I just put the 244 on D's bike, in the 5.10 size. The tire now has a couple days commuting to work (I don't have a normal commute . . .
all offroad) and a Saturday jaunt to Mission Ridge, and today about 12 miles of pavement on it. I am very impressed.
The tire mounted well, required so little weight to balance that I just skipped it. It is taller and heavier and I won't re-hash all that as it's been on here and on here, but I really want to mention the handling. The tire has a taller sidewall/profile which tends to increase the tail and really slows down the tire steer. Also, it doesn't deflect off of rollers in the roadway nearly as bad as the stocker. On gravel and dirt it is very predictable and steers just as easily and true as it gets.
Pictures of this tire did not do it justice. Until I had it in my hands and really looked it over, I was convinced it was too much of a compromise for me . . . . sigh. Wrong again. It's still pretty new, but I'm thinking that used like this bike is intended, as a trail bike, the Golden Boy 244/Kenda 270 is about as close as perfect as it gets.
Good Luck !!