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.

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

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...

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

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...

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

Orbea Mitis - Road Bike: Reviews

Produced by a Basque collective in the heart of Spain's Pyrenees and raced by Iban Mayo's Euskaltel-Euskadi team, Orbea bikes are like cask-aged single-malt: They're all about small-batch quality....

Cannondale Synapse Carbon 2 - Road Bikes: Reviews

Long a champion of oversize aluminum tubing, Cannondale shifts gears to create an all-carbon rig that's fast enough for testosterone-addled group rides but much more comfortable than its trademark...

Specialized S-Works - Cleats: Review

The S-Works iteration of the Boa ratcheting system is the best we've tried, providing a secure fit whether you're screaming down singletrack or plodding through a hike-a-bike. 11 oz; www.specialized....

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