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.

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The Best Cycling Gear of 2014

It’s a good time to be a cyclist. The money and energy flooding into research and development right now has given us lots of exceptional designs and concepts, both in bikes and ancillary products.

Is This the Best Cycling Clothing on the Planet?

The founders at 7Mesh want to make better cycling clothing. The new brand, based out of Squamish, B.C., launched earlier this fall with an eye toward building high-performance, technical apparel to...

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Snow Season's Best Supersized Rides

It seems people can't get enough of fat bikes these days. From a human-powered snowmobile to a 29+ model, these are the best rides to get you out on the trail this winter.

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All I Want for Christmas Is a $480 Seatpost

I started ruminating on a few big-ticket items that make my heart race. If money were no object—or if there were, indeed, a big, generous, do-gooder up in the sky in a red-and-white leisure suit...

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12 Cycling Stocking Stuffers Under $50

You can't fit a bike into a stocking—or a helmet, cleats, and pretty much all of the glamorous but wallet-draining gifts cyclists dream of (more on those in another article). But the little things...

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Six-Month Test: Scott Addict Team

The last word in 2014 bike reviews goes to what was arguably our favorite bike of the year, the Gear of the Year-winning Scott Addict.

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The Perfect Cold-Weather Commuting Kit

When the weather begins to turn, it’s tempting to ditch the bike and climb into the comfort of the car. But an increasing number of companies are making a great range of urban cycling gear that can...

Why We Shouldn't Hate on E-Bikes

No cyclist should threaten other riders just because they might want to use a pedal-assist bike. It reminds me of the drivers who say that they’d be happy to door-pop or run a cyclist off the road.

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Specialized Diverge: The Ideal Winter Training Rig

Whereas many of the adventure road bikes hitting the market at the moment are one-off models, often in the budget range, Specialized is debuting the Diverge as a full line of bicycles, including...

Will These Pedals Make You Faster?

The new Nikola XPS road pedal is said to make you faster by using an axle with 25mm of lateral float to recruit leg muscles often neglected in cycling.

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The Six-Month Gravel Bike Test: Niner RLT9

When mountain bike designer Niner—one of the original 29-inch wheel proponents—jumped on the 'gravel bike' trend, we knew we had to test their version. The RLT9, billed as a fat-tired road bike,...

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BMC TrailFox TF01 vs. Specialized S-Works Enduro 29

In recent years, conventional wisdom was that mountain bikes could have either big wheels or big travel—not both. But then came the 2013 edition of Interbike, where half a dozen companies rolled out...

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Bell Super 2R

The increasing segmentation is also ridiculous and slightly maddening for the consumer. So when we here at Outside see a product like the Bell Super 2R, which packs two helmets into one, we get a...

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