Michelin StarCross 5 Sand Tire is a hybrid design that’s purpose built for loose terrain and sandy track conditions.
Developed by engineers and riders over several years, the hybrid design incorporates large center lugs that provide the traction of a paddle tire, and an aggressive layout of side lugs for the cornering ability of a traditional soft terrain tire.
On the front tire a more traditional design is made of tall, aggressive lugs so you can get a planted feel and stay on the line you want without the front of your bike jumping around.
Because of the specialized tread and the high-density casing that reduces weight by 15%, the StarCross 5 Sand Tire provides significant performance gains compared to other tire options.
Rear tire features a scooped center tread pattern that acts like a paddle to evacuate sand and deliver traction
Casing design incorporates stronger, higher density materials that reduce weight up to 15% without compromising strength or durability
The casing construction features Michelin’s Comfort Casing Technology (CCT), which provides exceptional shock absorption to reduce rider fatigue
Casing is engineered to optimize the tire’s contact patch which offers maximum levels of grip for precise steering and traction even in difficult conditions
Intermediate and side tread blocks ensure good steering response from the front tire and traction from the rear
Central blocks are designed specifically to enhance braking performance and traction on all riding surfaces.
Self-cleaning tread design includes fine horizontal tread lines to release soil and enhance traction in a range of different soil conditions.