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.

Lake CX400

Lake CX400 - Cleats: Reviews

The features justify the price. You get a carbon sole, Boa ratcheting system, and thermomoldable footbed that can be custom-shaped for the ultimate fit, providing long-haul comfort for epic days. 9...

Northwave Revenge

Northwave Revenge - Cleats: Review

For club rides and racing, this shoe's thin carbon sole is stiff yet sensitive, and the flashy graphics make you look speedy—even when you're standing still. 10 oz; www.trialtir-usa.com

Castelli Free Bibshort - Clothing/Apparal: Reviews

Castelli Free Bibshort - Clothing/Apparal: Reviews

The price promises a lot, and these shorts deliver. The bib is cut away in front to reduce binding and overheating, the fabric is impeccably sculpted to a riding position, and the chamois feels...

Titus El Guapo - Mountain Bikes: Reviews

Titus El Guapo - Mountain Bikes: Reviews

PEDAL-FRIENDLY HEAVYWEIGHTSix-inch all-mountain bikes can be heavy and no fun to pedal, which is why they're generally reserved for car shuttles and ski lifts. Not so El Guapo. With oversized...

K2 Apache 5.0 - Mountain Bikes: Reviews

K2 Apache 5.0 - Mountain Bikes: Reviews

One tester spirited away the Apache as soon as it arrived and only returned it a few weeks later, after we threatened to withhold his pay—and even then it took a few days. The Apache is simply...

Schwinn Fastback Comp - Road Bikes

Schwinn Fastback Comp - Road Bikes: Reviews

Not everyone wants to race, so why are so many bikes constructed with aggressive angles and knee-wrecking gears? Schwinn felt your pain and responded with the Fastback Comp, a roadie with concessions...



When minister and aid specialist James Gulley came home alive from the Haitian earthquake—barely, after an incredible survival ordeal in Port-au-Prince—he turned right around and went back. His son...

Road cycling race upgrade gears

Race Upgrades

1. MT. BORAH CUSTOM With seven-week turnarounds and minimum orders of just six pieces, Mt. Borah makes customcycling gear easier than ever. Jerseys from $83; mtborahcustom.com 2. VITTORIA OPEN...

Giant Trance X0

Rock Steady

This year’s trail bikes are lighter and more forgiving than ever. We tested the best.

Trail-Running Gear Essentials

1. SHELL MontBell's Mistral Parka is a hooded squall shield that vents well enough for sweaty runs and packs down to a softball-size bundle. $110; montbell.com 2. SUNGLASSES The new VR50 lenses in...

The Goods: Road-Race Day

1. BROOKS INFINITI JACKET The billboard-size logo on the back will make you feel like a pro during warm-ups, while reflective touches make it great for chilly dusk workouts. $100; brooksrunning.com...