Yeah, but we are talking about someone that is only 5'4" to begin with. I don't think her seat to peg distance is all that great on the XT225. I saw about drilling the rear shock, but from what I saw you can never lower the front enough to match so you end up with a bike that has a higher front and that means it always pushing in the turns. If you load it down with a bunch of gear for a long trip which squats the rear even more, it probably gets way worse in the handling. My wife is pretty aggressive on the XT, so I want to try to leave her as much suspension as possible. That was one of the reason for moving to the CRF is to get a bit more suspension under her, but of course the trade off is always a taller bike. For the most part, I'm not a fan of lowering bikes if you start dramatically changing the geometry. If this doesn't work out, we'll just sell the CRF and actually put some money into the suspension on the XT225.