I'm 5'7" with a 29" inseam, and I ride my Beta on trails but also dual sport with it- that requires a lot of stopping, putting your foot down, etc. There are so many times (especially when I am using luggage) that I wish my bike were about an inch lower. I'm not an aggressive rider, and in 2 years, I don't think I've ever bottomed-out the suspension. The problem is, I don't live in an area where I can easily make changes and go for a test ride... I have to truck my bike for a couple hours to get to a spot, then ride on the road for a couple miles to get to "legal" trails. (They aren't really legal, but that's not the point.) I don't really want to mess with raising the forks because I like the way the bike handles, and I've never had any headshake. (Changing the fork height seems like a slippery slope.) I like my Fisher seat, and I'm not switching to a seat with 1/2" of foam... I can't do 8 hour days like that. I thought about lowering the suspension, but I don't know anything about it, and don't want to spend a bunch of money and make things worse. I'm on the stock springs- they seem to be good for my weight. Anyway, I've never messed with the suspension on any of my bikes, other than setting the sag and turning the clickers. Should I consider paying someone to lower it? Losing an 3/4 or an inch of travel will probably not even matter to me. But, it gets frustrating when I'm tired and can barely get my leg over the seat to mount the thing.