These are my all time TRI shorts. I have been doing sprint, Olumpic and 70.3 Tri's for nearly 20 years. These have a cute flattering fit. And by that I mean these actually make my booty look better than my best jeans ever. They are actually very flattering. I can't have a big padded cycle short for racing and they just dont work for my TRI bike position. Sure I use cycle shorts for my road bike set up and touring. But these have the best minimal pad for swim/bike/run- they are best for racing and training days in or out of the pool lake etc. Great for brick workout days, swim/bike, bike runs etc. My only complaint is they are made in limited quantity so if I love a style I often buy 2 at a time and keep one in a drawer until the other wears out. I can usually get about 2 race seasons out of one pair. Keep in mind I work out a lot. The 6 inch is the perfect length for me but they do have shorter if you prefer a shorter short.
I am so bummed last years kit is no longer available. I have a mathicng Tri top and jersey. I should have gotten 2 shorts. I get compliments every time I wear my Zoot shorts and or kits.
I tried the 4 inch shorts and they are just too short for me. The 6 inch are perfect. I feel like the waist is a little higher on these also (than the 4") which I prefer. Very comfortable, dry quickly and didn't ride up on the bike or run.