I will try and keep it short. I have an old 2005 Giant Reign that I have built up and been riding for about a year. It had a 130mm fork up front, 171 travel at the rear and as one reviewer put it a "spooky high bottom bracket". I then put a 180mm Domain on it to even things up and now the BB height is now a very spooky 380mm with about a 30mm rise. I love the bike, never have to think about pedal strikes but I do seem to be heading over the bars quite a bit on steep techy stuff. I know that flying through the windscreen is all part of the fun but how much is my geometry working against me? Or is it more of a lack of skill? Yes I will be upgrading soon to a better frame at least. Not much cash at the moment after 6 years off work to look after the kids and renovate the house. New job starts next week.