The Nomad allows you to easily take 100 pounds of gear with you, without compromising the stability and maneuverability of your bicycle. To take an equivalent amount of gear using panniers, you would need to use four bags – two in front and two in the rear. When this weight is loaded directly on the bicycle, it can create handling problems and create wear on your bike. The Burley trailer hitch is designed to provide superior tracking while balancing the load for a smooth ride. Towing a Nomad enables you to keep the load off of the bike so that your bike handles normally.