what bike would be best suitable for a long distance ride?
So, I'm thinking about taking a long distance ride of probably around 500 - 600 miles or so. On daily rides and weekends I ride a tarmac road bike, usually ride about ~200 on the weekends, but I don't think this is suitable for a longer ride that i'll span days. So, I'm thinking more about a touring\road bike with some type of luggage mounts to carry gear and stuff. Anyways, want it to be affordable but still have everything I'd need for this type of trip. I'd like it to be light as possible, but maybe that's not that big of a deal as I think? Probably steel frame but don't really know? What tires and wheel are good for this? Any suggestions would be helpful. Also, it'll be on the roads at least I hope for the most part. : )