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: Specialized 2FO Cliplite

As the bike tester for Outside, I go through more cleats than a club racing team. It’s nice having choices, but with touchpoints like shoes, it’s also important to have a pair of my own that fit...

First Look: Trek Remedy

The Remedy 29 was one of our favorite bikes last year, so we were worried when we heard Trek overhauled it for 2017. Our testers already felt that this year's longer, slacker Fuel EX was a step...

6-Month Test: YT Industries Jeffsy Pro

There are tons of great bikes in the trail 29er category, and based on performance alone, the YT Jeffsy has to be considered near the top of the heap. It's a perfect bike for riders who like to push...

6-Month Test: BMC Roadmachine 01 Road Bike

Much has been made in recent years about the adventure road bike trend because of the terrain they open up and the sheer versatility of taking one bike on everything from group rides with a peloton...

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.


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