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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Purchased nomad in 2004 used at Bike the Drive Chicago 2005. Had lots of rides. 2018 nomad appears to b sturdier design. Gonna have fun.
I bought an older version back in 2014 and it was one of the best bike decisions I've ever made! I have not tried other trailers, but chose this one for the two-wheeled design and overall good reviews. The Nomad is also sufficiently spacious and has a flexible configuration (remove the cover or sides, let stuff hang off the back or sides, etc) so I can carry just about anything in it with the help of a few bungie cords. I like the internal pockets for things that I always keep with the trailer (e.g. spare tube, although I have never had a flat on the trailer despite several flats on my bike - knock on wood!). I mostly use it for running errands around town and occasionally taking the cats to the vet, so the two-wheeled design prevents any worries about the trailer tipping over. I also took the trailer bike-camping once when I was riding a semi-soft trail - the trailer and two wheels really helped distribute the weight so I wasn't digging into the mud the whole way. I can see how a one-wheeled design would be better for off-road biking as it can be hard to tell exactly where the wheels will track on this one, but that's not an issue for me. I've carried at least 80 lbs in it occasionally, and regularly >50 lbs, and while getting started or going uphill can be a chore, I don't really notice that I'm pulling a trailer otherwise. Only a couple minor issues with quality in the past 3.5 years: the plastic flag quickly faded to pale yellow so I've tied orange flagging tape to it to improve visibility. The cover has also faded a bit but is still visible, and I'm glad to see Burley offers replacement covers because that'll probably be the first thing to wear out (they have also changed the design/material of the cover since then). Still seems to be waterproof. I also had an issue with the wheels falling off initially - you will definitely want to check and adjust the tension in the axles on a regular basis. Bit tricky to get it tight enough for the wheel to stay on, but not so tight that you can't get the wheel on in the first place (I'm not sure if Burley has changed the axle design in the past few years). Overall, a great product and I expect it to last many more years with perhaps a replacement part or two - if it ever dies completely, I'm sure I'll replace it with another Nomad.
I received the Burley as a gift and LOVE it! I have been automobile-free and it's been essential for extra groceries, potlucks, and larger items.
I bought the trailer 'as is', returned to the retailer after it suffered a seam rip in an apparently very early use by the original purchaser--the trailer appears brand new otherwise. Since it is so new and otherwise well cared for, I surmise this is probably a factory defect (hopefully not a recurrent design defect), and the original purchaser could have gotten this replaced under warranty (butI couldn't). I don't know what caused the rip, can't argue with Burley about warranty issues (as I technically am not the original purchaser), but I am concerned about the quality of the stitching; we will see--I repaired it, the trailer seems light and the design seems good otherwise. I look forward to using it (just hope the seams hold).
I purchased this trailer for bicycle touring. I had the choice of buying a new touring-specific bike or buying a trailer to tow behind my existing bike. I really like the feel of my current road bike for long rides and didn't want to spend the money on a new bike or take the chance of a bike I don't like as much. So, I read a lot of reviews and decided the Nomad fit the bill best. I took my new Nomad for a test ride last Saturday. I connected it to my Bianchi Intenso road bike, loaded it with 40 pound of weight, and pulled it about 45 miles on a relatively level paved trail. I was surprised how easy it was to pull. There was a touch of tugging when I crossed wooden planks on the trail, but the ride was really very comfortable. I've not taken it camping yet, but there is obviously plenty of room for anything I would want to take. I've seen other comments with concerns that the cloth bottom isn't strong enough to hold loads, but I found it to be plenty strong. My test load was a sandbag-filled exercise vest, so the weight was concentrated, and the trailer showed no signs of sagging. The wheel axle also spans under the floor, so that adds additional support. The trailer folds down, with the wheels and tow bar fitting inside, and the whole thing fits easily in the trunk of my Toyota Corolla, along with a folding bike rack, tool box and several other items.
I have this attached to my Trek 7.5. Only time my Nomad comes off ? If I need my Burley flatbed for hauling. Love Love & more love both trailers
I needed to try something in addition to the panniers on my e-bike, so I heard about trailers, and specifically the Nomad, through a member of the on-line e-bike group to which I belong. I researched it on-line via videos and reviews. I thought it would work out well for my short to medium range bike touring. I ordered one last spring and have enjoyed it very much since. With two, 100+ mile tours and four 40 mile trips so far, I am pleased with my purchase. I also use the Nomad to pick up 30 pound bags of dog food for my husky mix companion, and for other shopping loads, too. This is an excellent method for hauling and camping. I'm a happy camper.
BOUGHT IT LAST SUMMER FOR A "RIDE AND CAMP ALONG THE FRENCH WEST COAST, I LOVE IT!
I got this about a month and half ago. I did a lot of internet research and finally decided on this one because I have the kid trailer and didn't want to have to switch hitches. At first I wasn't happy about the cloth bottom and still would prefer a solid bottom. I wanted it for a 5 gallon water bottle plus groceries. I put a baking rack in the bottom to distribute the water weight. The first time I used it I shopped with abandon - not avoiding getting stuff that I didn't think would fit. No problem - I fit A LOT of groceries AND a 5 gallon bottle of water in it. By a lot I mean probably 4 bags and 2 gallon milk jugs. Then I went to the pizza place and thought I was nuts, but I was able to bungee cord the pizza on top. Now I love it and use it a lot. It tracks well too. My granddaughter loves riding in it too! (I walk my bike only in parks with her in it.) Only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is that I still wish it had a solid bottom feature though.
The nomad offers an abundance of space for the biker looking to do some back country camping. Its size easily accommodates a five gallon bucket to keep belongings and/or food dry while acting as a sealed container to hang food at night. The accessory rack is great for tying down objects or drying wet clothing while riding. I took this on a week long trip from Washington D.C. to Pittsburg. Cons: The rear corners of the frame aren't smooth and wear holes in the floor. There needs some extra padding on the inside. (I'm going to try bicycle inner tubes). The front of the the floor gets a bit pinched by the mounts that hold the tow bar. This has caused the stitching to stretch from riding around with a full cart. Currently, I have mounted an old seat post rack on the inside to alleviate some of the pressure on the floor of the forward compartment. Water has a tendency to collect in the front compartment also (Only what was in my 5-gallon bucket stayed dry). I was thinking of sewing in some type of drain plug. Pros: The sides are lined with mesh compartments, great for quick access items and the little things. The width and length of the cart is perfect to fit a crazy creek style camp chair (never leave home without it). Once you figure out the best weight balance the cart glides along behind the bike though hills will remind you that it is there. Having the weight off your bike adds to stability while riding and mounting/dismounting, in my opinion. The stock tires are nice also. I have rode the cart over 600 miles and have not had a flat (knock on wood). You can fit everything you need for a week long camping trip in the cart (If you pack as though you are going on a backpacking trip). As stated before, the five gallon bucket is great for storing food and any electronics. Conclusion: I really like the Nomad cart. It is a great alternative to panniers and bags. It cruised behind me on the C&O Towpath and the Great Allegheny Passage with little extra effort. It allows you to carry larger items than could fit into bags (camp chair). Next I'm thinking of using it to ride around Ohio, following the Buckeye trail when possible.