Narrow Michelin Starcross 5 tires

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9/15/2018 4:56 AM

Been running Michelin Starcross 5s since they came out and love the wear, performance and easy mounting etc. I have noticed though that the front tire especially, seems noticeably narrower than say a Dunlop 3s or 33 I guess it is now.

Does anyone here who runs the Michelin’s opt for the wider front option 90/100x21. Or does it not make much of a difference, is there a downside besides maybe cornering difference? We ride a lot of sand up here and I was thinking the larger contact patch may have some benefits. Thanks

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9/15/2018 11:11 AM

I run the 90

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9/15/2018 11:19 AM

Derek Harris wrote:

I run the 90

Same here. The 80's are pretty skinny...

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Tomac and/or Anderson for 2020.....

9/15/2018 11:24 AM

The mx32 pirelli is same.

I would need some testing to really see where each has its merit - maybe the thinner tire would be better in the ruts and sand?

I like the comfort of the larger tire

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9/15/2018 11:37 AM

Ok good I’m not crazy. I walked around the track last week for 20 minutes looking at everyone’s front tires and noticed the Michelin is definitely narrower. I think next one I order will be a 90

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9/15/2018 12:20 PM

im trying the artrax tires on my bike right now. The front is good b ut the rear seems to be skinny

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9/16/2018 3:42 AM

I just received mine this week and noticed how narrow it is compared to the mx33 . It definitely wasn't as good on the blue groove I was on yesterday , next time I'll opt for the 90

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