I'm new to the forum & and new to touring. I'm an avid mtn biker and an ultralight backpacker (typically <10 lbs. base weight) with 1,000+ miles of solo, thru-hiking under my belt in wilderness conditions. I'm now considering a TransAm bike tour. I'd like to translate my ultralight hiking expertise onto the bike, but know nothing about touring bikes and their accessories.
For my ultralight needs, what are the best touring bikes I should consider buying for <$2,000?
And, what other ultralight bike accessories would you recommend?
Thanks for the help and advice!