I got the 244 mounted this morning and took it for a ride. First impressions: I want to run the tire in fior a while before I really pushed it but my initial impression was: it will take a little getting used to, on tar it seemed to make the bike more willing to take sharp turns. much smoother on some of our rough tar roads, on the gravel/dirt roads the tire didn't seem as planted as the oem, it would roll around over the one inch stone, a bit like riding on ball bearings. I will say manyn of the gravel roads around here have recently had more stone and sand added and the clay in the mix hasn't set up yet. I weigh about 180 and so I put 18lbs in both tires. Dirt/gravel roads are about as challenging as I get these days (75). I'm tempted to let a little more air out of the front. Thoughts ?