I am not a pro, but I do own a tw. I am 5'9" and 210. I don't have a problem with my bike moving me around at all. I have a 1994 T-dub with 2400 miles on it. Mine has had a not so easy life and I have had to fix a few things. I can say that this bike is the most fun I have had in a long time on the street or the dirt. These bikes are very well suited for the kind of commute you are thinking of doing. I always have a big smile on my face when riding it.