I loathe spending anything over $70 for a pair of unpadded MTB shorts. But I gotta tell ya - these are worth the money if you're looking for a very lightweight, comfy, well-designed & constructed pair of MTB shorts. I've worn shorts by Fox, Sugoi, Zoic and Nema over the years, and with few exceptions, have been pretty pleased with all of them. But the Mavics are in a different class completely - they're just so much more comfortable for hot weather riding than anything else I've worn.
The cut is a great balance between baggy & euro-techy. The stretchy fabric is thin & airy, but impressively burly & abrasion-resistant. There's only 2 zippered pockets, but they're where they belong - on the lower outside of the legs (have you ever ridden with stuff in your front pockets? Annoying!). And the length is great for guys like me with longer legs - about 13"-14" inseam on the XL.
If you're looking for a high-quality hot-weather MTB short, these are definitely worth a the $. The French have shorts dialed in.
Oh, I agree with the other reviewers - double check the sizing - theres a Euro & a US size chart - Euro XL equates to a L US size (more french fries, anyone?)