I am an avid cycler who teaches Spinning 4X week as well - I found these to be a great weight for outdoor cycling, and are clearly of a superior quality. The number of pockets is great. I also found these to be a peculiar fit - weird bulges (of the fabric, not me!) on the sides of the outer short, near the bottom of the leg, and the liner is a tad low in the rear. I may return the item for these reasons. They also are oversized - too big for the average Medium, compared to many other Mediums I have. Yet the Small would not fit me, according to their size chart and my gut feel from the M size. For the price, I feel they are too expensive to keep for a so-so fitting garment.
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend