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RoadTrooper Teams up with TwistyRide

September 25th 2012 01:22 pm

Recently I teamed up with my like-minded friends at to test and review their motorcycle gear, much of which I already use or have used at some point.

If you don’t know of it’s a new company that’s well worth checking out, it’s run by a couple of French lads, Cedric and Remi who like myself, literally live for motorbike touring. Using their years of touring experience, they set up to source and sell tried and tested gear, i.e. the best gear they can get their hands on, both for everyday use and full on motorbike touring. Their product range includes Givi, Kappa, Draggin Jeans, Gear Gremlins, Scottoiler, Weise, Haynes Manuals, Bering, Bagster and Forcefield, all of which I will be reviewing which should be interesting.

And the good news? Well, in part return for me reviewing their products the lads at TwistyRide are offering all RoadTrooper readers a 5% discount on all those brands and products. They are only just getting started so all their products are not yet up on their website, so if you are looking for a product by one of those brands just drop them an email and they’ll get it for you. Either way, that 5% discount saving can be put to good use in your fuel tank. To get the discount type “RoadTrooper” in the coupon box at the checkout.

TwistyRide Design Their Own Motorcycle iPhone Holder

iPhone Protective Case by TwistyRide - Click to Scale Up the Image

iPhone Protective Case by TwistyRide - Click to Scale Up

Their website also has loads of good tips and advice for motorbike touring, but more interestingly, they have actually designed their own waterproof iPhone case/holder and a charger that runs off a motorbike or scooters battery. They then had a chat with the lads in RAM Mounts who will now be supplying the mounting systems for their charger, some of which are really very cleaver. Unfortunately for me I’m not an iPhone fan and quite happy with my Galaxy S2 so I have not had a chance to test it yet, but I love the idea of mounting a smart phone to my bike  as I’m really starting to see the benefits of having a smart phone when touring for handy map apps, booking B&B’s etc.

There are a few protective cases on the market to mount the Galaxy S2 onto my motorbike, but they have mixed reviews and I’m not keen to trust a €20 case made by the lowest bidder in China to protect my Galaxy S2 which cost me €500. I think Cedric and Remi in TwistyRide had the exact same issues which is why they have designed their own system.

iPhone Protective Case mounted on a Bike - Click to Scale Up

iPhone Protective Case mounted on a Bike - Click to Scale Up

It does cost a bit more than the lowest bidder options, but it certainly looks like of far higher quality and a lot more trustworthy, I’m now hoping they will make one for the Galaxy S2 type phones soon.

Here are the links to their inventions:

Motorcycle Mount & Phone Case

Motorcycle iPhone Charger

And the good news? Between now at the 24th of December they are offering all RoadTrooper readers a 10% discount on their waterproof iPhone Case, RAM mount and charger. If any of you take them up on the offer be sure to let me know what you think! The discount code for this offer is “RTiPhoneCase”.

The lads concept with is only to sell gear that is tried and tested by themselves or the likes of me or given awards by Bike, or Ride magazines and the like. They also have one of the best return policies out there which is one of the many reasons I’m happy to team up with them!


5% Off All Motorbike Gear
Discount Coupon RoadTrooper


10% Off iPhone Case, RAM Mount and Charger by TwistyRide
Discount Coupon RTiPhoneCase

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