Mountain Jerk wrote a review of The North Face Slickrock Bike Short - Men's on December 6, 2010
I'm surprised no one has commented on the false sizing of these shorts.
I ordered a medium as I wear medium for all of my shorts, and was surprised to find how large in the waist they are. I could tell upon opening the package that they were extremely big for a medium. The sizing chart states 32-34 for Medium, but I'd guess these are at least a true 34-36 and would be labeled as at least a Large in any other brand. I have a Small on the way but initial impressions other than the poor sizing are that the shorts seem durable and comfortable. I could see them working well for an all day all-mountain ride. The length is sufficient for use with knee pads and the pockets are simple but usable. A zippered vent would be a nice addition.