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.

Should You Buy a Plus-Size Mountain Bike?

If you live somewhere with loose terrain, like the jangling rocks in Tucson and Phoenix or the gravelly kitty litter in Los Alamos, New Mexico, plus-size tires will make a difference. But if you live...

Bikes Are Getting Cheaper. Really.

Canyon, which will begin selling in the United States this August, is on the front line of a trend in the cycling world that aims to deliver high-quality bikes for less by selling directly to...

Here's More Proof that 29ers Are the Fastest

Even though studies have shown that 29er mountain bikes are faster in cross-country races, die-hard proponents of 26, then 27.5, always cited the downhill market’s preference for smaller wheels as...

Six-Month Review: Wilier Triestina Cento 10 Air

If I were looking for a single bike to race, the Cento 10 Air would top my list. In a crowded market of good, fast bikes, it stands out for both its blinding speed and its confidence, as well as its...

Why We Recommend Expensive Shit

I’m sick of everyone bitching about how costly bikes have become. Yes, prices have risen a lot over the past decade, but so have performance, refinement, and options.

One Perfect Thing: Brooks Cambium Saddle

Other than bibs (and, specifically, chamois design), there’s nothing more intrinsic to comfort on a bike than the saddle. Granted, many seat preferences come down to body shape, hip width, and your...

Your Next Carbon Bike Will Be Made in Arkansas

If you ride a carbon-fiber bike, chances are it was manufactured in one of five factories in China. If you ride an American-made carbon model, you probably paid through the teeth and bought it from a...


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