I saw your posting on here and thought I would take the opportunity to inform you of my opinion on the carbon bike.
Although the 5000 is alloy.... I am sure that when I tested a 5000 I too felt the flex in the bike.... compared to my 957..... but, after rebuilding my 957 into the Oz frame I also had this lean feeling that you describe.... to remedy this..or rather try to eliminate possible causes..I tightened the wheels a fair bit..... so that the spoke tensions showed between 1.00mm and 1.20mm deflection on the mavic gauge... tight in other words...
This made it better... but it is still there... I ride around it now... seems ok.
The only other weakness of the bike was the lack of disc brake tabs..... but I had discs on my Proflex 957 and used the same method to fit them to my Oz...... the solution is so popular that even the other guy (Old Proflexer)that replied to your posting bought one from me (to fit discs to his bike, I assume).
I only made an adapter for the rear as I use a Marzocchi fork on the front.
There are pictures on my webpage, the URL is below... It is not a very
professional webpage, just a hobby thing that I made a few years ago.... but
there are pictures there all the same. The picture on the webpage is of my
Carbon Oz bike, this has the same swingarm as your bike, but for the record
I also have adapters available for the 857 and Animal type swingarms too.
Take it easy,
Ps. If you are interested in ordering an adapter, you can do so either by
ordering direct from me.. or by buying online with credit card payment via
click on the link marked
'Products' for more information there.
Posted by Mike billett a 33 year old Racer riding a Pro~Flex/K2 Oz carbon from Sweden on 01/09/01