Michelin StarCross MH3 Rear Tire

Michelin StarCross MH3 Rear Tire
Michelin StarCross MH3 Rear Tire

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Description Item #MIC000K

Please note: Tire sizes vary by ride, please check your current tire and wheel sizes before placing the order. If you have any questions, please call Customer Service at 1-888-676-8853.

Developed for hard to intermediate tracks, StarCross MH3 tires helped win five MX2 World Championships. Sculpted side knobs help provide excellent grip in aggressive cornering, while massive central knobs resist chunking.

  • Michelin has developed the StarCross MH3 motorcycle tire for serious riders and weekend warriors looking to get excellent traction on intermediate to hard terrain.
  • The Michelin StarCross MH3 tire features massive knobs to resist chunking. The reshaped side knobs on the StarCross MH3 tire provides improved grip when cornering.
  • The innovative mirror image tread pattern is reversible on the StarCross MH3 and includes a tread-wear indicator which tells the rider when it is time to reverse the tire resulting in better traction and longer tire life.
  • The super stiff sidewalls on the StarCross MH3 help absorb the high-impact shock incurred when landing jumps.
  • Note: Sold individually.

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48 Reviews
4.8 out of 5 stars
5 Star   45 4 Star   9 3 Star   0 2 Star   0 1 Star   1
Moto996699
Verified Purchaser
Las Cruces, NM, USA
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Style  
Good traction!

10" tire does great with a 250lb rider! Kind of a pain it install, but worth it.

Michael
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Style  
Dependable tire.

Ive had this tire for about 6 months now and i love it. Hooks up exceptionally in most conditions, spins a little in the slick stuff but what doesnt? I still have all my knobbies and its been through 6 harescrambles and multiple track rides. I would have replaced two dunlops before I will need to replace this one.

Michelin StarCross MH3 Rear Tire
Michelin StarCross MH3 Rear Tire
DirtbikeSpecialist
Verified Purchaser
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Style  
The Best

These are the best tires made. Ive had every kind of tire out there and these are my favorite. They last a very long time and hook up every bit as good as the more advertised Dunlop MX51 and MX52.

HEKTIC
Verified Purchaser
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Style  
Very good tire that holds its edge well

This tire has been my go to rear tire for a couple years now. I race motocross a couple times a month and it holds up very well for several races. I prefer the wear and performance over Dunlop and Bridgestone rear tires. I am still a die hard Bridgestone front tire user!

SPIKE
MARYLAND
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Style  
GREAT COST EFFECTIVE TIRE

THIS TIRE IS THE BEST TIRE FOR A POOR UNSPONSORED RIDER LIKE ME. NEW IT IS NOT AS GOOD HOOKUP WISE AS SOME OTHER PREMIUM TIRES BUT THEY WEAR LIKE IRON AND GIVE GOOD TRACTION THROUGHOUT A LONG LIFE-TWO SEASONS EASILY. FOR MY MONEY, I WONT BUY ANY OTHER TIRE, EVER! STIFF CARCASS, WARM IT BEFORE YOU MOUNT IT.

DB230F
Verified Purchaser
Petaluma, CA, USA
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Style  
Nice Tire, Good price

A little tough to install, but that may have been lack of experience. Good traction, although the Rubicon needs an enduro tire. Got a flat, wasn't the tire, just the terrain. Tire held up on the long slow ride from the middle of nowhere back to the truck.

Racer297
Top 100 Contributor Verified Purchaser
Powhatan, VA 23139, USA
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Style  
Starcrossed

This tire performs great and hooks-up really well. Ware aspects are average. Hey! It,s a motocross tire!

cameronkfulk
Verified Purchaser
Aurora, CO, USA
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Style  
I've tried the 19" now I have the 18" tire.

I simply think this tire is great.
I ran a 19" starcross on my 450x for desert racing.. not complaints at all... however I did switch to the 18"maxxis IT due to overall better handling with the smooth strong pull of a 450.

I run the 18" starcross on my KTM 300xc (2013) I tried the Maxxis but had issues with it sliding out from under me in fast sweepers.. so I noted there was an 18" starcross out so I figured I'd try it.
My 2-stroke is set up with lightest spring for power valve for early hit.. a sxs factory pipe and turbine core silencer. This tire is the best I've tried on this bike and its very predictable. It grabs, it pulls, it turns without any issues at all. I love this tire on the 2-stroke.
Side note... I race offroad and Baja... and do a lot of minor endurocross type stuff. This tire had no issues with slow approach to do a quick 4 foot flat face rock hop, stays straight in the sand washes with really good traction... must be the main large center knobby... no major slippage at all... So its also good in the rocks in flowing dry creek bottoms you find in the south west.
I imagine the MS3 would be even better on rocks and such.. may chunk though... the MH3 has yet to chunk on me... and I can always reverse it.

kxrider
Verified Purchaser
New Hampshire, USA
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Style  
Awesome tire

I ride in the northeast where the ground is hard and rocky and the tire is excellent for the trails and track and the tire wears very good on these conditions the Michelin mh3 tire is the best tire hands down

Dirtysdad
Flowery Way, Flowery Branch, GA 30542, USA
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Style  
Starcross MH3

This tire, in my opinion, is by far the best motocross tire, We have run them all and for the most part it comes down to rider preference. But for the hard pack tracks in the south, you cant beat the MH3....

beezy
Verified Purchaser
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Style  
Good tire

Great tire in my opinion noon. Its a little tuff to get on I think because the rubber is a little tougher than most other tires but u can't beat the performance and it lasts a pretty long time in comparison to other tires IV used

MXWarrior
Top 100 Contributor
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Style  
Great tire! One of my favorites.

Great traction in almost any condition very versatile, if it plots rain, no sweat drop a few psi and hit it. Super hard pack, rail it. Loam or tacky, perfecto! Also, hands down the coolest looking tire ever made. Sick pattern in style! Only thing is its super hard to mount by hand, but paying a local shop is worth it in my opinion. So dont let the poor ease of installation thing scare you. This is a bang for the buck indefinitely!

Bower917
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Style  
Great

The Starcross rear tire is definitely my choice for sand, mud, and clay. I love the grip this tire puts out. Definitely the tire to have for trail and track.

knockers82
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Style  
Love it

rode over to moms house the other day. it hooked up real good on everything. got a 86 kx500.

Swinerider
Richmond, VA, USA
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Style  
Great tire!

I have used and love the Starcross front tires for years but they didnt make an 18 " rear till now and I like it! Just tried my first one and it worked well everywhere, did not chunk and held up real well so far on some nasty terrain. This is a great tire and I have tried many. I will buy another one.

RebelRidersDad
Top 1000 Contributor Verified Purchaser
Mendenhall, MS 39114, USA
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Style  
Whiplash

Love the way they hook up, great bite in the corners. Hope this tire stays around cause its the only one on our bikes.

crf150rb
Top 1000 Contributor
Nanuet, Ny
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Style  
Only tire i will buy!

Recommended by my trainer. best tire ive ever had. most tracks around me a hard to medium with lots of rocks. other tires lost chunks. these are so rugged. also even if they wear down u can flip them for more life!

donnieg312
hazlehurst, ms
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Style  
Sweet tire

Tire works well on all terrain here in central MS.. from loamy dirt to slick trails, it really does perform well.. looks awesome too.. AND when or if I wear it out I can just flip it around and get some more life out of it.. can't go wrong here.. the reason for the low rating on install is I hate changing tires so I pay my local shop to do it for me so its nothing against the tire

MXrider19
Verified Purchaser
Waxhaw, NC
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Style  

I have been an avid starcross fan since i was on my YZ80. I have since madw the jump to the 250F. These tires have some seriously aggressive knobs on them. I had no problems in everything from sand to hard-pack. The only problem, installation. These are a seriously hard compound, and the sharp knobs make doing this without a tire stand somewhat painful. Thats is the ONLY downfall of these tires. How can you pass up one of the cheapest tires from a brand name, and the best traction? Everyone i reccomend these to never goes back.

Hilltownrider
Verified Purchaser
Westfield ma
Durability   Ease of Installation   Performance   Style  
Doesnt hold up

I ride in the hills of mass, this is the third michelin I have bought in the last two years. I work 50 hours a week and strictly ride only on the weekends. I have rode my tire for roughly 9-10 hours and its already smoked, wearing and chunking on the center tred. I admit, i do ride rocky trails but the words hard terrain should not be in the description if it doesnt hold up to it. especialy for near close to a hundred dollars. Extremely upset, not sure if the tire was defective but this will probably be my last michelin purchase.
Sighned, loyal/disgruntle customer

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7 Questions
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Not Yet:   1
enigma
Location: GA
Q: I have a 2002 xr70,and im just wondering hom much air i should put in the back.?
22 days ago
Rodbzg23
Location: New York, NY, USA
Q: I ride hard rough Enduro mostly rock trails with my RMZ 450 2014, would like to know if this tire works for rocky trails and hard Enduro.?
Over 6 months ago
MotoSportExpert
Expert MotoSport Staff
Over 5 months ago
A: The Michelin StarCross MH3 Rear Tire is a Intermediate/Hard Terrain tire designed for traction in dry and hard-packed conditions. The massive central knobs also resist chunking. The tires below may hold up better for the riding you are doing.
jacob517
Location: nj
Q: Can i increase my rear tire size from 100/90-19 57m to 110/90-19 62m and use my stock rim?
1 year 10 months ago
2008 kx 250f
MotoSportExpert
Top 50 Contributor Top 1 Contributor
1 year 9 months ago
A: You can use the larger size tire on your stock KX250F rim. Expect it to balloon more than stock which can negatively effect the handling. Also the tire will be taller, thus effect the overall gear ratio. You may also encounter rubbing issues on the fender and exhaust.
badasskid101
Top 250 Contributor
Q: Is it worth the cash?does it were fast?
Over 6 years ago
HeavyD
Top 500 Contributor Top 1000 Contributor
Over 6 years ago Location: Richland,WA.
A: Yes, its worth it. Sand lose pack soil thumbs up! Concrete gate starts no! Last forever, - Iron tire. We like it
jayro
Top 500 Contributor
Q: Are the ms3 tires gray or black because they look gray in the picture?
Over 6 years ago
Drewski
MotoSport Staff
Over 6 years ago Location: P+RTLAND
A: The tire is black...
citti
Q: Tubeless tire?
Over 6 years ago
i have an 2000 kx 80 the rear tire is 90 100 14 does it take a tube? if so what would the tire pressure be? thank you
james718
MotoSport Staff Expert
Over 6 years ago Location: USA
A: Your bike requires inner tubes with it's tires. A typical tire pressure is low, and the amount would be determined by the type of terrain you're riding. Personally I run my rear tire anywhere from 10-15 PSI depending on the type of dirt I'm riding.
CRFBomber
Over 6 years ago Location: Prairie City, OR
A: yes, this does take a tube. the tire pressure depends on your riding preference. alot of guys like to run between 10 and 15 psi but if you are looking for max traction ie hillclimbing i like to run down around 6 or 7. i would just play with it and see what you like
FinchFan
Location: Western Washington
Q: What lasts long a starcross MS3 or MH3 in varied terrain? Which one has a softer compound?
Over 6 years ago
tep52
Over 6 years ago
A: the ms 3 will usally last longer due to the fact that it is a harder compond.
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Sizing Chart MICHELIN DIRT TIRE SIZE CROSS-REFERENCE
Conventional SizeMichelin Size
100/100-18 120/90-18
110/100-18 130/80-18
120/100-18 140/80-18
100/90-19 120/80-19
110/90-19 130/70-19
80/100-21 90/90-21

Note: Applies to Michelin® off-road (non-DOT-approved) tires only. Purchase your tires at MotoSport.com based on the Conventional sizing.


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