Whatever type of cycling you enjoy, we aim to bring you the best women’s bike shorts available. It’s a big part of our mission to help more women enjoy riding bikes, comfortably and beautifully!
With that in mind, we’re introducing an exciting new array of bike shorts for women cyclists this year. There are new options for all kinds of riding, from versatile bike shorts that can adapt seamlessly through to other activities, to hard core padded cycling shorts for road and multi-day tours.
The common goal is helping you achieve optimal performance, while feeling and looking your best. No matter what kind of cycling you like, we have bike shorts that will help you enjoy the ride even more.
What Makes the Best Bike Shorts for Women?
Finding your ideal bike shorts can feel like a lifetime quest. To start with, we are all different shapes and sizes, so finding shorts that fit your particular shape comfortably can be challenge enough.
Most importantly, your best bike shorts will be those that let you ride in comfort for as long as you want to, without chafing or saddle sores. Fabric choices, amount of compression, chamois options, panel construction, leg length, hem height and gripper styles all come into play.
Then of course, cycling encompasses a real variety of activities. All are united by two wheels, but different cycling pursuits involve very different environments, positions, durations and demands.
Those varied requirements put the emphasis on different features for different riders. The best bike shorts for one type of riding won’t be so good for others, and what’s most comfortable for one rider might not be comfortable at all for another. It’s a very personal thing.
On top of all that, there’s fashion. Black bike shorts are classic for a reason: they go with anything, anywhere, anytime. That said, color and pattern let you mix things up, and make the ride more fun. We are all in favor of that!
All of this means that setting out to offer the best in bike shorts for female cyclists really means offering a lot of different choices, all of which are the best in different ways.
Keep reading for highlights of our new women’s bike shorts lineup for 2022, and the details you need to choose the right pair for you. At least one just might become your new favorite…
Our Best New Women’s Bike Shorts, 2022
Best bike short for leg-band-free comfort – Easy Rider Bike Short
The Easy Rider is completely focused on comfort, featuring a sensuous performance fabric with a luxurious matte-sueded texture. The waistband is extra high, and there are no leg grippers at all! The raw cut legs are designed to rise a little as you ride, giving blissful unrestricted comfort even on long rides.
Best all-round women’s bike short with extra visibility – Breakaway LTD Bike Short
Delivers great performance features at an attractive price point, with 6 panel construction and moderate compression. The Breakaway LTD adds hits of high-viz fabric to give you extra bio-motion visibility.
Best women’s performance cycling short with extra visibility – Bella Bike Short Limited Edition
The Bella has earned its place as the standard by which all women’s performance cycling shorts are judged. This Limited Edition features the same beloved fabric, style, fit, padding and compression, with the addition of reflective trim applied throughout the contrast seaming.
Shop the Bella Bike Short Limited Edition
Best bike short for trails and beyond – Vista Short
Vista opens new possibilities, with an innovative wide waistband and unique stretch twill fabric that gives a wonderful fit for many different body shapes. It’s paired with our new Cyclo Brief 2.0, so you can wear it for serious cycling or without the liner for hiking, travel, you name it.
Best performance bike short with optional liner – Freedom 2-in-1 Bike Short
The Freedom 2-in-1 is a new concept in bike shorts that can bridge the gap between performance cycling and many other activities where a liner is not required. That means a sleeker look and no chamois seaming. Think yoga, shopping, club?
The short features moderate compression in a nylon/spandex blend. Paired with the new Cyclo Brief 2.0, with our minimalist Reticulated Chamois, it’s capable of serious cycling performance when lighter padding is sufficient.
Shop the Freedom 2-in-1 Bike Short
Best options to turn anything into cycling gear
You’ll be spoilt for choice this year! We’re introducing an array of new options in cycling liner shorts, so you can combine your favorite pieces with a liner that will go the distance in comfort, no matter what kind of cycling you enjoy.
Cyclo Brief 2.0, Universal 5 inch Bike Liner, Performance Bike Liner, Mixie Bike Liner
Best Women’s Bike Shorts for Different Cycling Pursuits
Best loose fit bike shorts for trails & travel – Metro Below the Knee Bike Capri
For those who prefer a non-lycra approach, the Metro BTK is a great option – its stretch woven fabric and tapered-but-not-tight fit provide comfort and protection for trails, hiking, work or travel.
Best women’s bike shorts for road cycling & high performance – Power Bike Short
A classic in the making, with compression and comfort taken to a new level. If you ride hard and long, and demand more, these are for you.
Best women’s bike shorts for Peloton, spin, & indoor cycling – Rebel Bike Short
The Rebel Short is designed to excel in high heat. Features moderate compression, for an adaptable, flattering fit. Super lightweight, highly breathable, with stylish, playful accents doing double duty as ventilation – these are a great choice for staying cool while looking hot!
Best budget bike shorts – Actif Bike Short
Recognized by Bicycling magazine for best value under $60. The Actif doesn’t cut corners on comfort, with best-in-class fit, features and chamois padding.
Best bike shorts for everyday comfort – Bike Bermuda
Built in the USA and ridden everywhere. The Bike Bermuda features the same silky fabric and chamois as the ever-popular Breakaway, with a longer leg, higher rise, handy pocket and moderate compression for a forgiving fit, and great comfort.
Best women’s bike shorts for touring – Wayfarer Bike Short
Luxurious fabric and fit for all-day comfort; longer length and pockets. A great choice for long and multiple rides, in exciting new color choices for perfect coordination with your top.
Featuring the same gorgeous, next-to-skin performance fabric, construction and features, in a shorter length. Great for hotter conditions or higher tan lines.
Best high-waisted women’s bike shorts – Hi Rise Holster Bike Short
Hi Rise Holster is a Terry best-seller, thanks to the comfort of its extra-high-waisted fit. Many customers say these are the best, most comfortable shorts they have ever owned. Sculpted panels, long length and deep pockets. A versatile short, ready for touring, gravel, or MTB.
Updated with new prints for 2022 – Soleil Bike Short
Updated with a great selection of coordinating prints for 2022. Soleil Short is becoming a firm favorite for comfort, UPF protection and versatility. Best women’s bike short for performance with personality.
Those are just the highlights! We make cycling shorts for just about every shape, size and type of rider. Shop our complete selection here.
If you would like some help with choosing the right shorts, our customer service team has lots of experience matching riders with the best gear for their needs. Give them a call or shoot an email over, they would love to help!
800-289-8379 or email@example.com
Christine Yovnello says
What is the leg length of the power bike short?
Colin D. says
Hi Christine, the Power Bike Short has a 10 inch inseam.