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.

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...

What the Hell Is a Gravel Bike?

Along with disc brakes, the biggest buzz in road riding is around bikes built for a variety of terrain, not just pavement. These drop-bar machines often have longer wheelbases than a normal road bike...

First Look: Otso Voytek

Buying a fat bike that's optimal for only a couple of months in the year is a big investment that might exclude many from the fun. Now, however, there's the carbon Otso Voytek, which is hands down...

Why You Should Throw Your Rim Brakes in the Trash

Rather than simply continue to rail on the subject about which type of brakes are better, this year I decided to put the debate to our test team in Sedona by offering up two comparably spec'd bikes—...

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Outside’s Bike Test

Last December, 15 testers gathered for the annual Outside Magazine Bike Test, in which we select the rising crop of the coming year’s bikes and ride the bejeezus out of them to determine which are...

Your Next Gravel Bike Will Come With 29+ MTB Tires

Mixed-surface bikes, otherwise referred to as gravel or adventure bikes, are a hot trend. They’re effectively cross bikes with longer, lower geometries and extra tire clearance to take on all terrain...

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