You've seen them struggle up that last hill near your house on their now too small single speed, and they've been begging to have a bike that can shift like Mom or Dad's. When your young rider is ready for an upgrade, GT's Laguna 20in Kids' Bike will keep them progressing and building their confidence while also giving them a taste of the features they've seen on grownup bikes. One of those so called grownup features is built into the bike's geometry GT uses its signature Triple Triangle design when constructing the rear triangle of the durable, lightweight aluminum frame. Just like in its adult bikes, the smaller angles and reinforced seat stays in the design give the bike more snappiness, which could make all the difference during after school races against their neighborhood cohorts. GT keeps the overall geometry upright in this bike, which keeps the steering predictable and allows kids to pay attention to what's around them as they test their speed and become aware of safety. Expect your little ripper to want to explore new terrain as they begin flying up that neighborhood hill with confidence on their 7 speed Shimano Hyperglide cassette. You'll be able to guide them through shifting gears for the first time with the Shimano Revo Twist Shifter, specifically sized to not overwhelm children's small hands, and the linear pull brakes will provide them with consistent stopping power as they wrap their minds around not braking with their feet anymore.