Aaron Gulley

Aaron Gulley

Author's Bio

Aaron Gulley is a Nigerian-born travel and adventure writer. He has covered the world from Bali to Namibia for Outside and writes a regular column for the magazine about cycling and bike culture.

Lake CX400 - Cleats: Reviews

The features justify the price. You get a carbon sole, Boa ratcheting system, and thermomoldable footbed that can be custom-shaped for the ultimate fit, providing long-haul comfort for epic days. 9...

Castelli Free Bibshort - Clothing/Apparal: Reviews

The price promises a lot, and these shorts deliver. The bib is cut away in front to reduce binding and overheating, the fabric is impeccably sculpted to a riding position, and the chamois feels...

Titus El Guapo - Mountain Bikes: Reviews

PEDAL-FRIENDLY HEAVYWEIGHTSix-inch all-mountain bikes can be heavy and no fun to pedal, which is why they're generally reserved for car shuttles and ski lifts. Not so El Guapo. With oversized...

Schwinn Fastback Comp - Road Bikes: Reviews

Not everyone wants to race, so why are so many bikes constructed with aggressive angles and knee-wrecking gears? Schwinn felt your pain and responded with the Fastback Comp, a roadie with concessions...

Northwave Revenge - Cleats: Review

For club rides and racing, this shoe's thin carbon sole is stiff yet sensitive, and the flashy graphics make you look speedy—even when you're standing still. 10 oz; www.trialtir-usa.com

Electra Amsterdam Classic 3 - Road Bikes: Reviews

BIKE TO WORKModeled after classic Dutch commuter bikes, the Amsterdam gives you everything you need for jetting around a city—and strips away everything you don't. Its steel frame can handle the...

Tomac Snyper 140 2 - Mountain Bikes: Reviews

FAST, NIMBLE TRAIL MACHINETomac Bicycles built a cult following in the late 1990s for producing some of the best early dual-suspension bikes, but it quietly folded in 2005. The company has reemerged...

Litespeed Ghisallo - Road Bikes: Reviews

The Ghisallo is a wake-up call for weight-freak roadies dutifully switching everything (even water-bottle-cage spacers!) to carbon: There's another gravity-defying game in town. Weighing less than a...

Pearl Izumi Charge - Cleats: Review

Meet one of this summer's best road shoes: The mostly mesh upper keeps your dogs cool and dry, even when the rest of you is melting. 11 oz; www.pearlizumi.com

Look 986 XO Pro Team - Mountain Bikes: Reviews

RACE-READY CARBONIf you place speed above all else, consider this hardtail. The 986 may be Look's first foray into the off-road world, but as their road bikes have proven, they know their way around...

Kona Zing Deluxe - Road Bikes: Reviews

kona zing deluxe $2,000 Better known for its rock-bashing, mud-splashing models, Kona gussied itself up for 2006 with a series of new road bikes, including the Zing Deluxe. The teardrop-shaped 7005...

K2 Apache 5.0 - Mountain Bikes: Reviews

One tester spirited away the Apache as soon as it arrived and only returned it a few weeks later, after we threatened to withhold his pay—and even then it took a few days. The Apache is simply...

Shimano M121 - Cleats: Review

Inexpensive but not cheap, these kicks looked as good as new after a month of all-mountain abuse. It's a solid starter shoe you won't outgrow quickly. 13 oz; www.shimano.com

Maverick Durance - Mountain Bikes: Reviews

ALL-MOUNTAIN LIGHTWEIGHTMaverick is to the mountain bike what Apple is to the personal computer: the underdog that insists it knows a better way. And we're not arguing with a Mac Pro, or the Durance...

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