Women's Cycling Shorts Mean More Comfort - One of the easiest things you can do to improve your cycling comfort is to wear quality bicycling shorts. Why? One of the key reasons is that most ordinary shorts, even those made for sports like running, have seams in them. And, when you sit on a bike seat, these seams are right in the way, where they can cause chafing and numbness. Real cycling shorts avoid this with flat seams, plus they wick and breathe too.