up!