I sat on a bike ridden by a little gal shorter than me and was amazed. The bike wasn't lowered, but both of us could sit with our feet flat and our knees bent. All she did was pull the upholstery back and shave the foam wings off and a bit from the center of the saddle. Who'd have thought? She doesn't have to tippy toe, and all but the most extreme speed bumps present no problem. I'm thinking I may shave some foam and have an upholstery shop patch a new front section in, making the seat fit me better, and replacing the section that has the imprinted stitching starting to separate. Win, win! Also, it's far cheaper than a new custom seat.