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.

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...

Cannondale Synapse Carbon 2 - Road Bikes

Cannondale Synapse Carbon 2 - Road Bikes: Reviews

Long a champion of oversize aluminum tubing, Cannondale shifts gears to create an all-carbon rig that's fast enough for testosterone-addled group rides but much more comfortable than its trademark...

Litespeed Ghisallo - Road Bikes

Litespeed Ghisallo - Road Bikes: Reviews

The Ghisallo is a wake-up call for weight-freak roadies dutifully switching everything (even water-bottle-cage spacers!) to carbon: There's another gravity-defying game in town. Weighing less than a...

Pearl Izumi Charge

Pearl Izumi Charge - Cleats: Review

Meet one of this summer's best road shoes: The mostly mesh upper keeps your dogs cool and dry, even when the rest of you is melting. 11 oz; www.pearlizumi.com

Electra Amsterdam Classic 3 - Road Bikes: Reviews

Electra Amsterdam Classic 3 - Road Bikes: Reviews

BIKE TO WORKModeled after classic Dutch commuter bikes, the Amsterdam gives you everything you need for jetting around a city—and strips away everything you don't. Its steel frame can handle the...

Tomac Snyper 140 2 - Mountain Bikes: Reviews

Tomac Snyper 140 2 - Mountain Bikes: Reviews

FAST, NIMBLE TRAIL MACHINETomac Bicycles built a cult following in the late 1990s for producing some of the best early dual-suspension bikes, but it quietly folded in 2005. The company has reemerged...

Kona Zing Deluxe - Road Bikes

Kona Zing Deluxe - Road Bikes: Reviews

kona zing deluxe $2,000 Better known for its rock-bashing, mud-splashing models, Kona gussied itself up for 2006 with a series of new road bikes, including the Zing Deluxe. The teardrop-shaped 7005...

Shimano M121

Shimano M121 - Cleats: Review

Inexpensive but not cheap, these kicks looked as good as new after a month of all-mountain abuse. It's a solid starter shoe you won't outgrow quickly. 13 oz; www.shimano.com

Look 986 XO Pro Team - Mountain Bikes: Reviews

Look 986 XO Pro Team - Mountain Bikes: Reviews

RACE-READY CARBONIf you place speed above all else, consider this hardtail. The 986 may be Look's first foray into the off-road world, but as their road bikes have proven, they know their way around...

Leopard CL1 - Road Bikes

Leopard CL1 - Road Bikes: Reviews

What Amazon did for books, Leopard is doing for bicycles. By sticking with Web-only distribution, this small Bay Area–based bike manufacturer is offering teched-out, full-carbon race bikes at...

Orbea Mitis - Road Bike

Orbea Mitis - Road Bike: Reviews

Produced by a Basque collective in the heart of Spain's Pyrenees and raced by Iban Mayo's Euskaltel-Euskadi team, Orbea bikes are like cask-aged single-malt: They're all about small-batch quality....

Specialized S-Works

Specialized S-Works - Cleats: Review

The S-Works iteration of the Boa ratcheting system is the best we've tried, providing a secure fit whether you're screaming down singletrack or plodding through a hike-a-bike. 11 oz; www.specialized....

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