Michelin StarCross MS2



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  • GYT-Rider

Posted November 13, 2001 - 07:18 AM

#1

Hello.
I am still asking questions about tyres. Have anyone tried the StarCross MS2 from Michelin on the 426? Are they any good??

Thanks guys.

01 YZ426F

  • BK14MX

Posted November 13, 2001 - 08:38 AM

#2

I know of one person that has run them, they didnt hold up to well. Most of the side knobbies were chunking and ripping off, and this guy is a novice rider, not hard on equipment at all. I had heard rumors that Michelin was having trouble with those tires, but that could never be confirmed or denied. 426's are hard on tires, i'm going through em like butter. I use Dunlop 756's front and rear, if it gets too hard and dry, I put on a 739 out back. Hope this help a little!

  • Amador

Posted November 13, 2001 - 10:26 PM

#3

My experience has been quite the opposite. I run this tire and love it. I was running 756's before this and upon a reccomendation I tried the Starcross. I'm glad I did. My bike was tearing through 756's MUCH quicker than the Starcross. I went ridding on a very rocky trail last weekend, I was sure my tire was going to be dust. To my surprise it was still in good shape. This tire had a very stiff sidewall and needs to be ran at a lower psi. I run mine at 10 psi. I highly reccomend this tire. You won't be sorry.

Good luck.

Chris

  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted November 13, 2001 - 12:18 PM

#4

I ran the soft version on my 200 and it held up well and worked great in sand but I also heard rumors of failures. The sidewall is very stiff and the tire is somewhat difficult to mount.

  • PK

Posted November 13, 2001 - 03:39 PM

#5

I had a set of the MS2's on my wife's YZ125, and after 6 weeks, ALL of the side lugs were cracked and 75% of the lugs were gone. My wife is a very good rider, but no pro. I was really disappointed in the tire. Michelin stood behind it's product and sent us a S12 which is holding 10 times better. I personally really like the S12 on the rear, good wear qualities and good traction. I'm sure you will get alot of different opinions, this is just mine.
Pat

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  • BK14MX

Posted November 13, 2001 - 04:47 PM

#6

Everyone I know that has run the S12, is a huge fan. The exact same thing with the side knobbies is what happened the before mentioned person. Although he didnt talk to the right people I guess, because he didnt receive anything. I havent run the S12's on my thumper yet, How do they hold up, anyone?????

  • Chris_Slade

Posted November 13, 2001 - 07:41 PM

#7

I am currently running the Michelin StarCross Intermediate.
It works pretty good. I can't complain about life. On a 520 cc bike, I have 7 rides (5 of which are 2 hour hare scramble races on some hard dirt, and rocky crap) and two MX track practices at about 3 hours each.
I just turned it around.

I don't like it QUITE as much as the Bridgestone M78 for traction, but since it's being phased out....this may be my replacement tire. I am anxious to see when a Hard terrain version comes out.....softer compound, more bite, less longevity....

  • 250FRider

Posted November 13, 2001 - 08:51 PM

#8

I use the MS2 on my 250F and I haven't had any problems at all. I was running the S12 before and it wore out extremely fast. Also, the S12 was terrible on hardpack. I know this isn't what it's designed for, but I still thought it would work better than it did. IMHO, I would go with the MS2 over the S12.

Joe

  • Le_Racer

Posted November 16, 2001 - 09:37 AM

#9

Salut!
I've been running Michelin for some times, I was looking forward to the Starcross but I'm less than thrilled with them now.
I've gone thru 2 Starcross intermediate/hard, both did crack and lose some side knobs, wear would be good but they fell to pieces in no times...
Two weeks ago I mounted a int./soft and I rode a muddy MX practice and I went trail riding, it still look good but I wished I did put on the S-12 I had: wear faster but better traction.
Later!

  • Fireball

Posted November 16, 2001 - 03:18 PM

#10

My son is running the Starcross MH2. It looks just like the MS2, but is for hardpack. It works just as well in the soft stuff, too. He raced a Saturday qualifier and a LCQ at Steel City on it. He has since raced 5 more Georgia Series races on it and I have not turned it around yet. He doesn't practice on it, as we have 2 rims, but still.... 6 races... and Steel City was gnarly turf and it has a few races left on it. I gonna turn it around this week. I have nothing but praises for the Michelin Starcross MH2 on a 426.

  • MOmilkman

Posted April 04, 2003 - 06:00 AM

#11

After running Dunlops all my life a bud of mine taked me into the Michelin MH2 front.

Does anyone else have anything positive or neg to say about this tire except Fireball?





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