When I first got these shorts I loved em. Good pockets, comfortable, appropriatly sized somewhere between XC shorts and baggy downhill shorts. I wore them for everything, my new goto pair. The first issue I noticed is the zipper doesnt stay up while riding, not a big deal if you wear the chamois or something else under them but just beware when you get done riding you may want to check yourself before heading to a public place as the barn doors will be wide open. My second issue which I noticed this weekend during a ride is one of the two buttons on the waist has come completely off, leaving me with only one snap button to keep them on. Dont know if its a quality issue or not since I have worn these things pretty much every weekend since I got them plus a full 24hr race as well. Either way just thought I would share my experience.