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.

Mountain Bikers, Start Your Engines

Whether you think e-mountain bikes are a godsend or an abomination, as companies like Currie Tech prepare to roll out whole lines of electric-assist trail rides for 2014, it’s clear the debate is...

A Cyclist Lost In the Woods

After a friend's recent near-miss with disaster in the backcountry, our writer has been thinking about risk, personal responsibility, and what it means to be "ready" to go the wild.

Battle of the Italian Super Bikes

It’s hard to go wrong with either the Bianchi Oltre XR or the Wilier Cento1 SR. Choosing between them, however, proved easier.

Smith Forefront Helmet

The Forefront is as lightweight and airy as many XC helmets, thanks to a highly breathable honeycomb-style polymer called Koroyd, yet it has the lower rear coverage and extra protection of an...

Niner RLT9 Gravel Bike

This disc-exclusive aluminum frame takes tires up to 45mm, has internal cable routings to keep out the grit, a color-matched carbon fork to cut the rattle, and is built longer, lower, and slacker...

Shimano R785 Hydraulic Road Brakes

Now Shimano unveils the R785 levers, which are optimized to work with Ultegra Di2. Because they are electronic and not mechanical, the R785s are trimmer than their SRAM equivalents, with sleek...

Yes, Bikes Belong On Ski Hills

A late-summer weekend at Angel Fire bolsters our writer's belief in all the benefits of the bike park

The Singlespeed Wars

We pitted the Spot Honey Badger against the Jackal K9 in search of the finest one-geared ride. So which one’s tougher, dog or badger?

Racing the World's Best XC Bike

We rode the 2014 Epic at Specialized’s Leadville 100 launch and walked away wondering, as always, whether there’s any better race bike out there.

Salsa Revamps Its Mountain Line

On a riding trip in the north woods this summer, Salsa showed off deft new redesigns of its venerable Spearfish and Horsethief models