Aaron Gulley

Aaron Gulley

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.

One Perfect Thing: Chrome Industries Union Shorts

Every major brand makes one or more pairs of baggy riding shorts these days. I've ridden in a lot of them—sometimes several per week—but I always find myself returning to my seven-year-old Chrome...

First Look: Scott Spark 700 Plus Tuned

Few companies have pushed the boundaries of lightweight bike design over the past two decades like Scott—its sub-900-gram CR1 road bike launched the weight wars in 2003—so it came as no surprise that...

Why We Love Mountain Bike Festivals

We used to think mountain bike festivals did nothing but clog local trails. But then we went to the Sedona Mountain Bike Festival and realized they're an important community event.

One Perfect Thing: Maven Optics B2 Binoculars

Binoculars might seem as necessary for a cyclist as Enve M50 Fifty wheels for an ornithologist, but I came to my Mavens on the bike, and these exceptional optics will forever remain part of my riding...

First Look: Otso Warakin

The Warakin, a stainless-steel adventure-oriented road bike, might look like a very different machine than the carbon-fiber Voytek—and it is—but it borrows some of that bike's design cues to keep the...

First Look: Ellsworth Rogue 40

Last year, Ellsworth came out swinging with not one, but two new models: first the 160mm Rogue 60 in June, followed by the 140mm Rogue 40 at Interbike.

The Case for Visiting State Parks

Ever hear of Dog Canyon? I hadn't either until a spur-of-the-moment trip brought me there and made me realize that state parks are some of the most underrated public lands you might never have used.

How to Pack for a Multiday Road Tour

After thinking long and hard about what gear to bring for a ten-day road bike tour through Colombia, I decided that the following items were indispensable—for both Colombia and any road tour in an...

Electric Mountain Bikes Are Finally Fun to Ride

In the past few years, all the major brands have launched into e-bikes, which speaks to the market's potential. You can bet that companies like Giant, Scott, Trek, and Specialized aren't dumping...

One Perfect Thing: WTB Horizon Plus Tire

Plus-size tires are one of the most talked-about trends in the mountain bike world, and now oversize rubber is catching on with roadies, too. With its 47mm-wide Horizon Plus tire, WTB has the...

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