I am a relatively new TW owner myself but have rode a skinny tire Enduro all summer. I am 2 miles off pavement on gravel at my place. Any bike feels "loose" on the gravel road. The TW handles it better than my other bike however. Not a big deal once you figure out that you give the bike its nose so to speak. Don't fight the bike each time it slides a bit. Easier said than done. I'd recommend the TW over a standard narrow tire enduro. Only my opinion. Take it for what its worth! Don't plan on setting any speed records with the TW however!