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.

LAS Haxial - Helmets: Reviews

RoadThe Haxial's mesh liner conforms to every head shape, and you get Italian panache to boot. www.trialtir-usa.comBonus: The aerator plate blows cool air onto your noggin.

Leopard CL1 - Road Bikes: Reviews

What Amazon did for books, Leopard is doing for bicycles. By sticking with Web-only distribution, this small Bay Area–based bike manufacturer is offering teched-out, full-carbon race bikes at...

Twin Six The Argyle - Apparel: Reviews

Unlike most cycling gear, which is either solid black or blue (thrilling!) or garish enough to offend your dog, Twin Six's line of high-performance, retro-hip jerseys won't make your partner cringe....

Sugoi Dash - Apparel: Reviews

Articulated sleeves don't bunch or restrict mobility while you're riding, making this one of the year's most comfortable jerseys. Bummer: The Transformers-inspired graphics may not suit all tastes....

Shimano SH-R131 - Cleats: Reviews

With a buckle closure and carbon sole, these have all the features of a top-end cleat—except the staggering price tag. bike.shimano.com

Rudy Project Kontact - Helmets: Reviews

RoadHere's a top-shelf road helmet masquerading behind a midlevel cost. The removable mesh interior, one-handed twist-lock adjustment, and scant weight (11.2 ounces) are the types of features...

Pearl Izumi MicroSensor - Apparel: Reviews

The ultimate summer jersey: The soft MicroSensor fabric wicked sweat well, and the mesh panels kept air circulating—even at high noon in Tucson. www.pearlizumi.com

Diadora Ergo Carbon - Cleats: Reviews

If you log big mileage, buy this bargain shoe. The thin carbon sole is stiff, but it never put our feet to sleep—even after six hours in the saddle. cannondale.com

Bell Slant - Helmets: Reviews

MountainScraping the bottom of your bike budget? The Slant blends surprising performance (21 vents and the secure ErgoDial fit) with sleek good looks in a killer value. www.bellbikehelmets.com

Descente Classic Aero-X - Apparel: Reviews

These beautifully crafted workhorse shorts are a good bet for cyclists on a budget who want plush comfort that won't fall apart after a season or three. www.descenteathletic.com

Northwave Aerator MTB - Cleats: Reviews

This cleat stays cool on the hottest days. It has all the performance features you'd expect—rigid carbon midsole, removable mud cleats—combined with an upper that's supercooled with swaths...

Giro Hex - Helmets: Reviews

MountainBenefit from trickle-down technology with the Hex. It has chunky mountain styling, a removable visor, and the same superior fit (courtesy of the Roc Loc 4 system) featured on Giro's top-end...