So I've been reading through the various threads and have yet to find anything speaking to Specialized bikes for touring/road use. I'm planning a trip from Vancouver to San Diego with a friend of mine and we are trying to figure out what bikes we should be getting. May seem crazy that we are taking on such a distance seeing as how it's our first time doing anything like this, but we set aside a little over a month to do it so feel we should be able to pull it off.
Anyway, at this point through my research I'm leaning towards either the '08 Specialized Sequoia Elite or one of the Novara's or K2's from REI. So far I've talked with some folks working in local shops and that has led me to look at the Sequoia. I'm a big fan of REI so decided to take a look at what they offer and it seems to me that some of their bikes could possibly do the job and save me a bit of money. Any information or advice someone can give me would be greatly appreciated.