Everywhere you pedal, Burley's Nomad is your ideal tag-along. Its simple-to-use hitch and two-wheel design offer reliability on and off the road without compromising bike handling. And, with a generous 100-pound hauling capacity, this sub-15-pound cargo trailer totes tons of gear. Tent. Hibachi. Cooler? Now there's no excuse to leave anything home!
• Two-wheel design keeps the trailer upright and stable
• Large carrying capacity with collapsible inside space divider
• Three large mesh pockets for small items
• 6 interior clips to tie down gear
• Quickly disassembles and is compact for transport and storage
• Forged aluminum hitch
• 16” spoked aluminum wheels
• Trailer with cover
• Tow arm and hitch for bicycle use
• Safety flag
• Users manual
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Have owned this trailer for over a year. Have used it for grocery runs and have had no problem hauling twenty pounds of provisions home. On our recent 200-plus mile C&O trail trip, we found the trailer indestructible. We suffered five flats in five days on our bikes but the trailer came through the experience unscathed. Great product, highly recommended.
I mostly use it to carry things to the local airport to work on my plane or go flying. I tow it behind my recumbent Trike and don't even know it's there unless I see it in the rear view mirror. The cover is great also. The two things that I have needed to change are the flag holder and the interior base. The flag base just sticks into a slot in the fabric. The flag is tall and with any cross wind at all it can bend way over into the opposing bike lane and could also whack pedestrians without you even knowing it. I just use the 1/2 length and that is fine as I have a tall flag on the Trike. The bottom of the carrier is just fabric material and I would worry about heavy items tearing a seam and falling through. I just made a cardboard cutout out of the box it arrived in and inserted it in the bottom to provide more support.
This would be a decent trailer if the hitch mechanism was engineered properly but, alas, it is not. Just like a trailer hitch for a car, a bike hitch needs to have 3 axes of rotation (pitch, roll, and yaw to use aerospace terminology) in order to prevent unnecessary stress on the trailer and/or bike and ensure tire-surface contact. The hitch and ironically-named "flex connector" only provide one axis of movement, that being turning or yaw. It might be possible to get pitch rotation if the hitch slides between the bike axle mount and axle nut/quick-release, which it will do given that the trailer will function like a lever in such cases, but that means metal grinding on metal which would cause metal wear, loosening of the axle, and basically ruin the bike. There is a little play in the flex connector due mostly to the bolt holding the connector to the tow arm and the pin holding the connector to the hitch being slightly smaller in diameter than the mounting holes in the connector, but only a few degrees, which I think would really only be useful if one is riding on completely flat terrain and making very slight turns. Burley's classic hitch that mounts to the bike frame doesn't appear to be any more flexible, despite replies to the contrary by a Burley employee on their website, though to be fair I haven't taken a look at one close up and have drawn this conclusion from looking at photographs. I might be completely wrong about this, but from what I know of engineering and machines in general, combined with my first-hand experiences having this trailer hitched to my bike, I strongly believe that the hitch mechanism will cause damage to both the bike and the trailer over time. However, the trailer itself seems decent, and you might be able to find or make a proper 3-axis hitch. But considering the price of this trailer, it doesn't seem worth it to me.
I've pulled this trailer on at least 5 500+ mile trips. My bike has fallen over a few times and the hitch just won't twist and break. I've hit a landscape rock with a wheel and flipped the trailer and nothing broke. I've hit a concrete planter at [...], which stopped the bike and almost threw me off the bike and the trailer was not damaged.I would not say that it is waterproof, so when riding for hours in the rain, water can get splashed in from cars, and from the bike's rear wheel. I use a sheet of Tyvek to cover my gear for extra protection.Wheel bearings are sealed cartridge type and I have had no issues with them. Last year I had no issue going down hills in Quebec rather fast (up to 50 MPH) with no shimmy or wobble.At times when I want a bit more of a workout, I'll pull a 50 pound bag of sand and hit the hills.Finally, I think car drivers give you plenty of extra room because they think that you are probably pully some sort of Burley kid trailer!
This is a wonderful peice of equipment, as well engineered and made as a top of the line bike. Attaches securely and quickly with existing QR or wheel bolt and the hitch is STRONG. Comes with Big Apple tires and heavy duty wheels.Fabric construction is heavy weight and aluminum frame is strong. Easily will carry the 100lbs rating, enough room for overnight camping and has side pockets and a divider inside. Tracks quietly and with your load balanced you won't know it's there. Folds flat when not used. Optional cargo rack for top is great for fishing poles or whatever oversized thing you have. I put a piece of light plywood on the fabric floor to avoid wear and holes. This is not a toy but a true quality peice of equipment. Not for off-road or single track.
This trailer is comparable to a high end bike in construction, design, and ease of use. Behind my Catrike it tracks perfectly with no sway, easily can carry 100 lbs with the load balanced over the axle and is silent. I sometimes forget its back there. This is not for use off-road but handles street and rails to trails perfectly. I use it for 3-4 day camping treks and have never been disappointed.
Used it on our ten-day self-supported Michigan trip pulled by our tandem. It is lightweight and tracks perfectly. Tracking offset keeps you from allowing one wheel to drop off the road edge. We are buying the rack to eliminate the need for front panniers. [...]