Michelin Starcross MS3 Rear Tire

Michelin Starcross MS3 Rear Tire
Michelin Starcross MS3 Rear Tire

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  • 47 Reviews
  • 5 Questions
  • Sizing Chart
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Description Item #MIC000M

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 intermediate to soft tracks, StarCross MS3 tires helped win five MX2 World Championships. StarCross MS3 tires deliver the best traction of all Michelin motocross tires on loose dirt, thanks to their widely spaced knobs. The StarCross MS3 tire excels in steering precision and braking performance.

  • Michelin designed the StarCross MS3 motorcycle tire for soft to intermediate terrain.
  • Developed with serious racers in mind, and feature a reversible tread pattern that clearly shows when to reverse the tire on the rim.
  • With mirror image knobs, the Michelin MS3 motorcycle tire provides equal traction in both directions on a wide range of terrain.
  • Features an M-block knob pattern with reinforced scoop-like knobs that are widely spaced with staggered shoulder knobs for superb cornering action.
  • Also features super-stiff sidewalls for high-impact shock absorption on impact.
  • A flexible tread pattern that minimizes rebound on rough tracks and helps keep the tire in contact with the ground.
  • Note: Sold individually.

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47 Reviews
4.9 out of 5 stars
5 Star   43 4 Star   5 3 Star   1 2 Star   0 1 Star   0
Pitbikeracing
Verified Purchaser
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Awesome tire!!!

No trouble. Perfect tire. Wouldn't buy any other

MotoDad
Verified Purchaser
Fort Dodge, IA 50501, USA
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Tough Tire

Great tire, very tough with thick tread. Holds up on the track and last a long time. Well worth the buy.

bdub
Verified Purchaser
California, USA
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Go to tire...

I would not say this tire works great anywhere but work good everywhere. reversible tire and last longer then some of the others. I will put a few rides on a tire and then flip it and have sharp edges again for a few more rides. If your on a budget and dont mind doing the work, You can make this tire last a bit longer then others...

motonutz46
Verified Purchaser
jim46
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Killer tire

awesome all around tire I use MS3 because of the the harder compound for longevity of tire wear but tire is awesome from soft sand to hard packed clay killer traction

MX208
Verified Purchaser
Gilbert, AZ, USA
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All Star MS3

I ride a 2012 KX450F. This is the 3rd MS3 that I have purchased and it is well worth the money, which is usually cheaper than Dunlop anyway. I ride mostly Arizona motocross tracks. This tire is perfect the deap loamy (or deep wet) dirt at the beginning of the day and is solid through out the day. Hard pack slick is not so great, so as always be careful on watered jump faces and landings. This tire is much better than the MX51 as far as traction and durabability. The corners stay more square longer and when they do start to round, you can flip the tire so you have square edges for several more rides. Don't hesitate to give this tire a try. You may just find it to be the go to tire. Also, tell your riding buddies to stay in front of you unless they want the worst roosting of their life.

DirtDobber86
Verified Purchaser
SC
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Will buy one agin

Great tire well pleased with the preformance of it.

av8tor101
Verified Purchaser
Tampa FL
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MS3 for Florida riding

We have mostly sand, loam, limestone, and roots. Our tires get off easy; the most important attribute is drive (traction). These things rip. Big nobbies, profile is slightly rounded, reversible - so you get a nice sharp corner by flipping the tire over on the rim. They hold up well, the carcass is perfect on my 450, just a little stiff on my 250 2 stroke. Best all around tire for Florida Hare Scrambles and Enduros.

WildBill
Verified Purchaser
Metcalf, GA 31792, USA
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Michelin Mud/Sand tire

Awesome tire that digs in under all conditions. Bought it for mud Hare Scrambles but run it for all conditions. AA guys catch me just before a bad long mud pull and I actually have Youtube passing them struggling in the mud. They pass right back by after the mud but it feels real good plowing by them.

Top 1000 Contributor
Newaygo Co. Michigan, USA
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Off the hook traction.

This product is top notch. The side walls are strong and make putting the tire on the rim alittle tougher that normal but well worth the extra effort. I am a trail rider and the traction of this tire is off the hook. This is my third Michelin Starcross MS3 I have had on my 07 CRF450R. Love them. In fact my riding buddy bought one for his 08 CRF450R and says he wishes he would have bought one sooner. He was getting tired of me jumping ahead of him coming out of the corners. LOL

josh
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Depends

This tire looks sick it will last you forever depending on you're riding conditions if you just ride on soft terrain and just stick with a track it will last you forever but if you ride on alot of hard packed terrain and pavement it will not last long i do a lot of riding around town so its alot of street and hard packed stuff and it eats through the tire but i have a friend who has his own track and only rides on tracks and he has had his for two years now and it still in very good shape

Moto379
Verified Purchaser
Columbia, SC
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Good tire

Not the best of tires. But still hooks up and is durable

ThomasJ
Bushnell, IL
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Great Tire

This tire has helped my riding so much with its great side bite, good all around tire.

Thomas Eddington

hollywood830
Top 500 Contributor
salem,wv

This is a great tire! Dosent chunk on the rocks of snowshoe and will find traction on the hard pack sections of the John Penton. Consistant turning characteristics too.

hottdogg
Roseville, KY
HOOK UP!!!!!!

Great tire i race MAXC and KCCR series works great on kx 250. Give it try i think you will really like it.

MX98
paducah, ky

Very good traction on soft and loamy tracks wears good if you stay on those tracks if you trail ride at a place with a lot of rocks you will be missing at least 6 knobs by the end of the day

offroadnomore
Top 250 Contributor
Phoenix, AZ
Best tire

This is the best tire i've found for use in MX conditions in Arizona. The track starts out tilled and loamy in morning and gets hard pack in afternoon. I run the MS3 and it works the best for me. I like the reversible tread too, flip em and square edge is back for a few more rides.

glenn227
Hamilton, New Jersey
Mud/sand tire

they work like glue in thick messy conditions, and as far as ware, i have a year and 2 months on this combo with the front and im a B rider. but in hard pack and dry days they def do slide out on you quite bit but needing a deep tire that doesnt ware this is the tire setup u want!

parent
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Tires

i had actually ordered mh3 we were sent ms3 still a good tire but on a yz250 and hard track started ripping lugs off after one week I would recomend mh3 over the ms3 but if you track conditions are not hard theese would work my son is a very aggressive rider also.

Wayno
Columbia, MD
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Best mx tire out there

I have tried several intermediate terrain mx tires, including the geomax mx51 and this tire is the best tire I have ever run, HANDS DOWN! It is great in all terrain. It is predictable, wears well, and grips like no other. I have to give the ms3 credit for the many holeshots I've pulled too. Its just a great tire. And lasts alot longer than the mx51.

frankunleashed
south west florida
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Big roost

Great tire for the sandy conditions. great straight line acceleration, slides predictably, and throws big roost when you want. Just walls of sand, very fun.

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5 Questions
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James
Q: Ms3 or Mh3?
2 years 3 months ago
I have to ride a little bit of road to get to my favorite riding spot, which tire would hold up better the ms3 or mh3?
MotoSportRyanT
Expert MotoSport Staff
2 years 3 months ago Location: Portland, OR, USA
A: I would say the MH3 would hold up better on the road as it is made for Medium to Hard Terrain.
Harts339
Location: Santa Barbara, Ca
Q: MS3 OR MH3!!??
Over 6 years ago
I'm ridding the mh3s right now.. I ride a lot of tracks but when i do ride trails i always seem to be missing a lot of rubber chunks out of my tire. If i switched to the ms3 would they not chunk? Our trails are super hard and rocky!
forthmeal250
Over 6 years ago
A: Ive had the same experience with these tires, here in AZ because of rocks and etc.
I love the starcross tread because they hook up great but i think the widely spaced knobs make it really easy to chunk out
check out the maxxis desert IT for trail and any riding outside of the track they hook up great even at the track and are the best wearing tire i know of
MxZach317
Location: Warren, Main
Q: What would happen if i started running a 110?
Over 6 years ago
im running a 100 right now and im just wondering if it would work the same and hook up better, would it rub on anything........i have a sxf250
Ciderax
Top 500 Contributor Top 1000 Contributor
Over 6 years ago Location: Arizona, AZ
A: with my YZ450 07 I went from 110 to 120 and it was hitting my exhaust, (just slightly rubbing against it) you could try and get some spacers to move the exhaust further away.

you definitely do get more traction though
james718
MotoSport Staff Expert
Over 6 years ago Location: Portland, OR
A: I will also add that going with a wider tire will cause the rear end to track differently. Some say they like it, and well, some say they don't.
hondayamaha
Q: If im running a 120 rear tire and i go to a 110 wat will the diference in handling be?
Over 7 years ago
james718
Expert MotoSport Staff
Over 7 years ago Location: Portland, OR
A: The way the bike tracks might take some getting use to.
easternxx13
Location: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Q: What does the number 110 mean in the size?
Over 7 years ago
What is the difference in 110 and 100? and will they both fit on 19 inch 250f rims?
james718
MotoSport Staff Expert
Over 7 years ago Location: Portland, OR
A: 110 represents the width of the tire. Typically a 250 2stroke/ 450 4stroke use a 110 and the 125/250f use a 100. but you can run a 110 on a 125/250f rim, but the tire tracking may be a little different and might take some getting used to.
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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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