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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Pick up a couple of Petzl Attache 3D lockers, which are great utility 'biners for anchors and slings and can also be used for attaching your belay device to your harness. petzl.com
Tired of the Matrix-inspired graph-ics favored by most bike-apparel companies? Get your very own maillot jaune with this boldly simple polyester jersey. twinsix.com
MountainAnticipating a trip to Moab in July? The Instinct's cooling system has gaping channels that funnel air through like a fan. www.specialized.comBonus: The on-off mountain visor is fast and easy.