Noticed the same thing when I installed mine (2015 Winn Brave). Never hit or scraped it.
It's really not that *much* lower than the other suspension/steering components, but it is slightly lower. Speedbumps and stuff, no worry, as it's close enough to the tires to ride over. More worried about catching a retread or something in the road and popping it up and causing other damage....but again, it's a matter of less than an inch, so not enough extra risk to cause concern.