No'ish. It merely raises the whole of the shock body by up to 10mm which lowers the seat height by up to about 25mm. The geometry of the shock and linkage remain the same as does the 'rate' of the whole assembly. Yes, the 'geometry' of the bike has changed in terms of the rear being slightly lower, but no more than it does when you set your sag or change the pre-load for different loads or even when you fully load the bike for a camping trip. I have no idea what an L shock is like so can't comment on that.