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.

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...

Nine Lessons from a Year Living on the Road

On our first anniversary in Artemis, our Airstream, we ended up exactly where we started—dry camped outside of Gold Canyon, Arizona. It was never a plan to be there. But we’d just flown in from an...

Six-Month Review: Trek Stache 9.8

Anyone who complains that 29+ is too big and unwieldy has never ridden the Stache. It’s a hardtail for the big-hit, high-speed, no-limits crew. I stand by my prediction that this bike will eventually...

Our Favorite Bike Kit for Variable Spring Conditions

This time of year, when it’s cold in the morning, hot by midday, and windy as bejeezus, while the trails can be sloppy from the melt, I gravitate to certain pieces of gear for their ability to deal...

6-Month Test: 3T Exploro

Last year, the Open U.P. was our bike of the year. No surprise, then, that the 3T Exploro is near the top of this year's list since it comes from the mind of the same engineer: ex-Cervélo mastermind...

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...

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