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Michelin StarCross 5 Soft Terrain Tire

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Michelin StarCross 5 Soft Terrain Tire
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Michelin StarCross 5 Soft Terrain Tire

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Our Price: $40.99$94.99

MSRP: $56.95 - $131.95 - You save up to $36.96 (28% off)

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    The Michelin StarCross 5 tires were designed based on feedback from riders of all levels, from amateurs to world champions, often riding in extreme conditions, who shared their experiences in the field with Michelin Motorsports and Michelin’s world-class research and development team. The Michelin StarCross 5 range breaks new ground for Michelin in the world of Off-Road/Motocross tires. Compared to its predecessors (Michelin StarCross 3/4), the Michelin StarCross 5 line is based on a casing design that delivers several significant performance improvements.
  • The Michelin StarCross 5 Soft rear tire features "Mud-Phobic Bars", which also enhance tire cleaning to prevent soil from building up and reducing traction.
  • The casing design incorporates stronger, higher density materials that reduce weight up to 15 percent without compromising strength or durability. The casing construction also features Michelin’s Comfort Casing Technology (CCT), which provides exceptional shock absorption that reduces rider fatigue.
  • The casing design has been engineered to optimize the size of the tire’s contact patch. Combined with aggressive front and rear tread patterns, specially designed for each tire in the range, this construction offers maximum levels of grip for precise steering and traction, even in the most difficult conditions.
  • Tread designs for the Michelin StarCross 5 range of tires improve performance across a multitude of applications. The intermediate and side tread blocks ensure good steering response from the front tire and traction from the rear. The central blocks are designed specifically to enhance braking performance and traction on all types of riding surfaces.
  • The Michelin StarCross 5 line sports a self-cleaning tread design to help release soil from the tire. The design includes revolutionary fine horizontal tread lines to release soil and enhance traction in a range of different soil conditions.
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Michelin StarCross 5 Soft Terrain Tire Reviews

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4.7 / 5.0
69 Reviews
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Value
4.4 / 5
Tread life
4.3 / 5
Grip/Traction
4.9 / 5
Handling
4.8 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes (58)
No (3)
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
5 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Top three tires you can buy for East coast (Star Cross 5, Dunlop MX32/3s/33 or AT81)
In my opinion there are two good tires for East coast Gncc or Hare Scramble type races. The Dunlop mx3s(or mx33) and the Michelin Star cross 5. I prefer Nitro mousse for racing and Tubliss for play riding. Both these tires perform well in rutted soft clay to mud to hard pack. They do wear faster on the rear if you use a soft. I prefer the soft on the rear but if you want to make it an entire season get the soft front with a medium rear. Wear is more than acceptable for multiple races even with the soft as long as it’s not to rocky. These tires don’t break loose but if they do it’s very predictable and controllable. I’ve used many different brands and types of tires over the years but these are by far one of my favorites for east coast roots, mud and general dirt riding. They make my KTM feel like it handles better with these tires. Just don’t forget these tires need 13.5 to 14 psi, it’s weird but it’s what soft carcass likes the best.
March 20, 2020
Bluefield , WV, US
Age: 25-44
Purchased
3 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
251 - 280 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
5 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Last forever
These tires last a long time even as a soft compound, I have never had any issues using the Michelin's They have great bite
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-m-2019 KTM 450 XC-F--
March 19, 2020
New Carlisle , OH, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
5 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
221 - 250 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
4 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Definitely my favorite tires
2018 YAMAHA YZ250F I ride in Michigan trail riding to racing Enduro Hare scrambles I've tried many different Tires over the years and always go back to these Michelin Tires
I ride in Michigan trail riding Enduro and Hare scrambles these tires are the best
I ride in Michigan trail riding Enduro and Hare scrambles these tires are the best
March 1, 2020
durand, MI, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
1 month ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
161 - 190 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
5 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Awesome tire
Awesome tire, hooks up great in sand!

-m-2016 YAMAHA YZ450F--
January 23, 2020
Yuba City, CA, US
Age: 25-44
Purchased
2 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
191 - 220 lbs.
Height:
6'4 - 6'6
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
4 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Best bang for $
Use these for every type of condition. The rebates help too

-m-2019 KTM 300 XC-W i (Fuel Injected)--
January 13, 2020
Gloucester , MA, US
Age: 25-44
Purchased
9 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
131 - 160 lbs.
Height:
5'7 - 5'9
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
5 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Used Michelin for years. Love them

-m-2018 KTM 450 XC-F--
October 29, 2019
Inkom, ID, US
Age: 65+
Purchased
5 months ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
191 - 220 lbs.
Height:
6'1 - 6'3
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
5 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Best tire i've used
There is no shortage of opinions on what makes the best tire. My opinion is this tire is incredible. I was chasing down what i thought were suspension issues but turns out was a tire issue. It grabs any type of terrain i have put it on very well.
September 9, 2019
OKC, OK, US
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Value
5 / 5
Tread life
5 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Best tire on the market. Love the way they handle and grip the terrain. Great traction and very durable.

-m-2014 KTM 300 XC--
August 30, 2019
Buffalo, NY, US
Age: 15-24
Purchased
7 months ago
Gender:
Male
Value
4 / 5
Tread life
4 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Good tire
I love the performance of them. I used to run the starcross MH3's. These don't last quite as long for me but worth it for the increased performance.

-m-2019 YAMAHA YZ250F--
August 12, 2019
Plainfield, IN, US
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Value
4 / 5
Tread life
4 / 5
Grip/Traction
5 / 5
Handling
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Great Tire
This tire hooks up nicely in the southwest desert hare scramble races! Recommended.

-m-2019 HUSQVARNA FX 350--
July 29, 2019
Las Cruces, NM, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
161 - 190 lbs.
Height:
6'1 - 6'3
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How is the front tire on roots? Any chunking?
David S on Feb 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I've been running this tire since it come out and replaced the s12 . So far it hooks great everywhere here in the hills of WV . No chunking that I've seen. The only thing I kinda don't like it wants to climb out of ruts but I can deal with that since it stays put everywhere else. Wears good also.
Does this tire work with tubeless systems?
John C on Nov 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I've been using these for 2 years with the Nuetech Tubliss setup & sealant and never had any problems.
Nuetech Tubliss Gen 2.0 (Tubeless) Tire System
Nuetech Tubliss Gen 2.0 (Tubeless) Tire System
Did they change the size chart I'm looking for a 90/90/21 and 130/ 18 in the starcross 5's ? This is size I ran in the m12 and s12
A shopper on Apr 15, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The 21 that is closest to your 90/90x21 would be the100/90x21...I believe I heard some complaints of the tire knifing in sand corners and the 100/90 is about 3/8" wider. Most 450 4t are running the 120/80x18( some 300 2t's are running them also) Had customer put that on his KTM 250 2 stroke and didn't like it, went to the 110/100X18 and loved it. Don't know if this helps but good luck...these are damn good tires
What is the difference between the s12 and the ms5 front tires? I've ran the s12 for years. Great great tire. Was thinking about trying the ms5.
LUCAS G on Jul 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The tread patterns are nearly identical. The difference being, the ms5 is made with a softer compound. It grips much better than the s12 on wet logs and roots, slick rock and hardpack but It does wear a little faster.
IMO the s12 is good but ms5 is much better.
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