Definitely helpful for those long miles on the bike! They are Pearl UZumi and they were super cheap! Well cheap enough $25 from BikeNashbar. They felt pretty good. No riding up due to the grippers around the legs. I wish they were a little more padded but I’ll take them! Good enough for only biking 1-2x a week. 12 miles today to break them in. Almost got hit by some deer but it was worth the excitement!